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Despite Downturn, Insurers Explore Smartphone, Social Networking Edge

Despite the recession, insurers are still taking leaps of faith with social media and tech tools to improve claims processes and forge closer …

Bulletin: Ford, Volvo, top safety picks: Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

Ford, Volvo, top safety picks: Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
Ford and Volvo models top the The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS)’s annual …

Insurers Turn to Predictive Modeling for Pricing: Towers Perrin

More insurers are turning to predictive modeling tools –and moving away from more traditional cost-based approaches—to determine pricing.
Personal lines carriers use the tools more …

Wind Research Facility Takes on a $200 Million Foe: Local Storms

A one-of-a-kind research facility will address a $200 million wind issue for the insurance industry when it breaks ground late next year.
Dubbed the …

myinsuranceshopper.ca makes its New Brunswick debut

A new Insurance Brokers Association of New Brunswick (IBANB) website will help consumers locate local brokers and receive quotes online.
The website is part …

IBC, Police Promote Do-It-Yourself Accident Reports in Quebec

More Quebec drivers should make use of a do-it-yourself accident report instead of calling the police, say police officials in Quebec.
Even though province’s Accident …

Justifying Web 2.0: Answers for the Boardroom

How should insurance executives answer board members questioning the value of Web 2.0?  One way is to address competitive advantage, according to analysts …

Downturn Nudges ERM Forward

A push toward greater transparency is accelerating the P&C industry’s enterprise risk management (ERM) activities, but companies are still wary of disclosing too …

Bulletin: Seneca College Offers P&C Program

Ontario-based Seneca College has added a P&C Insurance Program to its business curriculum, offering a 14-week program that includes risk management, sales and  …

Briefly…Marsh Offers “Rush” Pandemic Assessment

A new service from Marsh Risk Consulting will quickly guide organizations
through pandemic planning and recovery. The consultancy’s Rapid

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