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Studies: Warming made Harvey’s deluge 3 times more likely

Dec. 13, 2017 - Global warming’s fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research. While scientists say man-made climate change didn’t trigger Harvey, new stud ...
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Companies must focus on managing cyberattacks, not eliminating them

Dec. 13, 2017 - Companies trying to stay ahead of the increasing threat of cyberattacks need to be cognizant of one simple fact: there is no perfect antidote or turnkey solution against criminals bent on breaching their systems. “Everyone is hacking into every ...
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Getting with the times

Dec. 13, 2017 - I still take cabs. I’m happy to be the guy standing on the street in the pouring rain, waving my arm in the air, hoping to catch a ride in a real, honest-to-goodness taxi. You may be wondering what I—a reasonably tech-savvy dude in his 3 ...
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Kristin Coulombe: Attracting and retaining top talent

Dec. 13, 2017 - Working at an insurance brokerage may not be top of mind for many students— but Kristin Coulombe is determined to change that. “It’s quite a challenge to shout from the rooftops how amazing this industry actually is,” says th ...
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Shifting the focus: The JLT Canada public sector summit

Dec. 13, 2017 - Jennifer Moss discusses finding happiness in the workplace. CRIMINALS EVOLVE, BUT CRIME REMAINS THE SAME Crimes haven’t changed—criminals have just gotten more technologically savvy. That was the message from crime risk consultant Chris M ...
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Building your small business prospect pipeline

Dec. 13, 2017 - If you’re a small business insurance broker, building your prospect pipeline is key to your success. But before you create a strategy, you need to understand the value proposition of your brokerage, says Igor Bubic, the director of marketing a ...
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Making the scene in 2018

Dec. 13, 2017 - Have you been wondering what Canada’s insurers have planned for 2018? Well, it’s time to stop wondering and start reading. Once again, we got in touch with the executives at a number of insurers (11, for those of you keeping score at hom ...
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Rewriting the rules

Dec. 13, 2017 - Rowan Saunders is a busy man. The president and CEO of Economical Insurance is fully immersed in guiding the company through its demutualization, leading up to an initial public offering—a first for a P&C insurer in Canada. That alone wou ...
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Could you get sued?

Dec. 13, 2017 - It’s the call that no broker wants to receive. An angry and confused client is on the line, wondering why a claim sent to an insurer was denied. The money is necessary, the client argues, to pay for damages they never expected and cannot affor ...
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Disrupted

Dec. 13, 2017 - Disruptors have been changing the way we work and live for generations. Sure, it may not have been called “disruption” in the days of the Industrial Revolution, but a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…or bad, depending on ...
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