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  • ​BROKERS: Your Best Opinion

    Too many times he has heard tales of buyers remorse from people who have purchased auto insurance online, clicking boxes that promise cheaper premiums but carry large deductibles and sometimes little or no coverage.

  • Sharon Ludlow: It's Sink or Swim

    Let’s get real. Canada needs more than just better flood insurance, says Sharon Ludlow, leader of one of the country’s biggest reinsurers. It needs a real flood policy!

  • A broker 2014 wish list

    We are surrounded by technology – but what shiny new devices should brokers spend their hard-earned dollars on? We have a few suggestions for your 2014 Wish List.

  • Client checklist for Christmas

    Here are some tips for clients brokers can share with their clients for the holidays, courtesy of the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia:

  • Is work taking over your personal life?

    One of the key barriers to achieving a healthy work/life balance is the feeling of guilt when you stop working, something that is especially difficult for perfectionist or A-type personalities, says business coach Jon Dale.

  • Educating our children

    November 6 was “take your kid to work day” so I have been thinking about education a little more than usual.

  • Julie Dickson on tighter underwriting

    Following Julie Dickson's opening address to those attending the National Insurance Conference of Canada, the Superintendent fielded questions on the current state of the insurance union. Here are the highlights:

  • Legal insurance boring? Not so!

    Lawyers have catchy advertising – why can’t legal expense insurers? One company is taking a proactive approach to building its brand by taking a contest into the courtroom.

  • Mergers and acquisitions down for this year

    Although the Hub acquisition made a splash this summer, the number of insurance agency mergers and acquisitions has declined slightly during the first half of 2013.

  • Starting your own brokerage from scratch

    Tim Withey, who started up his own brokerage business in Huntsville, Ontario, tells Insurance Business how he did it, and what brokers need in order to help create more brokerage start-ups.