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Recent earthquakes a reminder that events can happen anywhere: I.I.I.

The recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar are a warning to homeowners and business owners in regions that may also be at risk to consider purchasing earthquake insurance, notes the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Just 10% of homeowners in the U.S. have

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You’re Invited! Monday September 12 — Join us at CRIMS for the ARC Group Canada Breakfast!

ARC Group of Canada invites you to join us for breakfast at the 2016 RIMS Canada Conference in Calgary, Alberta. Breakfast is being held on Monday, September 12 from 7-9 am in the Walker/Bannerman room at the Hyatt Regency Calgary.

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Canadian banks shake off oilpatch fears, report better than expected earnings

TORONTO – Panic about how the oil price shock could affect the banks’ bottom lines has subsided, as several of the country’s largest financial institutions reported better-than-expected third-quarter results. CIBC (TSX:CM) reported that its quarterly profit climbed nearly 50 per

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Office opening showcases Sedgwick and Vericlaim’s vision for expansion and quality

Sedgwick and Vericlaim Canada hosted an opening celebration for their new Toronto office on July 25, 2016 and welcomed many industry friends and partners for a firsthand look at the companies’ growth. Mike Holden, President, was pleased to officially announce Sedgwick and Vericlaim’s exciting vision

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S&P warns of corporate bond ratings cuts, U.S. firms ‘drowning in debt’

NEW YORK – America has a debt problem, but it’s not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages and

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Jury asked to award $14.5 million in ignition switch lawsuit against GM

HOUSTON – An attorney on Thursday asked a jury to award a Texas family more than $14.5 million for a 2011 fatal accident that they allege was caused by a faulty ignition switch that has been part of a massive

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TSB releases proceedings on transportation safety summit

Flow of risk-related information in an organization depends in part on “effective safety management processes,” the Transportation Safety Board of Canada noted in a release Thursday. TSB, which investigate incidents involving aviation, marine, rail and pipelines, announced Thursday the release

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Insurance claims & expenses up 15% for TD

The wildfire in May that resulted in the evacuation of Fort McMurray Alberta is one factor in the 15% year-over-year increase in insurance claims and related expenses for the Toronto Dominion Bank. TD released Thursday its financial results for the

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Business Development Specialist, Marketing

Business Development Specialist  –  GTA Comma Recruitment are looking for a business development specialist who is motivated by and enjoys working in a performance driven atmosphere that emphasizes collaboration and teamwork. An applicant’s ability to not only drive sales, but to deliver superb service and represent our company at industry events and present our services […] See More
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Program Underwriter

Program Underwriter – Halifax Program Underwriter Health, Education and Social Services Comma Recruitment are currently looking for an Intermediate / Senior Underwriter with experience as a Program Underwriter, exposure to Heath, Education or Social Services is a real asset along with P&C experience. The Underwriter is responsible for underwriting and servicing moderately complex accounts in […] See More
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Group Disability Program Manager

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role. All inquiries remain confidential.            GROUP DISABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER This role is primarily responsible for working directly […] See More
21 hours ago
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Commercial Lines TSR

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role. All inquiries are CONFIDENTIAL Technical Service Representative, Commercial Lines – Vaughan Area Primary Duties: Preparing documentation, […] See More
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Personal Lines VIP Broker

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role. All inquiries are CONFIDENTIAL! PL CSR – High Net Worth Our client is a growing and […] See More
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PERSONAL LINES CSR SALES AND SERVICE

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role.   All inquiries are CONFIDENTIAL!  PERSONAL LINES CSR SALES AND SERVICE Service a Home and Auto […] See More
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Insurance Risk Management Analyst

Insurance Career Network is a recruitment firm focused exclusively on the insurance industry.  Our relationships, knowledge and leading experience enable us to connect leading insurers, brokerage firm and independent adjusting firms with the most talented candidates for each role.  All inquiries are CONFIDENTIAL! Insurance Risk Management Analyst Reporting To: Risk Manager Position Overview: The analyst […] See More
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PRODUCTION UNDERWRITER – Commercial Lines

Linking Talent to Opportunity – Positively Impacting People and Businesses PRODUCTION UNDERWRITER – Commercial Lines Why work for our client?   Join one of Canada’s Top Employers (4 years running) A niche player in the industry, small enough that your efforts/contributions won’t go unnoticed A company that prides itself on grooming well-rounded insurance professionals and strong […] See More
21 hours ago
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Tent cities setup northeast of Rome after earthquake in Italy, at least 241 dead

AMATRICE, Italy -Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain. After a night

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Equipment Breakdown Inspector, National Risk Engineering Services

We are looking for a professional and ambitious Equipment Breakdown Inspector to join our National Risk Engineering Services (NRES).  The successful candidate will conduct jurisdictional inspections, identify and quantify areas of equipment-based risk, including potential areas of improvement, and share their expertise both internally and with our client base.  Take your career to the next […] See More
23 hours ago
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Inspecteur, Bris des équipements, Services nationaux d’ingénierie du risque

Nous sommes à la recherche d’un candidat ambitieux pour combler le poste d’inspecteur, Bris des équipements au sein de nos Services nationaux d’ingénierie du risque. La personne retenue réalisera les inspections réglementaires, déterminera et évaluera les risques associés aux équipements et les possibilités d’amélioration et partagera son expertise avec notre personnel interne et notre clientèle. […] See More
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Over There, Over Here

It would be folly to think that political risk is something that only happens “over there.” The effects over here can be just as damaging. That the number of such incidents may not be as high as has traditionally been

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Saskatchewan auto waste transfer firm ‘should have been given an opportunity to challenge the validity’ of environmental protection order: Court

Saskatchewan’s Environmental Management and Protection Act does not provide for an “independent adjudicative tribunal” that could “balance the public interests against individual rights,” a Court of Queen’s Bench judge suggested in a recent decision. The EMPA gives the province the

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Eva King joins Vericlaim in Canada

Eva King joins Vericlaim in Canada Expert team advancing the company’s strategic growth in the Canadian market TORONTO, August 26, 2016 – Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim, a global provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions, are pleased to announce

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ICBC asks for 4.9% increase to basic insurance rates, lower than last year’s 5.5% increase

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced on Thursday that it will submit its 2016 basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission, asking for a 4.9% increase to basic insurance rates – lower than last year’s 5.5%

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Recent earthquakes a reminder that events can happen anywhere: I.I.I.

The recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar are a warning to homeowners and business owners in regions that may also be at risk to consider purchasing earthquake insurance, notes the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Just 10% of homeowners in the U.S. have

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