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ICLR Friday Forum: Halton’s Basement Flooding Mitigation Program (November 25, 2016)

On November 25, 2016 ICLR conducted a Friday Forum with John Duong, Manager of Systems Planning and Customer Service in the Public Works department at the Re...
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ICLR Friday Forum: Challenges in projecting precipitation extremes (October 14, 2016)

On October 14, 2016, ICLR conducted a Friday Forum with Dr. Francis Zwiers, director of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) at the University of Vi...
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Insurance Technology

A group to discuss the use of information technology in the insurance industry.
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ICLR's Kovacs on ICLEI Canada's Livable Cities Forum (Global TV Halifax -

ICLR Executive Director Paul Kovacs and ICLEI Canada Manager Ewa Jackson speak about the purpose and goals of ICLEI Canada's 2016 Livable Cities Forum, held ...
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ICLR Friday Forum: Rising Sea Level is Not a Flooding Event (September 9, 2016)

On September 9, 2016, ICLR conducted a Friday Forum with John Englander, oceanographer consultant and leading expert on sea level rise. In this webinar, he e...
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Insurance Social Media

Social media for insurance professionals is a new and exciting area. Share your queries and experiences with fellow colleagues. This group is meant to complement, not compete, with the Insurance Marketing & Communications GroupSee More
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The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a voluntary membership organization serving the interests of more than 10,000 independent insurance brokers across the Province of Ontario.
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Canadian Underwriter magazine

A group for readers and friends of Canadian Underwriter magazine and it’s related publications to connect in a common space. An open invitation to all instouch members to join this group!See More
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Managing Conglomerates in Applied Systems TAM

We have conglomerate (Parent/Subsidiary) Clients with the following typical profile:Parent + more than 4 subsidiariesCommon policies across all (Parent and Subsidiaries) with premium allocationSome specific policies to parent or specific to subsidiaries (no parent involvement no premium allocation form parent).  Separate invoice, separate policy. Problems enountered: Renewal audit/review is very complex as correspondence may be under multiple folders.VERY time consuming for staff to attach a…See More
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Drone comes within 200 feet of airliner near LA airport

LOS ANGELES - A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday - the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers.

Autonomous vehicle disruption 'doesn't have to matter' to auto insurance providers: Speaker

Auto insurance providers cannot afford to wait 10 years to adjust their business for autonomous vehicles, but driverless cars do not necessarily pose a threat to personal auto insurance providers, the Royal Bank of Canada's head of home and...

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Millenials most likely to buy insurance online using tablets or mobile phones, but purchases via laptop/desktop computers remain dominant: Finaccord

Consumers from the Millennial generation are more likely to buy insurance online using a tablet or mobile phone than their older counterparts, according to United Kingdom-focused research released on Tuesday by Finaccord, a market research,...

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The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter’s January 2017 issue

Digital Edition below ↓ Cover Story: ‘Severe Burns’ Recent disasters in California and Alberta serve as reminders that fire is still a commercial property hazard. While sprinkler systems can help reduce risk, some insurance professionals point out that the use

The post The Digital Edition of Canadian Underwriter’s January 2017 issue appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Canada needs new regulations for commercial fishing vessels of all sizes: TSB

If fishing vessel operators conduct regular safety meetings, they can review on-board hazards and remind crew of safety precautions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in an investigation report released Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada

The post Canada needs new regulations for commercial fishing vessels of all sizes: TSB appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

PENNE, Italy – Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk

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NOAA and partners develop new regional sea level scenarios to help U.S. communities prepare for risks

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners have developed new regional sea level scenarios for the United States to give coastal communities better and more localized data to help them plan for and adapt to the risks

The post NOAA and partners develop new regional sea level scenarios to help U.S. communities prepare for risks appeared first on Canadian Underwriter.

Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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