"I was a driver for a courier company in 1996 and involved in a horrific accident with a fatality. I was on and off work dealing with physical and mental issues and decided to get an office job rather than a physical one, even…"
"In my case, it was completely accidental. I was doing business to business sales as an employee of a third party vendor. I hated it! I desperately wanted out of sales, out of pitching, out of quotas, out of schmoozing. I did…"
"As a young pup, I would go to job sites with my dad and help him out as much as I could. This eventually grew into me running crews of contents specialists for several restoration companies before taking my Marketing degree at the Asper School of…"
"Played in a rock band for 5 years. Popular but messed up school badly. Parents not to happy. One day decided to make parents happy. Sold all my musical equipment on Yonge St from the trunk of my car. Found a job with the Commerce Group…"
When we pose this question to people we are profiling in Canadian Underwriter, the answer is almost invariably an interesting story of coincidence, circumstance or happenstance. Most commonly, the connection is based on a family member who was already in the business.It's extremely rare that someone tells us: "When I was 8 years old, I wanted to be an adjuster." Or: "Ever since I saw that red fire truck go past our home, I knew I wanted to help, and so I was determined to become an insurance…See More
Hi everyone,Claims are frequently a sober (if sometimes heated) exercise involving clashing interpretations of words. For insurers, the stakes are often quite high, with many dollars on the line depending on which way courts go. Many are justifiably concerned about the outcomes, knowing how these will affect the company's bottom line.Without taking away from the gravitas and importance of a vast majority of these files, it would be interesting to catch a glimpse of the human element that…See More
A group for readers and friends of Canadian Underwriter magazine and it’s Insurance Media Group of publications to connect in a common space. An open invitation to all instouch members to join this group!See More
"I had just had my first son and was working toward a degree in sociology that I hoped would land me a social worker role. My mother had a great career for 25 years with an insurance companay, they had openings in their offices and having a new born…"
"I couldn't stop laughing after reading your post! Did your mother think that drinking and smoking was a good pre-requisite for the insurance business or was it meant to be a punishment? I've never known a brokers convention to be a…"
"I graduated from University with a degree in Philosophy.It was interesting and taught me how to think analytically but job wise I could not find any jobs for Philosphers.As preparation for employment my friends taught me to say the phrase" Do…"
A.M. Best Company's 2010 Insurance Market Briefing - Canada is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 8, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.Leading A.M. Best ratings analysts will discuss the impact of current economic conditions and rating trends on insurers in these segments of the Canadian insurance industry:Property/CasualtyLifeReinsuranceCaptiveA complimentary lunch will be provided following the briefing to afford attendees the opportunity to network with…See More