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Municipalities, members of the UMQ choose SSQ Assurance collective

by Writing June 19, 2018 13:30 Photo : Freepik A collection consisting of 133 municipalities members of the collection group insurance of theUnion of municipalities of Quebec (UMQ) has chosen SSQ Insurance as a provider after a public tender. The employees of the municipalities of the regions of Québec, Beauce, Portneuf, Mauricie, Laurentians and Outaouais will be able to benefit from ” economies beneficial “, which is a decrease of 6 % from the pricing annually for the first two years. “So, with this new contract, municipalities will be given…

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ai gets the green light from the national Assembly to create his / her holding

by Writing June 19, 2018 11:30 The Québec national Assembly has adopted the draft of the private act 235, Act to amend the An Act respecting Industrial-Alliance Insurance Company on the Life, which allows iA financial Group to create a portfolio management company (a holding company). This new structure would consolidate all activities of the insurer. Since the announcement of its intention in February last, iA has received the approval of the Quebec superior Court and the approval of its board of directors, which voted in 97,11 % in favour…

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The Group companies in health launches the Tour leaders committed

by Justine Montminy June 19, 2018 09:45 Photo : Freepik The Group companies in health has launched the Tour leaders in order to raise awareness and support employers in Quebec. Concrete examples of companies that have put in place procedures structured to the health and well-being in the workplace will be presented in order to inform the employers. The group hopes that a greater number of small and medium-sized businesses throughout Quebec offer programs and environments conducive to health. Statistics Canada estimates that there are currently 260 000 companies in…

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Ontario is also in the line-of-sight

by Justine Montminy June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : maxpixel.net The situation in the United States is beginning to be felt outside of Quebec, particularly in Ontario, where the bodily injury generate high claims. The premiums for carriers ranging in Ontario is increasing. However, it is more difficult to control these movements, as there is no border. “If a carrier arrives at the u.s. border and that there was no evidence that he is insured in the United States, customs officials are going to call the insurers for confirmation,” explains…

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The smart phone will be the catalyst for connected health

by Alain Thériault June 19, 2018 07:00 The smart phone will be the tool of digital health by excellence, thanks to its versatility, that do not offer the watches and bracelets connected. The vision is that of Roger Simard, pharmacist-entrepreneur. He is also known for its participation in the program main Entrance of Radio-Canada. On April 18, he participated in the Congress collective 2018, organized by Segic. The Journal of the insurance was there. Mr. Simard was the first canadian pharmacist to use a software program of pharmaceutical care in…

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In the era of digiceutiques

by Alain Thériault June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : rawpixel Apps health now have their name : digiceutiques. These are mobile applications that produce a similar effect, if not superior, to that of drugs in some cases, argues Roger Simard. When recognized, for example by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, they are applications that allow you to reach a goal of therapy prescribed. This year will be launched the first watch that can take the blood pressure at the wrist. The watch from the company…

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Belonging to an insurer has not disturbed the general agent acquired by a manufacturing

by Kate McCaffery June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : Rawpixel.com The transactions that resulted in a shift from general agents in the lap of insurers have multiplied over the last year. However, this had no impact on their activities, evidenced by many industry players. It is including the collection of Doug Paul, vice-president, individual products and investment life insurance at SSQ financial Group, in relation to acquisitions of Group financial Horizons by Great-West Lifeco Group and PPI by ai financial Group. “Frankly, they have very well made things. I have…

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Investigation, training and prevention to lessen the crisis

by Justine Montminy June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : maxpixel.net Before insuring a new client, April Canada needs to ” play the detective “, said the wholesaler to the Journal of the insurance. “It is necessary to do plenty of research before you can assess the risk of a client, said Patricia Desjardins, director, transportation and personal lines wholesaler. The carriers that will in the United States have a risk much more severe. We have statistics for each of the states. The worst is the one in New York. Gold…

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Insurance trucking : it is difficult to ensure that a carrier from the United States

by Justine Montminy June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : maxpixel.net Several insurers have withdrawn from the market of trucking, particularly for carriers from south of the border. Find a cover is almost like an exploit, complain to the broker because the premiums are significantly higher. Matthew Prefontaine, president of the brokerage firm of M2 Insurance, contacted the of the insurance Journal to share his or her concerns. “Insurers will get a market of trucking in the heavy presentation that makes the United States. Those who remain must significantly restrict their…

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Affiliated dealers : a “novelty” already existing at Intact

by Hubert Roy June 19, 2018 07:00 Photo : Rawpixel.com During a debate on bill 150, theAlliance for a stronger brokerage fort has proposed to create a new title : the affiliated broker. Upon verification, this “newness” is a status used at Intact financial Corporation since 2015. The 13 founding members of the Alliance for a stronger brokerage fort are brokers who have financial links with groups Intact. For the Alliance, the affiliated broker is still a broker, because he has access to multiple insurers and products to its customers….

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