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Posted by Steve Pieroway on November 23, 2017

Lloyd's Canada: growth, efficiency and the future of your book

Susanna Fraser-Kuipers, Director of Client Services at Policy Works Inc., has consulted with dozens of brokers, coverholders and MGAs about their business, workflows and tools to manage their Lloyd’s Canada book. From the newly minted to experienced coverholders, Susanna has worked with them all. Below she shares what she's learned. 

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Posted by Steve Pieroway on November 16, 2017

This 1 thing keeps Lloyd’s coverholders from maximizing profit

Most Lloyd’s coverholders begin as brokers, and then become tribunalized. This is often the start of the issuing policies process for brokers. And though it might seem like a natural progression, the underlying workflows and responsibilities are different. 

Here’s why.

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Posted by Steve Pieroway on November 9, 2017

Hockey sticks, AEGIS London and Lloyd’s Canada Workflow

On the surface, ‘hockey stick’ and ‘AEGIS LONDON’ are not two phrases that would appear to have much in common. However, hockey stick is exa ctly h ow Nazir Haji, Senior Vice President, Business Development at AEGIS LONDON (“AEGIS”) describes the steady and growth that AEGIS has experienced in Canada over the last few years, and how AEGIS has been leading the market in implementing new and coverholder-friendly initiatives. Read More

Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on November 2, 2017

5 Tips for Using the Lloyd’s Lineage Portal More Efficiently

Lloyd's Lineage is an online portal used for the reporting and settlement of Canadian binding authority business that also generates reports for regulatory reporting.

Even though the portal is used for many things like accounting and claims settlement, Policy Works focuses on uploading commercial insurance transaction data (batches) generated by brokers and MGAs to the portal. Policy Works has been uploading data to the Lloyd’s Lineage portal for over a decade. Lorin McCaffrey, Director of Product Development at Policy Works, shares a few tips and tricks that will help ensure your batches upload smoothly.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on October 26, 2017

Lloyd’s Jargon: Do you really know what you’re talking about?

Everyone in the insurance industry around the globe knows that Lloyd’s is unique. It’s unique in that it’s the only insurance market in the world. Lloyd’s is also unique when it comes to things they insure like offshore oil drilling platforms and space shuttle missions.

One thing that is truly unique about Lloyd’s is their vocabulary. It is so complex, it has its own glossary. Here are five everyday words that have a definition all their own when visiting One Lime Street, London.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on October 19, 2017

How to Manage Lloyd’s Audit Anxiety

Many coverholders don’t look forward to their annual audit. Even though most audit procedures are straightforward, it is normal to become harried at the thought of having someone come into your office and assess your most valuable book of business.

Cast aside all doubts, the situation is under control. Read on to find out why many coverholders get audit anxiety and what you can do to overcome it.

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Posted by Kathleen Kotchon on October 5, 2016

What I’ve Learned: Cari Gustavsen, 2010 Policy Works Ninja

Cari Gustavsen is the Branch Manager at Western Financial Group (South) in Medicine Hat, Alberta. We asked her to share her thoughts about the critical role management plays in the successful adoption of new software technology.

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