Posted on March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Update: 'Allowable Business' Designation & Carrier Bulletins
This afternoon, the Government of Saskatchewan released a comprehensive list of critical public services and business services that will be permitted to continue operating during the Province's COVID-19 response. We are pleased that 'insurance services' are, in fact, included on that list.
Posted on March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Update: The Essential Role of the Insurance Supply Chain
IBAS and the Insurance Bureau of Canada have submitted a joint letter to the Government of Saskatchewan to underscore the essential role that the P&C insurance industry plays in protecting consumers, enabling the flow of commerce, and reinforcing the resiliency of communities.
Posted on March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Update: IBAS Member Issues
It has been quite a week to say the least. And with the torrent pace by which issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, we wanted to take a moment and provide you, our members, with an update on what IBAS is doing to represent your interests. Take five minutes and read this bulletin from IBAS CEO Derek Lothian.
Posted on March 19, 2020
COVID-19 Update: CE Requirements for Licensing
IBAS commends the General Insurance Council of Saskatchewan for providing brokers welcomed flexibility and much-needed relief in temporarily deferring continuing education (CE) credit hour requirements as a condition of maintaining licence through May 31 renewals.
Posted on March 16, 2020
IBAS operations and precautionary measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the increased concern and escalating circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID-19, IBAS has and will continue to take appropriate measures to protect its members, partners, and staff — and strongly encourages brokerages to take similar precautions.
Posted on March 12, 2020
2020 Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, after consultation with stakeholders, IBAS has decided to cancel the 2020 Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals, scheduled for April 2 in Saskatoon.
Posted on February 12, 2020
Member Update Re: Section 7-9 (2) of The Insurance Act
This update from IBAS CEO Derek Lothian provides clarification and guidance to broker members around the interpretation and enforcement of new legislation related to the application of 'additional fees' over and above premiums. For more information, please call IBAS directly at (306) 525-4075.
Posted on October 21, 2019
First-ever IBAS Community Leadership Award recipients honored in Saskatoon
In partnership with Saskatchewan Blue Cross, the inaugural award was presented at the 2019 Chair's Banquet, Friday, October 18 in Saskatoon. Henderson Insurance was recognized in the 'Brokerage Category,' while Scott Gilbert of Gilbert Agencies in Unity was selected in the 'Individual Broker Category.'
Posted on September 30, 2019
Statement on recent inquiries regarding education and licensing pathways for insurance brokers in Saskatchewan
Over the past few days, IBAS has received several inquiries regarding education and licensing pathways for insurance brokers in Saskatchewan — specifically, with respect to Mr. Scheer’s time in the province’s insurance industry.
Posted on September 22, 2019
Sage, Swiss Re add D&O liability coverage to the IBAS Member Insurance Program
IBAS members that currently hold an E&O policy through the association's Member Insurance Program are now eligible to purchase complementing directors and officers liability coverage. This new protection is offered in Saskatchewan exclusively by Sage Advisor Resources.