Call for member volunteers: Extended Auto Advisory Committee
April 20, 2018
At its March meeting, the IBAS board of directors approved the creation of a special Extended Auto Advisory Committee to inform and guide the association’s services and advocacy activities related to the future of extended auto insurance in Saskatchewan. Click here to learn more.
Inaugural Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals held in Saskatoon
April 13, 2018
More than 100 brokers, underwriters, adjusters, and other industry stakeholders converged on Saskatoon this past Thursday, April 12, for the first-ever Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals. Click here for the full recap.
Update: PST on insurance premiums
April 10, 2018
This past Friday, the Government of Saskatchewan released three important documents with respect to the application of the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) on insurance premiums. Click here for more information.
SGI joins TIC real-time data integration project
March 29, 2018
SGI CANADA recently announced it has joined the Toronto Insurance Conference’s (TIC) project on real-time data integration between insurers and brokers. This proof-of-concept, announced in January and entitled The D/X Initiative, focuses on communicating claims information for both commercial and personal lines clients. It follows the nationally-endorsed Insurance Brokers’ Association of Canada Data Exchange (D/X) principles, which use established industry data standards and no surplus middleware or data translation layer. Click here to read more.
IBAS hosts inaugural Insurance Broker Day at the Legislature
March 13, 2018
On March 13, the Insurance Brokers’ of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Young Brokers Network (YBN) boards of directors converged on Regina for the first-ever Insurance Broker Day at the Legislature — a full day of advocacy and policy discussions that featured meetings with: Six cabinet ministers, including the deputy premier; the leader of the official opposition; senior representatives from the premier’s office and Ministry of Finance; one caucus policy committee; and, several sitting MLAs. Click here for more information.
Reinstated PST exemption on insurance premiums a positive step forward, but additional work remains: IBAS
March 1, 2018
Earlier this week, Premier Scott Moe announced the Government of Saskatchewan will be reinstating the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemption on agricultural (crop, hail, and livestock), life, and health insurance premiums, retroactive to August 1, 2017. While P&C and automotive coverages will still be subject to the PST, Monday’s declaration is an important step in the right direction to ensuring consumers, business owners, and farmers can protect themselves — and those they care about — affordably, with the right insurance. Click here to read our full statement.
CSIO’s My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution is now available
February 22, 2018
CSIO has announced the official launch of its My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution. The solution enables CSIO members to send consumers digital policy documents, including proof of auto insurance (eSlips), for personal and commercial lines, and is available to members at no additional cost. Click here for links to the informational website and an informational webinar about the My Proof of Insurance eDelivery solution.
Registration now open for the first-ever Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals
February 14, 2018
The 2018 Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals — to be held on Thursday, April 12, at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon — brings together brokers, underwriters, adjusters, and other insurance stakeholders in the emerging stages of their careers for a one-day forum focused on relationship-building, professional development, and best practices sharing. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Click here for more information or to reserve your seat!
IBAS endorses CSIO’s document eDelivery solution
January 30, 2018
The Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is pleased to announce its support for a new eDelivery solution soon to be released by the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO), which will allow brokers to securely send consumers their personal and commercial policy documents electronically. Click here to start reading.
2017 IBAS Convention brings together ‘broker nation’
October 14, 2017
The 2017 IBAS Convention was held Oct. 12-13 at the Sheraton Cavalier and James Hotel in Saskatoon. This year’s attendance was the largest in recent memory, and featured a sold-out trade show as bustling hospitality rooms, sponsored by SGI, Wawanesa, and Intact. The annual President’s Gala also served as a farewell to outgoing IBAS Executive Director Ernie Gaschler, who retired in the spring after 25 years of service.
IBAS names Derek Lothian new CEO
September 4, 2017
Earlier today, IBAS announce the hiring of Derek Lothian as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ernie Gaschler, who retired this spring after 25 years leading the organization. Click here to read more.
Outgoing IBAS CEO Ernie Gaschler recognized by Senator Stephen Green
May 30, 2017
Retiring IBAS CEO Ernie Gaschler was paid tribute by Senator Stephen Greene at the 2017 Parliament Hill Day in Ottawa. Read the official proclamation by clicking here.