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The Alberta Broker Magazine Past Issues

The Alberta Broker is the official publication of IBAA, published six times a year.
Keep informed about issues, events, and education for brokers throughout Alberta.


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The Alberta Broker, December 2016–January 2017 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Rebuilding Fort McMurray
Stories from the Industry's Perspective

Also inside

  • With the Liberal government undertaking an “in-depth review” of the Bank Act, brokers must take action to protect consumers (p. 18)
  • Through the effort to help Fort McMurray recover, what have we learned? (p. 20)
  • How brokers can help Fort Mac clients (or any clients who have suffered a catastrophic loss) be proactive in the claims process (p. 26)

The Alberta Broker, October–November (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Cyber Risk—Know. Prevent. Protect. What risks does the cyber world pose to you and your clients’ businesses? How can you prevent cyber losses, and what insurance protection is available should the worst happen?
(p. 16)

Also inside

  • Tick. Tock. Delaying the sale or purchase of a brokerage could cost more in taxes (p. 15)
  • Beware: That marketing slogan may sound good but can pose an E&O risk (p. 28)
  • Plan your fall education (p. 36)

The Alberta Broker, August–September (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Resistance is futile—doing business in the digital world is “The New Normal” (p. 16)

Also inside

  • It’s been five (long?) years since George Hodgson became IBAA’s CEO. Here’s what he’s observed (p. 14)
  • A hard market can deliver some tough lessons (p. 28)
  • “Northern Exposure” is back. Portage Mutual’s Tracy Fata takes on the Northern Alberta who-what-where beat (p. 32)

The Alberta Broker, June–July (standard PDF)

Cover Story

Julia Marshall is taking on her role as 2016–2017 IBAA president with a focus on the opportunities and challenges that technology presents to the broker channel. Learn more about Julia and her take on industry issues (p. 16)

Also inside

  • It’s IBAA membership dues renewal time. … what exactly does your association do? (p. 12)
  • Selling or merging a brokerage? Have you considered E&O implications? (p. 29)
  • For your clients: six coverages to check for in their boat insurance policies (p. 38)

The Alberta Broker, April–May (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Interview with Richard Bartrem, VP Marketing Communications
How WestJet differentiates itself by connecting with, and caring for, passengers and the public … and how insurance brokers can, too. (p. 22)

Also inside
  • The who, what, and where (which add up to the why) of the 2016 IBAA convention, including a head start on the CEO panel Q&A and some networking tips. (p. 21)
  • PYIB’s Jonathon Brown poses the question: What value do you bring? (p. 20)
  • Have or want commercial clients in the cargo transportation business? Peter Rogers and Pat Hagel of Rogers Insurance review the information you and your clients need to know to ensure proper coverage. (p. 44)


The Alberta Broker, December 2015–January 2016 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Man-to-Man Coverage
Every MLA and MP (over 250 are rookies) needs to hear from an IBAA member ASAP! (p. 12)

Also inside
  • Should you recommend claims-made or occurrence coverage? (p. 6)
  • Liability risks and concerns about autonomous vehicles (p. 30)
  • Adapting to the shared economy (p. 36)

The Alberta Broker, October–November (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Uber Ride Sharing
Are your customer’s covered? (p. 12)

Also inside
  • Faster service for clients, lower costs for your brokerage (p. 6)
  • What you need to understand about contractor’s equipment coverage (p. 16)
  • What type of course IS the best way to prepare for your CAIB exams? (p. 26)

The Alberta Broker, August–September 2015 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
The Customer Experience
Shifting Perception from PRICE to VALUE (page 10)

Also inside
  • Your clients just started a home-based business—ensure you’ve got them covered (p. 16)
  • Find tools and information to help you navigate the marketplace now that overland water coverage is “available” (p. 26)
  • What happened to the driver who forgot to renew her license and then, you guessed it, was involved in a collision? (p. 36)

The Alberta Broker, June–July 2015 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Revved Up
Find out more about IBAA’s new president Robyn Young and her passion for her business, industry, and the association (p. 22)

Also inside
  • Overland flood coverage hits Alberta’s home insurance market (p. 6)
  • Understanding sub-limits and extensions of coverage (p. 16)
  • Brokers are at risk every time a carrier or a client makes a change—learn how to minimize your E&O exposure (p. 30)

The Alberta Broker, April–May 2015 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
Passion Player—Paul Brandt—IBAA Convention Keynote Speaker
Paul Brandt has a lot to say about what it means to live, and fail, with passion (p. 8)

Also inside
  • Ever had a client contend that he would have purchased coverage if only you’d told him about it? (p. 24)
  • There’s a new tool you can use to show you care about the safety of your clients’ children (p. 44)
  • Read about all there will be to see, do, and learn at the IBAA convention in our guide (p. 33) and get tips on how to get the most value from your experience (p. 52)


The Alberta Broker, February–March 2015 (standard PDF)

Cover Story
The Art of NOT Selling
18 Ways to Sell Insurance Under the Radar on Social Media—where users want to be social, not to be sold to (p. 6)

Also inside
  • IBAC reveals light at the end of the tunnel with the tech solution that will finally put an end to dual processing (p. 15)
  • Insuring marijuana grow ops (p. 16)
  • IBAA announces a suite of "Sage Business Boosters"—from apps that reduce staff processing time or help your clients mitigate flood damage (p. 35) to programs that can reduce electricity costs by 25% or eliminate debit/credit card processing (p. 30)
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