ALIGNED was launched based on the belief that aligning insurance experts to business needs is one of the most important things an insurance broker can do to support their clients. Making the right decision when it comes to selecting the best and most appropriate business insurance coverages is something that keeps leaders up at night.
And every local ALIGNED team across Canada consistently practices this commitment to insurance knowledge and expertise. “It shapes the content and information we share each and every day,” notes president and CEO Andrew Clark. “Every tweet, post, comment and conversation we have helps us to inform and educate leaders. Every advocate is focused on helping leaders evaluate insurance products and solutions to best match their unique business needs.’
“Most provincial regulators require a minimum level of continuing education each year for individuals to maintain their expert credentials. In the province of Ontario, this amounts to 8 hours a year. Each and every ALIGNED employee, regardless of how many years they’ve been in the industry, is required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every year.”
A recent series of Insurance Business articles demonstrates that ongoing broker education is top of mind within the industry as well as among those seeking guidance from insurance experts. A spokesperson for the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) shares, “Canada is a standard setter in this regard and both the US and Europe have followed Canada’s lead. The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) sets the standards for qualifications for about 90% of the global market, and Canada’s standards are higher than IAIS.” The spokesman said that high standards are good for consumers and help raise standards in developing markets.” 1
ALIGNED Insurance Experts Are Committed to Business Insurance
President and CEO Andrew Clark shares, “I launched ALIGNED because I wanted to deliver a different kind of insurance broker experience to Canadian businesses. Each and every member of our team across Canada share a passion for sharing and developing their insurance knowledge as well as a commitment to life-long learning.”
ALIGNED Across Canada 100% Canadian-owned, ALIGNED is a premiere insurance brokerage that serves more than 1,400 clients across the country. ALIGNED’s offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver are supported by a national operations centre in Cambridge, Ontario. Uniquely within the industry, ALIGNED creates, negotiates and delivers the best business insurance and risk management strategies/solutions to organizations like yours.
Sources: 1 Insurance Business