Demystifying the MGA Webinar (PT)

CIP Society Webinar

Insurance Institute of BC, BC [Map]
Date and Time: December 03, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PT


The Managing General Agent (MGA) marketplace is experiencing rapid growth in the Canadian insurance industry. But when we choose to work with an MGA, do we really understand who or what these organizations are? Do we appreciate why they offer a solution that others cannot? And do we have the knowledge to make optimal, informed decisions for our clients and colleagues?

Join us for this fascinating, interactive session on MGAs, as we hear direct perspectives from three senior MGA executives. Our moderated panel will share their experiences, help us ‘demystify’ the MGA, and explain their value and how they fit into the insurance landscape.

Learning Objectives:
- F
ully understand what constitutes an MGA and when best to utilize their services;
- Learn how MGAs differ from insurers and wholesale brokers, and how they fit into the distribution channel;
- Appreciate the differences between MGAs operating in the current regulatory environment.

Don’t miss this exciting and innovative opportunity!

Did You Know?! This session will provide a brief overview and high-level introduction to the material more deeply explored in the Insurance Institute’s new Canadian Managing General Agent (CMGA) certificate program launching in April 2021. For more details on the CMGA, please visit:

Cameron Copeland, MBA, CMA, CPA, FCIP, CRM
President, Cansure

Cameron Copeland is President of Cansure, Canada’s leading P&C MGA. Cansure expertise and capacity support small to large insureds with standard to non-standard insurance in commercial, personal, and specialty lines. Cansure underwriting & claim staff, or 24/7 ecommerce portal, are standing by to help brokers and earn a spot as the brokers first-choice supplier for insurance solutions.

Nona McCreedy , FCIP, CRM
President & Owner, Aurora Underwriting Services Inc.

Nona McCreedy is President and Owner of Aurora Underwriting Services Inc., an independently-owned MGA. Nona started up Aurora Underwriting Services in 2003, and has over 40 years experience in the insurance industry. Nona also holds her FCIP and CRM designations. Aurora Underwriting Services offers a wide variety of P&C standard and hard-to-place products, services, and claims support to brokers across Canada.

Mark Woodall, BA, AIIC, CRM
President & CEO, Special Risk Insurance Managers

Mark Woodall is the President and CEO of Special Risk Insurance Managers Ltd (SRIM). SRIM has operated as a true MGA since 1992 and is one of the largest independent MGA’s operating within the Specialty Insurance market. Mark has been in the insurance industry since 1978, and has experience at senior management level within a number of large domestic insurers and was the COO of a major independent adjusting firm.

Christa O’Neil, CIP, CAIB
Director of Operations – Commercial Lines, McFarlan Rowlands Insurance Brokers

Register today!

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Number of Continuing Education Credits:  2 Technical CE Credits (BC only)
Please be aware that tardy log-in or early log-out to/from the webinar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this education session.
* If you require CE credits for licensing renewal requirements in provinces other than BC, please check with you provincial licensing regulator for validity.  Ontario members, please register here.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Fees: Include GST. Insurance Institute membership required
$55 CIP Society Member
$65 IIBC Member
+$85 New Member (includes membership exp May 31, 2021)

Corporate Rate: N/A

Cancellation Policy:   Participant substitutions accepted up to 24 hours prior to webinar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the webinar due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Winnie Hon, CIP, Seminars & Events Specialist
Insurance Institute of BC
T: 604.681.5491 x21 

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