La Capitale signs agreement with Quebec start-up for digital life insurance

insurancebusinessmag | June 27, 2019

La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services has entered into a partnership agreement with Quebec-based start-up Breathe Life.Both companies partnered for the development of La Capitale’s digital application. Through the agreement, La Capitale brokers will be able to access a digital app to submit life insurance applications.

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Law firm Clyde & Co and risk analytics platform Corax have collaborated to bring you a joint white paper identifying the key drivers of frequency and cost for cyber insurance claims. This paper moves beyond major breaches to examine the day to day breaches that most businesses are experiencing. Unlike other breach reports, this paper tracks each invoiced cost or loss amount associated with a covered breach event.

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Law firm Clyde & Co and risk analytics platform Corax have collaborated to bring you a joint white paper identifying the key drivers of frequency and cost for cyber insurance claims. This paper moves beyond major breaches to examine the day to day breaches that most businesses are experiencing. Unlike other breach reports, this paper tracks each invoiced cost or loss amount associated with a covered breach event.

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