Online Insurance Broker Wins Inaugural Innovation Award for InsuranceHero.ca

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Greg Raymond Named IBAO Innovator of the Year

Greg Raymond, founder of InsuranceHero.ca, with offices in Toronto, was presented with the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario’s (IBAO) 2014 Innovator of the Year Award of Excellence during IBAO’s 94th Annual Convention held last Friday in Ottawa. In its first year, the Innovator Award is given to a brokerage, broker or group of brokers who elevate the industry and propel themselves and those around them ever higher, constantly pursuing success and challenging the status quo.

IBAO’s membership includes over 12,000 brokers province-wide, and every year the annual Awards of Excellence gala serves to highlight the achievements and initiatives of its most outstanding members, through their local work as businesspeople and as involved and caring citizens.

Greg was selected as this year’s Innovator of the Year recipient for his venture InsuranceHero.ca. A fifth generation insurance broker, Greg launched the site in 2011 recognizing that not all clients want to be communicated with in the same way. InsuranceHero.ca operates a multi-channel model which enables them to expand their trade area and attract a broader demographic.

“While we offer the same level of care and advice as a traditional insurance brokerage, what sets us apart is that we leverage the use of cutting-edge technologies to offer consumers a simplified and modernized insurance experience,” said Raymond.

“InsuranceHero.ca is an example of how quickly our industry has evolved in the technological world,” said IBAO CEO Randy Carroll. “Greg’s insight and intuitive nature to get in front of the ever changing online world reminds us all how important it is to be innovative and think outside the box.”

InsuranceHero.ca is an independent insurance brokerage representing several of Canada's leading insurance companies.

For more information on IBAO and Convention, visit http://www.ibao.org

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 12,000 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario. For information about IBAO, visit http://www.ibao.org to receive timely news and information updates. You can also follow IBAO on Twitter or join the IBAO Facebook Fan Page.

For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:
Emily Reid, IBAO Public Relations
Telephone: 613-233-8906
Email: emily(at)impactcanada(dot)com

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