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    The Reinsurance Analyst's Guide for Beginners

    Posted by Aminaz Mitha

    Aug 24, 2015 12:42:54 PM

    Being completely new to the concept of reinsurance, I only knew that reinsurance is insurance for insurance companies, but it was after joining LOGiQ3 was I able to understand the concept of one insurer ceding part or all of its own risk on a policy or group of policies to one or more reinsurers in a little more detail.

    However, reinsurance is a vast concept and can be overwhelming when exposed to all at once. As a reinsurance analyst, I very quickly learnt, that to fully understand and grasp the bigger picture, I had to understand the very basics of reinsurance first. So what is this basic information that I recommend you know if you’re new to reinsurance and reinsurance administration? Here it is: 

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    Topics: Reinsurance

    Using LOGiQ3's E-Learning Program to Complement your Life Underwriting Insurance Designation Studies

    Posted by Seema Samad

    Aug 21, 2015 1:18:45 PM

    Hi there,

    My name is Seema and I’m one of LOGiQ3’s life underwriters. Not long ago, one of my wonderful colleagues and of course friend, here at LOGiQ3 wrote a blog post titled;   “The Reinsurance Analyst's Guide to Achieving your FLMI, ARA & ACS” which provided some insight on what is needed to own your career in the Reinsurance industry and take it to the next level. On a similar note, my goal with this blog post I have for you here is to shed light on how Underwriters can gain a competitive edge while studying for their professional designations, FALU and FLMI.

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    Topics: Underwriting, E-Learning / Training

    Summer Internships: An Inside Look at why YOU Should Apply!

    Posted by Max Kraus

    Aug 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM

    One of the most exciting and challenging times in an individual’s life is their first week in a new role at a new company; “how will I fit in with my coworkers? Will I bear the brunt of the water cooler gossip? Do they have a deluxe Keurig machine?” The aspect of a person’s new job that is most nerve racking is not the tasks of the job, nor is it the meetings you will have to contribute to, but it is how you will gel with the organization’s culture and beliefs.

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    Topics: LOGiQ3 Culture, LOGiQ3, Summer Internship

    5 Ways Millennials Are Reshaping the Underwriting Space

    Posted by Lindsay Loft

    Aug 10, 2015 11:56:16 AM

    If you’re a millennial underwriter like I am, you’ve likely heard about “the good old days of underwriting – and like any industry that existed before the big tech BOOM, many would tell you that in fact, the good old days are very, very different from today!

    As a millennial in the life underwriting industry, I’m fortunate to have begun my career with many great advancements in technology that have made my day-to-day as convenient and simplified as possible, affording me more time to concentrate on my work and develop as an underwriter.

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    Topics: Underwriting

    The Value of Underwriting Training and Continuous Education

    Posted by John Bilodeau

    Aug 5, 2015 3:58:28 PM

    Back in 2005, when I was in graduate school I helped to create an e-learning course for my department at Concordia University in Montreal. I was a teaching assistant at the time, and the professor I worked for was tasked with creating an electronic version of a course we had given together many times. We used the same textbook and basically arranged the material the same way we would present it in class.

    At the time I don’t think we realized that we were participating in a pedagogical revolution, but that is what online learning has become. Although it was clear that having video and reading materials online would be more convenient than the correspondence courses that were more common at the time, we did not realize the power of the online environment could transform the way people approach learning. Much like LOGiQ3’s Underwriting E-Learning Training Program, which you will soon see, transformed not only the way I approached learning, but the way I perform in my day-to-day as well.

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    Topics: Underwriting, Training, E-Learning / Training

    Looking to Advance your Underwriting Career? Here's How!

    Posted by Nick Joly

    Jul 28, 2015 10:47:00 AM

    Hey underwriters! 

    By now, you've likely entered what we at the office like to call "The Slow Summer Months". The time of the year where colleagues are off on summer vacations and conferences and industry events are fewer and further apart, leaving us plenty of time to "enjoy our summers" (read: playing catchup with all our work/emails/meetings you name it!).

    Now I know what you might be thinking - who wants to spend their summer months playing catchup? Well here's some insider insight! If you get a hand on all that catchup stuff early on, you can spend the slow summer months advancing your career. Summer is your time to own your underwriting career and take it to the next level. Sound cheesy? Let me prove it to you! 

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    Topics: Underwriting, Training, E-Learning / Training

    Five Tools Every Reinsurance Analyst Should be Using

    Posted by Erine Ruiz

    Jul 22, 2015 9:42:09 AM

    Spatulas, baking pans, cookie scoops and stand mixers are amongst the essential items bakers must have in their kitchen. Similarly, there are a handful of essential tools LOGiQ3 reinsurance analysts use in their day-to-day work. Here is a list of tools I believe are important for reinsurance administration:

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    Topics: Reinsurance

    [Expert Article] Managing with Metrics

    Posted by Raymond E. DiDonna

    Jul 15, 2015 3:47:54 PM

    Originally Published in the The Stepping Stone, August, 2014. Copyright 2014 by the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Illinois. Reprinted with Permission.

    A popular definition of a leader is someone who produces superior results through the work of others. Two of the greatest challenges a leader faces are knowing how to build a high-performance team to achieve superior results and then instituting the mechanisms necessary to actually create that team. Now, there are several key areas that a manager must focus on, such as creating a team vision, providing consistent coaching and mentoring, and rewarding outstanding performance. In this article, however, I want to focus on Managing with Metrics as a key driver of creating a high-performance team. And this concept applies equally to the team as a whole, as well as its individual members. 

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    Topics: Expert Articles, CEO Series

    Why We LOVE Education Internships (And You Should, Too!)

    Posted by Carmela Tedesco

    Jul 13, 2015 3:43:06 PM

    I know it’s too early to think about the new school year since the school year just ended in June, the truth is, it’s July and I’ve got back to school already on my mind. Uhhmm, why you ask? Well this year I am going to be one step ahead and will make my way to the uniform store (in utter delight) to pick up my daughter’s brand, spanking new uniform. There will be no “I don’t want to wear the pink tights" in the mornings in our household. She will have few choices. So why am I so anxious to get my daughter back to school? I’m not, I just want to be super organized and not be part of the last minute crowd. 

    In addition, the recent launch of our Underwriting Educational Internship Program at LOGiQ3 has me excited and in the learning state of mind! 

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    Topics: Underwriting, E-Learning / Training

    The Reinsurance Analyst's Guide to Achieving your FLMI, ARA & ACS

    Posted by Zaynib Al-Badry

    Jul 6, 2015 3:59:00 PM

    Hey there, my name is Zaynib and this is my first post on the LOGiQ3 blog! I’m part of the company’s reinsurance administration team and today I wanted to share some insight into the world of insurance and reinsurance education. Some of the industry education I’m referring to are the following designations: ACS, FLMI and ARA. I personally completed mine in 3 years and 10 months and trust me, it can be done faster. What are ACS, FLMI and ARA you ask? Let me tell you:

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    Topics: Reinsurance

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