2021 Scholarship Program Application Now Available!

For the 18th consecutive year, we will be awarding 16 college scholarships for the upcoming academic year funded through our Charitable Trust. Eight of these $3,000 awards will be available to the children and grandchildren of the brokers, agencies and wholesalers doing business with Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. The remaining eight awards will be available to children of Intact employees.

Eligibility includes high school seniors as well as all undergraduates/students, up to age 25. The scholarships are for undergraduate study only.

Applying is easy—simply complete the online application by Tuesday, May 4. If you have any questions, please contact our scholarship program administrator, Scholarship America at 507.931.1682 or at intact@scholarshipamerica.org.

Scholarship recipients will be announced in early summer, and the awards will apply toward the 2021-2022 academic year. Congratulations and best of luck!

Intact Specialty Sponsors IICF’s Horizon Award Gala

The Intact Charitable Trust is pleased to sponsor Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Horizon Award Gala on March 18.

The virtual event is being hosted by IICF’s Western Division to celebrate the industry’s legacy of collaboration and philanthropic commitment. Our sponsorship will be directed back to the IICF Community Grants Program and local nonprofits that focus on children at risk, education and human services.

The event will recognize the University of Southern California – Leventhal School of Accounting with its 2021 Golden Horizon Award. It will also feature Covenant House California – a nonprofit youth shelter that provides sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked youth of ages 18-25.

Visit IICF’s website for more information.

CIO Vineet Bansal authors Forbes article on “Why Your Organization Should Slow Down”

“In business, and in life, very few of us want to be perceived as moving slowly. Speediness has become the most desirable state, from rolling out products before your competitors to enrolling our children in every extracurricular to find the talent that will slingshot them ahead of their peers. We need to redefine what moving slowly can really mean in business. Slow is thoughtful. Slow is strategic. Slow is smooth…”, says Vineet Bansal, Chief Information Officer at Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions in a latest article for Forbes.

In this article, Vineet, who is also a Forbes Council Member, remarks on the dangers of moving too quickly in business and outlines key factors to achieve business success and longevity.

Click here to read the full article.

Chris Moede appointed Technology CUO

We are pleased to announce that Chris Moede has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Intact Technology.

Moede joined the company in 2008 as a Technology/Life Sciences Underwriter, managing our central region. From this role he assumed increasing responsibility within the underwriting department and achieved success in running the region. He also continues to lead the growth and development of our Life Sciences capabilities. 

“Chris brings considerable expertise to the team and I look forward to working with him to continue growing and building a world-class technology business unit,” said Melissa Goto, President of Intact Technology.

Chris is based in Minnesota and can be reached at cmoede@intactinsurance.com.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

The month of March is nationally observed as Women’s History Month – a time to recognize the struggles and accomplishments of women in the history of the United States.

The roots of this celebration lie in “Women’s History Week” that started as a local event in Santa Rosa, California, and was proclaimed a national event on March 7, 1982.
By 1987, Congress had declared the month of March as Women’s History Month.

The cornerstone event – International Women’s Day – is observed globally on March 8 every year since 1977. This year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge”.

At Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions, we continue our journey to build dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion. This month, we will spend time reflecting on the contributions made by women to evolve our country and our industry.

Follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and our Specialty Blog as we celebrate Women’s History Month.