SGI CANADA launches eQuote tool
April 2, 2012
SGI CANADA today unveiled its innovative new eQuote tool, which offers customers a fast, easy and convenient way to research, obtain a quote and purchase extension auto insurance online.
While basic insurance is included with customers’ licence plate registration through the Saskatchewan Auto Fund, package policy insurance through SGI CANADA can be purchased to provide extra liability coverage for travel inside and outside of Saskatchewan, for vehicles at risk of cracked windshields or wildlife collisions, or to lower deductibles.
SGI CANADA is the first insurance company in Saskatchewan to allow customers to get a quote and buy auto extension policies online.
“More and more consumers want to do business online,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI CANADA. “This tool meets the changing needs of our customers and a growing population, while maintaining the in-person options and services that currently exist. eQuote provides our customers faster access to information on the many benefits of added auto insurance.”
Brokers are an integral part of this new online service, with customers choosing a broker to complete a purchase online.
“Independent insurance brokers remain trusted advisors across Saskatchewan,” said Ernie Gaschler, Executive Director of the Insurance Brokers’ Association of Saskatchewan. “We know that today's consumer is looking for additional choice for how they research and shop for insurance. The SGI CANADA eQuote tool provides that choice, and ensures the broker continues playing a role in delivering that service to consumers.”
eQuote is designed for those who do not yet have a package policy on their vehicle. Upon purchase, policy information will be emailed to the customer.
About SGI CANADA
SGI CANADA has been in business for more than 60 years, selling property and casualty insurance in seven Canadian provinces. It operates as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan; SGI CANADA Insurance Services Limited in Alberta and Manitoba; Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario; and the Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island (ICPEI) in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund.