SGI seeks public feedback on injury coverage
Nov. 13, 2014
SGI is asking the public to share their views on Saskatchewan's auto injury program. Feedback can be provided online with our consultation.
Earlier this year, SGI began a review of auto injury coverage by consulting with current and former auto injury customers and key stakeholders including representatives from the medical, legal, and insurance communities. Their input, as well as input from SGI employees who work with the program, has been used to compile options for possible changes to the program. Now SGI would like to hear what the public thinks.
“Since 2003, Saskatchewan customers have had the option to be covered under no-fault or tort injury coverage,” said President and CEO Andrew Cartmell. “Customers will continue to have that option, but certain aspects of coverage are being reviewed to measure the effectiveness of each program so we can better meet customers' needs.”
The consultation asks customers to consider current benefits and limits, enhancements to coverage, exclusions and gaps in current coverage. The consultation will seek opinions about, for example:
- No-fault injury coverage
- Benefit levels and limits (e.g. improving living assistance benefits, adding a counselling benefit for immediate family members)
- Changes regarding the ability to sue an at-fault driver
- Possible other changes (e.g. improve income benefits for self-employed customers)
- A discount for retirees
- Options for injury coverage for motorcyclists
- Tort injury coverage
- Benefit levels (e.g. enhancements to the Tort income benefit)
The feedback gathered will be used to make recommendations to government early next year. The consultation will be available until Nov. 30, 2014 with our consultation, or by calling 306-751-3554 or toll-free 1-800-667-8015 ext. 3554 to receive a paper copy.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province. Customers can now do some transactions online. Look for the MySGI link under Online Services on your motor licence issuer's website or SGI's website.