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Unica Insurance announces 15% COVID-19 Premium Relief Refund for Personal Automobile

April 24, 2020   by Unica Insurance

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24, 2020/insPRESS/ Unica Insurance (Unica) is pleased to announce a one-time COVID-19 Premium Relief Refund for all Private Passenger Automobile policies as it continues to expand its package of COVID-19 relief options. The refund will be equivalent to 15% of three months premium effective April 1, 2020. All Personal Insurance automobile policyholders will automatically receive this refund. Details around timing and method of payment will be announced in the coming days.

“We are in unusual and unprecedented times,” said Dave Smiley, Chief Operating Officer for Unica Insurance. “So it’s important that we take a step back as an organization to focus not just on our responsibility to our mutualist members, but how we can best support our Broker Partners, Policyholders, Employees and our community. In times like this, business-as-usual does not apply—we need to focus on good corporate citizenship and to demonstrate the values we have long held as a People First company.”

In addition to the immediate across-the-board rate relief for Private Passenger Automobile, listed below are other key highlights of Unica’s COVID-19 relief package:

Premium Payment Deferrals
Unica will allow deferrals on premium payments on a case-by-case basis.

Waiving of NSF Fees
Unica is waiving NSF fees for all customers until further notice.

Coverage Changes
In addition to the 15% premium refund, insureds have the option to endorse their policy to recognize the cessation of driving – i.e. removal of road coverage.

Commercial Insurance
For Property and Fleet business we will continue to consider flexibility on a case-by-case basis.

Charitable Donations
Unica has directed 100% of its charitable funds provided by the La Capitale Foundation to COVID-19 relief efforts, supporting Mississauga’s Trillium Health Partners Foundation with the purchase of 3D printers to produce face shields and other desperately needed PPE items.

For more details, policyholders can contact their Unica Broker or visit

About Unica

Founded in 1955, Unica Insurance provides innovative niche Commercial and VIP Personal Insurance solutions to protect high net worth clients’ homes, vehicles and businesses. Delivering best-in-class insurance protection backed by a renowned claims experience, Unica allows its customers to safeguard their hard-earned assets and protect their momentum. Unica is a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance, one of the largest property & casualty insurers in Canada. Our products are delivered exclusively through a network of select professional insurance brokers across Ontario. For more information, visit or follow us @unicainsurance.


For more information, please contact:

Nancy Covel, B.A. (Hons), CIP, ABC
Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Operational Services
Unica Insurance Inc.
Phone: 905-696-1211


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