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Allstate to reduce Nova Scotia auto rates by 12%

February 2, 2007   by Canadian Underwriter

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Allstate Insurance Company of Canada intends to reduce auto insurance rates in Nova Scotia on average by 12% in 2007.
“Every Allstate policyholder in Nova Scotia with full coverage will see his or her premiums go down in 2007,” Allstate vice president Christianne Dostie said in a press release. “Allstate is committed to offering a high-quality insurance product at the most affordable and appropriate price, along with exceptional customer service in a stable and thriving insurance market in Nova Scotia.”
The total amount each individual would receive as a reduction will differ based on coverage, experience, driving record and geographic location.
Young drivers and drivers licensed less than nine years in Nova Scotia would see rates drop between 20% and 50%, depending on experience.
In addition, Allstate has reintroduced a group discount of 15% that is available to a group of employees of the same employer (may include retired employees) or a group of persons that would be part of a labour union, a professional or occupational association, an alumni association, or a non-profit organization.
Spouses, common-law partners, children under 25 residing in the same dwelling or attends an educational institution on a full-time basis are also eligible for the discount.
“The reforms introduced by the Conservative government in 2003 have helped stabilize the marketplace which has resulted in lower premiums for the people of Nova Scotia,” Dostie said. “The recent announcement by Finance Minister [Michael] Baker to streamline the approvals process is excellent news for consumers and ensures that rate reductions will hit the street much quicker.”
“Allstate will continue to look within the organization to see what more
can be done for not just our current customers but for any potential
customer,” said Dostie.