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Insurer needs an online sales solution, so it invests $3 million in a brokerage

April 27, 2018 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has purchased a 15% stake in a Calgary-based online brokerage, a move designed to help the insurer develop real-time data exchange capabilities to sell products online. “This is an investment in a brokerage, not an acquisition,”

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SGI Canada customers evacuated by Saskatchewan wildfires have mass evacuation coverage

September 5, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGI Canada policyholders in areas affected by the wildfires in northern Saskatchewan will have mass evacuation coverage in place for 30 days and should be assured that personal and commercial property policies will not be cancelled for 30 days in

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‘No active deals on the table’ to sell minority interest in SGI Canada

May 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan has a new law allowing for the sale of up to 49% of crown corporations, but the provincial government will continue to have a monopoly on compulsory auto insurance, a spokesperson for Saskatchewan Government Insurance told Canadian Underwriter Friday.

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Portions of Saskatchewan Government Insurance could be sold

May 4, 2017 The Canadian Press

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has confirmed 11 private companies have expressed interest in buying a portion of Saskatchewan Government Insurance. But Premier Brad Wall says meetings recently attended in Toronto by SGI Minister Joe Hargrave were not related to

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Changes to SGI’s Safe Driver Recognition program take effect in October

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Changes to Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition (SDR) program, which rewards the safest drivers with the biggest discounts and imposes stiffer consequences for high-risk drivers, take effect on Oct. 12. The program was implemented in 2002 to reward

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Facial recognition set to go live in Saskatchewan in late August

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) will have in place facial recognition software when issuing driver licences and photo identification cards come Aug. 24, a move the insurer maintains will help combat fraud and bolster road safety. Customers will not notice anything

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SGI implements new fee and safety incentive for new motorcyclists

June 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is implementing the next phase of its Motorcycle Graduated Driver Licensing (MGDL) program changes in an effort to improve safety for new motorcyclists, the province’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund announced on Wednesday. The MGDL program exposes