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Game-changer: SGI CANADA and CSSI pilot real-time Data Exchange for policy change requests

June 18, 2020 Custom Software Solutions Inc.

REGINA, SK AND VIDEN, MB, JUNE 18, 2020/insPRESS/ – SGI CANADA and Custom Software Solutions Inc. (CSSI) are pleased to announce they are piloting the first real-time, personal lines policy change request transaction in Canada, starting and ending in the broker

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How to ensure social distancing while road-testing drivers

May 13, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan Government Insurance is resuming road tests – suspended since mid-March – for some drivers. SGI had suspended driving tests in order to reduce the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. And so how to resume testing while social distancing

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How this statutory benefits ruling hinged on the word “the”

November 5, 2019 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan’s highest court has ruled in favour of the province’s government auto insurer in a case involving statutory death benefits paid collectively to three dependant children. The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan’s ruling in Johnson v Saskatchewan Government Insurance, released

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How much does auto insurer owe an injured claimant who cannot go to school?

October 11, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan’s government-run auto insurer has won a victory of sorts before the Supreme Court of Canada arising from a disputed accident benefits claim, although the carrier lost its key argument. Canada’s top court announced Thursday it will not hear an

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New hearing ordered after court finds tribunal erred in law on accident benefits

August 12, 2019 by Jason Contant

A vehicle accident victim is getting a new hearing after Saskatchewan’s appeal court found a tribunal erred in law by disregarding evidence related to the claimant’s accident-related inability to work. The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan unanimously ruled the July

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Big Moves – New customer service officer for SGI

August 8, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Paul Mlodzik has left The Co-operators Group Ltd. to oversee a new division at Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI). He is now executive vice president and chief customer officer of SGI’s newly-formed customer, communications and marketing division. It’s his second time

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Why road injuries have dropped 34% in this province

August 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

A combination of technology, legislation and behaviour change are contributing to a downward trend in road injuries and fatalities in Saskatchewan, including a substantial decrease last year, the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) suggested at a press conference

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How SGI’s expansion into Ontario auto fared last year

July 12, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Saskatchewan’s government-owned insurer has been blindsided by its Ontario auto line. Regina-based Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported Tuesday that SGI Canada’s 2018-19 loss ratio in Ontario was 91.9%, up 16.5 points from 75.4% in 2017-18. That increase was “largely due

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The Canadian insurer that will seek a rate decrease later this year

July 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

One Canadian public insurer is bucking the trend – seen across the country – of carriers asking to raise auto rates. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday that it plans to apply for a rate decrease later this

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How Saskatchewan brokers are handling the French fries challenge

May 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Roughly half the motorists in Saskatchewan lack adequate auto insurance because they are only buying the mandatory minimum required by law from the province’s government-run auto insurer, a broker warns. Saskatchewan’s 70-year-old-plus Auto Fund writes basic minimum liability, damage to

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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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How Saskatchewan auto insurer approaches distracted driving

March 8, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Saskatchewan motorists caught using wireless devices while driving could be hit by the province’s auto insurer with a $200 penalty; second-time offenders could lose their vehicle for a week, Saskatchewan Government Insurance warns. A distracted driving ticket costs a Saskatchewan