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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

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This province recorded its lowest number of traffic deaths in almost 70 years

February 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Preliminary figures show that in 2017 Saskatchewan recorded its lowest traffic fatality numbers since the 1950s. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says in a release that there were 102 deaths last year compared with 125 in 2016. SGI says the

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Government insurer sees drunk driving offences plunge

January 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

December 2017 saw the lowest number of impaired driving offences reported that month in the four years since Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) began doing its monthly traffic safety spotlights, even with increased enforcement. “Overall, we think attitudes are changing in

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Tougher laws a mere distraction for cell-using drivers

December 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Distracted driving offences in Saskatchewan were at an all-time high in November 2017, despite the government’s attempts to toughen the laws around driving with a cellphone. “Police reported a whopping 636 distracted driving offences during the November [Traffic Safety Spotlight],

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Province’s ridesharing law requires minimum policy limit

December 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan has introduced legislation allowing for ridesharing services to operate in the province, with an interesting insurance twist. The Vehicles for Hire Act requires the ridesharing company to file written evidence of a motor vehicle liability insurance policy with a

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Province’s distracted drivers are on the rise

November 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite the consequences of distracted driving – a $280 fine and four demerit points under Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) Safe Driver Recognition program – it continues to be the leading cause of all traffic collisions. Police in Saskatchewan issued a

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Saskatchewan police focusing on distracted drivers in October

October 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Police in Saskatchewan will focus on distracted driving as their traffic safety spotlight for the month of October. Throughout the month, police across the province will be using a variety of tactics to catch distracted drivers in the act, including

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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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182 motorists caught speeding in work zones during SGI’s recent traffic safety spotlight

August 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has reported that 182 tickets were issued to drivers for speeding in construction work zones during last month’s traffic safety spotlight. In total, 177 tickets were issued to drivers exceeding 60 kilometres an hour while passing highway workers or occupied highway equipment within a municipal or highway work zone, SGI said in a press release issued on Monday. Five tickets were also issued for speeding in construction zones where a flag person is present. The results include all traffic safety focus…

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88 tickets issued to new Saskatchewan drivers, motorcyclists in June: SGI

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Law enforcement officers across Saskatchewan issued 88 tickets to new drivers and motorcyclists who weren’t following the requirements outlined on their licences, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) reported on Monday. The results from last month’s traffic safety spotlight on new drivers