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Pandemic prompts policyholders to shift purchasing behaviours

February 10, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The pandemic’s prompted Canadians to spend more time researching and evaluating their insurance options online, according to a recent report.’s 2021 Digital Money Trends Report, looked at how Canadians interact and evaluate insurance policies and services, based on

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Car owners score poorly on auto insurance quiz

January 20, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Canadians who have auto insurance really need to re-read the fine print on their policies, a recent survey found. A poll of more than 1,300 auto policy holders, conducted by rate comparison site, focused on 10 common misconceptions around

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More than half of polled Canadians keep their auto insurer for five years or longer

November 24, 2021 Philip Porado

A whopping 84% of Canadians have stayed with their auto insurer for two or more years and 58% have remained with the same company for more than five years, according to a Ratehub survey. What’s more 23% said they’ve stayed

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With 81% of polled Canadians yet to try UBI, brokers have opportunity to educate and sell

October 26, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

While usage-based insurance (UBI) has been around for nearly nine years in Canada, a new survey shows only 57% of Canadians have heard of UBI and 81% of those surveyed have not tried it – presenting an opportunity for brokers

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How well do your clients understand their auto insurance?

August 19, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your clients are taking a test on auto insurance, it’s likely they would barely pass, the results of a recent survey reveal. Rate comparison site reported last week the results of a poll of more than 1,300