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UPDATED: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us

July 27, 2020 by Adam Malik

Editor’s notes: This story has been updated to include additional information from CAA Insurance. Insurance Bureau of Canada announced that its members are offering reductions in auto insurance premiums for consumers whose driving habits have changed significantly. You can read

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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 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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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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Training will be mandatory for semi-truck drivers in this province

December 3, 2018 Ryan McKenna - THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is introducing mandatory training for semi-truck drivers almost eight months after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Starting in March, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial license will be required to undergo at least 121.5 hours

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What four insurers say about IBAC Data Exchange

August 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Reducing the workload for human beings is one reason some insurance carriers are participating in part of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s Data Exchange project. “We are constantly looking for ways to eliminate manual processes, to eliminate administrative functions,

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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 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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Flood coverage applied to more than three in four eligible SGI home insurance policies

July 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance reported Thursday a consolidated loss ratio of 60.4% for the year ending March 31, 2017, while 77% of all eligible homeowner policies have optional water protection coverage introduced last year. SGI Canada – the trade name of