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Storms in Saskatchewan and Alberta cost $120 million: CatIQ

September 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two storms this summer across Saskatchewan and Alberta caused a total of $120 million in insured damage, according to initial estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). Severe storms beginning Aug. 31 brought flash flooding and large hail that

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Separate hailstorms bring 2,500 claims to date

August 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

Two hailstorms in late July have resulted in about 2,500 property and auto claims to date, a spokesman for Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) told Canadian Underwriter Tuesday. The storms ripped through Saskatchewan on July 22-23 and July 27-28. The larger

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Why this auto insurer is proposing a ‘rate rebalance’

June 2, 2021 by Jason Contant

Public auto insurer Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is proposing a “rate rebalancing” that will result in a net 0% overall change for provincial Auto Fund rates, effective next January. Reflecting current frequency and severity trends, and in an effort to

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

May 31, 2021 by Adam Malik

Editor’s notes: This story has been updated to include additional information from Allstate. Insurance Bureau of Canada announced in 2020 that its members are offering reductions in auto insurance premiums for consumers whose driving habits have changed significantly. You can

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Cheque is in the mail: Insurance rebates coming to Saskatchewan drivers

May 11, 2021 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s Crown-owned insurer says it will start mailing rebates on vehicle insurance this week. Saskatchewan Government Insurance says 709,000 cheques are to be sent out. The rebates apply to all vehicles, motorcycles, trailers and snowmobiles for which insurance

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Public auto insurer to issue pandemic rebate cheques

February 26, 2021 by Jason Contant

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the latest public auto insurer to announce customer rebates for drivers resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) announced rebates in January and

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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,