Kanetix adds ACA Assurance’s Tour+Med travel insurance product to online quote comparison service

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TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2007 – Kanetix (www.kanetix.ca), Canada’s insurance marketplace, has announced the addition of ACA Assurance’s Tour+Med travel insurance, best known to snowbirds across Canada, to its online insurance quote comparison service. With the addition of ACA Tour+Med, snowbirds now have more choice and variety when shopping for their travel insurance coverage needs through kanetix.

While ACA Tour+Med has for the last 14 years specialized in travel insurance coverage for snowbirds, they offer travel insurance coverage to kanetix users of all ages and trip lengths. Whether it is coverage for travelling Canadians or for visitors coming to Canada, ACA Tour+Med’s decision to join the kanetix travel insurance quote comparison service will jump start their expansion into the online Canadian travel insurance market.

“The kanetix quote comparison service is all about offering insurance shoppers the best way to shop for insurance,” explains Gregory Ellis, co-founder of kanetix. “We understand the value of offering choice to visitors of all ages, and with the addition of ACA Tour+Med we are able to extend value to snowbirds while introducing ACA Tour+Med to the younger travel niche as well. With the addition of ACA Tour+Med, kanetix now offers even more choice to the travel insurance shopper, allowing them to make a better informed decision.”

To compete with the competitive price-points already offered through the kanetix website to younger travellers, ACA Tour+Med currently offers the lowest premium price available through kanetix to younger single travellers taking a 10-14 day trip. Quotes for as little as $13.30 are available and can be accessed through kanetix.ca exclusively.

“Until now, ACA Tour+Med was for the most part available through brokers and agents,” describes Leah Bidwell, Ontario Brokerage Director of ACA Assurance. “By joining the online quote service available through kanetix, ACA’s proud tradition of providing a superior customer experience continues; the ACA team can now take pride in helping prospective customers shop for the right coverage, in addition to great customer experience during the purchase process and claims administration, not to mention the personalized underwriting for people who need special coverage on substandard risks or simply answering any questions specific to a policy.”

With over 20,000 insured individuals throughout Canada, and over 2,000 claims administered a year, ACA’s customer service speaks for itself. Over the past 14 years, ACA Tour+Med has created good working relationships with the travel service industry and medical community in both Canada and the United States.

About ACA Assurance

ACA ASSURANCE is an International Fraternal Benefit Society, created in 1896 in Manchester New Hampshire. In 1993, the Society launched its travel insurance product, Tour+Med. Due to ACA Assurance’s American expertise, Tour+Med became a unique product of its own, its pharmacy card available to all travellers in the United States, being only one of many examples. With the success of Tour+Med, ACA Assurance added to its travel insurance portfolio a “Visitors to Canada” product. This product is for clients without health insurance coverage from the Canadian government and whose main destination is Canada.

ACA’s mission is to become a travel & health insurance leader at all levels, whether a Canadian travelling abroad or a non-Canadian citizen travelling into Canada. Their goal is to give you a product of superior quality at a reasonable price.

About kanetix

Launched in October 1999, kanetix is Canada’s leading national, online insurance marketplace. The kanetix insurance information and shopping service brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the kanetix website to compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Users can select the insurance quote of their choice and choose to complete the application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.

In addition to the insurance marketplace, kanetix is the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology and develops online quotation systems and websites for some of Canada’s leading insurance providers.