July 6, 2011, Ottawa, ON – The use of mobile devices has skyrocketed in the past few years with the speed that few technologies, if any, have enjoyed.
“We have looked at numerous methods of providing clients with the information they need when they need it the most, at the time of a claim. This is something most people don’t think about until it is too late. Suggesting that clients use their glove box to keep all their relevant insurance information including what to do at the time of a claim has never really worked�. Insurance brokers themselves might be the only ones that do that.” says Cory Young, Chief Operating Officer with Rhodes & Williams Insurance Brokers.
So, with so many important details that need to be accessed or documented when you have an accident�what’s the answer?
Enter the Mobile Age!
Most people have a mobile phone and when they get in to an accident, it’s the perfect device to have available�
Exactly why Rhodes & Williams Insurance brokers has created the app which they refer to as, “My Pocket Insurance Broker”. “There may be others out there that I have not seen, but to my knowledge, this is the first iPhone and android app available from an independent insurance broker in Canada, that provides clients with this service,” says Young.
Built in to this application for Android and iPhones, is information that you will need to get in touch with your Rhodes & Williams insurance broker, as well as crucial information that you will find helpful at the time of an accident …. when you need us most! It even has the built in ability to access the device camera and store and send photos so you can capture what has happened. Although designed to benefit our clients, it could prove helpful to anyone. Submitting the information will not be of use for non-Rhodes & Williams clients, however the app could still prove helpful for recording events at the time of an accident and keeping track of policy information in a handy spot.
So next time you go out, put your Rhodes & Williams Insurance Broker in your pocket, and take us with you!
About Rhodes & Williams Ltd.
Since its creation in 1935, Rhodes & Williams Limited has grown into one of the largest brokers in Eastern Ontario. With Headquarters in Ottawa and a branch in Toronto, Rhodes & Williams employs more than sixty professionals including over fifty licensed brokers with extensive insurance experience. Rhodes & Williams provides a broad array of general insurance including automobile, property, marine, aviation, commercial insurance and financial planning. Visit our website at www.rhodeswilliams.com.