Economical’s Energie Auto now across Canada; Energie Property rolling out in 2012

WATERLOO, ON, February 14, 2012 – The Economical Insurance Group achieved a major milestone in January with EnergieTM/MC, its web-based underwriting system, when it completed the rollout of Energie Auto in Quebec.

“We are leading the Canadian general insurance industry in moving away from legacy systems to a web-based solution,” said Steve Livingstone, Economical’s vice-president of personal insurance. “Having a web-based system brings us closer to achieving the ultimate goal of full integration with broker management systems.”

Energie is an investment in the future with the goal of providing increasingly intuitive and efficient workflows. Once fully integrated with broker management systems, Energie will improve a broker’s level of service to their clients for new business and policy changes.

The next phase for Energie begins this summer when Economical will begin rolling out Energie Property across the country in Alberta, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Energie Property is already present in Ontario.

About Economical

Founded in 1871, The Economical Insurance Group is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurers, with $1.7 billion in premiums and $4.6 billion in assets. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated group services the insurance needs of more than one million customers through 19 branches and service offices across the country. In 2010, Economical announced its decision to become the first federally-regulated mutual property and casualty insurance company to demutualize. Economical is currently reviewing strategic options and will submit a comprehensive demutualization strategy for mutual policyholder approval after the federal government’s completion of regulatory development.

The Economical Insurance Group’s member companies include: Economical Mutual Insurance Company® (including Western General® Farm Division), Waterloo Insurance Company®, Perth Insurance Company®, The Missisquoi Insurance Company®, Federation Insurance Company of Canada®, Family Insurance Solutions and The Mattei Companies.