Kanetix.ca launches auto insurance quote service for commercial vehicles

Ideal for contractors and tradespeople, online quotes for light commercial vehicles now available

TORONTO, March 2, 2012 – Commercial auto insurance quotes from Coachman Insurance are now available through Kanetix.ca’s new online service.

The service is a breakthrough in how consumers procure a commercial auto insurance quote; a customer can get a quote in minutes online-at their convenience. Whether it’s for multiple drivers or multiple vehicles, all one has to do is visit Kanetix.ca and complete a simple and short online form to view their custom commercial auto insurance quote.

“With the launch, Kanetix offers consumers the opportunity to get auto insurance quotes for both facets of their life: personal and professional,” said Janine White, Director, Marketplace for Kanetix.ca. “It’s a first, and we’re pleased to have teamed up with Coachman Insurance to deliver a much-needed service to busy consumers who want to shop online for a quick and easy solution to their commercial auto insurance needs.”

“More and more consumers want to research auto insurance quotes online,” said William Breckles, Chief Operating Officer of Coachman Insurance. “With this service, we’re excited to offer customers the option of obtaining those quotes online or in person with a broker. Online quotes are also conveniently available for small contractors (one- or two-person operations) who only require liability and tool coverage.”

The free Kanetix.ca service offers consumers an efficient and time-saving means to not only get an online quote, but also effortlessly connect to Coachman Insurance to discuss and buy coverage. The result is a simple and straightforward experience that frees up the consumer’s time to focus on what’s really important-their business.

Currently available for Ontario commercial auto insurance, the launch further entrenches Kanetix’s position as a leading provider of online insurance quotes by continuing to innovate how Canadians shop for, and buy, insurance.

About Coachman Insurance

Coachman Insurance Company was established in 1979 and was purchased by SGI CANADA in 2001. It offers competitively-priced property and casualty insurance products exclusively through a network of independent brokers in the Ontario market. It is headquartered in Toronto.

About Kanetix®

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada’s first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The Kanetix comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, Kanetix is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada’s largest insurance brands. For further information: Visit Kanetix.ca