Northbridge Insurance Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

Toronto, ON (Oct. 4, 2013) – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce Northbridge Insurance® as the first insurer to obtain CSIO Certification for eDocs.

“Being part of the eDocs standard creates operational and cost efficiencies for our broker partners by allowing them to download all their Northbridge Insurance policy documents from one place, instantly,” said Dave De Kuyper, EVP, Market Management at Northbridge Insurance. “We’re proud to be the first insurer in Canada to be certified for eDocs as we introduce the solution to select broker partners. The certification process was thorough, straightforward and well worth the investment and we are sure our broker partners will see the value of this innovative solution.”

CSIO data exchange standards are company neutral and help solve data compatibility issues, facilitate more efficient and seamless integration of information and improve implementation of technology solutions.

“The CSIO Certification program meets an important industry need for recognizing consistency in standards implementation,” says Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO. “We congratulate Northbridge Insurance on being the first insurer to receive CSIO Certification for eDocs, demonstrating its commitment to enhancing data exchange and making it easier for brokers to do business with them.”

CSIO Certification is available to member companies and vendors. eDocs is the first activity available for certification, with plans to expand the program to cover all other business activities.

Visit CSIO to learn more about the certification program.

About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s national standards association of property and casualty insurers, brokers and software providers. For over thirty years, CSIO has been committed to improving the efficiency and competitive position of the broker distribution channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of industry standards in the areas of XML, EDI and forms. In addition, CSIO continues to maintain and operate the industry-owned EDI mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit

About Northbridge Insurance

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SOURCE: Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)