CSIO Releases Advisory Report on eSignatures

Toronto, ON (Dec. 20, 2013) – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has released an Advisory Report to aid its members in selecting and implementing a compliant, effective eSignatures solution.

Earlier this year, CSIO commissioned law firm Fasken Martineau LLP to review the legal and regulatory landscape governing eSignatures in Canada and to produce a report providing an overview of the legal requirements and best practices for implementation.

“Enabling verifiable, secure digital signatures over computers, tablets and smartphones, eSignatures is the logical next step to eDocs in supporting paperless workflows in the broker channel,” says Catherine Smola, President and CEO of CSIO. “This report will serve as a foundational document to our members as they investigate how to best leverage the benefits of this technology to further enhance workflow efficiencies and deliver an improved customer experience.”

eSignatures benefit customers by facilitating anytime, anywhere transactions without the need to print, sign, scan and send documents.

Visit csio.com/esignatures to review the Advisory Report and learn more.

About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations

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 www.csio.com.

Source: CSIO