SGI CANADA Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

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Toronto, ON (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that SGI CANADA has achieved CSIO Certification for its eDocs solution.

“At SGI CANADA we strive to help our partners save time and money and make business more convenient for customers,” says Andrew Cartmell, President & CEO. “Implementing the use of eDocs and achieving certification from CSIO shows our commitment to continuously improve the way we approach our business processes. We are committed to our broker-facing technology and will continue to work on increasing the efficiency of our eServices, and improving the ease of doing business with SGI CANADA.”

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

“We congratulate SGI CANADA on obtaining CSIO Certification for eDocs,” says Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO. “SGI CANADA’s certification is reflective of its continued commitment to deliver technology solutions for its broker partners that improve workflow efficiencies and ultimately provide customers with the exceptional customer service they have come to expect.”

Since its launch, the CSIO eDocs standard has seen a significant increase in adoption across the broker channel. To assist brokers in calculating the time and costs savings of eDocs, CSIO has developed an eDocs Savings Calculator. SGI CANADA brokers can use the CSIO eDocs Calculator to determine daily, monthly and yearly time and cost savings gained through the adoption of eDocs.

Visit CSIO to learn more about the certification program.

About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, brokers and software providers. CSIO is committed to improving the efficiency and competitive position of the broker distribution channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, Telematics and eSignatures. 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


SGI CANADA has been in business for more than 60 years, selling property and casualty insurance. It operates as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan; SGI CANADA Insurance Services Limited in Alberta and Manitoba; and Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario.

SOURCE: Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)