Unica Insurance Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

Toronto, ON (Jan. 14, 2015) – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Unica Insurance has achieved CSIO Certification for its eDocs solution.

“Unica is very proud to receive formal recognition of our eDocs solution by CSIO’s Certification program,” said Martin Delage, President and COO at Unica Insurance. “Since our initial roll-out back in October 2013, we’re thrilled to see the majority of our broker partners have elected to receive their policy documents electronically. In keeping with Unica’s commitment to technology investment to help our brokers, we have now expanded our eDocs offering to include Commercial Insurance policy documents. This will further reduce the amount of paper our brokers need to handle and will bring additional efficiencies to their everyday processes.”

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.

When eDocs are used to their full potential, sending, receiving, sorting, scanning and destroying paper is no longer necessary, saving the industry significant amounts of time and money. When used in commercial lines, these savings are not only further realized but offer improved workflows resulting in an enhanced customer experience.

“We congratulate Unica Insurance on obtaining CSIO Certification for eDocs, and for its initiative in implementing eDocs for commercial as well as personal lines,” says Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO. “With a certified solution available for both lines of business, Unica continues to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to investments in technology that streamline workflows and maximize efficiency for its broker partners.”

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 csio.com.

About Unica Insurance

Founded in 1955 and 100% Dependably Canadian®, Unica Insurance Inc. (Unica) is a subsidiary of La Capitale General Insurance, a major Canadian property & casualty insurer. From its office in Mississauga, Ontario, Unica offers innovative insurance solutions to protect consumers’ homes, vehicles and businesses. Unica strongly believes in the value the broker brings to the insurance transaction and so distributes its products exclusively through a network of professional insurance brokers throughout Ontario. For more information, please visit www.unicainsurance.com.

SOURCE: Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)