Kanetix SaaS and Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance Company partner to deliver extension Auto Quoter

New “iSMI” solution allows SMI brokers the ability to obtain extension auto quotes and to submit applications online for a variety of vehicle types from their desktops

Toronto, ON (Feb. 25, 2015) – SMI brokers can now obtain electronic quotes on behalf of their customers thanks to the partnership between SMI and Kanetix SaaS.

This new solution, “iSMI,” can be accessed by SMI brokers after logging in to a secure broker website.

The new solution is the first of its kind offered by Kanetix in Saskatchewan as it allows SMI brokers the ability to rapidly quote extension auto policies and submit applications online for the following vehicle types: private passenger vehicles (car, truck, van, motorhome & farm truck); heavy farm vehicles; antique, classic and special interest vehicles; all-terrain vehicles; snowmobiles; farm and private trailers; motorcycles; and vehicles in storage/restoration.

While basic insurance is included with vehicle registration in Saskatchewan, extension auto insurance through SMI provides increased liability coverage for travel within Canada and the United States, as well as coverage for windshield damage, wildlife collision, replacement cost for new vehicles, and other coverages.

“SMI is thrilled to make the insurance process easier and more convenient for our broker partners and consumers,” said Laura Wiebe, President & CEO – Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance. “With the migration of more and more professionals to Saskatchewan, SMI, in partnership with our broker network is aiming to provide secure insurance coverage in a way that works for both consumers and brokers. Through the launch of this new solution, SMI is happy to be saving Saskatchewan consumers time and money, while providing them with exemplary service through their broker of choice within the SMI broker network.”

“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with SMI to offer this exciting solution,” said Kathy Martin, Vice President, Kanetix SaaS. “This solution reaffirms our belief that marrying the technology that consumers desire, with the advice that a trusted SMI broker can offer, creates a win-win scenario for everyone.”

About Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance

SMI was formed by a group of pioneer farmers in 1908 because of a mutual need, the need for farmers to help each other. With that pioneer spirit in mind, SMI has prospered for over 100 years, providing Peace of Mind to its policyholders.

At SMI the policyholders really are most important because, like a cooperative, each policyholder has voting rights with the Company. Policyholders’ wishes are carried out by an elected board of directors who oversee the successful operation of the Company. Today SMI is a federally licensed insurer operating successfully in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba with annual written premiums of over $60,000,000. SMI offers insurance for home, extension auto, recreational vehicles, farm, and commercial risks.

SMI, with a staff of approximately 80 people, serves its policyholders through the independent brokerage system. SMI’s Head Office is located in Saskatoon with service offices in Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg.

About Kanetix® SaaS

Kanetix SaaS partners with many of Canada’s largest insurance brands to build and continually enhance their online insurance quoting platforms. We are industry experts in helping partners to acquire and convert shoppers to consumers online. Using our responsive design approach, our solutions reside where our partners’ consumers are – desktops, tablets, mini tablets and smartphones. Our reporting and web analytic skills allow partners to optimize Quoter throughput while measuring and adjusting digital marketing expenditures.

Kanetix SaaS develops Innovative. Partner branded. Online solutions.

Please visit our website to learn more.

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 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.

SOURCE: Kanetix

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