Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

Toronto, ON (May 6, 2015) – The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company has achieved CSIO Certification for its eDocs solution.

“Promoting the independent broker channel delivery model is one of our core company values,” affirms Randy Owens, Corporate Business Development Manager at Portage. “The development of the eDocs platform for electronic exchange of documents between Portage Mutual and our broker partners is one more testament to our long-term commitment to supporting the broker channel, which we firmly believe is the best choice for customers looking for professional and reliable guidance today and in the future.”

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.

“In obtaining CSIO Certification for eDocs, Portage Mutual has demonstrated its strong commitment to assisting its broker partners save time through improving efficiencies, and we congratulate Portage on that,” states Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO.

CSIO Certification is available to member insurance companies and vendors. Visit CSIO to learn more about the certification program.

Brokers can use the CSIO eDocs Savings Calculator to determine their daily, monthly and yearly savings in time and money from adopting eDocs.

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 Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company

Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance Company was organized in 1884, based on the underlying principles of security, integrity, hard work, and personalized service. As a 100% Canadian-owned mutual insurance company, the success of Portage Mutual depends upon serving policyholders with fairness and showing genuine concern for their security. We do this by providing reasonably priced, flexible insurance products and by supporting our brokers with exemplary service. At Portage Mutual, we believe that doing business with integrity never goes out of style. It is as important today as it was when we began 130 years ago, and it is part of what makes Portage Mutual customers so loyal. For more information, visit portagemutual.com.

SOURCE: Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)