Manitoba Public Insurance launches new insurance coverage for motorcycle owners

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Winnipeg, MB (May 7, 2015) – Manitoba motorcycle owners will have more options when they purchase insurance, Manitoba Public Insurance has announced.

“We are committed to working positively with the motorcycle community,” said Ward Keith, acting Vice-President, Business Development, Communications & Chief Product Officer, Manitoba Public Insurance.

“Given the increase in the number of registered motorcycles and mopeds, and ongoing dialogue with motorcyclists through the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups, (CMMG), the Corporation initiated these new products to address the insurance needs of the motorcycle community in Manitoba.

“The new products will provide motorcycle owners with greater peace of mind and added convenience in the event of a collision. This is a positive step forward for motorcycle owners in our province.”

As of Monday, May 4, motorcycle owners are able to purchase the following new products from their Autopac agent:

  • Rental Vehicle Insurance;
  • Extension Loss of Use;
  • Excess Value Coverage;
  • New and Leased Vehicle Protection Extension Insurance.

CMMG President Brian Segal said today’s announcement is a positive step forward for all motorcycle owners. “Our advocacy efforts are once again showing results,” said Segal. “Motorcyclists will now have extension insurance products on par with those of automobiles. CMMG is pleased to have been instrumental in making them available for motorcyclists.”

About Manitoba Public Insurance

Manitoba Public Insurance is a non-profit Crown Corporation that has provided basic automobile coverage since 1971. Our services are available throughout Manitoba in claim centres and Customer Service centres.

Driver and vehicle licensing services are available at more than 300 Autopac brokers around the province.

Our staff of about 1,750 is dedicated to keeping Manitoba’s roads safe and vehicle insurance rates low. We’re a large company, but we are accountable to you every step of the way.

SOURCE: Manitoba Public Insurance