Peace Hills Insurance extends partnership with DAS Canada on Legal Expense Insurance

Edmonton, AB (Apr. 10, 2018) – Peace Hills Insurance announced on April 1, 2018 that it has extended its partnership with DAS Canada to offer Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) to Homeowner, Condo, and Tenant policyholders in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.

This announcement follows the original December 1, 2017 announcement to include LEI coverage in all Peace Hills’ Condo and Tenant, Homeowner, and seasonal policies in Alberta.

LEI coverage provides policyholders with financial protection for a variety of potential legal events, and empowers them to pursue or defend their legal rights. Given the involved nature of the Canadian legal system, and the increasing number of work and life demands, individuals and families struggle with the financial stress and the uncertainty of an unexpected legal problem. The telephone Legal Advice Helpline that LEI provides allows Peace Hills’ policyholders to obtain general legal advice as many times as required for any legal inquiry they mayhave.

“This announcement reaffirms our earlier desire to roll this valuable coverage out to the rest of the areas we serve,” says Chad Shurnaik, Peace Hills’ Vice President of Underwriting and Marketing.

“The additional layer of protection in our personal property coverage helps us better care for our insureds in a society with increasingly complex legal matters,” he added.

Alex Manning, Director of Corporate Partnerships at DAS Canada, says, “DAS is extremely happy to be extending our partnership with Peace Hills Insurance to include Legal Expense Insurance coverage within their policies. Through the LEI coverage from Peace Hills, all Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories customers will enjoy access to unlimited general legal advice, plus financial coverage for a range of everyday legal events. This most recent announcement with Peace Hills brings us closer to our vision of providing all Canadians with access to justice.”

About Peace Hills Insurance

Peace Hills Insurance is a licensed, general insurance company, which has been insuring western Canadians since 1982. The insurer employs more than 200 staff who serve over 478 broker offices across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

About DAS Canada

DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and insurer partners across the country, the company provides coverage to group and association members, individuals and business owners when they face unexpected legal issues. A DAS policy “offers customers financial protection against costly legal expenses, allows them to defend and pursue their legal rights, and gives them unlimited access to general legal advice at any time.” DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, a global provider of Legal Expense Insurance and subsidiary of ERGO, the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group. Legal Expense Insurance is underwritten by DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limit.

SOURCE: Peace Hills Insurance

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