Wawanesa launches innovative technology platform to support Ontario brokers

Winnipeg, MB (Oct. 23, 2019) – The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Canada’s largest Property and Casualty Mutual insurer, has partnered with Capgemini to implement two industry-leading digital solutions across Ontario – Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ and BluePass. Together, these solutions will support Wawanesa and its Ontario broker community towards the goal of providing exceptional customer service to current and future policyholders across the province.

InsuranceSuite is the core system supporting Wawanesa’s policy, claims and billing management. BluePass extends the platform’s capabilities to brokers, providing an easy-to-use path for real-time policy transactions. Brokers in Ontario can now instantly find information on policies and accounts, submit new business, change or cancel policies, update billing information, and process payments. The system is easily expandable, allowing for the addition of new products as they come online.

“This partnership accelerates our commitment to delivering industry-leading tools to our Wawanesa employees and brokers in Ontario,” said Carol Jardine, President of Canadian P&C Operations. “It’s a major step in optimizing our insurance operations so we can offer brokers unparalleled service and set an even stronger foundation for innovation and growth – and, most importantly, provide an exceptional customer experience to policyholders served by our brokers.”

Launching InsuranceSuite™ and BluePass in Ontario is a milestone in Wawanesa’s continuing business transformation, and part of a broader strategic systems renewal initiative that’s already implemented across Western Canada.

“Going live in Ontario on Guidewire platforms represents a turning point for Wawanesa and its two million customers as it has become an insurer of the future through innovative business transformation,” said Shane Cassidy, Executive Director, Insurance for Capgemini’s Financial Services. “It’s a new chapter in one of the largest IT transformations in Canada. What started in 1896 as a small venture with local farmers, is now Canada’s largest mutual insurer. Thanks to Wawanesa for entrusting Capgemini to be a part of your next chapter.”

About Wawanesa

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is the largest Canadian Property and Casualty Mutual insurer with $3 billion in annual revenue and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With over 5,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through regional offices and service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at www.wawanesa.com/canada.

About Guidewire Software

Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) delivers the industry platform that Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon to adapt and succeed in a time of accelerating change. Guidewire provides the software, services, and partner ecosystem to enable its customers to run, differentiate, and grow their business. Guidewire is privileged to serve more than 350 companies in 32 countries. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com.

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of €13.2 billion. For more information, visit www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.

SOURCE: Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

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