First on-demand gig economy insurance solution to launch in Canada
Toronto, ON (May 14, 2020) – Duuo, an on-demand insurance brand of The Co-operators, is announcing the launch of its new gig insurance product with partner, HeyBryan. The first of its kind in Canada, Duuo Gig Insurance will be available to HeyBryan Experts starting May 14.
Recognizing a gap in the market, Duuo, alongside InsurTech partner Slice Labs, worked to design a “gig insurance” product that could begin to meet the needs of the almost 1.7 million Canadians participating in the gig economy. After finding that annual insurance policies were often not a fit for gig workers, Duuo and Slice worked to create a solution that provided affordable, on-demand coverage that could be purchased in minutes.
Bryan Baeumler, HGTV star and one of Canada’s most recognizable contractors, is the face of the HeyBryan app which connects home maintenance Experts with homeowners searching for assistance with small tasks around the house. Already taking meticulous steps to ensure all Experts joining the app are properly vetted, the partnership with Duuo enables HeyBryan to provide even more security and comfort to its users.
“We’re thrilled to be the first home maintenance mobile marketplace in Canada to offer daily task insurance options for our gig experts, ” says Lance Montgomery, CEO of HeyBryan. “It offers extra protections for HeyBryan experts as well as peace of mind for customers knowing their expert is fully insured for all work performed at their home.”
When developing their new gig insurance product, Duuo sought out HeyBryan due to the organization’s clear commitment to innovation, a mindset that is shared by both organizations.
“When searching for a partner to launch Duuo Gig Insurance, HeyBryan’s dedication to providing Canadian gig workers with an effective, innovative platform inspired us.” Said Robin Shufelt, Managing Director of Duuo. “We want to work with platforms like HeyBryan to provide them with the tools they need to protect their workers.”
Home maintenance is just the beginning for Duuo Gig Insurance. Duuo is eager to begin partnering with platforms specializing in other sectors of the ever-evolving gig economy.
For more information, please visit https://duuo.ca/gig-insurance/.
Created by The Co-operators in 2018, Duuo is a digital insurance brand that provides on-demand solutions to meet the needs of Canadians participating in an innovative and fast-paced digital economy. With a portfolio of accessible products, including Short-Term Renal Insurance, Event Insurance and Rent-my-Stuff Insurance, Duuo offers innovative protection plans that can be purchased online in minutes. Powered by Slice Insurance Cloud Services, Duuo’s digital platform uses AI technology to process claims and provides comprehensive cyber security protection of client and insurer information.
- Learn more about Duuo in the InsurTech Spotlight.
About The Co-operators
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $41.7 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies, it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit www.cooperators.ca.
duuo™ and duuo by co-operators™ are trademarks of The Co-operators Group Limited. Insurance products and services branded duuo by co-operators™ are offered by Co-operators General Insurance Company (CGIC).
In partnership with HGTV star Bryan Baeumler, HeyBryan is the app that enables people to effortlessly book small tasks around the home by matching homeowners with top-quality, local, vetted and approved home maintenance Experts. With a quick and simple booking process, live chat and secure payment; HeyBryan is the easiest, most convenient way to get the job done.
Customers can book and complete tasks in anything from home cleaning, appliance repair, junk removal, plumbing, painting, electrical or general handyman services – to name just a few.
Currently servicing the Greater Toronto Area, BC’s Lower Mainland, and Calgary, HeyBryan will be launching in other Canadian cities soon. Learn more at heybryan.com.
About HeyBryan Media Inc.
HeyBryan Media (CSE: HEY) (OTCQB: HEYBF) is a peer-to-peer marketplace app offering a friendly and seamless way for customers to connect with trusted and vetted Experts for everyday home-maintenance needs. Founded in 2018, the app is named after Canadian HGTV personality and HeyBryan partner Bryan Baeumler. Learn more at heybryanmedia.com.
SOURCE: HeyBryanTags: duuo, gig economy, platform, Slice