SGI CANADA and KANETIX partner to deliver commercial small business online quoting service in Saskatchewan

New tool will allow consumers the ability to obtain online quotes for small business packages

REGINA, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - SGI CANADA and KANETIX are excited to announce the addition of two new products that are now available for quote on SGI CANADA eQuote.  Small business owners in Saskatchewan can now obtain a quote online for SGI CANADA's small business packages of Toolbox Pak and Energy Pak.  Toolbox Pak provides affordable property and liability insurance for small, independent contracting operations.  Energy Pak is designed to protect businesses in the oil and gas industry from unexpected loss or property damage.  The quoting of small business packages compliments the ability to get an auto quote which is already available on eQuote.

The small business eQuote service is the first of its kind offered in Saskatchewan and employs the online quoting technology expertise of KANETIX Ltd.  While customers obtain their quote online, brokers continue to be an integral part of SGI CANADA's eQuote process.  Once a customer has obtained their quote, the customer refers the quote details to their chosen broker for consultation and advice before completing the purchase from the broker.

The eQuote tool can be found at a variety of online locations including participating broker websites, www.sgicanada.ca, and www.sgi.sk.ca.  eQuote for Toolbox Pak and Energy Pak is fully functional on both desktop computers and mobile devices allowing customers to obtain quotes wherever it's most convenient for them.

"We are excited to partner with our brokers to offer more products as part of our eQuote solution," said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI CANADA.  "The addition of Toolbox Pak and Energy Pak to eQuote is another step in our mission to provide convenient and accessible ways to the SGI CANADA suite of products."

"Consumer demand for online commercial insurance products is growing," said Craig Hopkinson, Vice President of Kanetix SaaS.  "Kanetix SaaS is very pleased to be working with SGI CANADA as they once again strive to meet the needs of the online consumer in new and innovative ways."

The enhancement of eQuote continues to entrench KANETIX's position as a leading provider of online insurance quotes by continuing to innovate how Canadians shop for, and buy, insurance.

About SGI CANADA

SGI CANADA has been in business for more than 60 years, selling property and casualty insurance in seven Canadian provinces. It operates as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan; SGI CANADA Insurance Services Limited in Alberta and Manitoba; Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario; and the Insurance Company of Prince Edward Island (ICPEI) in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Visit SGI CANADA at www.sgicanada.ca. Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund.

About KANETIX®

Launched in October 1999, KANETIX was Canada's first online insurance marketplace and today provides over a million quotes per year to consumers looking for insurance, as well as comparisons for mortgage rates and credit cards.

The KANETIX comparison service is a one-stop shopping environment for consumers. Each day, thousands visit the KANETIX website at www.KANETIX.ca to comparison shop their various financial needs. Shoppers choose what they want to compare, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of KANETIX connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

Through its Software as a Service team, KANETIX is also the leading provider of online insurance quotation technology, developing online quotation systems, mobile solutions, actuarial tools and websites for many of Canada's largest insurance brands.  KANETIX SaaS develops INNOVATIVE.  PARTNER BRANDED.  ONLINE SOLUTIONS.

SOURCE: Kanetix

Contact:

Media contact:

Natasha Carr
416.599.9779 ext. 343
publicrelations@KANETIX.ca
KANETIX Ltd.

Kelley Brinkworth
SGI CANADA
306-751-1837
kbrinkworth@sgicanada.ca

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