Wawanesa Insurance Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

(Toronto – November 13, 2014) The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Wawanesa Insurance has achieved CSIO Certification for its eDocs solution.

“Wawanesa Insurance is excited to have received certification from CSIO for our eDocs program, which is currently in use in approximately 600 of our brokers’ offices across Canada. We expect more brokers to get on board as a result of this certification,” says Chris Luby, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Luby states that eDocs aligns with Wawanesa’s corporate goal to “enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of delivering products and services.”

Brokers registering for eDocs will no longer receive paper copies of policy declarations, assisting with controlling printing and mailing costs. The postage and production savings will be passed on to Wawanesa’s policyholders, corresponding with one of the core principles of a mutual company.

CSIO Certification is available to member insurance companies and vendors. eDocs is the first business activity available for certification, with plans to expand the program to cover other activities.

“We congratulate Wawanesa Insurance on obtaining CSIO Certification for eDocs,” says Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO. “With certification, Wawanesa Insurance demonstrates its commitment to standardized solutions and efficient workflows for its broker partners, reducing costs and supporting exceptional customer service.”

Visit csio.com/csio-certification to learn more about the CSIO Certification program.Wawanesa Insurance brokers can use the CSIO eDocs Calculator to determine their daily, monthly and yearly savings in time and money from adopting eDocs. Visit csio.com/edocs-savings-calculator to learn more.

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About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, brokers and software providers. CSIO is committed to improving the efficiency and competitive position of the broker distribution channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, Telematics and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO continues to maintain and operate the industry-owned EDI mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit www.csio.com.About Wawanesa Insurance

Wawanesa Insurance was founded in 1896 in the village of Wawanesa, Manitoba. With regional offices across Canada and operations in the United States, The Wawanesa Group of Companies offers property, casualty and life insurance products, employs over 2,400 people and is represented by over 1,700 brokers throughout Canada. As of December 31, 2013, Wawanesa Insurance reported written premiums of $2.6 billion with assets exceeding $8 billion. For more information, please visit www.wawanesa.com.

For further information about the CSIO Certification program, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA | Manager, Member Relations and Communications 110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5C 1T4(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300 svisram@csio.com | www.csio.com@CSIO CSIO LinkedIn

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