WINNIPEG, MB November 5, 2018 – The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Canada’s largest Property and Casualty Mutual insurer, is excited to announce that it is deploying two leading-edge digital solutions - Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ and BluePass - across its Western Canadian markets beginning today and continuing through the month of November. Wawanesa partnered with Capgemini for end-to-end implementation of InsuranceSuite and BluePass.
Building on the momentum of a successful launch in its Alberta Regional offices and across its Personal Lines business in the United States, Wawanesa’s InsuranceSuite is now available for Personal Lines in British Columbia. For the Saskatchewan and Manitoba markets, InsuranceSuite will be available on November 19.
InsuranceSuite consists of PolicyCenter, ClaimCenter and BillingCenter and will be used by Wawanesa across its entire property and casualty insurance lifecycle. The software has helped Wawanesa to modernize its systems and to be more responsive to the needs of brokers and customers.
Wawanesa will also celebrate an important milestone with the introduction of BluePass in British Columbia on November 12 as well as Saskatchewan and Manitoba on November 26. This unique tool was successfully piloted in Alberta earlier this year, thanks to some very special insurance brokers.
BluePass is fully integrated with InsuranceSuite and is a broker portal that provides access to real-time rating and processing for new submissions, policy changes, cancellations, online billing changes and payment processing. There is no lag and no disconnect – brokers get their information straight from Wawanesa in real-time.
This milestone is an important accelerator in Wawanesa’s business transformation, supporting future innovation and providing its brokers with a technology platform that is real-time, Internet based, and full integrated. Wawanesa continues to deepen its commitment to brokers, investing in technology that will deliver win-win solutions for brokers and customers.
“As we continue to transform our core legacy systems and processes, the introduction of real-time and Internet based technology like InsuranceSuite and BluePass allows us to compete in the digital world with the experience our brokers and customers expect from their insurer in 2018,” said Carol Jardine, Wawanesa’s President of Canadian P&C Operations. “We are 100% committed to our brokers and fully invested in making it easier for them to do business with us using the best technology we can deliver.”
“We congratulate Wawanesa on their implementation achievement,” said Mike Polelle, Chief Delivery Officer, Guidewire. “We admire their dedication to enhancing the broker and customer experience and are honored to have played a role in helping them reach their transformation goals.”
“Today marks a milestone for Wawanesa as our joint vision of providing superior customer experience is being realized. Thank you Wawanesa for placing your trust in us for your business transformation which is the largest of its kind in Canada,” said Shane Cassidy, Head of the Insurance business unit of Capgemini Financial Services.
About The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
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
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire 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 and follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC. (NYSE: GWRE)
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 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.
Visit us at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.
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The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
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