Wawanesa Broadens Digital Channels For Brokers

WINNIPEG, MB August 7, 2018 – The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, the largest Canadian Property and Casualty Mutual insurer, is enhancing its commitment to innovative technology by deploying new BluePass software that will make it easier and more efficient for brokers to do business with the company.

The intuitive, graphic-based BluePass tool is accessed via a portal and seamlessly connects a broker with an underwriter using Guidewire InsuranceSuite™, Wawanesa’s platform that supports policy, claim and billing management for Property and Casualty insurance.

Both solutions are part of Wawanesa’s ongoing strategic systems renewal project to improve its customer experience, strengthen its broker relationships, and remove obstacles created by older legacy systems.

BluePass has numerous benefits including:

    • Faster, more accurate transactions and instant documentation;
    • Real-time validations that minimize entry issues; and
    • Increased online billing functionality.


Following a successful pilot in Alberta with several insurance brokers, BluePass is rolling out to the rest of Wawanesa’s broker partners in the province and will be included with Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ implementations across the country, beginning with British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba later this year.


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"With the introduction of BluePass we are supporting our broker channel through the digital modernization of our shared process in serving customers," said Carol Jardine, President, Canadian P&C Operations, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company.  "This tool represents the future of online transactions that will deliver a better end user experience that is more intuitive and flexible while offering seamless communication with Wawanesa."

"As one can imagine this was no small task to invest time with being involved in something like this. I believe it was rewarding to have input and be a part of what we feel is an important step in the development of the insurance broker," remarked Julia Marshall, Gold Key Insurance Ltd. "It allowed us to give feedback and see real change. We value our partnership with Wawanesa and look forward to seeing what the next steps are."

"The simplicity, ease of use and real-time capabilities make BluePass a great tool for brokers and BluePass optimizes property fields for predictive model rating," said Cori Johnston-Noel of CJ Campbell Insurance. "Another useful and effective feature is the enhanced Accounts tab which allows brokers to view and amend billing modes."

"The sandbox environment allowed for flexible self-study with no consequence to our live data and the training package was well thought out. Being able to provide accurate billing details within minutes has been a huge benefit to both our brokers and our clients. This is a key piece BluePass has really nailed down where some other company portals are still falling short," remarked Sarah Sinclair, BlueCircle Insurance Brokers.


About The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is the largest Property and Casualty Mutual insurer in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 5,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 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 https://www.wawanesa.com/canada/ 

About Gold Key Insurance Ltd.
Gold Key Insurance is registered and licensed home, auto, travel, life, farm, commercial and group insurance broker with the Alberta Insurance Council. We act in the capacity as an independent, unbiased and objective intermediary between the insured and the insurer. Learn more at http://goldkey-insurance.com/

About CJ Campbell Insurance
At CJ Campbell Insurance we are here to help, so experience the difference working with us, trusted Insurance specialists since 1912 – we’ve got you covered. Learn more at https://cjcampbell.com/

About BlueCircle Insurance
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta for more than 16 years, BlueCircle Insurance Brokers is a locally owned and operated P&C brokerage with recently expanded operations into the Edmonton area to better serve our clients in the Central and Northern regions of the province. Leveraging personal service along with the flexibility of the latest technology, online and from our two local brick and mortar locations, we are committed to "protecting you & all you own…the RIGHT way!" Learn more at http://gobluecircle.com/


For information, please contact:
David Hultin, Senior External Communications Specialist
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
1-844-946-6282
media@wawanesa.com


Julia Marshall
Gold Key Insurance Ltd.
julia@gkinsurance.ca


Cori Johnston-Noel
CJ Campbell Insurance
cnoel@cjcampbell.ca


Sarah Sinclair
BlueCircle Insurance Brokers
sarah@gobluecircle.com



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