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Wawanesa makes it easier, faster for small businesses to get insurance quotes

New API aligns with CSIO Commercial Small Business Standards

March 30, 2022, Winnipeg, MB – The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (Wawanesa) today announced that a new Commercial Small Business API is available. Fully aligned with CSIO data standards, Wawanesa’s new API enables brokers to securely connect their information systems with Wawanesa’s to provide small businesses with accurate quotes in seconds.

“When small businesses need insurance, we want to make it easier for our broker partners to serve their clients’ needs,” said Wawanesa’s President of Canadian P&C Operations, Carol Jardine. “With the availability of our new commercial API, our broker partners can provide small businesses with fast, accurate quotes from Wawanesa, ensuring they can get the coverage they need from a strong, Canadian owned and operated mutual insurer.”

Working closely with HUB International Limited (HUB), Wawanesa’s Commercial Small Business API is built for the evolving needs of brokers. It enables accurate risk rating, quotes, and the ability to bind in real-time. Featuring tailored packages for Business & Professionals Services, Retail Services, and Contractors, more Canadian small businesses can benefit from Wawanesa’s comprehensive policies and award-winning service.

“Wawanesa is a leading digital insurer and we are proud to lend our expertise in the development of this new commercial API,” said HUB’s Vice Chairman, John Chippindale. “Working together, we are developing digital connectivity solutions that make the work of our brokers more efficient and the lives of our commercial insurance customers easier. Thanks to Wawanesa for listening to the advice of brokers.”

“We are grateful for the advice and expertise of our partners at HUB,” Jardine added. “This API will help to increase the efficiency of brokerage operations, better meet evolving customer expectations, and free up more time for Wawanesa underwriters to spend supporting brokers.”

Brokers looking to integrate Wawanesa’s new Commercial API into their operations can contact their Wawanesa Business Development representative.


About Wawanesa

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with $4.2 billion in annual revenue and assets of $11.3 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 more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders 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


Brad Hartle
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company

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