REGINA – Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is hoping to streamline the way people can do their auto claims, so people can get back in their vehicles faster. SGI and the auto body industry have teamed together to try and speed up the claim process.
Customers will now be able to have their damage estimate and repairs completed at one shop.
“SGI recognizes insurance claims are not planned for; dealing with the claims process takes valuable time from our already busy days,” said Don McMorris, the minister responsible for SGI .
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“SGI is making things easier for customers, by providing an option to streamline simpler claims, so vehicles can get back on the road sooner.”
Around 20 repair firms in the province are already doing damage estimates and the majority of accredited repair firms are expected to be estimating by the end of the year.
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Claim filing will remain the same for customers and when it’s time to get the damage estimate done, they will be asked where they want to go. Their adjuster will let them know whether their chosen firm qualifies to perform damage estimates.
“It’s a one-stop shop,” McMorris said. “The repair firms can help improve the customers’ claim experience and customers get their vehicles fixed faster and back on the road. It’s a win-win, which is why we’re so excited to give Saskatchewan residents this new option.”
Each year, there are more than 200,000 auto damage claims in Saskatchewan.