It’s that time of year for me – time to renew the insurance…
And despite the popularity of online insurance brokers, there’s one small problem – I’m in Canada.
It’s odd, but most of the places that help online appear to be American – yet we need insurance as well!
So I was pleased to find a site online that did insurance (and a variety of types) – Kanetix.
It’s an online form that promises to give you quotes. And so to try it out, I went through and filled out the forms. A fair bit of detail is needed (for instance, I actually don’t know how far I am from the nearest fire hydrant, so I took a guess), but I persevered and finally got to the end. Following that you are sent to a summary page that gives you quotes, and then offers to contact them for you.
And besides home insurance, they also offer other forms (such as vehicle, life, and travel), so it’s more of a one stop shop for insurance in general. I did note that when I asked about Business insurance it told me it’s wasn’t available in my province, so you may not be able to get all things in all places, depending on availability.
And a big concern – you aren’t giving away private information. I didn’t even have to give out my home address (it did require my postal code, however). This is important, because I can’t see filling out any online form that asked personal details. Security matters – so it was good to see they didn’t require anything.
All in all, the experience was fast – and potentially profitable. I have two bigs, with possible savings of $50-$150 (!). Well worth the time spent. Unfortunately, it’s probably too late for me this year to switch over, but I will be definitely be looking into this again next year.
Now if only I had seen this a week ago…