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Love at First Site: Three Clicks to Your Perfect Policy

Personal finance guru Lesley-Anne Scorgie dishes on the benefits of buying direct insurance.

Lesley-Anne Scorgie
by Lesley-Anne Scorgie
Literally EVERYTHING has changed about getting insurance for your home and auto needs. Or more importantly, the process of getting insurance has changed — for the better.
Like most disruptive technologies that have made the entire financial landscape way easier for Canadians, going direct to the source (straight to the insurer) to get your insurance just makes sense.

Going direct saves money. It’s more transparent. And, WOW, the user interfaces are slick and understandable, and way better than looking at a pile of insurance papers that might as well be written in hieroglyphics.

People have become accustomed to working with sales associates or brokers to secure their insurance policy, but now you have the option to go direct. Just hop online and click your way through completely understandable questions and get paired up with a variety of home and auto policy options based on what fits best with your needs. The best part is that the whole process can take 5 minutes or less (that’s how quick the quote process is)! And companies like Onlia even make ongoing communication fun, friendly and educational through relevant blog articles, their safe driving app Onlia Sense plus their Safe + Sound Magazine.

Digital & direct insurers like Onlia give clients the opportunity to purchase and manage their policy themselves, all online — including everything from making account changes like adding a new driver or changing their coverages.

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You can finally start to educate yourself about your insurance coverages online so that you can make the best choices for you and your family… Because let’s face it, no one knows your needs better than you.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, but what happens if I rear end someone or my annoying neighbour lights my house on fire by accident?”

Going direct doesn’t mean you need to have to give up customer support, or that the claims process will be lacking. For direct insurers like Onlia, customer support when you need it most is their bread and butter.

The punchline of direct insurance however is SAVINGS! If you like money as much as I do, you’ll want to get in on some pretty significant savings through this new and much more efficient insurance process. You can literally save over $750 per year going direct and bundling up your services.

If a more empowered relationship with your home and auto insurance provider is what you’d like, try going direct.

Protect your car & home with Onlia Insurance – and get extra discounts while you’re at it.