Drivers can show electronic proof of auto insurance
Sept 6, 2019
Global Korean Post
Ontario drivers now have more choice and convenience when it comes to their proof of auto insurance.
Ontario drivers may now display proof of auto insurance electronically.
Ontario is enabling drivers to carry electronic proof of auto insurance on their mobile device, including their smartphones, as part of the Putting Drivers First blueprint announced in the 2019 Budget.
As of Sept. 5, policyholders have the option of displaying their proof of insurance electronically, in addition to the paper “pink card.” Now drivers can access their insurance card in the way that best suits their needs.
“Our Government has committed to making life easier for Ontario people,” said Finance Minister Rod Phillips. “That is why this government is making auto insurance more convenient by giving drivers the option of showing their proof of auto insurance electronically, so that drivers can access their insurance card in the way that best suits their needs.”
The government will work with the new, independent financial services regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), to modernize auto insurance in the province.
“Ontario’s auto insurers welcome the government’s decision to allow electronic proof of insurance for Ontario drivers. In all other sectors that consumers interact with – from banking to retail to cell phone providers — consumers are offered a choice and we are pleased to now be able to offer consumers that same choice. This marks another step is making insurance easier for Ontarians and we look forward to working with this government to bring more choice and innovation to the market, ” said the Insurance Bureau of Canada.