More Than Half of Ontario Drivers Automatically Renew Their Policies

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When it comes time to renew your auto insurance policy, do you shop around? If you could get a better deal and pay less for auto insurance, would you?

Many don't when it comes to car insurance in Ontario.

A Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) survey shows that more than half (52 per cent) of Ontario drivers simply paid the renewed rate, or took no action, when it came time to renew their auto insurance policy, making their renewal automatic. This could be a costly mistake, especially with the June 1, 2016 auto insurance reforms.

As a result of the reforms, FSCO is encouraging all Ontario drivers to do the following before renewing their auto insurance policy:

  • Learn more about the reforms
  • Compare their new policy's coverages and options to their previous policy
  • Call their insurance representative to discuss options and ask questions
  • Shop around to get the best price and the policy that meets their needs

When it's time to renew, you'll be given more information from your auto insurance provider. Additionally, you can also learn more about the reforms at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

  • Did you know? Policies purchased or renewed on or after June 1, 2016 will automatically have the new lower standard benefits. Policies purchased or renewed prior to June 1, won't change until it's time to renew or until you switch insurers.

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