APREID launches ZipSure.ca and is already named as a Finalist in National Technology Award.
DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - A.P. Reid Insurance Stores have
announced the full launch of ZipSure.ca their new on-line insurance program. The first product offered on ZipSure.ca is ZipTenant, a low cost, easy to purchase Tenants Insurance Product
started at under $8.00 per month.
APREID's research shows that less than 1 in 4 tenants in Atlantic Canada
presently carry tenants insurance. Tenants believe that is
inconvenient, too expensive and that they do not need it. Most
landlords require their tenants to carry insurance, yet this startling
statistic prevails. Every time there is a major fire or disaster the
need for tenants insurance hits the news, but sadly with little effect.
The mission of ZipSure.ca is to change all that! It is designed to overcome these challenges and
make the purchase of Tenants insurance simpler, more immediate, more
affordable, and more reliable. In addition, it provides custom, one of
a kind risk management tools for landlords to monitor which tenants
have coverage and which do not.
APREID was nominated for the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Award by the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova
Scotia (IPOANS), which represents the owners of tens of thousands of
multi-residential units. "We've been working with APREID for over 25
years and in that time they've shown their understanding of the
Residential Rental Industry by providing a number of unique solutions
for us. This latest initiative is perhaps their greatest answer to our
call for help yet. "Rex MacLaine, Executive Director, the Investment
Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia.
Jamie Reid, co-founder of ZipSure.ca and President of APREID, says "It was an honor to be recognized by
IPOANS with a nomination for this award, and even more exciting that
the national judging committee have named us a finalist. We believe ZipSure.ca has the power to solve the problem of un-insured tenants in our region
and eventually nationally."
ZipSure.ca is unique in the way it operates. The site is designed to allow
tenants to purchase their insurance from the comfort of their own
home. No telephone tag, no long trips to the insurance company and no
waiting for documents in the mail. ZipSure.ca is a truly hassle-fee way to purchase insurance. Policies can be
purchased in less than 10 minutes with the tenant only needing their
For landlords it's also the perfect solution! Building information is
pre-loaded on ZipSure.ca, saving the tenant the hassle of gathering that information them self.
Once a tenant has purchased insurance, Landlords can monitor who does
and who does not have coverage in real-time all from ZipSure.ca.
Paul Russell, co-founder, says "ZipSure.ca is designed to streamline buying insurance and managing your policy.
We have made sure that both the tenant and the landlord can see the
right information instantly. There is no guesswork and there are no
ZipSure.ca and ZipTenant are a completely new way of buying insurance. You simply
tell us who you are, where you are, and what you want to insure.
SOURCE AP Reid Insurance
For further information:
If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jamie Reid, please contact
Shiann Barkhouse at (902) 434-7148 or at Shiann.Barkhouse@apreid.com.