A smart home insurance tool offered by SSQauto - Property inventory at your fingertips

QUEBEC CITY, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Completing an inventory of your possessions may be very practical, but it can be a long and tedious process that few can claim to have completed. Fortunately, thanks to SSQauto's new property inventory tool, making a list of your possessions can now be easy, fast and most importantly, fun.

In addition to helping users calculate the actual value of their possessions and update their home insurance contract with the help of their insurer, where applicable, the virtual property inventory application offered by SSQauto could ultimately be used to support any home insurance claim. This new solution will help users make a list of belongings that have been stolen or damaged, and send the list to their respective insurer (SSQauto or another insurer) in order to facilitate and accelerate the claim process. In addition, SSQauto's mobile application meets the recommendations of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which suggests that insureds keep a copy of their property inventory outside their home along with receipts, photographs or video recordings.

A step by step guide simplifies the inventory process
The process is simple: first, users create a profile for their residence or residences, where applicable (house, condo, apartment, cottage, etc.), which will be divided up into rooms (living room, kitchen, bedroom, garden shed, etc.). Then for each room, users create an entry per object worthy of being included in the inventory. The record contains basic information such as the make and model, purchase date, value of the object, a photo and the receipt (optional). If users don't want to photograph all of their belongings, they may replace the photos by a short video clip that pans the room. The property inventory may be kept on the user's smart phone. The user will have the option of generating a copy in PDF format, if necessary.

SSQauto, a leader in digital customer experience
The property inventory is an addition to the three modules already available on SSQauto's mobile application launched on April 1, 2014. These include: the joint report, the auto insurance claim, and the home insurance claim. This initiative positions SSQauto as a leader in digital client experience in Quebec. The application is available to everyone, whether they are insured with SSQauto or not, and is available for the iOS and Android operating systems.

For more information about the new application: SSQauto.com/en/app

About SSQauto
SSQauto has been providing auto, home, and business insurance coverage to group members and individuals in Quebec for more than twenty-five years. With its very competitive rates, unmatched service, and state-of-the-art technology, SSQauto strives to redefine industry standards as it continues to develop and grow.

About SSQ Financial Group
With a business volume of $3 billion and $11 billion in assets under management, SSQ Financial Group is a leading mutual diversified financial institution in Canada.

The Group serves over 1 million clients and provides jobs to nearly 2,000 employees. SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc., the Group's principal company, is recognized as a leader in the group insurance industry and as an expert in the investment and retirement sector. SSQ Financial Group is also a rising star in home and auto insurance under the SSQ General Insurance Company Inc. banner and has expanded into the individual insurance market thanks to its subsidiary, SSQ Insurance Company Inc.

For more information, please visit ssq.ca.


For further information:

Danielle Rioux
Analyst - Corporate Communications
Telephone: 1-866-332-3806

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