New online comparison website offers a fresh new way for Albertans to shop for insurance, saving customers an average $200 on car insurance
WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Although the cost of running a car and maintaining a home continue to soar, Alberta residents can now get a much-needed break with the launch in Alberta today of InsuranceHunter.ca, a no-hassle, online car and home insurance comparison website. Insurance Hunter provides consumers with three competitive quotes in three minutes, followed by a personal call from a qualified insurance hunter. According to a customer survey in Ontario where it launched earlier this year, 70 per cent report savings of up to $400 on their annual premium, with some saving more.
"We created this unique way to buy insurance for today's time-starved, deal-focused customer who is seeking control, simplicity and savings," says Gail Robertson, Manager, Public Relations, Insurance Hunter. "Insurance Hunter is an industry leading site that offers the freedom and ease of shopping from home, combined with quick, helpful advice from a qualified insurance broker. We're the fastest way to get multiple car and home insurance quotes online and we're delighted that Albertans can now enjoy Insurance Hunter's time and money savings.
Anyone from Alberta searching for car or home insurance or to get a better deal just has to visit InsuranceHunter.ca and answer a few simple questions. The website uses its industry-leading quote comparison technology to hunt the market and within seconds returns the three best available quotes. Once the customer selects a quote, a "hunter" (licensed insurance broker) follows up by phone to provide straight-shooting personal advice to help the customer choose the best coverage, and deal, for their needs. Tens of thousands of Ontario drivers have received three quotes in three minutes from Insurance Hunter, and 94 per cent of customers say they would likely recommend the site to their family and friends.
Hunting for deals that put money back in our customers' pockets
Unlike direct insurance websites which only offer a single company's product, Insurance Hunter hunts the market to find the best deal from a panel of competing insurers who can offer competitive prices. Additionally, when the insurance "hunter" follows up by phone they are often able to secure further savings. The result is extra money in our customers' pockets. According to an internal survey of Ontario-based Insurance Hunter customers following the company's province-wide launch earlier this year:
- 80% of our customers report saving money by switching to Insurance Hunter
- On average, our customers save $200 on their annual car insurance premium
- 70% of customers save up to $400 a year by hunting with Insurance Hunter and some save more
A fresh new way to buy insurance in Alberta
With InsuranceHunter.ca, hunting for insurance has never been so quick and easy. Albertans can get three competitive quotes through the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A follow-up phone call from a personal insurance "hunter" comes within minutes during working hours or at the start of the following business day.
"Insurance Hunter completely changes the way Albertans shop for insurance, meeting the needs of customers who want to find and purchase the most competitive coverage from the convenience of their home, without a heavy sales pitch," says Robertson.
Hassle free experience
Insurance Hunter's team is committed to providing customers with a hassle-free experience. Although a qualified "hunter" calls each customer, there is no sales pitch and no judgement is made about driving experience or other factors. "Hunters" are friendly, approachable and completely unbiased as they help customers choose the right coverage for their needs from a wide panel comprising some of Alberta's largest insurance companies.
Unlike some similar websites, all personal information provided to Insurance Hunter is strictly confidential and used only to hunt down the best deals. With the exception of a "hunter", who calls with impartial advice, no salesperson will ever call. Insurance Hunter never sells customers' data to other companies.
About the Insurance Hunter survey
Insurance Hunter conducted an online survey of 257 customers in May 2012. The estimated margin of error is ±5.51%, 19 times out of 20.
About Insurance Hunter
Insurance Hunter is a hassle-free, online insurance comparison website which provides comparative quotes for auto, home and travel insurance for residents of Ontario and Alberta. By offering a simple, convenient, quick way to obtain insurance quotes, coupled with personal follow up from a qualified insurance broker, Insurance Hunter ensures customers get the best insurance coverage at the best rate. For further information, visit www.InsuranceHunter.ca.
SOURCE: Insurance Hunter Services Inc.
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