Kanetix adds ACA Assurance's Tour+Med travel insurance product to online quote comparison service

    TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Kanetix (www.kanetix.ca), Canada's insurance
marketplace announced the addition of ACA Assurance's Tour+Med travel
insurance, best known to snowbirds across Canada, to its online insurance
quote comparison service. With the addition of ACA Tour+Med, snowbirds now
have more choice and variety when shopping for their travel insurance coverage
needs through kanetix.
    While ACA Tour+Med has for the last 14 years specialized in travel
insurance coverage for snowbirds, they offer travel insurance coverage to
kanetix users of all ages and trip lengths. Whether it is coverage for
travelling Canadians or for visitors coming to Canada, ACA Tour+Med's decision
to join the kanetix travel insurance quote comparison service will jump start
their expansion into the online Canadian travel insurance market.
    "The kanetix quote comparison service is all about offering insurance
shoppers the best way to shop for insurance," explains Gregory Ellis,
co-founder of kanetix. "We understand the value of offering choice to visitors
of all ages, and with the addition of ACA Tour+Med we are able to extend value
to snowbirds while introducing ACA Tour+Med to the younger travel niche as
well. With the addition of ACA Tour+Med, kanetix now offers even more choice
to the travel insurance shopper, allowing them to make a better informed
    To compete with the competitive price-points already offered through the
kanetix website to younger travellers, ACA Tour+Med currently offers the
lowest premium price available through kanetix to younger single travellers
taking a 10-14 day trip. Quotes for as little as $13.30 are available and can
be accessed through kanetix.ca exclusively.
    "Until now, ACA Tour+Med was for the most part available through brokers
and agents," describes Leah Bidwell, Ontario Brokerage Director of ACA
Assurance. "By joining the online quote service available through kanetix,
ACA's proud tradition of providing a superior customer experience continues;
the ACA team can now take pride in helping prospective customers shop for the
right coverage, in addition to great customer experience during the purchase
process and claims administration, not to mention the personalized
underwriting for people who need special coverage on substandard risks or
simply answering any questions specific to a policy."
    With over 20,000 insured individuals throughout Canada, and over 2,000
claims administered a year, ACA's customer service speaks for itself. Over the
past 14 years, ACA Tour+Med has created good working relationships with the
travel service industry and medical community in both Canada and the United

    About ACA Assurance

    ACA ASSURANCE is an International Fraternal Benefit Society, created in
1896 in Manchester New Hampshire. In 1993, the Society launched its travel
insurance product, Tour+Med. Due to ACA Assurance's American expertise,
Tour+Med became a unique product of its own, its pharmacy card available to
all travellers in the United States, being only one of many examples. With the
success of Tour+Med, ACA Assurance added to its travel insurance portfolio a
"Visitors to Canada" product. This product is for clients without health
insurance coverage from the Canadian government and whose main destination is
    ACA's mission is to become a travel & health insurance leader at all
levels, whether a Canadian travelling abroad or a non-Canadian citizen
travelling into Canada. Their goal is to give you a product of superior
quality at a reasonable price.

    About kanetix

    Launched in October 1999, kanetix is Canada's leading national, online
insurance marketplace. The kanetix insurance information and shopping service
brings consumers and insurance companies together in a one-stop shopping
environment. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the kanetix website to
compare insurance quotes from a variety of Canadian insurance companies. Users
can select the insurance quote of their choice and choose to complete the
application for coverage online or purchase their policy over the phone.
    In addition to the insurance marketplace, kanetix is the leading provider
of online insurance quotation technology and develops online quotation systems
and websites for some of Canada's leading insurance providers.

For further information:

For further information: Leah Bidwell, Ontario Brokerage Director, ACA
Assurance, Toll Free: 1-800-567-9455, LBidwell@aca-assurance.org; Gregory
Ellis, Co-founder, kanetix, (416) 599-9779 ext. 201, gregory_ellis@kanetix.ca

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