TORONTO, Ontario – Peace Hills Insurance announced on April 1, 2018 that it has extended its partnership with DAS Canada to offer Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) to Homeowner, Condo, and Tenant policyholders in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
This announcement follows the original December 1, 2017 announcement to include LEI coverage in all Peace Hills’ Condo and Tenant, Homeowner, and seasonal policies in Alberta.
LEI coverage provides policyholders with financial protection for a variety of potential legal events, and empowers them to pursue or defend their legal rights. Given the involved nature of the Canadian legal system, and the increasing number of work and life demands, individuals and families struggle with the financial stress and the uncertainty of an unexpected legal problem. The telephone Legal Advice Helpline that LEI provides allows Peace Hills’ policyholders to obtain general legal advice as many times as required for any legal inquiry they may have.
“This announcement reaffirms our earlier desire to roll this valuable coverage out to the rest of the areas we serve,” says Chad Shurnaik, Peace Hills’ Vice President of Underwriting and Marketing.
“The additional layer of protection in our personal property coverage helps us better care for our insureds in a society with increasingly complex legal matters,” he added.
Alex Manning, Director of Corporate Partnerships at DAS Canada, says, “DAS is extremely happy to be extending our partnership with Peace Hills Insurance to include Legal Expense Insurance coverage within their policies. Through the LEI coverage from Peace Hills, all Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories customers will enjoy access to unlimited general legal advice, plus financial coverage for a range of everyday legal events. This most recent announcement with Peace Hills brings us closer to our vision of providing all Canadians with access to justice.”
About DAS Canada
DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and insurer partners across the nation, we empower group and association members, individuals, and business owners when they face unexpected legal issues. A DAS policy offers customers financial protection against costly legal expenses, allows them to defend and pursue their legal rights, and gives them unlimited access to general legal advice at any time. We lead the Legal Expense Insurance market in Canada and are committed to creating access to justice for Canadians. DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, the global market leader in Legal Expense Insurance and a subsidiary of ERGO – the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group. Legal Expense Insurance is underwritten by DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited. To learn more, please visit www.das.ca.
About Peace Hills Insurance
Peace Hills Insurance is a licensed, general insurance company, which has been insuring Western Canadians since 1982. Committed to exceptional claims service, PHI is dedicated to providing courteous and efficient service. Peace Hills employs over 200 staff who serve over 478 broker offices across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon Territory.
For more information, please contact:
Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Operations
416-342-5404 or [email protected]