Optimum General Inc. Obtains CSIO Certification for eDocs

(Toronto – March 19, 2015) The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to announce that Optimum General Inc. has achieved CSIO Certification for its eDocs solution.

“Optimum aims to offer its brokers the best possible solutions for the ease of doing business, which is why we are excited to have earned CSIO Certification,” says J.-Sebastien Lagarde, Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development. “The use of eDocs improves efficiency in time and cost management, two key components that will help us and our broker partners provide excellent service to their customers.”

When eDocs are used to their full potential, sending, receiving, sorting, scanning and destroying paper is no longer necessary, saving the industry significant amounts of time and money.

“As an organization that prides itself on offering excellent service to its brokers and insureds, we applaud Optimum General for obtaining CSIO Certification for eDocs,” states Catherine Smola, President & CEO of CSIO. “With eDocs, not only will Optimum’s broker partners benefit from streamlined workflows and paperless savings, but the customer will also significantly benefit from the enhanced customer experience that eDocs provides.”  

CSIO Certification is available to member insurance companies and vendors. Visit csio.com/csio-certification to learn more about the CSIO Certification program.

Brokers can use the CSIO eDocs Savings Calculator to determine their daily, monthly and yearly savings in time and money from adopting eDocs. Visit csio.com/edocs-savings-calculator to learn more.


About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, brokers and software providers. CSIO is committed to improving the efficiency and competitive position of the broker distribution channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, Telematics and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO continues to maintain and operate the industry-owned EDI mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit www.csio.com.

About Optimum General Inc.

Optimum General, a Canadian holding Company part of Optimum Group, underwrites property and casualty insurance throughout Canada. Founded in 1969 by actuaries, Optimum Group is a Canadian-owned private international financial group, active in life insurance, property and casualty insurance, life reinsurance, actuarial consulting and asset management. Optimum Group operates mainly in Canada, the US and France, and counts more than 500 employees worldwide.

For further information about the CSIO Certification program, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA | Manager, Member Relations and Communications
110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON
M5C 1T4(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300
svisram@csio.com | www.csio.com

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