Wawanesa expands legal protection partnership to assist and protect homeowners

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Canadian ICMIF member Wawanesa has been in partnership with DAS Legal Protection Inc. (“DAS”) since the beginning of this year and this week an announcement has been made that the two organisations are expanding their partnership further. This expansion will enable Wawanesa to offer certain policyholders an important new source of legal advice and protection. From 1 October 2020, Wawanesa homeowner, tenant and condo policyholders will have unlimited access to a Telephone Legal Helpline Service, and optional Legal Expense Coverage.

“We are proud to further our partnership with DAS and offer our home, tenant and condo policyholders this important new source of legal advice and protection,” said Andrea Sherry, Wawanesa’s Vice President of Personal Insurance. “Be it criminal law, employment law, contract law and more, Legal Expense Coverage gives people a trusted place to turn when they have legal questions, with the ability to save money on legal costs. For our valued broker partners, this is yet another reason to recommend Wawanesa.”

The expansion of this partnership is based upon the successful launch and inclusion of DAS’s Legal Expense Coverage solution for Wawanesa commercial policyholders earlier this year.

Unlimited access to a Telephone Legal Helpline Service provides individuals and families a route to reduce stress, anxiety and uncertainty when they have a legal issue, especially in light of the shifting legal landscape due to COVID-19. Optional Legal Expense Coverage further ensures their legal risks are well managed, by providing access to a qualified lawyer and covering legal costs for insured events such as contract disputes, employment disputes, tax audits and other common legal issues experienced by Canadians.

“DAS is so pleased to expand our business with Wawanesa to increase access to justice for their personal lines policyholders. Ensuring the risks relevant to Canadian families are well managed, including their legal risks, is always important.  It’s especially so as Canadians now move forward in post-pandemic circumstances,” said Rissa Revin, CEO at DAS.

“The personal lines arena is highly competitive. Wawanesa has taken a proactive approach and this new offering helps their policyholders protect their legal rights during these unpredictable times, while also providing a point of differentiation,” said Alex Manning, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at DAS.