Tuesday September 02, 2014

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SGI reviewing auto injury coverage

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SGI is seeking input over the next several months from the public and stakeholders in a comprehensive review of its auto injury program.

"We want to ensure the injury program is still effectively meeting the needs of Saskatchewan residents," said President and CEO Andrew Cartmell. "The last full review was done over a decade ago, so the program is due for a thorough checkup."

In the first stage of the review, SGI is contacting customers with a current or former auto injury claim, healthcare and other service providers, the legal community, and other key stakeholders, to invite them to provide input. The recommendations made by the Motorcycle Review Committee pertaining to injury coverage options will also be incorporated into this stage of the review.

SGI also plans to form a review panel representing customers and key stakeholders. The panel will consider input and evaluate all aspects of injury coverage, including benefit levels, the appeal process and whether any additional benefits should be offered.

In the second stage of the review, planned to get underway late summer, a list of options will be developed and put forward to the public for feedback. Once all feedback is gathered, a report will be prepared by year end.

"Our goal is to gain a broad perspective on potential improvements to the program," said Cartmell. "I encourage customers and stakeholders to share their views, to help us provide the best support we can to Saskatchewan residents injured in auto collisions."


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