CFAA Awards ZipSure New Service of the Year

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Four years after its launch, ZipSure continues to receive accolades for its innovative approach to insurance. The company was awarded ‘New Product or Service of the Year’ by the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA) for its newly launched mobile platform that allows Canadians to purchase tenant insurance via their smartphone. The awards ceremony took place during the association’s annual Rental Housing Conference on June 8, 2016.

ZipSure was launched in 2012, with a mission to make purchasing insurance a simpler process. At that time, Canadians were able to buy insurance via their computers. Now, with the popularity of smartphones, the company has launched a mobile site to make the insurance-buying process even easier. Its first product ZipTenant offers tenant insurance.

“ZipSure has quickly become Canada’s most recommended source for Tenant’s Insurance,” said Jamie Reid co-founder of ZipSure and President of A.P. Reid Insurance Stores. “This recognition for our new mobile platform will help us to achieve our mission of enabling residential rental housing owners end the serious issue of uninsured renters.”

According to the association, the CFAA national awards program was created to recognize the excellence and notable achievements of landlords, suppliers and landlord associations in the rental housing industry.

“A.P. Reid Insurance and ZipSure provide the rental housing industry with products and services that are cost-effective and tailored to the needs of CFAA members and of their employees and tenants. This voluntary benefit offering is really a ‘win-win’ for members and their employees,” said John Dickie, President of CFAA.

In addition to tenant insurance, ZipTenant provides custom risk management tools for landlords to monitor which tenants have coverage and which do not. Landlords are automatically notified when tenants create or cancel a policy.

ZipSure was previously awarded the ICTA Tech award in 2012 for creating the first customer-facing fully automated insurance service targeted at tenants of larger landlords.

 Founded in 2012, ZipSure is an innovative online insurance company whose mission is to change the way insurance is purchased in Canada. Its first product ZipTenant is a low cost, easy to purchase tenant insurance that is approved and recommended by more landlords than any other tenant insurance program in Canada. All products are completely built, managed and distributed by ZipSure. ZipSure is a registered trademark of ZipSure Insurance Brokers Limited.

The Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations represents the owners and managers of close to one million residential rental suites in Canada, through direct membership and 11 associations across Canada. CFAA is the sole national organization representing the interests of Canada’s $480 billion private rental housing industry, which houses more than eight million Canadians.

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