Duuo, TELUS partner to provide automation solutions to property managers

Duuo, TELUS partner to provide automation solutions to property managers | Insurance Business Canada

Duuo, TELUS partner to provide automation solutions to property managers

Duuo Insurance Services has entered into a partnership with TELUS Smart Building – TELUS’ connected building management solution – to create a range of automation services for property managers and tenants.

Through the partnership, buildings with TELUS Smart Building will now be able to offer automatic insurance purchasing and policy cancellation alerts to residents. Residents will also be offered preferred pricing on Duuo’s own tenant insurance offerings.

Duuo’s property manager clients will also receive priority access to TELUS Smart Building solutions as part of the collaboration. Smart Building equips managed properties with smart hardware that can help with increasing the building’s energy efficiency, reduce operating expenses, and improve security, among many other connected building features.

"Ensuring tenants have affordable coverage in place is an effective way to keep a building protected against high operational costs,” said TELUS director of residential smart communities Erin Walker. “We find Duuo's easy, online solution to be a perfect fit for our clients, as it aligns with our shared mission of simplifying day-to-day operations and reducing costs while enhancing the lives of residents and owners."

Duuo is the digital on-demand insurance brand of The Co-operators. Steve Phillips, The Co-operators EVP of emerging & adjacent business models, commented: "We believe the TELUS Smart Building offering is the perfect complement to our existing Duuo Tenant Insurance partnership program as we both share a commitment to improving experiences for property managers and tenants while also providing a higher level of protection.”

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