DAS Legal Protection, a managing general agent (MGA) specializing in legal expense insurance, has expanded its partnership with Wawanesa Mutual Insurance to offer the latter’s home insurance customers access to legal guidance.
The two companies had previously partnered to provide DAS’s legal expense coverage solution for Wawanesa’s commercial policyholders earlier this year.
Starting October 01, 2020, Wawanesa homeowner, tenant and condo policyholders will have “unlimited” access to a telephone legal helpline service offered by DAS. DAS will also provide optional legal expense coverage as part of the expanded partnership deal.
“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 DAS CEO Rissa Revin.
“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,” commented Wawanesa vice-president of personal insurance Andrea Sherry. “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.”
Sherry added that the new legal expense coverage offering by DAS gives more reasons for broker partners to recommend Wawanesa.