When you think of Saskatchewan, you probably think of the prairies. Fields and fields of wheat, vibrant canola, beans, berries, the list could go on. Something you may not think of is water. Saskatchewan is home to more than 100,000 lakes, thousands of kilometres of river ways, and world class freshwater fishing. And what goes hand-in-hand with so much open land and water? Roads. When highways, rural roads, and municipal roads are taken into account, there is over 250,000 km of road spanning the 651,900 km² province.
It’s safe to say that if you want to travel outside of Saskatchewan’s four major cities, you’re going to need a car. Lucky for you, in Saskatchewan, as soon as you register your vehicle, you are provided with a basic coverage insurance plan. Saskatchewan, like it’s neighbour to the east, has no private sellers of auto insurance operating in the province. However, this does not make insurance brokers obsolete.
If you want to add additional coverage to your auto insurance policy, you’re going to need to speak with an insurance broker. Insurance brokers have the expertise to help you find the best coverage to meet your needs. Also, if you want to purchase property insurance, you will also want to go through a broker; property insurance in Saskatchewan does operate under a for-profit system.
An insurance broker will have access to a variety of insurance providers and rates and they will do the comparison shopping for you so that you can rest assured that you are getting coverage that meets your needs at the best price.