Blink is pleased to announce a major product launch in Canada with Blue Cross® Canassurance.
Through this partnership with Blink, who were acquired by CPPGroup Plc in 2017, Blue Cross Canassurance will expand its product offerings to include ‘real-time’ travel solutions when flight disruptions occur. This service and its innovative automation features is now included in a large number of Blue Cross travel insurance products sold in Eastern Canada. It is a distinctive enhancement to Blue Cross travel benefit, providing value and peace of mind to their customers by reducing the stress that travel disruption can bring.
Blink’s platform delivers travel solutions by tracking flight delays, while automatically resolving inconveniences by giving access to select lounges, hotel rooms or providing a cash payment. Blink, one of the global pioneers in travel insurance innovation is supercharging the Blue Cross travel protection utilising mobile technology, big data and a new approach to insurance.
Blink is represented in Canada by Gary Andrews, President of Red Consulting, who is dedicated to the travel insurance and healthcare industry. Andrews commented: “Canada’s travel insurance industry is ripe for innovation. To be able to deliver real-time travel insurance benefits that remove the stress and anxiety while travelling, along with eliminating the hassle of completing claims forms is now the new normal. The Blink approach of partnering with insurers like Blue Cross Canassurance is going to transform the industry.”
Paul Prendergast, CEO of Blink added: “We’re delighted to announce our launch with Blue Cross Canassurance, the perfect partner for Blink. They are completely customer-focused and have a very collaborative approach to delivering new travel insurance experiences for their clients. Our travel insurance Innovation platform will allow us to continue building and delivering fresh customer experiences for their customers, giving travellers peace of mind when travelling.”
Sylvain Charbonneau, President and CEO of the Blue Cross Canassurance Group said: “We are excited to be the first travel insurance company in Canada to offer this innovative solution to our customers. Technology is key to providing a unique customer experience and we believe Blink’s platform is best in class for delivering true innovation in travel insurance.”