There’s nothing like a captive audience for maximizing sales. Companies providing special package offers to groups know the power of this strategy. The Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union is one such group that benefits from discount programs targeted to its members.
The union boasts over 130,000 members in over 500 bargaining units. Tracing its history back to 1911, the labour organization affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress and the National Union of Public and General Employees. The union represents everyone from Ontario government employees to museum staff to liquor store employees.
With so many members, OPSEU attracts great deals in a number of areas besides car insurance, although that is particularly well served.
OPSEU Car Insurance
Brokered by CG&B Insurance and underwritten by Novex Insurance, the OPSEU group package has features designed for the membership, including some aspects unavailable through regular insurers. Most notably, the company offers cancellation protection in the event of strike activity on the part of the union.
Novex Group Insurance is part of the Intact Insurance group, one of Canada’s largest companies. It’s not the only car insurance provider that CG&B offers. Every car insurance quote is shopped with at least 15 insurance providers. This helps ensure that a range of insurance needs are supplied at the lowest price.
This is the same principle as Ratelab’s car insurance calculator, though Ratelab searches over 30 insurance companies. Even if you’re an OPSEU member, you can use Ratelab’s calculator to quickly determine regular market costs for your car insurance needs.
CG&B isn’t limited to car insurance. OPSEU members can save further through group home insurance. Depending on the company underwriting policies, it’s common that further discounts occur when both home and car insurance issue from the same insurer.
Other OPSEU Group Discounts
The union maintains a webpage with member discounts and offers. Beyond car insurance, member motorists can benefit from the Canadian Automobile Association offers, even if they are members already. Park’N Fly airport parking services across Canada have special pricing for OPSEU members. VIA Rail offers 10 percent off fares. Toronto area attractions with special union pricing include the Toronto Football Club, the Ontario Science Centre, the Shoppers Drug Mart Omnimax Theatre, and the Royal Ontario Museum. The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls also offers special rates. Baka Wireless and Bell Mobility combine to provide complete wireless service solutions. Price breaks on devices, accessories, and access plans are all available.
You can even buy OPSEU merchandise online. The union partners with Universal Promotions to provide OPSEU swag and donates a portion of sales back into OPSEU’s Live and Let Live Fund.