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Saskatchewan to offer lower-cost motorcycle insurance, but coverage will be less

05/27/2015 05:53 EDT | Updated 05/27/2016 05:59 EDT
REGINA - Saskatchewan plans to offer motorcyclists more choice for injury coverage.

A new option next year will cost less, but the package will include fewer no-fault injury benefits.

It will not allow for lawsuits.

Don McMorris, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, says the choice could cater to riders who feel they require fewer benefits in the event of a collision.

But he warns that those looking at the reduced package should not take the decision lightly.

The change is based on feedback from motorcyclists during a review in 2013 as well as on SGI’s own assessment of its automobile injury program last year.

The insurance change will need to be introduced in the legislature and passed before it can come into effect next year.