Drivewise FAQ - Ontario and Nova Scotia

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Drivewise® Basics

What if I’m not sure that the Drivewise program is right for me?

You can download our free TESTDrivewise app from the App Store (iOS version) or Google Play (Android version) to your smartphone and self-monitor your next five trips before committing to the full experience. This will give you details about your driving habits and projected discount range. Customers who download the Test Drivewise app are also eligible for a 5% enrolment discount when they enrol in the Drivewise program.**

What happens after I enrol?

Once you download the Drivewise app, you’ll be prompted to complete the Drivewise Customer Agreement Endorsement. You will need to read and accept the Agreement within 30 days or you will be automatically un-enrolled from the program. After the Agreement is complete, you will receive an email message to confirm your enrolment and the 5% discount will be applied.

You will not be able to re-enrol in the program until your next renewal period. If you decide to re-enrol at that time, you will be required to go through the registration process again.

Can I cancel my enrolment at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your enrolment in the Drivewise program at any time. Simply call 1-844-679-2650. Deleting the app from your phone will not cancel your enrolment.

What happens when my enrolment is cancelled?

We will send a text to you to confirm you are no longer enrolled in the program and we will update your policy information. This means that any Drivewise discounts will be removed. Revised policy documentation will be provided to you, to confirm any change in premium. You will also receive a letter in the mail advising that the discount has been removed.

Are there any additional Drivewise program requirements?

Yes. There are a few additional program requirements:

• You must read and accept the Drivewise Customer Agreement Endorsement.
• You and your vehicle must maintain liability coverage at all times, while enrolled in the program.
• The app requires customers to have a smartphone, data package, and enable location services on your smartphone.

Can I have Drivewise with my six-month policy?

No. Drivewise is not available for policies with a six-month term.

App and Installation

How does the Drivewise app work?

The app was developed specifically by Allstate and its vendors for the Drivewise program. It contains state-of-the-art technology and has the capability to transmit your driving data to Allstate and/or its authorized vendors via a wireless connection.

Like other user based insurance (UBI) programs, in order to accurately monitor your driving habits the location services needs to be enabled on your phone or the app specifically.

Is the app compatible with all smartphones?

The app is compatible with Apple and Android devices. It is not available for download on Windows or Blackberry.

Who is responsible for the installation of the app?

You are responsible for the installation of the Drivewise app and must keep it until completion of the monitoring. After the six-month monitoring period is complete, you have the option of continuing to monitor and learn from your driving habits or deleting your account.

Can I delete the app from my phone?

Yes. If you have completed the six-month monitoring period and no longer want to receive updates on your driving habits you can delete the app from your smartphone.

If you decide mid-monitoring that you no longer wish to be enrolled in the program contact the Drivewise Team to unenroll you, before deleting the app.  They can be reached at drivewisesupport@allstate.ca  | 1-844-679-2650. Deleting the app from your phone will not automatically unenroll you from the program.

How do I know the app is working properly?

Allstate’s service provider, Modus Group LLC, has a vigorous quality assurance process. The app was thoroughly tested prior to distribution. They will also verify the app is reporting trips once installed in your vehicle(s). For your own reassurance, you can log in to the app or driver portal at https://drivewise.allstate.ca to view the reported trips and projected score.

Will the app drain my battery or data?

In terms of data use, it will depend how often and how far you drive each day. For example, if your average distance driven is 30km per day, you would use 3mb of data, which translates into 90mb of data per month. The approximate equivalent of:

• Sending and receiving 100 texts/emails, with attachments.
• Browsing the web for four hours, without downloading pictures or videos.
• Using Waze or Google Maps for one hour.
• Streaming music for approximately one hour and 20 minutes.

The app cannot run without using data. Once the drive has been completed, the location service turns off, which will minimize battery consumption.

What happens if my phone is lost or stolen?

If your phone is lost or stolen, please contact your local Allstate agency or Drivewise Team at 1-844-679-2650 to stop the monitoring process. Once you have a new phone you can re-download the app and carry on where you left off.

Data

Is the data collected continuously updated?

New data is sent from the app each time you are in a moving vehicle. The Drivewise app starts working upon download and updates will come through after every trip.

What happens if I’m the passenger or taking public transportation?

The Drivewise app will be able to detect if you are on a subway or train based on the speed and route of travel. In instances where you are riding as a passenger, in a cab or on a bus, you can go into the app and flag the trip once the ride is complete.

Privacy

What happens to the data that is collected?

At Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, respecting and protecting your privacy is of utmost importance. Your personal information, including what is collected through the Drivewise program, is completely confidential.  Data collected via this program is not stored indefinitely and will not be used for purposes unrelated to the app, unless permitted by law, required by law, or with your consent. Please review our privacy policy to learn more.

Will the data be used in Allstate claim handling?

No. Data collected by the Drivewise app will not be used to settle an Allstate claim. By law, Allstate may be required to release any app-generated information to law enforcement agencies, government agencies, or further to a court order.

Who are the Drivewise service providers?

The service providers for the Drivewise program are Modus Group, LLC and Arity LLC.

Modus Group, LLC was founded in 1999 and specializes in vehicle telematics and driver safety. The company presently manages multiple, nationwide insurance telematics programs.

Arity LLC is a technology company focused on making transportation safer, smarter and more useful for everyone. Arity LLC collects and analyzes massive amounts of data to help partners better predict risk and understand how people move.

Is data shared with the program vendors?

Yes. Modus Group, LLC and Arity LLC will manage data collected from the app on behalf of Allstate. As service providers to Allstate, Arity LLC and Modus Group, LLC are bound to uphold the same standards of data and personal information security as Allstate and are bound to abide by all applicable Canadian privacy laws.

Modus Group, LLC is responsible for the development of the Drivewise app and provides support to the program through data collection and data management, logistics and service support.

Modus Group, LLC then shares the data with Arity LLC for purposes related to the Drivewise program including scoring driving data, as well as analyzing the risk associated with driving behavior to support future enhancements to the program.

Changes to Insurance Policy

What happens if I purchase a new vehicle?

Since the program is based on your driving habits, as opposed to the vehicle, as long as your policy and coverage have been updated, you will continue to qualify for the program. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your local Allstate agency or the Drivewise Team at 1-844-679-2650.

Is there any reason Allstate would extend the Drivewise monitoring period?

The following changes may extend the monitoring period:

• Change in address or territory rating
• Change in or addition of a principal driver
• Change in or addition of an underage occasional driver
• Policy termination
• Policy reinstatement


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* Feature is optional. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. Your savings may vary. Savings apply to major coverages only.
**In order to qualify for the EnrolIment (5% in ON, 10% in NS) and TestDrivewise discount (5%), you must be enrolled in the program and have downloaded both Drivewise and the TestDrivewise apps. You will need a minimum of five trips recorded and submitted for validation to qualify for the discount.
For user who only download TestDrivewise without enrolling in the overarching program, no discount will be applied. However, if you enrol in the Drivewise program without downloadingthe TestDrivewise app, you will only receive an enrollment discount, worth five per cent.
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