Alberta auto insurance cards going digital

EDMONTON – Alberta drivers forever fumbling through their glove boxes for their insurance pink slip are being given a digital option.

The province says as of now insurance companies can send the information electronically for drivers to use on their mobile devices.

Grant Hunter, associate minister for red tape reduction, says the move makes it easier for drivers and increases efficiency.

Insurance companies and drivers can still go the paper route if they wish.

There are similar programs in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Celyeste Power, a vice-president with the Insurance Bureau of Canada, says consumers and industry have long been asking for changes in insurance delivery.

(Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press)