Canadian Underwriter

Keyword
Denis Dubois

News AnnouncementsInsuranceMarkets / Coverages

Desjardins outlines 18-month plan to re-brand State Farm

November 22, 2017 David Gambrill, Editor-in-Chief

State Farm’s brand name in Canada will transform to Desjardins Insurance over an 18-month phased transition period starting in May 2018 and concluding by late 2019, Desjardins executives told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. The re-brand will put the Desjardins Insurance name

News InsuranceMarkets / CoveragesTechnology

Ajusto program users report improved driving behaviour, Desjardins General Insurance Group says

October 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Three-quarters of polled users of Desjardins General Insurance Group’s (DGIG) Ajusto program for usage-based auto insurance have reported improved driving behaviours. Close to 75% of respondents to an online survey conducted in September said that they had improved their driving

News CatastrophesInsuranceMergers and AqcuisitionsProfessional DevelopmentReinsurance

Intact reports Q1 cat losses of $88 million, aims to double direct-to-consumer business in ‘near term’

April 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Financial Corp. recently reported its catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, were $88 million for the first three months of 2017. Toronto-based Intact also says it wants to “double” its direct-to-consumer business in the “mid-term” and is nominating Sylvie Paquette,

News CatastrophesClimate ChangeInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Desjardins Insurance offers new flood coverage for low-, medium-risk areas

March 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Customers of Desjardins Insurance, The Personal and State Farm Canada who live in low-risk flood areas will now automatically be covered by a new flood endorsement while those in medium-risk areas can choose to purchase an additional premium. Endorsement 16d

News Earnings / RatingsInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Desjardins General Insurance Group reports combined ratio of 62.1% for the fourth quarter of 2016, down 25.9 points from Q4 2015

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG), a Desjardins Group subsidiary specializing in property and casualty insurance, has announced a combined ratio excluding market yield adjustment (MYA) of 62.1% for the fourth quarter of 2016, down 25.9 percentage points from 88% in

News Earnings / RatingsInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Desjardins General Insurance Group reports net income of $12.1 million for Q3 2016 compared to net loss of $32 million in Q3 2015

November 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Lévis, Que.-based Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) – a Desjardins Group subsidiary specializing in property and casualty insurance – has reported a net income of $12.1 million in the third quarter of 2016 ending Sept. 30, compared to a net

News CatastrophesEarnings / RatingsInsuranceMergers and Aqcuisitions

Desjardins’ combined ratio up 26.5 points in Q2 2016, Fort McMurray wildfire losses estimated at $30.2 million

August 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Levis, Que.-based Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) released its second quarter financial results on Friday, reporting an estimated expense of $30.2 million after reinsurance and income taxes related to the Fort McMurray wildfire and a combined ratio of 99.1%. “The