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Home telematics startup Roost closes second round of funding with investments from Desjardins Insurance and Aviva Ventures

August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Roost, a U.S.-based innovator in smart home telematics for the insurance industry, announced on Wednesday it has closed its second round of funding with US$10.4 million in investments from three companies, including Desjardins Insurance. The US$10.4 million Series B funding includes strategic investments from three companies, led by Aviva Ventures, with participation from Desjardins Insurance and Fosun RZ Capital in China, noted information from Sunnyvale, Calif.-headquartered Roost. Existing investors also participated in the round, bringing total funding to date to US$17 million.…

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Q1 combined ratio ex-MYA 101.6% for Desjardins General Insurance

May 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Desjardins General Insurance Group reported Thursday an underwriting loss, excluding market yield adjustment, of $17.2 million during the three months ending March 31, while premiums dropped 11% from the same period of last year. Direct premiums written dropped from $1.04

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Desjardins’ acquisition of Western Financial caused ‘headaches’ for brokers: Baker

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If Trimont Financial Ltd. acquires Western Financial Group, Desjardins Group officials will have “more time to focus on further integrating State Farm,” MSA Research Inc. suggested in a recent report released Tuesday. “Slowly but surely, the complexion of the industry

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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,

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New DGIG water protection program available country-wide

March 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Desjardins General Insurance Group has announced the cross-country availability of a new home insurance program designed to keep policyholders informed of potential leak sources so that action can be taken and water-related damage prevented. Water damage accounts for more than

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Desjardins General Insurance Group posts net income of $31.5 million in 2016 Q1, less than half the amount in 2015 Q1

May 16, 2016 Net Income

Despite an increase in direct premiums written, Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) saw net income for the first quarter of 2016 drop to about $31.5 million compared to the prior-year quarter. At $31.5 million, net income for 2016 Q1 was