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Company Overview of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc.

Company Overview

Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of direct property and casualty insurance products to the general public and businesses in Quebec, and members of partner groups across Canada. It offers automobile insurance products that cover for party liability, accident benefits, direct compensation property damage, uninsured driver and optional coverage, collision, family protection, and loss of use; and property insurance products for all risks and basic coverage. The company also provides motorcycle and recreational vehicle insurance that covers for all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, trailers, motor homes, boats, and personal watercraft; and business ...

6300, Boulevard de la Rive-Sud

Levis, QC G6V 6P9


Founded in 1945





Key Executives for Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc.

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Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. Key Developments

Desjardins General Insurance Group Reports Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2013

Desjardins General Insurance Group reported earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Desjardins General Insurance Group posted a net income of $195.2 million, compared to $181.1 million in 2012, an increase of 7.8%. Return on equity was 19.0%. Direct written premiums increased by 6.7% to $2,112.1 million. The fourth quarter was very positive, with net income of $81.8 million, an increase of 35.2% compared to the same period in 2012. In addition, direct written premiums increased by 8.1% from the corresponding quarter in 2012 due to increased marketing activity and the impact of the Ajusto and Intelauto usage based insurance programs.

Desjardins Group Opens New Financial Center in Toronto

Desjardins Group opened a new financial center, located at 11 King Street West in Toronto. This unique centre will offer a wide variety of Desjardins financial products including personal and commercial financial services; wealth management, securities and online brokerage; home and auto insurance (offered adjacent to the centre); retirement planning support; and card services. The Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union, with several branches across Ontario, will also be on site to provide dedicated teller services, personal loans, mortgages and investments, among others.

Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. Announces Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2013

Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. announced earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013. For the quarter, the company reported ended September 30, 2013. Direct written premiums increased to $550.1 million for the quarter, compared to $517.4 million in 2012. For the first nine months, net income was $113.3 million, down from $120.6 million for the same period in 2012. The ROE for the first nine months was 15.2%, compared to 19.6% in 2012. Direct written premiums rose by 6.2% to $1,617.1 million.

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