A first in Canada: Desjardins Financial Security launches a travel assistance mobile feature

Lévis (Québec), October 19, 2011 – Desjardins Financial Security (www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com) is the first Canadian insurance company to launch a travel assistance mobile feature. Desjardins Travel Insurance customers now have easy and secure access to essential information through the Desjardins mobile services application.

Accessible day and night, from anywhere in the world

No matter where they are in the world, Desjardins Travel Insurance customers can use their Apple mobile device to receive guidance and support from the beginning of their trip to the end. In the case of an emergency, with just a few clicks they have access to the emergency travel assistance number and important information for a variety of unplanned events. Customers also have access to the number to call to extend their insurance as well as useful travel tips.

“We have 25 years of experience in this constantly-changing field, and initiatives like this new travel assistance service have helped us, over the years, secure a prime position among travel insurers. We are constantly looking to innovate in order to offer our customers a unique experience. That is how we have developed a strong relationship with travelers,” says Linda Fiset, Vice-President, Creditor and Direct Insurance, Desjardins Group.

Thanks to Desjardins mobile services, members and customers enjoy many other features, such as the ability to make inter-currency transfers or even transfers to Desjardins Securities accounts, and pay municipal taxes, income tax or driver’s license bills. They also have access to a history of their transactions for the last 31 days.

About Desjardins Financial Security

Desjardins Financial Security, a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, specializes in providing life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings products to individuals and groups. Every day over five million Canadians rely on DFS to ensure their financial security. DFS employs over 4,000 people and administers 27.4 billion in assets from offices in several cities across the country including Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Lévis, Halifax and St. John’s. For more information, visit the website at www.desjardinsfinancialsecurity.com.