Introducing The No-Stress Policy® from CAA-Quebec

New in auto and home insurance [en français]

Quebec City, QC (Nov. 5, 2015) – CAA-Quebec and Prysm General Insurance Inc., a subsidiary of Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance, are pleased and proud to announce a partnership under which they will market new CAA-Quebec-branded automobile insurance and home insurance products. With The No-Stress Policy®, destined for its 1.3 million members, CAA-Quebec is delivering concrete and competitive benefits.

“Partnering with an insurer member of iA Financial Group, a trusted company renowned for its sound management practices, as well as its social commitment, was a must for CAA-Quebec,” says Richard Lachance, CAA-Quebec’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Owning an automobile or a home is a major investment. That’s why it’s important to protect those assets with quality, no-nonsense insurance coverage. These new products also come with competitive benefits for our members. Those members depend on us daily, whether for Roadside Assistance service or our extensive knowledge of automotive and residential consumer issues. Entering the insurance business was the next logical step for us.”

For Michel Laurin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Prysm and Industrial Alliance Auto and Home Insurance, developing The No-Stress Policy in partnership with CAA-Quebec was in keeping with the company’s philosophy. “During our discussions, we soon realized that we shared the same values of consumer assistance and support,” he emphasizes. “As a result, a relationship of trust was very quickly forged, and we were able to build our agreement on especially firm, common foundations that will translate into great benefits for consumers.”

In CAA-Quebec’s opinion, the best thing to do when the time comes to renew auto and home insurance is to ask for several quotes, to be able to compare coverage options and premiums. According to the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages, one Quebecer in two is unaware of exactly what their insurance coverage includes – and what it excludes. “And yet,” Mr. Lachance explains, “that knowledge is essential if you want to compare options and make the right choice. In fact, it’s not unusual for consumers to save hundreds of dollars on their auto and home insurance after investing just a few minutes of their time to request quotes for both types of coverage.”

Every year, CAA-Quebec’s automotive and residential advisory services field nearly 160,000 requests for information from members, and its Roadside Assistance teams answer some 700,000 service calls. “Today’s introduction of The No-Stress Policy is yet another commitment by CAA-Quebec to do even more to serve its members,” Mr. Lachance concludes.

CAA-Quebec develops its products and services based on the needs of consumers and its members. Like its Roadside Assistance, with distinctive, value-added features like Safe Ride Service, which helps members who are temporarily incapacitated and cannot get behind the wheel, and Bike Assist, the organization’s auto and home insurance products put the accent on assistance with a capital “A”.

About CAA-Quebec

CAA-Quebec, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1904, provides automotive, travel, residential and insurance services and privileges to its approximately 1.3 million members. Its new insurance products are distributed by Assurances auto et habitation CAA-Québec inc. The organization is the leader in roadside assistance in Quebec, and also provides automotive and residential advisory services to members. Through its 14 Travel Centres across the province, it offers custom-tailored services to companies and individuals, regardless of destination. Lastly, CAA-Quebec Approved Auto Repair Services outlets and Approved Residential Suppliers reflect the organization’s values of integrity, credibility and relevance, every day.

About iA Financial Group

Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group offers life and health insurance products, mutual and segregated funds, savings and retirement plans, RRSPs, securities, auto and home insurance, mortgages and car loans and other financial products and services for both individuals and groups. It is one of the four largest life and health insurance companies in Canada and one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the country. iA Financial Group stock is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IAG.

SOURCE: CAA-Quebec


Du nouveau en assurances auto et habitation: Voici la Police antistressMD de CAA-Qu�bec

Quebec City, QC (Nov. 5, 2015) – CAA-Qu�bec et Prysm assurances g�n�rales inc., une filiale d�Industrielle Alliance, Assurance auto et habitation, sont fiers d�annoncer leur partenariat permettant de proposer de nouveaux produits d�assurances auto et habitation sign�s CAA-Qu�bec. Avec sa Police antistressMD, destin�e � son 1,3 million de membres, CAA-Qu�bec r�unit des avantages concrets et concurrentiels.

� S�allier avec un assureur membre de iA Groupe financier, une entreprise de confiance reconnue pour sa saine gestion et son implication sociale, est essentiel pour CAA-Qu�bec. La propri�t� d�une voiture ou d�une r�sidence repr�sente un gros investissement. C�est pourquoi il importe de couvrir ses actifs avec des protections de qualit�, sans artifices. Les n�tres sont aussi assorties de b�n�fices concurrentiels pour nos membres �, affirme M. Richard Lachance, pr�sident et chef de la direction de CAA-Qu�bec. � Nos membres comptent sur nous au quotidien, tant pour notre Assistance routi�re que pour notre vaste connaissance de la consommation automobile et de l�habitation. Notre pr�sence en assurance s�inscrit dans cette logique �, ajoute-t-il.

Pour M. Michel Laurin, pr�sident et chef de l�exploitation de Prysm et d�Industrielle Alliance, Assurance auto et habitation, le d�veloppement de la Police antistressMD avec CAA-Qu�bec s�arrime � la philosophie de l�entreprise. � Au fil de nos discussions, nous avons vite compris que nous partagions les m�mes valeurs d�assistance et de soutien des consommateurs. Dans ce contexte, le lien de confiance s�est �tabli tr�s t�t, nous permettant de b�tir notre entente sur des bases communes tr�s solides qui seront tr�s b�n�fiques pour les consommateurs �, souligne M. Laurin.

Pour CAA-Qu�bec, la meilleure chose � faire lorsque vient le temps de renouveler ses assurances auto et habitation est de demander plusieurs soumissions pour comparer les protections et les primes. Selon la Chambre de l�assurance de dommages, un Qu�b�cois sur deux ne conna�t pas l�ensemble de ce qui est compris ou exclu dans sa couverture d�assurance. � C�est pourtant essentiel pour pouvoir comparer des options et faire le bon choix. Il n�est d�ailleurs pas rare de voir des consommateurs �conomiser des centaines de dollars sur leurs assurances auto et habitation apr�s avoir investi quelques minutes de leur temps pour demander des soumissions pour ces deux types de protections �, pr�cise M. Lachance.

Chaque ann�e, les services-conseils en automobile et en habitation de CAA-Qu�bec r�pondent � pr�s de 160 000 demandes d�information de la part des membres. Sur la route, ce sont 700 000 services qui sont rendus annuellement par les �quipes de l�Assistance routi�re. � Aujourd�hui, avec le d�ploiement de la Police antistressMD, nous pouvons affirmer qu�il s�agit d�un autre engagement de CAA-Qu�bec de faire encore plus pour ses membres �, de conclure M. Lachance.

CAA-Qu�bec �labore ses produits et services selon les besoins des consommateurs et de ses membres. � l�instar de son Assistance routi�re, qui se distingue notamment par le raccompagnement des membres et de leurs v�hicules en cas d�incapacit� de conduire et par son Assistance v�lo, ses produits d�assurances auto et habitation s�inscrivent dans une perspective d�assistance avec un grand A.

� propos de CAA-Qu�bec

Rappelons que CAA-Qu�bec, un organisme � but non lucratif fond� en 1904, offre � ses quelque 1,3 million de membres des services et privil�ges dans les domaines de l�automobile, du voyage, de l�habitation et des assurances. Les nouveaux produits d�assurance sont distribu�s par Assurances auto et habitation CAA-Qu�bec inc. Chef de file en assistance routi�re au Qu�bec, CAA-Qu�bec offre �galement des services-conseils en automobile et en habitation � ses membres. Avec ses 14 centres Voyages au Qu�bec, il propose des services personnalis�s aux entreprises et aux particuliers, peu importe la destination. Enfin, ses garages ainsi que ses entreprises en habitation recommand�s refl�tent les valeurs de CAA-Qu�bec, soit l�int�grit�, la cr�dibilit� et la pertinence au quotidien.

� propos de iA Groupe financier

Fond� en 1892, iA Groupe financier offre des produits d�assurance vie et maladie, des fonds communs de placement et des fonds distincts, des r�gimes d��pargne et de retraite, des valeurs mobili�res, de l�assurance auto et habitation, des pr�ts hypoth�caires et des pr�ts autos ainsi que d�autres produits et services financiers destin�s aux particuliers de m�me qu�aux entreprises et aux groupes. iA Groupe financier compte parmi les quatre soci�t�s d�assurance de personnes les plus importantes au Canada et parmi les plus grandes soci�t�s publiques au pays. Son titre est inscrit � la Bourse de Toronto, sous le symbole IAG.