Aviva Canada appoints Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services as MGA in Quebec

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Montreal, QC (Jan. 23, 2016) – Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading providers of home, auto, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance, is pleased to announce that its long-standing partner in the Quebec market, Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services (“Leclerc”), has been appointed Managing General Agent (“MGA”) in Quebec for its specialty personal lines business underwritten by Elite Insurance Company of Canada. The appointment will take effect April 1, 2016.

“I am delighted to announce this expanded partnership with Leclerc,” said Martin-Eric Tremblay, Senior Vice President of Aviva’s Quebec and Atlantic region. “As we consolidate our business in this space, having a recognized leader in the recreational insurance market is a distinct advantage for Aviva and for our network of brokers.”

As of April 1, Leclerc will be the official distributor of Aviva’s recreational insurance products, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, mobile homes, as well as RVs and trailers. NautiMax will continue to manage Aviva’s watercraft program, which brokers will be able to access through their Leclerc contract.

President of Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services, Lucie Frechette said, “We are very happy to have been appointed MGA for Aviva’s recreational insurance products. The addition of leisure vehicles and mobile homes to the Leclerc product offering for brokers is a natural fit for Leclerc, and we look forward to continue working with brokers to manage and grow their portfolios.”

About Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services

Leclerc Insurance and Financial Services was founded in 1953 and, over 30 years ago, was the first to develop a specialized insurance program for recreational vehicles. Today, Leclerc has over 60 employees and distributes its products to more than 600 brokers across the province of Quebec. Leclerc is well known in the world of recreational and leisure vehicles through its partnerships with most of the major players in the Quebec leisure industry.

About Aviva Canada

Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in Canada providing home, auto and business insurance to more than three million customers. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc and has more than 3,000 employees, 25 locations and approximately 1,500 independent broker partners. Aviva Canada invests in positive change through the Aviva Community Fund, Canada’s longest running online community funding competition. Since its inception in 2009, the Aviva Community Fund has awarded $6.5 million to over 222 communities nationwide. For more information about Aviva Canada, visit avivacanada.com.

SOURCE: Aviva Canada