Northbridge Financial Corporation helps small businesses with Legal Expense Insurance (LEI)

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New York, NY (July 18, 2016) – DAS Canada is proud to announce a new partnership with Northbridge Financial Corporation to protect small businesses from legal expense exposures.

“We recognize our potential as an underwriter of commercial insurance to help Canadian businesses,” says Scott Vandenberg, Vice President Commercial Lines Corporate Underwriting at Northbridge. “When it came to broadening our small business offerings, it made sense to partner with DAS Canada, the global market leader in Legal Expense Insurance. We are two Canadian insurance groups bringing our expertise together to fully protect businesses.”

The rollout of LEI for small businesses begins on July 13, 2016. LEI protects policyholders from significant financial expenses caused by legal events such as tax audits, contract disputes, and criminal charges. It also gives them unlimited access to a legal advice helpline.

“We are honoured to be entering into a new partnership with the Northbridge group of companies, one of Canada’s leading insurers,” says Barbara Haynes, the CEO of DAS Canada. “Several years ago, Northbridge recognized the need small businesses have for legal assistance by providing them with telephone legal advice. We are delighted that Northbridge has expanded its coverage to include our comprehensive suite of Legal Expense Insurance solutions.”

About DAS Canada

DAS Canada is a full-service specialist in Legal Expense Insurance. Working with brokers and corporate partners, we empower group and association members, and business owners when they face unexpected legal issues. A DAS policy offers customers financial protection against costly legal expenses, allowing them to defend and pursue their legal rights and gives them unlimited access to legal advice at any time. We lead the Legal Expense Insurance market in Canada and are committed to creating access to justice for Canadians. DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, the global market leader in Legal Expense Insurance and a subsidiary of ERGO – the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group. Legal Expense Insurance is underwritten by DAS Legal Protection Insurance Company Limited.

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About Northbridge Financial Corporation

Northbridge Financial Corporation is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance management company that’s been helping protect Canadian businesses for more than 90 years. Through our insurance subsidiaries Northbridge General Insurance Corporation, Northbridge Personal Insurance Corporation, Federated Insurance Company of Canada and Zenith Insurance Company, we offer a wide range of innovative solutions to Canadian businesses. Our brands include Northbridge Insurance, TruShield Insurance, and Federated Insurance.

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