Take control of how much you save on your car insurance with Ajusto

Desjardins Insurance offers up to an additional 25% in savings

LÉVIS, QC, May 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Ajusto, from Desjardins Insurance, offers consumers the opportunity to control their car insurance savings and get up to an additional 25% off their premium, on top of existing discounts.

"By introducing Ajusto, Desjardins Insurance is helping to transform the traditional car insurance model, based on factors like age, gender and type of vehicle. We're challenging that model by offering a product that's based on individual driving habits, in line with global trends," explains Sylvie Paquette, president and COO of Desjardins General Insurance Group and senior vice-president and general manager, Desjardins Group, Property and Casualty Insurance.

Ajusto measures three factors to determine a driver's savings: distance travelled annually (up to 10% off), extent and frequency of hard braking and acceleration (up to 10% off), and the time of day the vehicle is driven (up to 5% off). Premiums will never increase as a result of participating in the program.

Customers will have secure access to a personalized online dashboard where they can track their driving habits and insurance savings. The driving data on the online dashboard is updated daily and is subject to strict privacy policies. The discount is calculated monthly.

"We've been committed to offering made-to-measure protection for a long time. Every driver deserves personalized insurance and Ajusto is the ultimate in personalization," says Denis Côté, vice-president of Marketing at Desjardins Insurance. "Participants in our pilot study saved an average of 12%. These discounts are on top of the made-to-measure savings already offered by Desjardins Insurance, so policyholders are getting truly customized savings."

The Ajusto device is about the size of a cellphone and very easy to install. Customers simply follow the instructions included in the package they receive by mail.

Ajusto is a free, voluntary program available to drivers in Quebec and Ontario who own cars manufactured in 1998 or later. Exceptions are limited to a few makes and models, but a solution is in the pipeline.

Visit Ajusto.com for more information.

For an overview of Ajusto, go to www.youtube.com/mouvementdesjardins.

The Personal, Desjardins Group's home and auto group insurer, has developed a similar program for its clients called Intelauto (www.intelauto.ca).

About Desjardins General Insurance Group

A subsidiary of Desjardins Group, Desjardins General Insurance Group provides home and auto insurance to consumers across the country and commercial insurance to businesses in Quebec. With 3,700 employees in Canada, a portfolio of more than 2.1 million policies in force, gross written premiums of $2 billion and assets over $4.3 billion, DGIG ranks among the largest P&C insurers in Canada.

SOURCE: Desjardins General Insurance

For further information:

Source (for journalists only):
Caroline Phémius
Media Relations
Desjardins Group
514-281-7000 or 1-866-866-7000, ext. 7646

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