TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Aviva Canada today announces a strategic partnership with The Hartford, a leading U.S. insurer, to support the full service and strategic requirements of our Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) and Large Commercial insurance clients and brokers in Canada with operations and assets in the United States.
The Hartford will provide Aviva Canada with multi-class U.S. cross border capabilities, enabling Aviva to provide its commercial clients and brokers with a market leading product suite and service capabilities.
John Mattioli, Executive Director, Global Corporate & Specialty at Aviva Canada, said: "For us, being competitive in commercial lines means being where our customers are, and with hundreds of billions of bilateral trade conducted annually between Canada and the United States, this partnership allows us to provide a range of solutions for our customers' exposures south of the border."
"Like Aviva, the Hartford has more than 200 years of history and shares similar values, making it the ideal partner as we embark on the next phase of our growth," added Mattioli.
In addition to offering Aviva customers policies in the U.S. and Canada, Aviva has joined The Hartford's Global Insurer Network and will service policies across their global network for The Hartford's U.S.-based customers who are doing business in other countries.
"As we continue to expand our multinational capabilities, we are pleased to have Aviva join The Hartford's Global Insurer Network," said Mo Tooker, head of Middle and Large Commercial insurance at The Hartford. "Doing business abroad presents a new set of risks and we are committed to providing our customers with comprehensive insurance solutions where they need it."
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada is one of the leading property and casualty insurance groups in the country, providing home, automobile, leisure/lifestyle and business insurance to 2.8 million customers. A subsidiary of UK-based Aviva plc, Aviva Canada has more than 4,000 employees focused on creating a bright and sustainable future for their customers and our communities.
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 $9.5 million to over 400 charities and community groups nationwide. Aviva Canada, bringing over 300 years of good thinking and insurance solutions to Canadians from coast-to-coast.
About Aviva Global Corporate and Specialty (GCS)
Aviva GCS is focused on building the right solutions for large clients and their brokers across multi lines of Corporate & Specialty covers, working together to provide a bespoke package that meets their requirements in Canada and across the globe.
Designed for clients with a turnover of over CA$100 million or a total insurance spend across all lines in excess of CA$500,000 premium, it takes a unique specialty approach in a traditional market; industry-focused with an emphasis on close client relationships, a unique service proposition and leveraging our distribution advantages.
SOURCE Aviva Canada Inc.
For further information: Media Contacts: Fabrice de Dongo, Head of External Communications, Aviva Canada, [email protected], M: 416-562-9428