COVID-19: Desjardins general Insurance offers a discount on the auto insurance premium

COVID-19: Desjardins Assurances générales offre une remise sur la prime d’assurance auto

The Desjardins group will offer its members currently in confinement at home because of the different measures to stop the spread of the COVID-19 a remission of three months based on their mileage on their auto insurance premium.

“Since the health measures and social distancing put in place because of the COVID-19 result in a reduction of vehicle use by Canadians, it appears to us to be normal, as a cooperative, to give them a discount on their auto insurance premium,” it said in a press release, Guy Cormier, president and chief executive officer.

The financial institution Levis has announced this new measure on Monday. The people now working from their homes or who have lost their jobs in recent weeks may, in particular, take advantage of it.

The discount will be calculated from the annual mileage declared by the person responsible for the vehicle in its insurance contract. This offer is also available for the vehicle owners to commercial.

To get this relief funds, the member must make the request to the site www.desjardinsassurancesgenerales.com by 31 may.

Since the beginning of the crisis of the COVID-19, more than 151,000 people and businesses have taken advantage of the relief measures of the co-op.

Of this number, 81 000 applications relate to deferrals of payment on credit cards, and Accord D financing or auto loans. On the side of loans and lines of credit, it is a total of 70 000 applications that have been made, of which 51 000 in connection with a mortgage loan.

Insurance for the delivery

Moreover, the cooperative announced on Monday that people using their personal vehicle or a commercial for a temporary period of delivery will be automatically covered, at no additional cost by the auto insurance policy of Desjardins.

“This amendment does not, however, apply to persons who would handle deliveries through the applications or third party services such as UberEats, Skip or DoorDash,” says the executive.

Desjardins has also increased automatically and without $ 10,000 in costs protection of members in their contracts of home insurance for the property used to perform work at home.

In recent weeks, Desjardins has stepped up the ads in connection with different measures of relief to help individuals and businesses. The financial institution of Lévis is also part of the three organizations in North America recognized by the United Nations as an institution responsible in the context of the COVID-19.

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