November 13 2019
SSQ Insurance continues with its digital health strategy
SSQ Insurance partners with HALEO and MindBeacon Group in an effort to give its group insurance plan members access to digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). These partnerships stem from the insurer’s desire to find innovative ways to satisfy the needs of its customers, namely through the deployment of a digital health strategy. Through this modern, online approach, SSQ Insurance is hoping to help its customers with mental health management, specifically through the prevention and early detection of sleep and stress-related problems as well as mood and anxiety disorders.
November 1, 2019
Jean-François Chalifoux, new Chair of the Centre de développement en assurances et services financiers
At their last meeting, the members of the board of directors of the Centre de développement en assurances et services financiers (CDASF), also known as Puissance Onze – Quebec City Lévis, elected their organization’s key administrators.
October 29, 2019
SSQ Insurance improves its Customer Centre and mobile app, positioning itself as leader in digital services
SSQ Insurance proudly unveils the latest versions of its Customer Centre and mobile app interface, reiterating its desire to position itself as a leader in digital services among Canadian insurance companies. In addition to auto and home insurance, SSQ Insurance plan members will now be able to access their group insurance in a safe, simple and user-friendly environment.
October 10 2019
SSQ Insurance : title sponsor of the 2019 SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon
SSQ Insurance is proud to be associated with the 22nd edition of the SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon. As title sponsor of this exciting sporting event for the past 14 years, SSQ Insurance continues to insist on the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyle habits.
October 10, 2019
SSQ Insurance participates in a unique research project with Le Pôle Santé – HEC Montréal
SSQ Insurance is proud to partner up with Le Pôle Santé – HEC Montréal to study the link between health and wellness management practices in the workplace and the most common insurance claims made by employees. By participating in such a project, the insurer hopes more will be learned about the impact that corporate practices have on the health of individuals, and help participating companies apply the findings to improve the health and wellness of their employees.
October 1, 2019
SSQ Insurance adds pharmacogenetic testing to its group insurance offering
SSQ Insurance now offers coverage of pharmacogenetic tests as a new option in group insurance. These tests help analyze how a person’s DNA will react to a prescription drug, making it easier for attending physicians to identify the most appropriate drug for each patient. SSQ Insurance aims to make life easier for its insured customers by helping them access optimal treatment, and for its policyholders by making it possible to better control the cost of drugs.
September 19, 2019
A.M. Best upgrades SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. credit ratings
SSQ Insurance is very pleased with the decision by A.M. Best Co. to upgrade the credit ratings for SSQ, Life Insurance Company Inc. The international rating agency specializing in insurance upgraded the insurer’s rating for financial strength from “A-” to “A (excellent).” The issuer credit rating has also been increased to “a.” The outlook attributed to both ratings is stable.
September 17, 2019
Open invitation to the 28th edition of the SSQ Insurance Volleyball Challenge
SSQ Insurance, in collaboration with the Club de volleyball Rouge et Or de l’Université Laval, is inviting the general public to the 28th edition of the Volleyball Challenge. Held September 20 and 21 at the Desjardins-UL Amphitheatre located in the PEPS pavilion, this is the marquis event for all volleyball fans as it marks the official start of the UL Rouge et Or season.
September 4, 2019
SSQ Insurance hires François Joseph Poirier to accelerate its national growth
SSQ Insurance is pleased to announce the appointment of François Joseph Poirier as Vice-President of Business Development and Partner Experience, who will officially begin his duties on September 5, 2019. A 30-year veteran of the insurance industry, François Joseph has developed a results-oriented management approach and acquired an in-depth understanding of customers' and partners' needs, as well as the leadership skills required to forge strong bonds with everyone he works with.
July 16 2019
SSQ Insurance partners with nesto.ca to offer its insurance products to new homeowners
SSQ Insurance is proud to announce a partnership agreement with nesto.ca, a young company with innovative technology allowing for mortgage transactions to be entirely completed online. This partnership will enable SSQ Insurance to offer its life insurance products to nesto.ca customers.
July 11 2019
Motivaction Jeunesse is the cause associated with the SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon – a healthy invitation from Brunet – for the two next editions of the marathon
Je Cours Qc and title sponsor SSQ Insurance are proud to support Motivaction Jeunesse for the 2019 and 2020 editions of the SSQ Insurance Quebec City Marathon, a healthy invitation from Brunet (SSQM). For the first time in the history of the SSQM, support for a cause will extend to two marathons in a bid to develop a significant partnership over a longer period.
June 18 2019
SSQ Insurance launches new innovative investment products combining smart beta and active management strategies
SSQ Insurance is pleased to announce that it has added a new family of turnkey funds, Smart Beta Plus Portfolios, to its product offering. Combining smart beta with active management strategies makes SSQ Insurance the first Canadian company to offer such an innovative and unique product to its clients.
May 31 2019
May 17 2019
SSQ Insurance, proud partner of the 2019 Marathon SSQ Assurance de Longueuil!
SSQ Insurance is proud to be title sponsor of the Marathon SSQ Assurance de Longueuil for the fourth year in a row. The 2019 edition will be held May 18 and 19. By renewing its commitment until 2023, SSQ Insurance is reiterating its intention to be involved in the community of Longueuil by contributing to the success of such a rallying event that promotes healthy and active lifestyles.
May 7 2019
Rooftop Garden at SSQ Insurance
In addition to having a green roof on the SSQ Tower in Longueuil, SSQ Insurance will now have its own urban garden. This summer, the roof of the SSQ building at 2505 Laurier Boulevard will be used to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs. It’s a sustainable development initiative that will enable us to give back to the community.
May 6 2019
SSQ Insurance board director Sylvain Picard receives a Hermès award for his exceptional career
SSQ Insurance is pleased to highlight the important recognition bestowed upon Sylvain Picard by Université Laval's faculty of administrative sciences. On the occasion of the 39th edition of the Prix Hermès held on last May 2, Sylvain Picard received the Prix Hermès de carrière, the event’s most prestigious award.
April 29 2019
SSQ Insurance posts excellent financial results at its Annual Meeting celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary
SSQ Insurance finished the fiscal year with an excellent net income of $94.6 million, representing a 4.6% increase over last year. This result yielded a 10.2% return on equity. The diversification of the company’s operations and its ongoing efforts to reduce administrative expenses helped it reach this level of profitability.
April 17 2019
Successful launch of the new SSQ Insurance electronic application
Following the launch in March of its new electronic application form for life and critical illness insurance, SSQ Insurance is proud of the successful reception it has garnered across the country. Popular for its practicality and user-friendliness, the new tool conforms perfectly to the reality of advisors and customers, enabling them to save time and be more efficient.
April 11 2019
Pierre Genest honoured as 4th degree member of the Ordre du mérite coopératif et mutualiste québécois
SSQ Insurance is proud to announce that Pierre Genest was honoured by the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) as the recipient of the Ordre du mérite coopératif et mutualiste Québécois 4th degree, award bestowed by the CQCM, at a ceremony held on April 10 in Montreal.
April 1, 2019
SSQ Insurance employees pranked on April Fool’s Day
SSQ Insurance employees across the country were astonished to see a school of fish swim through their offices. For April Fool’s, a squad of SSQ Insurance employees wearing fish masks and the company’s colours made its way through the floors, elevators, boardrooms and cafeteria to prank employees and capture their reactions on video.
March 15 2019
Women in IT Day - A call-to-action that did not go unnoticed
Following the 2nd edition of the Women in IT Day, held March 5 at Université Laval by ISACA-Québec, honorary chair Michel Loranger, Senior Vice-President – Organizational Performance and Technology at SSQ Assurance, is proud of the 200 participants for promoting the integration of women in the field of information technology.
March 1, 2019
SSQ Insurance innovates by associating with FlightClaim.ca for the benefit of its community of insureds
SSQ Insurance is proud to announce its partnership with Late Flight Claim Inc. (herein FlightClaim.ca) to provide its community of insureds with an innovative compensation solution in the event of a cancelled, delayed or overbooked flight. FlightClaim.ca is a Canadian company whose mission is to inform travellers of their rights and defend them against major airlines by offering fast, risk-free options that are free of charge until compensation is obtained.
February 26 2019
SSQ Insurance Partners with Analytics Leader SAS to Prepare for IFRS 17
SAS, the leader in analytics is partnering with SSQ Insurance to support their journey toward IFRS 17 compliance. The new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 17) is expected to increase the complexity and cost of operating in the industry but will improve financial transparency.
February 6, 2019
SSQ Insurance CEO Jean-François Chalifoux named 2018 Financial Personality of the Year
SSQ Insurance proudly welcomed the news of their CEO Jean-François Chalifoux’s designation as the 2018 Financial Personality of the Year. Chalifoux was honoured by an independent jury of industry peers as part of the annual Top 25 financial industry ranking by Finance et Investissement.