Desjardins Financial Security posts net income of $104 million

By Staff | May 21, 2013 | Last updated on May 21, 2013
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Desjardins Financial Security (DFS), a subsidiary of Desjardins Group specializing in life insurance, health insurance and retirement savings, posted net income of $104.2 million at the end of Q1. This is up from $48.6 million for the same period in 2012.

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Gross insurance premium income was up 6.9%, and insurance sales totalled $115.8 million, compared to $110.7 million for the same period in 2012. Savings product sales were $590.2 million.

The improved financial results were due to more stable economic conditions, positive claims experience and the revision of certain actuarial assumptions, says the company in a release.

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“We are pleased to see such positive growth across so many sectors, particularly individual insurance and group and business insurance,” says Denis Berthiaume, DFS president and chief operating officer. “We will continue to do what it takes to meet the diverse needs of our members and clients, by being proactive and innovative.” staff


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