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Desjardins is the insurance unit of the Desjardins Group, the largest federation of credit union in North America. Desjardins Group is named by Banker Magazine as one of the strongest banks in the world. The group was founded in Levis, Quebec in 1900 by Alphonse Desjardins. Till date, it is headquartered in Levis but most of its administrative heads including the CEO are based in Montreal.

Desjardins has had several awards and recognition. According to the Bloomberg’s 2015 ranking of the World’s 20 Strongest Banks, it is the first in North America and fifth in the world. It has been rated as one of the top 100 Canada’s employers by Mediacorp Canada for the seventh consecutive year.

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What Does Desjardins Group Benefit Cover?

Desjardins offers seamless group insurance coverage, allowing employers and organizations to offer customized insurance coverage to their teams.

Here are insurance coverages available under Desjardins group insurance.

  • Supplementary healthcare.
  • Vision care.
  • Convalescent care.
  • Prescription drug.
  • Dental care.
  • Disability.
  • Critical illness.
  • Life insurance.
  • Accidental death and dismemberment.
  • Travel and trip cancellation.
  • For expatriate employees.
  • For temporary residents.
  • Optional coverages.

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What are the Different Health Insurance Plans Offered by Desjardins

Desjardins offers health insurance for both individuals and groups. Each insurance product is designed to make the insured’s life easier.

The individual and group insurance includes coverage for individuals, couple, family and single parent. It also includes additional coverage for prescription drugs and dental care as well as assistance services such as 24/7 phone assistance services, a support team, and so forth.

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News about Desjardins

A total of 56,979 persons completed an application to subscribe for shares in an aggregate amount of $166,397,600 or $2,920 per investor at the end of the September 4 to September 24, 2018, pre-subscription period for CRCD shares. Quebec has increased the authorized limit from $135 million to $140 million in 2018. This implies that a total of 47,901 Quebec taxpayers, additional 1673 taxpayers than recorded last year, can buy the CRCD shares and therefore benefit from the tax credit of 35% provided by the province.

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Desjardins FAQ

I want to activate my new Desjardins credit card, how do I do that?

Make a purchase or use the new Desjardins cash advance at a terminal (online, contactless or preauthorized payment). Make use of the same personal identification number (PIN) you had in your old card.

New cardholders or people whose first transaction does not require a terminal may need to activate their cards over the phone by calling 1-888-389-7823 or 514-397-1580. You don’t need to talk to an agent for this process. Just follow the instructions to activate your card with the 8-digit control number under your card.

Which browsers does the new AccesD and AccesD Affairs long-on system support?

AccesD supports Google Chrome and some other browsers but it does not support Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

Do I need to select a new PIN for my replacement Desjardins Access Card?

You don’t need to select a new PIN, your old PIN will be automatically transferred to your new card.

When I apply for a job, am I required to create a new profile in the new online recruitment tool?

Yes, you will be required to create a new profile but this process will only take a few minutes.

I want to log on to AccesD or AccesD Affairs, do I need to install any software?

You don’t need any software installation to log on to AccesD or AccessD Affairs.

I lost my Desjardins Access Card, how do I get a new one quickly?

If your card is lost, damaged or stolen and you need another one quickly, you can leverage the Desjardins accelerated service to have a new Desjardins Access Card sent to you on a priority basis. This will ensure that you receive your card within 1 or 2 business days. To use this service, simply contact AccesD Services at Montreal by calling 514-522-2373 or elsewhere in Canada and the United States by calling 1-800-CAISSES (1-800-224-7737).

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