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StateFarm Canada is now Desjardins Insurance

State Farm® Canada is now Desjardins Insurance and your local State Farm Agent will now be known as your Desjardins Agent.

Please visit desjardinsagents.com/change-from-state-farm-canada for more details.

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Are You A Better Driver Than Your ______________?

Our new Telematics app is now available and it can help make you a safer driver, save you money on auto insurance, and you could win some great prizes.

AURORA, ON, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Are you tired of debating whether or not you're a better driver than your spouse, mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or friends? Telematics, our latest mobile app can help put that argument to rest, save you money on your auto insurance, and, for a limited time, gives you a chance to win some great prizes.

The Telematics app is a 100% mobile auto insurance app that doesn't require the installation of a device in your vehicle. It can help to improve your driving behaviour, thanks to near-instant feedback of your behind-the-wheel habits. Telematics also offers features like the ability to compare results with friends and to share them on social media, as a means to encourage others to improve their driving habits and promote road safety.

Telematics can also save you up to 25% on your State Farm auto insurance in Ontario, depending on your driving. The overall discount is based on four criteria: driving smoothness (avoiding sharp acceleration, braking and cornering), speed, time of day and distance travelled. While the app is available for all to try out and use, Telematics for auto insurance is available in Ontario only for State Farm® personal automobile insurance customers*.

Take the Challenge

Looking to become a safer driver while having a chance to win some great prizes? Why not give the Telematics app a test drive?

From Monday, November 9 to Monday, November 30, 2015, any Ontario resident, 18 years of age or older (including non-State Farm customers) that downloads and activates the free Telematics app from the App Store or Google Play, or officially enrolls in the program by contacting their State Farm agent, will automatically be entered into the Are You a Better Driver Challenge Contest. You could win one of five Apple Watch wrist wearable devices, one of five Apple TV digital media extenders, or one of ten $100 gas gift cards.

Simply download and activate the Telematics app. You are under no obligation with no strings attached. Challenge a family member, friend or colleague to download and activate the app as well and share your scores and experiences on Facebook and/or Twitter using #telematicsapp, #telematics or #betterdriver.

"My wife likes to tell me, my friends and post on Facebook that she is a much better and safer driver than I am," explains John Bordignon, Media Relations State Farm. "This is obviously not true and now I can prove it. The Telematics app allows me to compare my score and show her that I am a more aware driver. Telematics can help to make you a less distracted driver, improve your driving habits and thus make you an overall safer driver."

There is no purchase necessary, and there is a no-download mail-in contest entry ballot option available. Skill-testing question must to be answered correctly to win a prize. Full contest rules and regulations can be found here: https://static1.st8fm.com/en_CA/content_pages/1/pdf/ca/telematics-contest-rules-regs-conditions.pdf [PDF].

Privacy

State Farm is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of our customers.

The results obtained from the Telematics app can never be used by State Farm to penalize State Farm customers. Data collected as part of the program is protected by strict confidentiality rules. Its use is restricted and covered by a contract that is written in plain language.

The Telematics Program Terms and Conditions [PDF] stipulates that data will never be used to cancel an insurance policy, refuse a renewal or increase a premium, and State Farm will not use the data against its customers in the event of a claim.

Learn More

If you're looking for more information about how the Telematics app and other products offered by State Farm agents might work for you go to statefarm.ca® or call 1-877-659-1570 to contact an agent near you.

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Apple Watch and Apple TV are trademarks of Apple Inc., which does not sponsor or endorse this promotion.

Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

*State Farm branded policies are underwritten by Certas Home and Auto Insurance Company.

SOURCE State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

For further information (media inquiries only):

media@desjardins.com

This press release was distributed by State Farm Canada prior to its brand transition to Desjardins Insurance.

This press release was distributed prior to the program’s name change. The Telematics program is now called the Ajusto program.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $276.3 billion. It has been rated one of the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the world’s strongest banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.

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