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Desjardins Insurance Auto Insurance Reviews

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Just Worst

(1.5 out of 5 stars)
by CM Sep 10, 2019
...I am a new driver here in Canada, I just arrived here last April 2019. A friend of mine gave me her old Toyota Corolla, and to be able to register this car under my name and to have a licence plate, I need to have car insurance first. So here we go: August 2 - I went to their website to get an online quote. I found the price of premium reasonable so I called their hotline to finalize my quote. Right after my conversation with their agent/staff, they sent me an email asking for the following documentation: Current pictures of the vehicle, VIN and odometer showing the actual mileage, my driver's licence and a copy of Used Vehicle Information Package (UVIP) from Service Ontario. August 9 - I already gathered all the required documents and saved it in a compressed folder (.zip file) and sent it to (Underwriting Department). I DID NOT receive any confirmation that they received my email so after a few days, I called them and they did tell me that they received my email and told me to wait up to 14 business days for my application to be processed. August 20 - "Wait up to 14 business days" doesn't mean that it will take exactly 14 days to process, right? So I called them again just to know the status of my application and to my disappointment, the staff said that there was a remark on their system that they couldn't open my file as it was in .zip file. THEY SHOULD'VE RESPOND to my email in the first place and told me that they can't open it so I can resend it individually. BUT THEY DID NOT. It took 11 days before I knew that they can't open my files. So I resent the files that day. I called them several times like every after 3 days to know the status of my application or if they've already seen my email. And they said that the last remark was the same "file couldn't open" meaning they don't bother opening their emails. September 3 - I called AGAIN and the staff said the same thing but this staff assisted me nicely and that's the only time my files got a stamp "received" and told me to wait until 14 business days from the day I resent them. I resent those files on August 20, so today, September 10 is the 14th-day mark. TODAY, September 10 - I called them again and they said that THEY WILL CALL ME after 14 business days from the day they put a stamp on my files. So that would be 14 business days STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 3! So I have to wait again for at least 2 weeks. I've applied to other companies as well. I'm just so PISSED and DISAPPOINTED with Desjardins. Do NOT engage with them...
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Good until you file a claim

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by John Jun 02, 2019
...I have been with state farm insurance for over three years now which was taken over by dejardins recently. Both home and auto insurance are from desjardins. The rate is good until I had a claim recently. I got rear ended and wasn’t at fault. Customer service was worst than you can think of. Andrew, the assigned adjuster, had only talked to me twice. The first one was when he introduced himself as my adjuster and the second time was when I already complaint for not getting any update about my case. Its gonna take you over 20mins every time to get through their line, and never had really given me the right information about how the process will move forward. You have to constantly call them to get an update. My entire experience with them was more stressful than the accident itself! I dont also feel like I am being represented properly. Worst customer service. I asked to talk to a manager so I could relay my feedback how bad they handled my claim - but NOBODY returned my call! What a shame! Clearly they don’t value their customers. I will never recommend desjardins to any of my friends, and all I can recall from this company is the worst experience I had with them...
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8 year customer

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Yikes in Pickering May 29, 2019
...Terrible customer service and would not address my concerns when I called customer service numerous times. Manager encouraged me to look elsewhere for insurance so I took them up on their offer and ended up saving over 400$ per year. Had both autos and home insurance with them; saved on both. Learned later that they had not rated me for many of the discounts that I could have received including winter tires, low KM's driven and they inexplicably had me down as using one of the vehicles for business use- all wrong. Was paying higher than I should have for over 2 years- they could not have cared less. Terrible claims experience too, was willing to ignore that and stay with them, but changed my mind after this last experience...
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Worst Insurance Company ever!

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by 12345 Dec 25, 2018
...It's been 8 years that I was using this insurance company. Never in 8 years I got into an accident or any claim. In October 2018 I got into an accident at no fault. It was a very minor accident. It took 1 and a half month to fix my car. Finally got my car fixed. After a month I was travelling out of the country and wanted to put my car on storage. And I came to know that this company is about to cancel my policy because they wanted some documents signed from me. And I never received any documents due to Canada post strike. And I called them, I told them I never got any document from you yet, so finally they were like okay, you can download that document online. I was like ok, no problem, I will fill this and send over to you guys. After another week I got a letter saying that they cannot renew my policy because they never got the document. So I was speaking to an agent, I explained her I am going out of the country within 4 days. There is a Canada post strike going, you should be getting that soon. So that agent replied me saying, I am sorry "we are not Canada post, Canada post strike is not our problem". So I said ok, so am I responsible for Canada post strike? This company sucks, the agents have no respect towards a customer. They hang up on you when you demand to speak with a manager. This company is a useless piece of crap. Agents are extremely rude, no respect, no sense of responsibility towards the customers. I would suggest everybody never ever go with this company...
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