Assuris is an independent, not for profit, industry-funded compensation organization founded in 1990. Our mission is to protect policyholders if their life and health insurance company fails.
Every life and health insurance company authorized to sell insurance in Canada is required, by the federal, provincial, and territorial regulators, to become a member of Assuris under the Insurance Companies Act of Canada. Fraternal benefit societies and prepaid medical services companies can opt to become a member of Assuris. Member companies cannot terminate their membership as long as they have active business in Canada. Click here for a complete list of member companies.
Assuris is designated by the federal Minister of Finance under the Insurance Companies Act of Canada. Assuris is recognized by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) as the compensation body whose members are Quebec-chartered life insurers.
Canadian financial services consumers can feel secure in knowing that Canada has a strong well-regulated financial services sector, and that in the unlikely event that a Canadian financial institution fails, consumers are protected by a variety of compensation plans. The collective strength of the protections offered to Canadian financial services consumers provides all Canadians with added confidence and peace of mind when planning a future for themselves and their loved ones.