2012 News Archive

Empire Life Launches eClaims For Group Customers

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) has launched a new electronic claims service, making it fast and easy for group insurance customers to submit claims.

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Posted Date: November 22, 2012

Empire Life Employees Believe In United Way And Raise $285,029

Kingston, Ontario – United Way Campaign co-chairs Luke Woolliscroft and Sheila Karras at the Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) say it’s easy to believe that the company has once again exceeded their fundraising goal, raising a grand total of $285,029 for United Ways across the country. Of that amount, $221,826.70 will go to the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) United Way.

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Posted Date: November 13, 2012

Empire Life Launches New Extended Healthcare Policy Protection Plan (EP3)

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) today introduced new healthcare pooling arrangements to protect group benefit customers who face high cost claims from prescription drugs and medical services.

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Posted Date: October 22, 2012

Empire Life honoured for excellence in financial services communications

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) has received four Awards of Excellence and one Honourable Mention from the Insurance and Financial Communicators Association (IFCA).

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Posted Date: October 17, 2012

Daniel Dessureault

Empire Life Appoints New Vice-President, Retail Insurance Distribution

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) today announced the appointment of Daniel Dessureault B.Sc., ASA, as Vice-President, Retail Insurance Distribution.

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Posted Date: September 17, 2012

Empire Life cyclist recognized in Kingston Commuter Challenge

Kingston, Ontario – Most summer weekday mornings you can find J.P. Belliveau rolling in to work. An avid cyclist, he starts out early for his 22-kilometre bike ride from his home in Harrowsmith to his desk at Empire Life in downtown Kingston.

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Posted Date: June 21, 2012

Empire Life receives distinguished philanthropy award

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) has been honoured with the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) 2011 Davies Award for Philanthropy. The award was presented to the company at a community event held today in Kingston.

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Posted Date: June 20, 2012

Empire Life President and CEO
Les Herr to chair the CLHIA

Kingston, Ontario – Les Herr, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life), has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). Mr. Herr was elected to the one-year term at the association’s Annual General Meeting held yesterday in Toronto.

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Posted Date: June 14, 2012

B2B Trust signs investment and RRSP loan program distribution agreements with Empire Life Investments

B2B Trust, a subsidiary of Laurentian Bank of Canada, and Empire Life Investments Inc. (Empire Life Investments) have signed agreements for the distribution of investment and RRSP loans. Under the terms of these agreements, B2B Trust will offer preferred rates on investment and RRSP loans to Canadian investors who purchase eligible Empire Life Investments mutual funds through licensed financial advisors.

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Posted Date: May 23, 2012

Empire Life expands Group benefits offering with health care spending account

Kingston, Ontario – Health care spending accounts (HCSA) are gaining in popularity and now The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) is building on its insured Incidental Health Expense product by adding a traditional HCSA to its Group products.

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Posted Date: May 22, 2012

Empire Life launches new mobile app—SimpleQuote

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) has launched a new iPad application that will provide simple, fast quotes on up to four term insurance products at once.

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Posted Date: April 26, 2012

Empire Life Investments Inc. expands to offer mutual funds

Toronto, Ontario – Empire Life Investments Inc. announces a new family of mutual funds. The offering consists of five Canadian funds, including a Monthly Income Fund, and five Emblem PortfoliosTM, a diversified target risk program. The funds are distributed through independent financial advisors.

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Posted Date: April 25, 2012

Empire Life participates in ground-breaking industry drug pooling agreement

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) has announced it will participate in a ground-breaking industry drug pooling agreement to help address the problem of high cost prescription drugs for fully insured group benefit plans in Canada.

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Posted Date: April 3, 2012

Empire Life Releases 2011 Year-End Financial Statements

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) today released its 2011 year-end financial results.

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Posted Date: March 29, 2012

Empire Life launches Loyalty Program to help investors save on fees

Kingston, Ontario – The Empire Life Insurance Company (Empire Life) today announced the launch of the Empire for LifeTM Loyalty Program. The Program is a way to help investors save on fees while investing in their future.

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Posted Date: February 2, 2012