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The DAS Canada story

DAS Canada is part of DAS Group, the global market leader in Legal Expense Insurance and a subsidiary of ERGO - the primary insurer of the Munich Re Group. Since opening its doors in Germany in 1928, DAS Group has expanded across Europe and North America, arriving in Canada in 2010.

We are the market leader in Legal Expense Insurance in Canada, and the only insurance company to specialize in this class of insurance across the country. We are committed to offering Canadians access to justice, and to carrying out our mission of building and leading the legal expense insurance market in Canada.

DAS Canada offers a suite of legal expense insurance solutions for individuals, businesses, groups, and associations. The policies are carefully designed to address common legal risks and offer Canadians:

  • Financial protection from costly legal expenses by covering lawyers’ fees, court costs, adverse costs and other legal disbursements
  • The power to both pursue or defend their legal rights, by leveling the playing field to continue action over time and against well-funded foes
  • Unlimited access to legal advice at any time, through a toll-free telephone hotline 

We partner first and foremost with insurance brokers, who offer our solutions to the Canadian market and we’re a proud supporter of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada. We also partner with other insurers and financial service companies to provide Legal Expense Insurance as part of existing individual, commercial or group insurance packages.

The need for Legal Expense Insurance in Canada
The need for Legal Expense Insurance is supported by the Canadian Bar Association, which stated that by 2030 - 75% of middle income Canadians should have Legal Expense Insurance 1 as a means to achieve improved access to justice. DAS Canada has conducted its own primary research in partnership with Ipsos. The results also demonstrate the significant financial and non-financial impact accessing the legal system has for Canadian individuals and business owners.

Media contact:
Please direct media inquiries to Jeff Kless, Manager, Marketing.

1 Source: CBA equaljustice – balancing the scales final report page 103

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