Co-operators Group Home and Auto insurance started in Winnipeg in 1979 as HB Group Insurance Management Ltd. with the goal of providing group insurance programs to employer groups.
In 1980, HB Group was purchased by Reed Stenhouse, an international commercial brokerage, and began expanding into other provinces. As a result, HB Group quickly became a nationwide broker, providing sales and service in all provinces and territories.
In 1986, Co-operators partnered with Reed Stenhouse to provide resources in the areas of management, claims and underwriting. The following year, Co-operators formed COSECO Insurance Company as the primary insurer for HB Group.
HB Group was sold to The Co-operators Group Limited in 1989 and formed partnerships with other innovative insurers, enabling it to be more sensitive in its pricing and more flexible in its plan design. The home and auto group products were renamed in 2006 as The Co-operators to complement the growing group benefits and financial services operation within The Co-operators group of companies.
Joining forces has enabled us to offer improved coverage and better features, such as Comprehensive Water, Online Services, a mobile app, and more.
We believe our clients deserve the peace of mind that comes with the right coverage for their needs at an affordable price. You can count on Co-operators to help you protect what matters most.