ARAG Canada and HDI Global Specialty SE are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership that will see HDI Global Specialty become ARAG’s new insurance carrier for its legal expense insurance (LEI) products in the Canadian market.

The two companies already have existing LEI partnerships in Europe and Australia. HDI Global Specialty is rated “A” by AM Best and “A+” by Standard & Poor’s and provides ARAG Canada with increased local underwriting capacity. The partnership commenced on 1st January.

“We are very excited about this new partnership,” said Barbara Haynes, CEO ARAG Services Corporation. “This move further shows our commitment to our broker partners and their clients. They will continue to experience the same level of excellent service they have come to expect with ARAG.”

Commenting on the announcement, Derek Spafford, General Manager & Chief Agent for HDI Global Specialty said: “We are pleased to be partnering with ARAG in Canada. Their reputation is well founded and I’m confident the new extended partnership will offer a compelling proposition to Canadian brokers and the market.”

All existing policies will be unaffected until their expiring date at which point HDI Global Specialty will become the new insurer on those policies.

“This expanded but local partnership should support our desire to provide rapid response and increased local underwriting capacity to our business partners,” added Haynes. “It’s a win-win for our partners, their clients and ARAG.”