It pays to drive safe with Ajusto®
Ajusto can help you take control of your premium. Watch the video to see how!
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Ajusto takes into account your driving behaviour and habits to offer you a more personalized auto insurance premium. Ajusto is available free in our mobile app. Watch the video to see how it works.
With Ajusto, you can take control of your auto insurance premium
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[On-screen action: The Desjardins Ajusto app is displayed on a cellphone. The background is a bird'seye view of a highway winding through a forest.]
[On-screen text: The Ajusto® program.]
The Personal is offering the Ajusto program for free in The Personal app.
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Ajusto takes into account your driving behaviour and habits to offer you a more personalized auto insurance premium.
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Let's look at how it works in 3 steps.
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[On-screen text: Step 1. Download The Personal app.]
Download The Personal app on your smartphone and enter your policy number.
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Go to the Ajusto section under the Prevention tab and sign up for the program through the app.
[On-screen action: The cellphone displays a map of a sample driving route. House appears to the right with a Wi-Fi symbol above the roof.]
You don't need to have a data plan to use Ajusto. Your driving data will be sent when your phone is connected to
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[On-screen text: Step 2. Drive safely.]
Once Ajusto is activated, it will analyze when, where and how you drive to calculate your overall score.
Ajusto looks at:
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[On-screen text: How fast you drive.]
How fast you drive
Respecting the speed limit is an excellent way to reduce the risk of an accident.
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[On-screen text: How quickly you accelerate.]
How quickly you accelerate
Smooth acceleration will give you a higher score.
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[On-screen text: How hard you brake.]
How hard you brake
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[On-screen text: Safe distance.]
Always keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. It gives you more time to brake gently and avoid a collision.
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[On-screen text: How often you look at your cellphone.]
How often you look at your cellphone
Using a cellphone while driving is one of the main causes of accidents. Don't use it to help make the roads safer for everyone.
Ajusto also looks at:
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[On-screen text: How far you drive.]
How far you drive
The shorter your trip, the lower your risk of getting into an accident.
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[On-screen text: When you drive.]
When you drive
Drivers are more likely to get into accidents during certain times of the day, like at dusk.
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Where you drive daily
The more regular your daily routine, the less likely you are to encounter surprises and get into an accident. That means your score will be higher.
[On-screen action: A car is parked to the left of a cellphone featuring risk factors, like Distance, Time of the day and Trip routines.]
[On-screen text: Step 3. Learn more about your driving habits and check your score.]
Learn more about your driving habits and check your score.
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Ajusto gives you personalized tips to improve your driving. You can also see your score. The higher your score, the more you save!
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[On-screen text: Safe driving habits can help reduce your auto insurance premium by up to 25%.]
Safe driving habits can help reduce your auto insurance premiums by up to 25%.
It pays to drive safely. But if you’re more of a risk taker, your premiums could increase by up to 20%.
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[On-screen text: Join the program!]
Join the program!
Join the program and get rewarded for your safe driving habits!
You can sign up for Ajusto at any time. No need to wait until your insurance is up for renewal.
[On-screen text: 10% discount the first 6 months.]
You'll get a 10% enrolment discount on your insurance for the first 6 months.
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[On-screen text: 180 days and 1,000 kilometers.]
After 180 days and 1,000 kilometers, you'll get an insurance premium based on when, where and how you drive.
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[On-screen text: 10%.]
Your premium may be lower or higher than it was with your 10% enrolment discount.
[On-screen text: Sign up today!]
Sign up today!
[On-screen text: Get a quote. Thepersonal.com/ajusto
Not a The Personal client? Get a quote.
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[On-screen text: The Personal Home and Auto Group Insurer. Group rates. Preferred service.]
[On-screen legal text: Certain conditions, exclusions and limitations may apply. The discount and the personalized premium do not apply to certain endorsements or additional coverages.
Ajusto®is underwritten by The Personal, which refers to The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories of Canada. ®Ajusto is a registered trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Inc., used under licence.]
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With Ajusto, get a more personalized premium based on your driving!
Ajusto is a program that you can access from your smartphone to help you monitor your driving behaviours and habits and save on your auto insurance premium.
Sign up for Ajusto and get a 10% enrolment discount on your auto insurance premium for the first 6 months.
After that, you’ll get a more personalized premium based on your driving, and every time you renew.
How does Ajusto work?
Download The Personal app
The app is free and works on iPhone and Android smartphones.
Sign up for Ajusto
Go to the Prevention section of the app to sign up for the program.
You don’t need a data plan.
Drive carefully to increase your score
Get your first score after 5 trips.
For each trip, you’ll get personalized feedback on your driving.
You control your score and your auto insurance premium!
Your Ajusto score is based on a number of things, including your driving behaviours. To boost your score and do your part for road safety, keep the following elements in mind when you’re behind the wheel.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Keep everyone safe and maintain a good score by not using your cellphone when you drive.
Fast acceleration and hard braking
The more you can avoid fast acceleration and hard braking, the higher your score will be.
Respecting the speed limit decreases the risk of an accident and helps you avoid traffic violations! Driving with a feather foot also helps keep your score high.
Your driving habits also affect your score.
Time of day
The risk of an accident during the day is lower than at night—and the lower the risk, the better your score!
Less is more—it often pays to go only a short distance. And the shorter your trips, the more you could save!
If you take the same routes all the time, you’re less likely to encounter surprises and get into an accident. The more regular your daily routine, the higher your score will be.
What’s the Ajusto score for?
Your score is based on your overall driving
Ajusto calculates your score based on all of your driving behaviours and habits, not on one-off events.
For example, if you brake hard to avoid a collision, this won’t affect your score.
If this type of event happens, you can remove trips from the app that don't reflect your good driving habits.
Your score helps personalize your premium
After a 180-day period and at least 1,000 km2 of driving, your score can be used to raise or lower your auto insurance premium.
• By driving safely, you could see a premium reduction of up to 25%.
• Riskier driving could mean a premium increase of up to 20%.
Good to know: nearly 90% of our Ajusto clients have kept or lowered their premium.1
After that, each time you renew, you benefit from a premium that’s personalized based on your driving during the last 6 months.
Your premium is also based on traditional factors, like past claims, driving violations or a change of address.
Is Ajusto right for you?
- Safe driving comes naturally to
- You’re open to using Ajusto on your
- You like the idea that your good driving is finally being recognized with a personalized
- You want to help make the roads safer by putting the tips in the app into
Congratulations, this program is for you!
Take control of your auto insurance premium.
Can my premium go up with Ajusto?
With Ajusto, we're adding a "safe driving" factor to insurance. So by driving safely, you could see a premium reduction of up to 25%. Whereas more risky driving could mean a premium increase of up to 20%.
Good to know: nearly 85% of our Ajusto clients are on track to qualify for a better premium.1 With our new program, we hope to maintain and even improve on this trend, so we can continue to do our part for road safety.
When you renew your auto insurance policy, your premium will also take into account traditional factors like your age, gender, vehicle model and year, driving convictions and claims.
If you become ineligible or we are required to end your participation in the program, you will no longer be eligible to receive any enrolment discount or favorable program adjustment; however, any unfavourable program adjustment will continue to apply.
Will braking hard to avoid a collision negatively affect my score?
Don't worry, a single event won't affect your score. We know that there are times when you need to accelerate fast to let an ambulance through or to brake hard to avoid a collision. So it’s good to know that your score isn’t based on one-off events. Instead it’s calculated on your driving profile as a whole.
If this type of event happens, you can remove trips from the app that don't reflect your good driving habits.
Can I opt out when I want?
You can opt out of the Ajusto program at any time. In the app, go to Profile, choose Preferences, then Ajusto. To opt out, tap Deactivate Ajusto. Ajusto will then stop recording your trips. We'll update your auto insurance policy and send you a confirmation by email.
If you just delete the app from your phone, you will still be enrolled in the Ajusto program. To opt out, you must deactivate the Ajusto add-on in the app.
If you opt out of the program before 6 months (180 days) have passed:
- You'll lose your 10% enrolment discount.
- If your score is below 60, we'll use your score in the calculation of your premium, once your removal from the Ajusto program is processed and at each subsequent renewal along with other rating criteria.
- If you haven't driven 1,000 km in the program, we won't use any of the collected data in your renewal premium calculation.
If you opt out of the program after 6 months (180 days) have passed:
- If your score is above 60, we'll remove your favourable adjustment from your premium.
- If your score is below 60, we'll keep your unfavourable adjustment on your premium. At any time, you are encouraged to enrol again in the program and start a new trip analysis period to once again attempt to improve your driving. However, you will not receive the 10% enrolment discount and the previously applied score will remain. When you complete it, we'll update your premium using your new score.
If you need help, call By phone :1-888-476-8737.
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With our mobile app, it's easy to sign up for the Ajusto program, manage your insurance, access your digital proof of auto insurance3 and make a claim.
Already insured with The Personal? Download the app today!
At The Personal, we’re committed to respecting our clients’ right to privacy. For more information, read our Management and Protection of Personal Information Policy for mobile application users and the Ajusto program terms and conditions.
Certain conditions, limitations and exclusions may apply.
The discount and the personalized premium do not apply to certain endorsements or additional coverages. Learn more.
Ajusto is underwritten by The Personal and available in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta only.
Ajusto® is a registered trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Inc., used under licence.
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1. Based on the scores of all clients of the insurance subsidiaries of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc. in their first data collection period, under our new Ajusto program (as of April 4, 2023). [Back]
2. The usage period is 180 days and must include at least 1,000 kilometres driven. During this time, the principal driver must not remain inactive for more than 30 consecutive days.
If you decide to opt out of Ajusto before your first 6 months are up:
• You’ll lose your 10% enrolment discount.
• If your score is 60 or less, it’ll be used to calculate your premium the next time you renew your insurance.
• If you’ve driven less than 1,000 km, none of your data will be used to calculate your insurance premium. [Back]
3. Digital proof of auto insurance is generally accepted in Alberta, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, the Yukon and in most American states. When you're driving, keep a paper copy with you in case your phone isn't charged and you're asked to show proof of insurance. [Back]