Our History

The history of Reliable Life Insurance Company dates back to the early 1880's when the Canadian division of the American Order of Chosen Friends, a fraternal society for the benefit of its members, became disenchanted with its position because of the large number of death claims in the United States that had an affect on the levies (premiums), which Canadian Friends had to pay. This led to a division and the Canadian members formed the Canadian Order of Chosen Friends on June 3, 1887, the commencement of the Company's story.

Through interesting decades during the development of the Insurance Act and changes to the Canadian Order, the name Reliable Life Insurance Company ("Reliable Life") originated in 1943. Reliable Life is now the oldest subsidiary of the Old Republic Insurance Group. This Group makes up one of North America's 50 largest publicly held insurance enterprises and has substantial interests in each segment of the insurance and reinsurance industry: life and health, property and casualty, travel and title and mortgage guarantee.

During the last four decades, Reliable Life has specialized in being a provider of niche insurance products by developing private label or custom policies nationwide for associations, companies and individuals. The Company's product lines include: Vacation, Business, Student and Snowbird Travel Insurance; Student Accident Insurance distributed through school boards across Canada; Long-Term Disability products, predominantly for blue collar workers; and, various types of Accident and Sickness products marketed throughout Canada.

Although we have had a long and interesting history, our name says it all - a company that provides reliable products and services when you need them. Our customers are always our most valued assets, and personal service is part of our culture.