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    OUR HISTORY

    OUR HISTORY

    1920

    Operating in Jamaica

    General Accident started operations in Jamaica in the 1920’s as agents for the world wide insurance company of General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, GAFLAC, located in Perth Scotland, a 1885 entity with significant presence in 45 countries.

    1981

    FOUNDER - January, 23

    DESMOND Blades, the iconic Barbados-born businessman who made Jamaica his home and etched his name in the annals of local private sector history.

    1981

    Joint Partnership

    General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation "GAFLAC" - A Scotland-based global insurance company and Musson Group of Companies.

    1998

    Wholly-Owned

    Musson (Jamaica) Limited became the sole parent of General Accident.

    1998

    Brand Retained

    General Accident retained it's brand, underwriting and management philosophies it was known for in the insurance and reinsurance industries, which have served the Company and its policyholders well for 30 years.

    General Accident started operations in Jamaica in the 1920’s as agents for the world wide insurance company of General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation,GAFLAC, located in Perth Scotland, a 1885 entity with significant presence in 45 countries.

    Musson Jamaica Ltd. whose core business has been involved in manufacturing and merchandising within Jamaica for the past fifty-two years, took over full ownership of General Accident in 1997.

    2011

    2011 Listed on Stock Exchange

    In 2011, General Accident listed 20% of its ordinary shares on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and became the only publicly-traded general insurance company in Jamaica.

    2019

    Trinidad Acquisition

    General Accident acquired a majority stake in Motor One Insurance Company Limited (“Motor One”) a Trinidadian motor insurance company headquartered in Port of Spain with a large branch network throughout Trinidad.

    2020

    Barbados Acquisition

    May 2020 - Acquires Licence in Barbados and Operations Begin

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