Gemalto to Produce Secure and Innovative Healthcare Cards for Quebec

AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 – GTO), the world leader in digital
security, and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ)
have been chosen to produce secure and innovative health insurance cards
for the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ). RAMQ delivers 2.3
million healthcare cards to citizens, and the SAAQ provides 1.7 million
driver’s license and identity cards through production with Gemalto.

Optimizing government services across industries

By choosing the SAAQ and its existing contract with Gemalto, the Quebec
healthcare authorities can avoid duplication and promote sharing of
expertise between agencies. The province can also leverage the existing
infrastructure and issue both healthcare cards and driver’s licenses at
the same time, maximizing cost savings and ensuring quicker delivery to
their citizens.

A focus on security and convenience for Quebec’s citizens

Gemalto’s secure card will be the first of its kind to undergo embossing
and laser engraving at the same time. Combined with a cutting edge card
body with built-in security features, this process greatly improves the
reliability of Quebec’s healthcare card. Gemalto also provides the full
implementation and maintenance of SAAQ’s personalization infrastructure.
This enables the SAAQ and RAMQ to offer Quebec citizens a seamless and
speedy renewal service when obtaining their new driver’s license and
healthcare card.

“The unique opportunity to provide both healthcare cards and driver’s
licenses is perfectly suited to Gemalto’s expertise with over twenty
years of issuing secure documents. Being the first to emboss and engrave
at the same time provides more options to our customers who have legacy
infrastructures for validation and allows us to provide a lower risk of
fraud and stronger, longer lasting cards to residents”

  • Steve Purdy, vice president of State and Provincial Government
    Programs, Gemalto

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital
, with 2017 annual revenues of €3 billion and customers in
over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and
services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities
and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal
devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to
enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people,
transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software –
enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of
individuals and things.

Our 15,000 employees operate out of 114 offices, 40 personalization and
data centers, and 35 research and software development centers located
in 47 countries.

For more information visit,
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Gemalto media contacts:
Tauri Cox
North America
512 257 3916

Sophie Dombres
Europe Middle East & Africa
+33 4 42 36 57

Piyush Prakash
Asia Pacific
+91 11 6623 1200

Alexis Camarillo
Latin America
+52 5521223627

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