Quebec poultry disease compensation plan

The Quebec Poultry Disease Compensation Plan (RIMAQ) is a group insurance that covers the main costs and losses incurred by producers and certain service providers in the poultry sector (processors, hatcheries, animal feed manufacturers, egg classifiers) during disease control activities.

RIMAQ’s insurer is the Reciprocal Alliance of the Table Egg Industry of Canada (ARIOCC) which has provided property insurance to several groups of poultry producers in Quebec and Canada since 2011. ARIOCC is an exchange reciprocal insurance company with approximately 1,750 members, spread across all provinces and the Northwest Territories.

The RIMAQ covers six poultry diseases:

  1. Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT)
  2. Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) mycoplasmosis

The following four poultry diseases are reportable under Canada’s Reportable Diseases Regulations :

  1. Highly pathogenic and low pathogenic avian influenza strain H5 or H7
  2. Newcastle disease
  3. Pullorosis
  4. Typhosis

Information sheet for producers
Information sheet for service providers