CNP Assurances is a French personal insurance company that offers both life and nonlife insurance products and services. It is headquartered in Paris, and in 2008 employed 3,200 people. The origins of CNP Assurances can be traced back to three state-owned insurance companies: the Caisse nationale d'assurance en cas d'accident (specialization: accident insurance) was established in 1868; the Caisse nationale d'assurance en cas de décès (death and disability insurance) was formed in 1848; and the Caisse de retraite pour la vieillesse (retirement pensions) was created in 1949. The French government merged its death and disability and retirement insurance companies in 1949 to form the Caisse nationale d'assurance sur la vie. In 1959, this company was merged with the government's accident insurance company to create the Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance (CNP) and integrated into the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), a financial institution that performs public-interest missions on behalf ...