Intact Insurance opens three mobile claims centres to help displaced Slave Lake customers

CALGARY, May 18 /CNW/ - Intact Insurance, Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance company, opened three mobile claims centres in Athabasca, Westlock and Edmonton as early as Tuesday, following the devastating wildfires in Slave Lake and the surrounding area.

The three centres, located south-east of Slave Lake, are staffed with community response teams to help customers begin the claims process and start to get their lives back on track. To further assist customers at this difficult time, Intact Insurance is handing out emergency funds for accommodation, food and clothing and providing comfort kits filled with everything from colouring books to pet food.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss experienced by Slave Lake residents who have been evacuated from their homes as a result of the devastating wildfires," says Gordon Mansfield, Vice President, Claims, Intact Insurance, Western Division. "We are relieved that members of the community are safe and commend emergency service teams for their efforts."

Intact Insurance has provided emergency funds to help over 150 families in need. "As Alberta's largest insurer, our more than 1,300 employees are working hard to ensure these families are taken care of as they begin to restore their lives," continued Mansfield.

As soon as residents are able to return to Slave Lake, Intact Insurance's contractors, vendors, and engineers will be available at an in-town claims centre to help customers determine the damage and begin the restoration process.

Customers who would like to speak to an Intact Insurance representative can call our 24/7 claims hotline at 1-866-464-2424 to arrange an appointment.

About Intact Insurance
Intact Insurance is Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance company protecting more than 2.5 million customers. Intact's coast-to-coast presence, along with its strong relationships with insurance brokers, means the company can provide the outstanding service, comfort and continuity customers deserve. Intact Insurance is a member company of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC).  www.intactinsurance.com / www.intactfc.com

SOURCE Intact Insurance

For further information:

Media Contact:
Rosa Nelson
Director, Intact Insurance, Western Region
Cell  403.461.3627
Office  403.231.1300 ext 30747
rosa.nelson@intact.net


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