IBC encourages homeowners renting to FIFA fans to check their coverage

TORONTO, June 3, 2015 /CNW/ - With the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup around the corner, soccer fans across the country are looking forward to seeing world-class matches. If you are considering renting your home to fans, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recommends making sure you're properly insured.

"While most home insurance policies anticipate family or friends using your home from time to time, when renting your property it's important to check with your home insurance representative," said Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, IBC.

IBC continues to encourage all homeowners to review their home insurance policies, ensure they have an up-to-date home inventory, and ask questions to make sure they have adequate insurance to meet their unique needs.

Scores of people will be attending FIFA events in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton, continues Kee. "With more people on the roads, the likelihood of accidents can increase. Be sure to put down your smartphone and drive according to road conditions."

If you choose to use your car to transport customers for payment, it is vital to check with your insurance representative to make sure proper coverage is in place.

"For further information on home or car insurance, consumers can call 1-844-2ask-IBC or visit www.ibc.ca," said Kee. "We're here to help."  

About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 118,000 Canadians, pays $6.7 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $48 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2-ASK-IBC.

If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: To schedule an interview, please contact: Celyeste Power, Manager, Media Relations, 416-362-2031 ext. 4312, 647-384-9872, cpower@ibc.ca

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