HALIFAX, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is encouraging residents affected by flooding in New Brunswick to call their insurance representatives immediately if they have damage to report and to keep all receipts related to the cleanup.
"This flood was one of the most devastating we have seen in recent memory and right now safety remains the primary concern," said Erin Norwood, Manager, Government Relations, IBC. "The flooding was a sobering reminder of the power of Mother Nature and the effect that severe weather is having on our communities. Our thoughts are with the residents impacted by the flooding. And we want to help make the recovery process as straightforward as possible."
IBC recognizes that consumers will have questions about insurance coverage and is here to help. If you have been affected by the flooding and have insurance-related questions, IBC encourages you to call its Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422).
If you have a claim, this is how to start the claims process:
- When safe to do so, assess and document damage.
- Call your insurance representative and/or company to report damage or losses.
- Be as detailed as possible when providing information.
- Water damage to vehicles is usually covered if your auto insurance policy includes comprehensive or all-perils coverage. Contact your insurance representative for details.
- Keep all receipts related to cleanup.
- Review your policy to ensure you are familiar with various deductibles and coverage limits.
- Talk to your insurance representative if anything is unclear – your representative is there to help you.
- If you need help getting in touch with your insurer, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422).
For more information, visit www.ibc.ca.
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 120,000 Canadians, pays $9 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.
For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_Atlantic or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.
If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release.
SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada
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Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 114,000 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total...