BRANTFORD, ON, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - In response to flooding this week across parts of Brantford, Ontario, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is deploying its Community Assistance Mobile Pavilion (CAMP) to help affected residents and businesses.
IBC CAMP staff will be at the Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre (333 Erie Ave.) tomorrow from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00pm-5:00 p.m. to answer insurance-related questions for Brantford area residents and business owners affected by water damage.
"We advise residents that they should contact their insurance representative to determine whether or not they have coverage," said Kim Donaldson, Vice-President of Ontario for IBC. "Overland flooding is an option in insurance coverage and not every consumer has chosen this feature. Sewer back-up often is included, but that too, depends on your coverage."
Another option for affected residents with questions is to call IBC's Consumer Information Centre – 1-844-2ask-IBC (1-844-227-5422).
CAMP is one of a number of initiatives by Canada's home, car and business insurers to help Canadians prepare for, and cope with, disasters. The national program provides disaster victims with on-site, quick-response, insurance-related information.
Media calls for IBC over the weekend should be directed to Steve Kee – 416-841-5669
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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.
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For further information: If you require more information, IBC spokespeople are available to discuss the details in this media release. To schedule an interview, please contact: Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, 416-362-2031 ext. 4387, 416-841-5669, firstname.lastname@example.org