Media conference call to answer insurance questions related to the northern Alberta wildfires

EDMONTON, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The devastating northern Alberta wildfires are raising many questions about home, auto and business insurance. 

To provide answers, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) executives in Alberta will hold a 30-minute media conference call. It is the first in a series of conference calls to answer questions about insurance related to the wildfires.


Thursday, May 19


10 a.m. MT

Dial in:          

Local calls (403) 451-9838, (647) 427-7450

Toll-free (888) 231-8191


Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western & Pacific, IBC

Heather Mack, Director, Government Relations, IBC

Pete Karageorgos, Director, Consumer & Industry Relations, IBC

Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, IBC


Following brief opening remarks, the conference will open to questions from the media. Because of the large number of participants expected, please dial in 15 minutes in advance to ensure we have an opportunity to answer your questions.

For more insurance-related information on the wildfires, consumers can call  1-844-2ask-IBC or email  There is also information at and by following IBC on Twitter -- @insurancebureau and @ibc_west .  

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 $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_West 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.

SOURCE Insurance Bureau of Canada

For further information: If you require more information please contact: Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, IBC, 416-362-2031 ext. 4387 (office), 416-841-5669 (after hours),


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