MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, at 10.36 a.m., Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) will take part in the GreatShakeOut in Charlevoix, an event promoting earthquake preparedness. As the event's main partner, IBC is encouraging everyone to "Drop, Cover and Hold on!", three steps that can save lives during a major earthquake.
Only 3% of Quebecers have earthquake insurance
"We think it's important that the general public knows how to be prepared for such an event. Unfortunately, IBC's many interventions during major disasters in Quebec have shown that most people only read their home insurance policy once they've suffered damage, with all the nasty surprises this may create," noted Anne Morin, Supervisor, Communications and Public Affairs, at IBC.
According to a consultation carried out by IBC of its members, only 3% of Quebec policyholders have earthquake insurance which covers damage resulting from a quake. We should also mention that the home insurance policy does not include earthquake coverage, which must be added via an endorsement.
Insurance Bureau of Canada, which groups the majority Canada's P&C insurers, offers various services to consumers in order to inform and assist them when purchasing car or home insurance, or making a claim. For all other information, we invite you to contact our Insurance Information Centre at 1-877-288-4321, or visit our web site at www.infoinsurance.ca.
SOURCE: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
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