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Auto Theft Down In Most Major Cities

Ford F-Series dominate IBC’s annual list of most-stolen vehicles Toronto, ON (Dec. 5, 2017) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today published its annual list of the Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles. Once again, Ford trucks and high-priced SUVs feature prominently. “Between 2015 and 2016, motor vehicle theft across Canada was down slightly to… Read more »

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MPP Yvan Baker Teams Up with IBC to Put Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Etobicoke Homes

Toronto, ON (Oct. 20, 2017) – Today, Yvan Baker, MPP for Etobicoke Centre, partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to donate carbon monoxide alarms for the homes of local residents and to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. “I am happy to be here today to support IBC’s donation of carbon monoxide… Read more »

Quebec still not prepared to deal with an earthquake

5th edition of the Great ShakeOut Montreal, QC (Oct. 19, 2017) – The news is of concern. Although Quebec has taken part in the Great ShakeOut, an international earthquake preparedness drill, for the past five years, Quebecers still do not know how to protect themselves adequately if there were a quake. In the run-up to… Read more »

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IBC launches ‘Know Your Policy’ consumer awareness campaign

Toronto, ON (Sept. 13, 2017) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to launch ‘Know Your Policy’, an online campaign designed to promote insurance literacy among Canadian consumers. ​”A car collision, a home damaged by wind or hail and a business interrupted by vandalism or floods are risks that people face each day,” said… Read more »

Home insurance: More Than One-Third of Tenants Are Playing With Fire

Montreal, QC (Sept. 6, 2017) – With the annual merry-go-round of July moves over, and tenants now in their new homes, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) noted with concern that too many Quebecers still don’t have home insurance. In fact, a survey done for IBC among 3,076 individuals revealed that 37% of tenants in Quebec… Read more »

Spring flooding in Ontario and Quebec caused more than $223 million in insured damage

Ottawa, ON (Sept. 1, 2017) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) reports that two significant storm and flooding events in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec resulted in more than $223 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). “Climate change is causing severe weather events, especially storms involving floods, to happen… Read more »

Tornadoes and high winds: insurance policies cover the damage

Montreal, QC (Aug. 23, 2017) – Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) wishes to inform policyholders whose homes were damaged by the high winds that hit several Quebec regions yesterday that property damage caused by this kind of natural disaster is covered under most home and auto insurance policies. Policyholders should first contact their insurer or broker… Read more »

MPP Teams Up with Insurance Bureau of Canada to Put Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Ontario Homes

Toronto, ON (Aug. 8, 2017) – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, has partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to donate carbon monoxide detectors for the homes of local residents and to raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. “I am happy to be donating these lifesaving CO detectors today,” said Fedeli. “Carbon monoxide… Read more »

Wildfire situation in British Columbia and surrounding area: IBC is here to help

Safety remains first priority Vancouver, B.C. (​July 8, 2017) – As British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to wildfires burning out of control throughout much of the Interior, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is reaching out with information and advice for those affected. “Our thoughts are with those whose lives have been… Read more »

Climate Change, Insurance, Data, and Technology

Climate change is a hot topic on many fronts, and insurance is playing a key role.  Some insurers and industry groups are promoting adaptation strategies, including modifications to insurance programs.  The Insurance-Canada.ca sponsored Insurance 2023 Working Group is discussing the role that technology is and will play in supporting insurers.  Our question: how is climate… Read more »