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Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re team up for webinar on Canadian flood risk


November 23, 2016   by Canadian Underwriter


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Canadian Underwriter and Swiss Re have teamed up to host a live webinar, titled The Road to Flood Resilience in Canada, reflecting on natural hazards throughout the country and what Canada can expect for the future.

flood-image-800The free webinar, scheduled for Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. EST, will be hosted by Balz Grollimund (pictured below right), Swiss Re’s head of underwriting for Canada and the English Caribbean.

Since the catastrophic flood events in 2013, the topic of flood has gained significant momentum in the insurance industry and the public sector. A better understanding of the flood risk and the loss potentials are fundamental elements to having an informed dialogue on this challenging peril.

The webinar will be hosted by Balz Grollimund, Swiss Re’s head of underwriting for Canada and the English Caribbean.

Despite recent efforts, there’s still a significant protection gap for homeowners when it comes to flood risk and to offer solutions and to become more resilient as a society, continued efforts from the individual, the industry as well as the public sector are required.

The approximately one hour webinar will look at what Canada can expect in terms of flood risk and how that compares to the global market, as well as whether we are prepared financially and in terms of policy and coverage.

A question and answer period will follow at the end of the presentation.

To register for the free webinar, participants can visit: http://bit.ly/CanadianFloodWebinar