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Educating yourself about flood coverage while cooped up at home

April 1, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Looking for a free course that will give you continuing education credits without having to leave your house? The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation recently launched a 1.5-hour online home flood risk course for brokers anywhere in Canada. “It helps

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The home insurance exclusion your clients probably don’t know about

September 10, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Knowing what their property insurance actually covers is a “big missing link” in teaching homeowners how to manage flood risk. “Most people have no idea that you can’t get seepage coverage in most cases,” Cheryl Evans, director of the home

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Top 3 measures to mitigate home flood risk

September 7, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Your book of business could have lower water losses if you give homeowner clients just three pieces of advice. First, homeowners should figure out whether their home actually has a backwater valve, said Cheryl Evans, director of the home flood

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One risk to your client if the neighbouring property is abandoned

June 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Lindsay Bunce got a nasty shock one colder winter day when she and her husband went down to the basement of their Toronto home. “We were surprised to find about two inches of water across our basement and water coming

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New basement flood awareness training for home insurance brokers

June 14, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A course on basement flooding risk will likely be available to Canadian property and casualty insurance brokers within the next year, Blair Feltmate, head of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation, told Canadian Underwriter Monday. The Intact Centre also plans

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An overlooked consequence of basement flooding

June 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If your home insurance client is an entrepreneur, consider what happens to that client’s business if his or her home basement gets flooded. A case in point is Laila and Zafar Ismaili, a married couple who own Enviro Digital Printing

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Standards Council of Canada, Intact Centre on Climate Adaption to study flood resiliency for new residential communities

March 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (Intact Centre) at the University of Waterloo have announced that they are joining forces to develop a new report on best practices for making new residential communities