CALGARY, June 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Intact Insurance, Canada's largest home,
auto and business insurance company, has mobilized its community
response team to help provide assistance and support for customers who
have been affected by severe hail and rain storms as well as flooding
in Calgary and surrounding southern Alberta communities.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss experienced by Albertans as a result
of the recent torrential rains," said Jennie Moushos, Senior Vice
President of Intact Insurance's Western Division. "Our thoughts are
with our customers, employees and brokers who have been directly
impacted by this tragedy. We commend the emergency service teams for
their ongoing efforts and have witnessed the strength and resilience of
Albertans at this trying time."
Intact Insurance's telephone adjusters have been speaking to customers
to begin the claims process. To further assist customers at this
difficult time, Intact Insurance has dispatched adjusters from across
the country to the more than 14 communities within Alberta that were
impacted by the storm. It is also providing assistance to its customers
for emergency work as quickly as possible, on a priority basis.
Intact Insurance's dedicated team of adjusters, brokers, contractors,
vendors and engineers will help customers determine the damage and
begin the restoration process. "We recognize the disruption that
Alberta communities are facing and our more than 1,600 employees are
working hard to provide attentive care and support and to help our
customers get back on track," continued Moushos.
As our adjusters have not gained access to all affected communities at
this time and the number of claims continues to evolve, it will be
difficult to fully assess and quantify the damage for a number of
weeks. Intact Financial Corporation's reinsurance coverage starts once
damage reaches $100 million (pre-tax). Beyond this amount, IFC's
retention declines from 12% in a stepped manner.
Customers who would like to speak to an Intact Insurance representative
can call its 24/7 claims hotline at 1-866-464-2424 to arrange an
appointment. To access safety tips and information updates, please
About Intact Insurance and Intact Financial Corporation
Intact Insurance is Canada's largest home, auto and business insurance
company, the choice of more than four million consumers. Its
coast-to-coast presence and its strong relationship with insurance
brokers mean the company can provide the outstanding service, comfort
and continuity customers deserve. Intact Insurance is a member company
of Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC), the largest provider of
property and casualty insurance in Canada. www.intactinsurance.com / www.intactfc.com
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