Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to support the Great ShakeOut, an event promoting earthquake preparedness, to which the citizens of Charlevoix will be invited this coming September 26.
Drop, Cover, Hold on: three steps which citizens will practice and simulate to help them prepare and protect themselves in the event of an earthquake.
As Pierre Babinsky, IBC’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs noted at the launch: “It’s crucial to first ensure one’s safety and the safety of one’s family. It’s also important to find out about home insurance before a major earthquake happens.”
Avoiding bad surprises
IBC’s numerous interventions during disasters in Quebec have shown that many people unfortunately only look at their home insurance policy when they have suffered substantial losses, with the bad surprises that may hold.
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 mention that a home insurance policy does not include this coverage, which must be added to the contract via an endorsement.
By participating in the Great ShakeOut, IBC wants to make citizens aware of earthquake risk and the importance of being prepared.
Public Affairs Consultant