Left Navigation Featured NewsWinter WeatherCanadian winters are tough. From coast-to-coast we all need to be prepared for winter’s wrath. And preparation should start as soon as possible. Featured NewsFort McMurray and Surrounding AreaFeatured NewsIBC encourages Canadians to put down the cellphone and #likelife33 Media Centre Media ReleaseSevere weather, natural disasters cause record year for insurable damage in CanadaJanuary 6, 2017 (TORONTO) – From the wildfires that swept through Fort McMurray in May to the floods that devastated parts of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland over Thanksgiving weekend, severe weather had a huge impact on Canadians in 2016. Event2017 OIAA Professional Development and Claims ConferenceShould you wish to attend our 2017 Professional Development and Claims Conference being held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 please watch for the on-line registration to open on December 15, 2016. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is launching its #likelife campaign by releasing a video to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and encouraging Canadians to put down their phones while on the road. Why Auto Insurance Rates are So HighAuto insurance rates in Ontario are too high. The average Ontario premium is now more than 45% higher than Alberta’s. It’s about twice as high as the Maritime provinces. We want rates to come down. IBC Blog Getting ready for the next big stormWinter storms can strike without warning. They can bring with them poor visibility, low temperatures, high winds, significant snowfall and, on occasion, freezing rain. Ice dams on roofs or frozen pipes can cause problems when the temperature drops. Being prepared is your best defence.Young, first-time driver looking for insurance?Compare prices, coverage options and service. You may even receive a discount for being a student or requesting an online quote.Teaching children about insuranceChildren are quick learners. In a world where economic knowledge is key, they need to know how money works, and how insurance fits in a good financial plan. But how do you engage them?