5 things returning Fort McMurray residents need to know about insurance

​MAY 30, 2016 (EDMONTON) – There are many questions consumers have about the re-entry to Fort McMurray following the evacuation because of the devastating northern Alberta wildfires.  We want to provide answers to those returning to the community. 

​Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) executives in Alberta will hold a 30-minute media conference call to answer insurance-related questions.

Date:               Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Time:               2 p.m. MT

Dial in:             Local calls (403) 451-9838, (647) 427-7450

                         Toll-free (888) 231-8191

                         Conference ID -- 24050858

Participants:   Heather Mack, Director, Government Relations, IBC

                         Steve Kee, Director, Media & Digital Communications, IBC

Following brief opening remarks, the conference will open to questions from the media. Because of the large number of participants expected, please dial in 15 minutes in advance to ensure we have an opportunity to answer your questions.

For more insurance-related information on the wildfires, consumers can call  1-844-2ask-IBC or email FortMacFire@IBC.ca.  There is also information at ibc.ca and by following IBC on Twitter -- @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_West.

​About Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers. Its member companies make up 90% of the property and casualty (P&C) insurance market in Canada. For more than 50 years, IBC has worked with governments across the country to help make affordable home, auto and business insurance available for all Canadians. IBC supports the vision of consumers and governments trusting, valuing and supporting the private P&C insurance industry. It champions key issues and helps educate consumers on how best to protect their homes, cars, businesses and properties.

P&C insurance touches the lives of nearly every Canadian and plays a critical role in keeping businesses safe and the Canadian economy strong. It employs more than 120,000 Canadians, pays $8.2 billion in taxes and has a total premium base of $49 billion.  

For media releases and more information, visit IBC's Media Centre at www.ibc.ca. Follow IBC on Twitter @InsuranceBureau and @IBC_West or like us on Facebook. If you have a question about home, auto or business insurance, contact IBC's Consumer Information Centre at 1-844-2ask-IBC.