Adapting to a changing climate
Natural disasters – such as floods, wildfires, extreme heat, wind and hail – are becoming more frequent and severe because of climate change. These disasters cost people, businesses and governments billions of dollars every year, and they take a toll on Canadians' mental and physical health.
As Canada's largest property and casualty insurance company, we are in a position to help Canadians protect what's important to them. Our investments in the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation™, and other organizations like FireSmart Canada, continue to foster innovative solutions to help reduce the physical, financial and social impacts of extreme weather on Canadian communities.
Brokers play an important role in helping customers choose the right insurance product to protect what’s important to them. As their trusted insurance expert, it is also vital that you understand the impacts of climate change and are equipped with the tools needed to offer valuable advice to your customers.
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Home in 360
From mortgage payments to maintenance, owning a home involves numerous responsibilities. To help brokers and homeowners, Intact has launched Home in 360 – a virtual tour of a home where tips about home maintenance and safety are featured. Tips are presented in a text or video form.
“Helping your clients to protect their basements from flooding” is a free, 1.5 hour, self-directed, online training course that has been developed based on 4 years of community-based flood protection research by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo.
Brokers who complete the course will bring value-add to their customers by being able to explain in clear and simple terms why basement flood losses are on the rise across Canada, the different types of flooding that can impact homes and the practical actions homeowners can take to protect their homes from flooding. The goal of the training course is to provide the foundation for productive conversations with customers about matching their needs with their flood insurance coverages and reducing future flood loss claims.
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The FireSmart® Begins at Home app engages homeowners in voluntary wildfire mitigation activities by offering a self-conducted home assessment. The app guides homeowners through a series of questions about their property to help residents identify specific actions they can take on their property to reduce wildfire risks.
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