Insurance companies facing rising water damage claims

Water Damage Claims - Houses in flood waters

A new report shows that leaks are becoming increasingly problematic for homeowners and insurers. A new Verisk Analytics report from its ISO unit has found that insurance companies are taking an increasing number of water damage claims. At the same time, other forms of claim have been falling in frequency. The report determined that one in 50 homeowners insurance policyholders file a leak claim each year. Water damage claims affect one in every 50 homeowners insurance policyholders every year, according to the research. The study involved data from 2013 through…

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Insurance industry in Canada facing increase in water damage claims

Canada flood insurance industry

A spokesperson from a nationwide group has released a statement on behalf of insurers to encourage people to do their part. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), an organization that represents the insurance industry in the country, has made a statement through its Atlantic vice president, Amanda Dean, to help to encourage policyholders to do their part to prevent water damage in an environment that appears to be facing a rapidly growing number of claims. Severe weather appears to be on the rise and natural disasters are becoming more common…

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