June 1, 2014
In the wake of record catastrophic claims, insurers in key regions of Canada are changing their approach to personal and, to a lesser extent, commercial property insurance. Coverage terms are constricting, sub-limits are being introduced, deductibles are increasing and rates are rising, especially for water damage losses. It will take time before claims are filed on these revised policies and customers discover the true extent of coverage amendments. It’s a testy situation that could put independent adjusters on the spot.