Alberta has experienced a disproportionate share of the extreme weather catastrophes in Canada over the past decade, causing insurers to question whether the province is a viable place to do business.
Posted on CanadianUnderwriter | By David Gambrill
The question was raised Friday at the C4 conference in Ottawa, where a conference panel discussed why the province’s average home insurance premium soared from $500 to $1,500 over the past decade.
“Is Alberta viable as a place to do business of insurance? Is it possible to get the rates adequate? Is it sustainable?”
Joel Baker, president and CEO of MSA Research
Governments may need to accept more exposure than they have in the past, likely in the form of more taxpayer funds for disaster assistance programs.
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