Fire, Flood and Severe Weather - MEMBER BONUS


AB [Carte]
Date and Time: septembre 23, 2019 10:30 a.m. - Noon MDT


In this 1.5 hour webinar, you’ll learn how to help your insureds to navigate between insurance claims and eligible government assistance in the event of extreme weather events, all while earning CE credits.

Severe weather is on the rise. We are seeing an increase in frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Insurance is evolving as well. With more events happening and more insurance products available, where does government disaster assistance come into play? What is the interface between insurance claims and eligible government assistance? How can your clients reduce their risk and impact of an event? How can they shorten their recovery time?

Hear from Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency on the collaboration taking place between industry and government on recovery efforts from these major events throughout the province.

Brokers: Brokers and agents are on the front lines talking to clients about insurance. This session will help front lines staff understand how the industry and government approach the interface between insurance and eligible government assistance and identify potentially underserved markets and coverages.

Underwriters: Risk appetite varies between insurers. Some companies may have a higher threshold for specific locations than others. Underwriters will benefit from this session to understand the risks that Albertans face before disaster strikes.

Claims Adjusters: Claims adjusters see the aftermath of severe weather events all too frequently. While today’s policies cover most events, there are some things that insurance just may not cover. This session will outline the interface between insurance claims and eligible government assistance in Alberta.

Seminar Topics Include:            

  • Recognize the severe weather trends we are seeing in Canada and the top 10 costliest insured events in our nation’s history 
  • Discover details of recent major fire and flood events in Alberta
  • Distinguish the interface between insurance and government disaster programs
  • Learn about Alberta’s Disaster Recovery Program (DRP) including timelines and exclusions
  • Understand how overland flood insurance payments interact with DRP claims
  • Discover how your community and clients can prepare for an event and reduce their risk



Rob de Pruis, FCIP (Hons.), CRM, CPPA, ACCI (Ins.), ACS, WRT, FSRT

Director, Consumer & Industry Relations, Western, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)

With over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Rob has held various senior management roles in the areas of claims and risk management for some of the leading insurance companies in Canada. Rob has been extensively involved in hundreds of severe weather events across Canada and was the lead insurance industry claims liaison for IBC during the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Brad Geddes, BA, MSc, MBA

Executive Director, Alberta Emergency Management Agency

Brad Geddes joined the Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) in April 2014 as the Executive Director of Recovery. His experience includes time seconded to the Government of Alberta’s 2013 Flood Recovery Task Force, and 2016 RMWB Wildfire Task Force as Chief of Staff.

Prior to joining AEMA, Brad was the Deputy Superintendent of Insurance at Alberta Treasury Board and Finance.

Brad believes in lifelong learning and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Rural Development from Augustana, MSc in Agriculture Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from the University of Alberta.


Registration:    10:15 a.m. MDT
Presentation:   10:30 - Noon MDT

CE Credits :  AIC Course ID # 52261 - 1.5 CE Hours General and Adjuster

Sorry no refunds for cancellations - substitutions permitted -  please note: substitute must be registered and be a member of the Insurance Institute.

***Late arrival or early departure results in no CE hours issued as per Alberta Insurance Council regulations. For a webinar, this includes a transmission disruption due to unresolvable technical issues. Partial hours cannot be issued.

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