There’s no question that severe weather is in the rise in Canada, which is all the more reason for Viking homeowners and renters alike to obtain flood insurance. The facts speak for themselves: extreme weather has cost Canadians nearly $10 billion in insurance claims since 1998, and water and wind damage now account for half of all property claims. Fortunately, you can put an end to your worries with Comprehensive Water coverage, a new offering in Alberta from The Co-operators.
Flood damage can cost homeowners thousands of dollars to repair, but our flood damage insurance is affordably priced. Yet that's not the only thing that sets us apart. With our network of advisors in Alberta and beyond, you can expect exceptional service and expert advice about flood insurance coverage. After all, it’s only natural you’d have questions beyond cost when this type of insurance is relatively new to Canada. Work with us and find out why we've thrived as a co-operative for more than 70 years—always putting our members and communities first.
It's true that Canada was one of the very few developed nations without flooding insurance until very recently. In 2013, this coverage gap was only too apparent as the country suffered its worst-ever year in terms of weather-related damage. We're proud to offer a solution with our new Comprehensive Water coverage for clients in cities across Alberta, including Viking. You can also get a free online assessment to find out the level of risk to your home.
You can take action now and work to protect your home from water damage by sealing cracks in your foundation walls and basement floors, installing window wells around your basement windows, installing downspouts and regularly maintaining your eavestroughs, among other steps.
To learn more about flood insurance and to review your options, get in touch with your local Co-operators advisor in Viking today.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe in balancing our economic, environmental and social priorities. In fact,
Viking has a public policy system that provides a minimum level of mandatory coverage to vehicle owners when they purchase license plates.