Hailstorms in Canada are becoming more frequent. Alberta and the Prairies are particularly prone to hailstorms from June-September, but hailstorms can occur anywhere in Canada. According to the City of Calgary, hailstones as large as grapefruits have been reported in Canada, but even smaller hail can cause significant damage to your home, business, or automobile.
It’s important to always read your insurance policies, so you know what coverage you have before you need it. Many disputes arise because consumers believe their insurance policy covers something, when it does not.
Before you’re impacted by damage as a result of a hailstorm, check with your insurance provider to confirm if your policy covers hail damage specifically.
Start a claim by contacting your insurance company. Make sure you include as much detail as possible about the damage.
If your insurance company is a GIO member, you can find out how to submit a claim or contact them in our member directory.
If you’re unhappy with the results of your insurance claim or have questions about the process, GIO is here to help. We offer free, independent and impartial help with your home, auto and business insurance disputes. Find out how to submit a complaint.
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