COVID-19 Sparks Debate About U.S. Adjuster Use In Calgary

 Monday, July 6, 2020

 Canadian Underwriter

COVID-19 appears to be kindling proud sentiments about employing Canadian adjusters, after social media posts triggered an age-old debate about using U.S. adjusters to handle catastrophe claims in Canada.

Twitter was abuzz with comments after Global News posted a piece about more than 300 adjusters arriving in Calgary to respond to damage caused by a massive hailstorm June 13. One hundred of those adjusters were from the United States, as Adam Toy of Global News reported.

Underlying the sentiments expressed in the social media posts is that Canada and the United States have taken vastly different paths to re-opening their economies and social distancing.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, the federal government requires all persons entering Canada to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor themselves for symptoms subject to the Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order (Mandatory Isolation).

The act has an exclusion for people who do not have COVID symptoms and are crossing the border for work — and for essential service workers (such as insurance professionals, including independent adjusters).
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