Foster family finds insurer

Wawanesa cancelled their contract last week because of their five foster kids

Good news for that Montreal family who's insurance coverage was terminated by Wawanesa last week because it was fostering five children.

The parents found another company to insure their home.

Wawanesa said it was cancelling the family's service because their five foster kids were considered  "high risk".

But broker Frédérick Goulet with Lajoie Insurance, the company who's insuring them now, says foster families are not higher risk than your average family.

“With the statistics that we have, we see that foster families are not higher risk than the other clients that we have,” Goulet said.

“I don’t agree with it, but I’m not surprised because the market is very tight, the rules are strong and it’s tough to change those rules," he added about Wawanesa's decision to terminate the family's contract.

Lajoie Insurance says it insures hundreds of foster families.

The family says it is paying a similar premium.

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  1. stew posted on 06/23/2014 01:01 PM
    Maybe dealing with Wawanesa is a risk.
  2. Claude B posted on 06/23/2014 04:02 PM
    Shame on Wawanesa. I think I should call Lajoie myself for a quote...
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