Auxiliary Heat Webinar

From Woodstoves to Wood Furnaces

2 General ICM CE Credits / 2 GICS CE Credits


Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM With over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has held various different positions which allows Melanie to have a deep industry understanding. Melanie works with successful, values-driven entrepreneurs, business owners, and organizational leaders, helping them become even more effective. Melanie was awarded the National Emerging Leader award through the Insurance Institute of Canada in 2011.

Webinar Overview

How a person heats their home is an important consideration in deciding whether to insure a risk and the premium charged. Homeowners may choose to use something to supplement their primary heat source during regular heating season – such as a fireplace, wood burner, space or electric heaters, or solar heating. These items are auxiliary heat sources, and they bring with them additional risk exposures due to the many opportunities for error by the people using them.


Participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between primary heating sources and auxiliary heating sources.
  • Explain why insurers need to be made aware of auxiliary heating sources used by an insured.
  • Describe each of the types of auxiliary heating.
  • Explain insurers’ primary underwriting considerations for properties that use auxiliary heat sources and discuss various questionnaires and inspection information

Event Details

Date September 26, 2018

Time 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Registration Fee $125.00 (GST included)

Melanie Needham, FCIP, CRM

Event Type Seminars & Webinars