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Home Insurance – Loss Prevention and Woodstoves

Home Insurance – Loss Prevention and Woodstoves

Wood Burning Appliances – Wood Stoves With Covid19, this winter we will be more homebound then ever before. Those cold winter nights are more pleasant with the warmth, scent and sound of a fire safely crackling nearby. With the expected resurgence of wood stoves and...

Internet Safety Tips

Internet Safety Tips

Now living with covid-19 more of us are working from home and becoming even more reliant on internet connectivity. This is unfortunately when the internet also seems to be "exploding" with fraud – phishing scams. Especially those taking advantage of our COVID-19...

Top Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Top Tips for Safer Winter Driving

Road safety is always important, but it becomes crucial when winter takes effect. Snow, icy roads and unpredictable weather are all common hazards that plague drivers during the colder months. Keep calm, confident and safe on the roads this winter by following these...

Cyber & Ransomware – Insurance Risks & Exposures

Cyber & Ransomware – Insurance Risks & Exposures

Great article from CBC on Cyberware/Ransomware insurance coverage - How ransomware insurance that protects companies and communities can also embolden criminals https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/ransomware-cyber-insurance-pros-and-cons-1.5453619

Making Data Management a Business Priority

Making Data Management a Business Priority

Even before COVID-19 put Canadian businesses under extreme pressure to evolve and embrace #digitaltechnology, technological innovation was already more of a necessity than a choice With nearly every type of Canadian business embracing digital channels and platforms,...

What Are the Business Risks of Digital Communications?

What Are the Business Risks of Digital Communications?

Tailored, digital-first customer experiences are on the rise, and providing seamless products, services, and communications that work around the unique needs of different generations is rapidly becoming a business priority. That's according to 86% of the executives...

Home Insurance – Fire & Electrical Loss Prevention tips

Home Insurance – Fire & Electrical Loss Prevention tips

Ontario Home Insurance Tips for Preventing an Electrical Fire We are now in the digital age with more gadgets than ever. With more people working from home, more devices are being plugged in and are running alongside home appliances. This often increases the use of...

Ontario Home Insurance – Cold Weather Reminders

Ontario Home Insurance – Cold Weather Reminders

Even Canadians Need Some Cold Weather Reminders Once again, it is time to review some cold weather strategies to reduce, minimize or avoid potential losses for Ontario home owners. For many of our clients this should now only serve as a reminder. For our new clients...

Should removing winter tires be a priority during pandemic?

Should removing winter tires be a priority during pandemic?

As summer approaches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a key question is whether motorists with winter tires are getting their seasonal tire changes. Keeping winter tires on during the summer increases the risk of aquaplaning because winter tire treads don't shed...

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 technology scams

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 technology scams

CYBER LIABILITY During these unprecedented times, millions of Canadians are practicing physical (social) distancing and working from home. These practices are currently the "new normal" in an effort to keep safe from COVID-19. However, in working from home, we have...

Managing Ontario Auto Insurance during Covid-19

Managing Ontario Auto Insurance during Covid-19

Suggestions for managing Ontario Auto Insurance premiums As more people get used to staying at home in support of physical distancing, there may be some premium-saving strategies available. Especially so if there have been significant changes in your driving habits....

Flood Prevention Tips

Flood Prevention Tips

Melted snow and extreme weather events, such as torrential rain, are among the main causes of spring flooding. For many of us, having our home or business flood in the current covid-19 environment would be a disastrous additional financial and emotional burden. As...

Initial Covid-19 Insurance Situation

Initial Covid-19 Insurance Situation

Over the past 6 weeks or so, there has been considerable insurance information in the news over concerning the covid-19 crises. Most have heard local news announce that Canada's insurers are reviewing options for premium relief, for qualifying customers struggling...

Summer driving and increased risks

Summer driving and increased risks

We all know that Spring brings out excited drivers such as young people who have just obtained their licenses, ready to start practicing their driving on clear sunny days. As well, many people who have had their sports cars stored all winter will want to take them out...

Ontario Auto Insurance Rate Increases

Ontario Auto Insurance Rate Increases

Need more information on why Ontario auto insurance rates are increasing? Good article here courtesy of Canadian Underwriter What's really behind Ontario auto rate increases

Storm Safety Tips

Storm Safety Tips

During a major rain and wind storm, damage to buildings; such as roof shingles and windows, may occur and flooding and power outages are possible. Every year, homes are damaged by weather-related events, and homeowners are subjected to the considerable costs and...

RSA Insurance – Executive Insurance Outlook for 2020

RSA Insurance – Executive Insurance Outlook for 2020

Disciplined underwriting is the anchor that the P&C industry needs right now. The insurance industry is currently experiencing some pain. Investment returns have been following a general downtrend over the last two decades, from a high of 10.4% in 1997, down to...

Home Insurance – Cold Weather Strategies

Home Insurance – Cold Weather Strategies

We're now "mid-winter" and a good time to review some cold weather strategies to reduce, minimize or avoid potential losses! For many of our clients this should now only serve as a reminder. For our new clients please carefully read – • If you will be leaving your...

Why are insurance premiums increasing?

Why are insurance premiums increasing?

The fundamental purpose of an insurance company is to earn a reasonable profit for investors willing to invest money to underwrite risks and indemnify unpredictable losses. This is done by collecting premiums from many people with similar risks or assets, such as...