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Thinking About Joining a “Transportation Network”?

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  Thinking About Joining a “Transportation Network”?                       Here’s what you need to know about your insurance.                         It’s a standard exclusion in personal auto policies in Ontario that you do not carry passengers for compensation. As we know, the times they are a changin’ and companies like Uber are alternatives to the traditional taxi industry, and […]

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Winter Tires? There’s A Discount For That

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  Find out if you are getting the fringe benefits of investing in snow tires – As of January 1st, 2016 auto insurance companies in Ontario are now required to offer a discount for snow tires. The discount varies amount companies (between 2% and 5%) but their eligibility rules are fairly consistent. Here is a […]

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Straight From The Horse’s Mouth…

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Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the sewer back up coverage and claim rating changes for Chieftain clients. This information was provided by Travelers Canada for Chieftain. What changes are being made to sewer back-up coverage? We are adjusting limits, pricing and policy wording to better recognize increasing sewer back-up loss trends and to […]

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A Note to Chieftain Clients

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A Note to Chieftain Clients: You may have recently received documents from Chieftain, with a price increase and what looks like a coverage change for sewer back up on your home policy. The change is less impactful than it might appear to be (especially for the majority of our Chieftain clients who live in the […]

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I Heart My Mortgage Broker – And Here’s Why You Should Too!

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It’s crucial to have someone (who is qualified) to review and manage your mortgage. Just like we manage your insurance portfolio, James Loewen of the Loewen Group, and his team manage your mortgage portfolio. Their access to many different lenders means they can do some shopping for you. Options = savings. Think of a broker […]

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WHAT THE F%^$ IS TELEMATICS?

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I love Canada, and I feel very fortunate to be a Canadian, but like many new and progressive ideas or strategies, this one did not start in Canada. It’s new to us, but that does not mean that it’s new…or spooky. Telematics refers to monitoring of vehicle driving habits or ‘usage based insurance’ which has […]

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The Price Is Right…But Is The Coverage?

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A ‘good deal’ in terms insurance means both a price that doesn’t force you to sell your first born, as well as coverage for damages most likely to occur at your house. The number one property claim cause is water. Water coming up through drains, water over flowing, bursting pipes, basically any water coming up […]

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