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Are You Prepared – House Fires

Are you prepared?  Learn about fire safety and that you have proper coverage for your property in the event of a fire.  Each week about seven people die from house fires in Canada. To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basics about house fires and fire safety. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.  Read more

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Driving Safely on Poor Road Conditions

 

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Driving safely on poor road conditions –  Winter weather can present many driving headaches for drivers, slick roadways being one of them. Most skids can be prevented by simply adjusting driving to the conditions and
remembering how to recover if you should come in contact with a slick surface. (more…)

Cyber Risk Exposure Scorecard

Cyber Risk Exposure Score Card -In recent years, cyber attacks have emerged as one of the most significant threats facing organizations of all sizes. The Internet and other network operations have created risks that were unheard of less than a decade ago. When cyber attacks (such as data breaches and hacks) occur, they can result in devastating damage, such as business disruptions, revenue loss, legal fees, and forensic analysis and customer or employee notifications. (more…)

Cyber Security Awareness

A vast amount of information is now stored on computer servers and databases, and it’s growing every day. Because that information has great value, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal or destroy it. It’s time to pay attention to Cyber Crime. (more…)

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Taking Medications Correctly

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can play an important role in your everyday health. However, they can also delay your treatment or even worsen your symptoms if they aren’t used properly. (more…)

Ontario Approves the Use of Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance

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Ontario Approves the Use of Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance

Drivers in Ontario will now be able to provide electronic proof of auto insurance via a mobile device thanks to approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), which occurred on Sept. 5, 2019. (more…)

Climate Change Causes Severe Weather Patterns

Climate change affects so many things including severe weather patterns

Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of climate change to insurers and taxpayers. In 2018, insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $1.9 billion, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (more…)

Driver Safety

Driver Safety: Back to school is just around the corner.  It’s sad to see summer coming to an end and to return to our regular routines.  As we adjust back to our schedules, remember that safety is always a priority especially at the beginning of the school year when traffic can be chaotic.  Remember road safety when kids are walking to and from school.  Obey stop signs and schools buses. The fines are hefty for disobeying a school bus and will result in an increase in your insurance premiums.  Know the rules …

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Cyber Data Breach and Why you Need Cyber Insurance

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Data From More Than 100 Million Capital One Customers Involved in Cyber Data Breach

Capital One announced on July 19, 2019, that the personal information of more than six million of its Canadian customers was compromised in one of the largest cyber data breaches involving a bank. In an official release from the company, Capital One noted that the information exposed includes names, addresses, emails, credit scores and transaction data. In some cases, social insurance numbers and linked bank accounts of secured credit card customers were also compromised. (more…)

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