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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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…)
Commercial Insurance Lightning Safety for Outdoor Workers
Although about 90 per cent of people struck by lightning survive, these strikes can cause serious and permanent disabilities. And, even if employees aren’t hurt by lightning, they may be at risk from any fires, explosions or other hazards that result from a strike. Together, these facts outline the importance of protecting employees who work outdoors from lightning hazards. (more…)
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Extreme summer temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they are also dangerous for your health. This is particularly true for older adults and children who are more susceptible to illness. Read on to learn more about heat-related illnesses and tips for preventing them. (more…)
Our thoughts and well wishes are with all of our clients who are at flood risk and under a state of emergency due to flooding. The rain has been unforgiving… please stay safe out there. Our offices are ready for your call. Contact us if you need any help or information on Flood Insurance.
Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or levee breach and cause flooding in surrounding areas. It can also occur when rainfall or snowmelt exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas. (more…)
Spring thaws can cause serious flooding damage
It happens every year… here are some tips to prepare your home from flooding.
Heavy rains and snow melts can result in severe home flooding. Here are vital tips to prepare your home for spring thaw and prevent water damage:
5 Ways to Reduce Your Data Exposures
Cyber security threats and trends can change year over year as technology continues to advance at alarming speeds. As such, it’s critical for organizations to reassess their data protection practices regularly and make achievable cyber security resolutions to help protect themselves from costly breaches: (more…)
With warmer weather in the forecast snowmelts can cause flooding. This happens when the melted snow or rainfalls exceeds the capacity of underground pipes, or the capacity of streets and drains designed to carry floodwater away from urban areas.
Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.