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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…)

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…)

Commercial Insurance Safety Tips

 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…)

Lifestyle Lessons – Beat the Summer Heat

Did You Know?

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 how to beat the summer heat, heat-related illnesses and tips for preventing them. (more…)

Home Protection Guide: Flooding

Flooding can be unpredictable, and preparation is key. Don’t get caught unprotected.  Download our Home Protection Guide for flooding here.

Ontario Flood Victims

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.

Flooding

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 Thaw Flooding

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:

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Cyber Risks and Liabilities

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…)

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