“Ask Adam” is a monthly feature where Adam Mitchell, the president of Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers, takes the mystery out of insurance with plain-language answers to the questions that matter to you.
Every industry has its usual suspects of associated myths, and the insurance industry is no different—especially when it comes to auto insurance. Our brokers regularly come across the same misconceptions about auto insurance coverage and regulations, mostly regarding how accidents and tickets can affect your insurance premiums in Ontario. In this installment of Ask Adam, Adam addresses some of the most common myths.
We have a lot of customers who ask questions about high-risk auto insurance and what it means to be deemed a high risk driver after receiving a notification from their insurance company. We thought it would be a great opportunity to shed some light on the topic and make it a little bit less scary for those of you who find yourselves needing to shop around for new insurance.
If I take driver training, will it affect my car insurance rate? Is driver training worth it?
Patrick from Toronto
Why would it cost me $3,000 – $4,000 for first time insurance when I only paid $1500 for my starter bike?
John in Scarborough
I run a daycare from my home, do I have coverage under my home insurance?
Sandra from Toronto
I know I should be considering life insurance but I’m confused about the difference between term and permanent. I’ve heard that term insurance is a lot cheaper and the best way to go. Can you help me understand the options so I can figure out what’s best for me and my family?
I’ve had my house and car with an insurance company for eight years and this past weekend, lightning struck twice (sort of). Not only did I have a fender-bender with my car (minor damage and thankfully nobody was hurt), but I also lost some roof shingles in a windstorm. Read more