Author: Al Maggi

About Al Maggi:

Al Maggi is Mitchell & Whale's communications wizard and content editor. Al works closely with other members of the M&W broker and executive team to make complex insurance topics understandable, and simpler ones interesting and informative.

Posts by Al Maggi:

The Most Common Claims for Bricklayers and How to Avoid Them

15 Jan 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

Every business needs insurance, but your bricklaying and masonry business has unique coverage needs based on the kind of claims you are most likely to make. There are some things that can happen to any contracting business, like stolen tools and liability claims arising from injuries or damage that occurs on the work site. But […]

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The Most Common Claims for Drywall Contractors and How to Avoid Them

15 Jan 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

As with any trade, there are certain risks that come along with drywalling, and it’s critical for every drywall contractor to be aware of the risks, minimize them as much as possible, and get the right kind of insurance in place to protect the business if something bad happens.

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The Most Common Claims for Carpenters and How to Avoid Them

14 Jan 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

As a carpenter, you may be subcontracted at various stages of a construction or renovation project to complete a number of different jobs, including building concrete forms, framing, installing doors and windows, and installing cabinets. You and your employees are skilled tradespeople with a commitment to do the job right.

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Comparing Ontario Motorcycle Insurance to Other Jurisdictions – California

12 Jan 2020 in Motorcycle Insurance

We get a lot of feedback from Ontario motorcycle riders about how expensive it is to insure a motorcycle in Ontario compared to other jurisdictions, particularly US states.

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The Most Common Claims for HVAC Contractors and How to Avoid Them

09 Jan 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

Whether it’s forty degrees or forty below, your HVAC business keeps your customers cozy in Canada’s wildly varying climate. And in turn, you can rely on HVAC contractors insurance to turn down the heat on the financial risks that your business faces every day. (Yeah, it’s a bad pun, but we’ll make up for it […]

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The Most Common Insurance Claims for General Contractors

04 Jan 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

The best way to control insurance costs for your general contracting business is to avoid having to make claims if possible, and to control the cost of claims when they do happen.

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What Questions Do I Need to Answer to Get Home Insurance?

11 Dec 2019 in Home Insurance

Shopping for home or tenants insurance in Ontario is not quite as straightforward as shopping for auto insurance. That’s because the government has very strict rules for auto insurance, but not for home insurance. Insurance companies can determine your premium based on whatever risk factors they think are most important. (For auto insurance, certain factors […]

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Why a Larger Insurer is Sometimes Better…and Sometimes Not

05 Dec 2019 in General Insurance Info

In Canada, we love small business, and with good reason. Who doesn’t want to know their local grocer or mechanic, or have their kids go to school with their insurance broker’s kids? As Canadians, we have a natural preference for small family businesses. They are our neighbours. We trust them.

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Forever Young – Adam Mitchell Wins Young Broker of the Year

12 Nov 2019 in News at M&W

Recently, at the 2019 IBAO Awards, Adam Mitchell was recognized as Young Broker of the Year for Ontario.

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Do Insurance Companies Ever Lose Money on Auto Insurance?

30 Oct 2019 in Auto Insurance

…They Can and Do in Ontario – Here’s Proof Auto insurance premiums in Ontario continue to go up, and there’s been a lot of talk that it’s just insurance companies lining their pockets. Well, here’s the thing: They’re not.

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