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:

Renting to Students? COVID-19 School Closures Can Affect Your Insurance

30 Mar 2020 in Coronavirus Resources & News

When universities closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, tens of thousands of students who had been renting houses or apartments near school suddenly up and went back to their parents’ homes. If the crisis causes those properties to be vacant for more than 30 days, the owners

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Effect of the COVID-19 Crisis on Travel Insurance

29 Mar 2020 in Coronavirus Resources & News&Travel Insurance

Planning Travel During The COVID-19 Crisis? Travel Insurance Implications Given the current environment around COVID-19, all non-essential travel is being cancelled for the time-being, and many Canadians are thinking about cancelling planned trips abroad even later in the year. Some have travel insurance, and some don’t.

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Missed Payments During COVID-19

25 Mar 2020 in Coronavirus Resources & News&General Insurance Info

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc all over the world, leading not only to severe health challenges and social isolation, but also financial and logistical problems related to closed offices and a badly struggling economy. During this time, it’s still best to keep all your insurance up-to-date, but

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Does My Business Insurance Cover Me For Losses Due To COVID-19?

24 Mar 2020 in Commercial Insurance&Coronavirus Resources & News

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the health of Canadians, it is also having a substantial impact on many hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country.

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Working From Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

23 Mar 2020 in Coronavirus Resources & News

With COVID-19 forcing many workplaces to close and others to find ways to protect their staff, a lot of us who have never worked from home are getting used to just that. The Mitchell & Whale team is now just about 100% remote, and as long as the Internet doesn’t fail, we should be able […]

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How to Order Your Insurance History

20 Mar 2020 in Auto Insurance

The auto insurance industry in Canada shares information on claims through a system called Autoplus. When you call to shop for auto insurance, your broker will order your Autoplus report, in addition to your driver’s abstract, to verify the information you’ve given her/him during the call. If you’re not sure what they will find on […]

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Can Wedding Insurance Protect Your Big Day from COVID-19?

16 Mar 2020 in Coronavirus Resources & News&Wedding Insurance

COVID-19 is making headlines all over the world, leading to travel bans and the cancellation of major events. If you’re planning your own event, say a wedding, you’re probably wondering if wedding cancellation insurance will cover you if the virus causes you to have to cancel or postpone the event. The short answer is that […]

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Why You Need Sewer Backup Coverage for Your 23rd Floor Condo

10 Mar 2020 in Home Insurance

It’s a common question asked by anyone who goes from a house to a condo or apartment building: I’m on the 7th floor. Why would I need sewer backup insurance? If the flood waters are rising that high, then we have much more to worry about than insurance.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Lie to Your Insurance Broker About

03 Mar 2020 in General Insurance Info

Remember when your mom taught you to always tell the truth? Well she probably wasn’t thinking about insurance at the time, but she did know that when you lie, people eventually stop trusting you. And when they stop trusting you, they just don’t want to deal with you anymore, because they can’t be sure about […]

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Can Missing a Monthly Payment Affect My Insurance Rates?

24 Feb 2020 in General Insurance Info

Missed payments are not in and of themselves a rating factor for insurance, but if you fall behind by more than a month, that could lead to you being cancelled, and that will definitely affect your future insurance rates.

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