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:

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

The Best Home Insurance Companies in Ontario

24 Oct 2019 in Home Insurance

There are more than 40 different insurance companies that offer home insurance in Ontario. It can be difficult to tell one from the next sometimes. A lot of them seem to offer similar things, so how do you know which one to choose? There’s no one answer, but there are certainly ways to narrow it […]

Read more

Why Do My Insurance Payments Not Come Out Right Away?

21 Oct 2019 in General Insurance Info

In our world of online buying and selling, we’ve grown accustomed to buying something and seeing the money come out of our account right that very second – or at least the next business day. When you switch from one insurance company to another, it can be a big cause for concern when weeks or […]

Read more

Why the Most Innovative Brokerage in Canada Doesn’t Use Online Quoting

26 Jul 2019 in Insurance Brokers

Why doesn’t the brokerage that won innovator of the year and brokerage of the year use online quoting tools? What’s Wrong with Online Auto Insurance Quotes? $220! We live in the age of online. You can fill a prescription, design your own business cards or get a four course meal delivered, all without talking to […]

Read more

Time Is Money – Quick Response Is Critical In a Cyber Attack

14 Jul 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Cyber Insurance

There are a number of very good reasons why every business needs to have a strategy in place not only to prevent cyber attacks if possible, but also to deal with them in an efficient way when they happen. The fact is that it’s highly unlikely that your business will never be hit by hackers. […]

Read more

Driving Discounts For Seniors

13 Jul 2019 in Auto Insurance

Aging is not something that a lot of us see as a positive. We’re constantly being bombarded with messages about looking younger and feeling younger, and certainly our society puts a premium on youth. It seems everybody wants us to be young forever.

Read more

DDoS Attacks: Are Malicious Bots Targeting My Network?

13 Jul 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Cyber Insurance

It’s easy to become overwhelmed when learning about hackers, malware and all the threats that await your business in the online world. We’d like to tell you not to be overwhelmed, but there is a lot to know when it comes to cyber attacks, and the specific scams that hackers use are evolving every day, […]

Read more

Does Changing Your Name Change Your Premium?

12 Jul 2019 in Auto Insurance

Every year in Ontario, more than 50,000 people change their names after getting married. Another 10,000 or so Ontarians legally change their names for other reasons. Without counting people who change back to their maiden name after a divorce, that’s more than 60,000 Ontarians a year who change the name that appears on their driver’s […]

Read more

Are Remote Employees Increasing Your Cyber Risk?

09 Jul 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Cyber Insurance

We live in a brave new world, where almost half of all employees in Canada work away from the office at least half the time. Where appropriate, flexible work arrangements are helping businesses manage office costs, and helping workers to recalibrate their work-life balance for the better.

Read more