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:

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 […]

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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. […]

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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.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Somebody Broke Into or Vandalized My Home – What Do I Do?

02 Jul 2019 in Home Insurance

Somebody Purposely Damaged Your Home or Stole Your Stuff: You come home to find that someone has broken in, stolen your valuables and/or vandalized your home. Theft and vandalism are covered under most home insurance policies. In most cases, there are dollar limits.

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How Much Does it Cost to Insure Canada’s Top Ten Vehicles?

17 Jun 2019 in Auto Insurance

The top ten selling vehicles of 2018 make up one third of all the vehicles sold in Canada during that year. These models are super-popular, and in fact, you might be looking into buying one right now. If you are looking at one of these beauties, you might want to know how much it would […]

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What to Look For in an Insurance Broker

11 Jun 2019 in General Insurance Info&Insurance Brokers

Much has been said about the value of working with an independent insurance broker for all your insurance needs. Unlike buying directly online from the insurance company or through an insurance agent, dealing with a broker means that you have access to more than one insurer.

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Why Advanced Safety Features Don’t Reduce Insurance Premiums

10 Jun 2019 in Auto Insurance

If you buy a new car today, it’s likely to have a number of automated safety features that, say, your old 2008 car didn’t have. Yes, that 2008 probably had anti-lock brakes, adjustable seatbelts and front airbags, but that’s likely it, unless it was a luxury model.

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