Al Maggi

Al Maggi is Mitchell & Whale's senior writer 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:

Tutors teaching remotely

Larger Role for Tutors Means New Risks

Private tutors have been in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re a tutor or run a tutoring agency, you’re probably operating very differently than you ever did before, what with online learning, learning pods, and some parents needing support for homeschooling. With new opportunities come new risks, so now may be the time

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Engagement ring

Getting Engaged? Insure That Ring!

You’re getting engaged. Congrats! This is a very exciting time in your life. Shopping for a ring. Setting up the perfect proposal that you’ll remember years later. Popping the big question. Amidst all this excitement, it’s easy to forget that you just bought a piece of jewellery that could be worth $3,000, $10,000, or even

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Home fire claim

How to Handle a Home Insurance Claim Dispute

If you ever need to make a home insurance claim, it’s possible that it will go smoothly and you and your insurance company will agree on what has been damaged or lost, how much of it is covered, and what fair value is for those covered losses.

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Smoking cannabis at home

Does Cannabis Affect My Non-Smoker Discount?

If you get a non-smoker discount on your home insurance premium, you may be paying 5-20% less than a smoker with the same coverage. However, when your broker asks if there are any smokers in the home, that includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and yes, cannabis. Vaping too. All of these variations on smoking have been

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M1 motorcycle licence & insurance

Insurance While Riding with Your M1: What You Need to Know

With the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc with lots of things, it should be no surprise that a lot of new motorcycle riders are having trouble booking the courses and testing they need to get their M2 licenses. With most insurance companies refusing to insure M1 riders, the only option for the summer of 2020 may

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Home business insurance - do you need it?

Do I Need Business Insurance for My Home Business?

Every home business can benefit from some type of business insurance, even if it’s a simple liability policy to protect you if work you do for a client leads to a lawsuit. Other home businesses may store dangerous materials in the home, or even meet clients there. These businesses should all consult an insurance broker,

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M&W Team Never Stops

A Short Pause for The Team That Never Stops

The Mitchell & Whale team has been working super-hard throughout the pandemic to help our customers get through it. When COVID-19 hit in March, we were one of the first businesses in Ontario to be fully remote to protect both our team and our customers, and since then, we’ve not only maintained our high standards

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