Author: Mitchell and Whale Team

About Mitchell and Whale Team:

The articles you'll find on the Mitchell & Whale blog are all the result of a team effort, contributed to by one or more of our RIBO licensed insurance brokers and/or other Ontario insurance experts. Contributors to our blog include our president, Adam Mitchell, Nick Kidd, Alex Gemmiti, and others, too numerous to include here.

Posts by Mitchell and Whale Team:

Ask a Broker – Auto Insurance Special Q/A #1

21 Jan 2020 in Ask a Broker&Auto Insurance

In This Installment of Ask a Broker: Every industry has its common questions and at times surprising answers, and the insurance industry is no different. Our brokers are on the front lines of Ontario insurance every day, and have a knack for clear answers that can save you time and money. In this instalment of […]

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Driving Without Insurance? Good Luck!

19 Dec 2019 in Auto Insurance

With auto and motorcycle insurance rates in Ontario on their way up after years of stability, there are drivers and riders out there who may be thinking about taking a chance and going without insurance for a while to save some cash. How can we put this? Um, that’s a terrible idea.

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The Best Auto Insurance Companies in Ontario

25 Sep 2019 in Auto Insurance

Ontario has about 12 million registered vehicles and only about 11 million people who are currently of driving age. Long story short, if you’re an adult living in Ontario, there’s a good chance you need auto insurance. But you probably see ads for dozens of different insurance companies every week, and they all say that […]

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Growth Matters – Mitchell & Whale Cracks Growth 500 List

12 Sep 2019 in News at M&W

Canadian Business Magazine has released its 31st annual list of the fastest growing companies in the country (The Growth 500), and Mitchell & Whale is proud to be on it!

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Backpacks For Kids Challenge 2019

05 Aug 2019 in News at M&W

What Do Kids’ Backpacks Have to Do With Insurance? At Mitchell & Whale, we care about people. Yes, we know that EVERYBODY says they care about people, and yes, we know that it’s a big cliché, but the fact is that our focus on people is the single biggest reason for our success, and we […]

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My House Was Damaged by Fire – What Do I Do?

30 May 2019 in Home Insurance

There’s a fire in your house: If there’s a fire in your house, insurance is the last thing you should be thinking about. To put your mind at ease, fire losses are generally covered by any home insurance policy, as long as the fire wasn’t set on purpose (arson).

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The Most Common Claims for Floor Installers and How to Avoid Them

27 May 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Contractors Insurance

Your floor installation business is in high demand. Homeowners know that nothing spruces up an older home or condo unit quite like a beautiful new hardwood or laminate floor. But there are also risks involved in installing flooring, and you need to be aware of what they are so that you can properly train your […]

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Why is My Policy Premium Different Than My Quote?

08 May 2019 in Insurance Brokers

Has this ever happened to you? You call an insurance broker, give them all your information, and get back a super quote that meets all your needs at a price that might be significantly cheaper than what you are currently paying.

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

08 May 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Cyber Insurance

…And How Does Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Business From Hackers? When you’re learning about the world of malware, hacking and cyber-security, you’ll hear a number of terms being thrown around that you might not understand. One of those is multi-factor authentication, also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA.

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What is Cryptojacking and How Can I Avoid It?

01 May 2019 in Commercial Insurance&Cyber Insurance

Cryptojacking is what we call it when cyber-criminals use your computer to mine Bitcoin or other cybercurrencies. If you understand how Bitcoin and cryptomining works, that’s all you need to know. For everyone else, please read on…

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