Ontario Insurance News & Views

How a DUI Affects Your Auto Insurance in Ontario

It only takes one poor decision to put you into the market for high risk auto insurance, and if you need insurance in Ontario following a DUI, you’re among tens of thousands of drivers each year searching for information and trying to understand your options moving forward.

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Mitchell & Whale: Cultivating a Winning Team

If you build it, they will come.

This slight twist on the ethereal whisper from Kevin Costner’s 1989 film, Field of Dreams, may be useful counsel for employers hoping to field a winning team from a new generation of talent.

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Pink Cards: The Proof is in the Scrolling

It’s an encounter with all the interpersonal appeal of a proctologist appointment:

Good evening, sir, do you know why I pulled you over tonight?

Uh, no officer.

Your left taillight’s out.

Shoot, sorry, it’s my dad’s car. I had no idea.

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Driving Cost From Ontario Auto Insurance

A recent flurry of news reports throws some serious shade at providers of automobile insurance in Ontario.

“Grand Theft Auto,” accuses one headline. “Ontario drivers have fewest accidents, pay highest insurance premiums,” charges another. Read more

Closing the Gender Gap: The End of Discrimination for Insurance is Near

They say necessity is the mother of invention—a cliché that could soon be put to the test if automobile insurers are required to retool reporting processes and generate unique ratings to accommodate a new Ontario government initiative recognizing gender diversity. Read more

A Lighter Look at Self-Driving Cars

Carrie Underwood probably didn’t have self-driving cars in mind with her reverential plea, “Jesus take the wheel,” in the hit song from her debut album, but skittish skeptics of the new technology may soon be singing a similar tune. Read more

Do I Really Need Home Sharing Insurance?

Thousands of Canadian homeowners are offering their home to travellers as a great way to earn some extra money. With homeowners insurance already in place, is there any real need for home sharing insurance? It’s a good question and to make that decision, here are some facts to think about. Read more

5 Safety Tips for Spring Driving

It is starting to feel like spring is really coming, especially when we have to spring ahead to Daylight Savings Time this weekend. Changing our clocks forward an hour can put a lot of us out of sync making Monday morning’s commute a bit more challenging. With other seasonal changes coming, here are 5 safety tips to keep in mind for your spring driving: Read more

Chatbots: Connecting Artificial Intelligence and Customer Service

Mitchell & Whale is a finalist in the 2017 Insurance Canada Technology Awards (ICTA) for the Insurance Chatbot on our website to service customers, similar to the financial Robo-adviser.

The Chatbot can give a quote, take an insurance claim, set up a call, take a change request and a growing number of service calls.

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Tips to Save Money on New Car Insurance

Buying a new car is an exciting event for most people but don’t let the new car insurance that goes with it spoil the fun. Whatever new vehicle you’re buying, it’s a good idea to look into the insurance rates that go with it before you make your decision. Read more