How is the Cost of Business Insurance Calculated?

August 20, 2019

How Insurers Calculate the Cost of Your Business Insurance

How much is business insurance? The shortest answer to this question is that the cost to insure your business can be as low as $200 a year, or over $200,000 – depending on what your company does and how.

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The Most Common Insurance Claims for General Contractors

January 4, 2020

The best way to control insurance costs for your general contracting business is to avoid having to make claims if possible, and to control the cost of claims when they do happen.

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The Best Auto Insurance Companies in Ontario

September 25, 2019

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 they’re the best, that they offer the best rates, and that they give you the best service if you have to make a claim.

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The Best Home Insurance Companies in Ontario

October 24, 2019

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 down.

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Does My Home Insurance Cover My Legal Cannabis Plants?

August 13, 2020

Ever since those salad days when cannabis was first legalized in Canada, insurers have had to re-evaluate their stance on cannabis and insurance. Prior to legalization it was black and white – marijuana was illegal, so marijuana was uninsurable.

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The Top 8 Insurance Implications of Legal Cannabis

November 24, 2018

Now that cannabis is legal for recreational use in Canada, that has completely changed the insurance landscape around this much-hyped drug.

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What Insurance Do I Need to Open a Cannabis Store in Canada?

June 3, 2020

Opening a new cannabis retailer in Canada can be both an exciting and daunting task. It’s been nearly two years since it’s legalization, but in provinces like Ontario, cannabis retailers are still few and far between, but growing by the day.

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Ontario’s Graduated Licensing System – Everything You Need to Know

June 2, 2020

Since 1994, every new driver that wants to be licensed to drive in Ontario has to go through a three tier graduated licensing system that allows them to learn under controlled conditions over 2-5 years. Levels include G1, G2 and G. Read more

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

July 28, 2020

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 be to get insurance with Facility Association, the insurer of last resort, through a licensed broker like Mitchell & Whale. Read more

Ask a Broker #2 – Home Insurance Special Q&A 1

February 19, 2020

In This Installment of Ask a Broker:

Protecting your home, your possessions and your savings from unforeseen dangers like fires, storms and lawsuits is what our service team is all about. This installment of Ask a Broker is devoted to answering your most common questions about home, condo and tenants insurance. Our team has got you covered.

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