Ontario Insurance News & Views

6 Myths About Hacks, Data Breaches and Cyber Insurance

March 21, 2019

Although we’ve been living in an electronic, online world for quite some time, cyber insurance is still very new, and very misunderstood. Read more

Risking Bankruptcy: Why We Recommend $2 Million Liability Coverage

March 1, 2019

As an insurance broker, every once in a while, we get copied on a notice from an insurance company to one of our customers, letting them know that a claim has been made against them.

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Good Morning Cornwall! You’re Now Paying $470 More for Auto Insurance

February 8, 2019

There’s been lots of talk about how unfair auto insurance rates are for Toronto-area drivers, and a number of politicians have come out to suggest that your postal code should no longer be used to help determine what you pay for your car insurance.

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Pay Less for a Nicer Car? Ask Your Insurance Broker

January 29, 2019

If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, your search will usually come down to a handful of very similar choices: The 2015 BMW 3 Series, or the 2016? The brand new 2019 Jeep Cherokee Sport with the base package, or the 4×4? Usually the older vehicle, or the one with fewer features, will have a lower sticker price.

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How Much is Contractors Insurance in Ontario?

January 28, 2019

For $1,000,0000 of general liability coverage, including basic tools and equipment coverage, contractors insurance premiums can start as low as $67 / month. Read more

Condo Corporations Slam the Door on Legal Cannabis

January 22, 2019

Recreational cannabis users living in condominiums in Ontario can be forgiven for feeling like they’ve been left high and dry (pun intended).

The legalization of weed for recreational use has not been warmly received by condo corporations, with many introducing their own rules to ban the drug, not only in common areas, but also in individual units.

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M&W’s First Annual Christmas Decorating Challenge

December 12, 2018

“The name is bond… Santa bond. I’ll have an eggnog, shaken, not stirred.” – Michael Scott

Introducing the first ever, Mitchell & Whale Christmas Decorating Challenge. Read more

Preventing & Dealing With Winter Property Insurance Claims

December 4, 2018

Preparing For the Cold

In Ontario, winter weather can fluctuate greatly from one day to the next. In southern Ontario, and in the GTA specifically, Lake Ontario contributes significantly to the weather we experience.

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Making Business Insurance Not Suck – Day 1

November 30, 2018

As some of you may know, Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers have been tearing up trees in the last few years to transform insurance for drivers and homeowners.

Mitchell & Whale have challenged the perceived wisdom in the industry by making it a simple, quick and human process. Read more

The Most Common Insurance Risks For Plumbing Contractors

November 29, 2018

How Plumbers Can Shut The Financial Leak Of Their Businesses

The onset of winter generally signals a boon for Ontario’s 7,000 or so licensed plumbers as winter takes its toll on building and house piping and fixtures. On the surface, plumbing seems to be a relatively safe livelihood, however, a closer look at the potential physical and financial risks plumbers face paints a different picture. Read more