Renting to Students? COVID-19 School Closures Can Affect Your Insurance

March 30, 2020

When universities closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, tens of thousands of students who had been renting houses or apartments near school suddenly up and went back to their parents’ homes. If the crisis causes those properties to be vacant for more than 30 days, the owners Read more

Effect of the COVID-19 Crisis on Travel Insurance

March 29, 2020

Planning Travel During The COVID-19 Crisis? Travel Insurance Implications

Given the current environment around COVID-19, all non-essential travel is being cancelled for the time-being, and many Canadians are thinking about cancelling planned trips abroad even later in the year. Some have travel insurance, and some don’t. Read more

Has Coronavirus Created New Cyber Vulnerabilities In My Business?

March 26, 2020

We’ve all watched the wildlife documentaries and know what happens when animals get separated from the herd. Don’t do it we can hear you scream, there’s a lion hidden in the grass!. Separation from the herd is extremely dangerous in the wild.

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Missed Payments During COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc all over the world, leading not only to severe health challenges and social isolation, but also financial and logistical problems related to closed offices and a badly struggling economy. During this time, it’s still best to keep all your insurance up-to-date, but Read more

Does My Business Insurance Cover Me For Losses Due To COVID-19?

March 24, 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact the health of Canadians, it is also having a substantial impact on many hundreds of thousands of businesses across the country.

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Working From Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020

With COVID-19 forcing many workplaces to close and others to find ways to protect their staff, a lot of us who have never worked from home are getting used to just that. The Mitchell & Whale team is now just about 100% remote, and as long as the Internet doesn’t fail, we should be able to conduct business as usual, for the most part.

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How to Order Your Insurance History

March 20, 2020

The auto insurance industry in Canada shares information on claims through a system called Autoplus. When you call to shop for auto insurance, your broker will order your Autoplus report, in addition to your driver’s abstract, to verify the information you’ve given her/him during the call. If you’re not sure what they will find on the report, you can order it yourself, free of charge. If you disagree with anything in the report, you can challenge it.

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Can Wedding Insurance Protect Your Big Day from COVID-19?

March 16, 2020

COVID-19 is making headlines all over the world, leading to travel bans and the cancellation of major events. If you’re planning your own event, say a wedding, you’re probably wondering if wedding cancellation insurance will cover you if the virus causes you to have to cancel or postpone the event. The short answer is that if you bought insurance before Read more

Why You Need Sewer Backup Coverage for Your 23rd Floor Condo

March 10, 2020

It’s a common question asked by anyone who goes from a house to a condo or apartment building:

I’m on the 7th floor. Why would I need sewer backup insurance? If the flood waters are rising that high, then we have much more to worry about than insurance. Read more

5 Things You Shouldn’t Lie to Your Insurance Broker About

March 3, 2020

Remember when your mom taught you to always tell the truth? Well she probably wasn’t thinking about insurance at the time, but she did know that when you lie, people eventually stop trusting you. And when they stop trusting you, they just don’t want to deal with you anymore, because they can’t be sure about anything that you say or do.

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