Renting in Toronto – How Much Is Tenants Insurance?

March 16, 2021

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Toronto or elsewhere in the GTA, you can usually get a tenants insurance package for $20-40 a month. And if you drive, which most of us do, your tenants or renters insurance could pay for itself by getting you a 5-15% multi-line discount on your auto insurance.

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Gap in Your Auto Insurance History? What Does it Mean for Your Rates?

March 8, 2021

There are dozens of reasons why you could have a gap in your auto insurance history. Some will affect your future premiums, and some won’t. The question, ultimately, is why? If you didn’t have a car for six months, that should have no effect. If your license was suspended for impaired driving, on the other hand, it will definitely have an impact on your premiums.

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Is My Home Covered For Fire?

March 4, 2021

Of course home insurance covers fire. It is the reason home insurance was invented back in the 1600s, and until quite recently, was the most common type of home insurance claim. The fire insurance in your policy typically covers not only the building, but also your possessions, if they are lost or damaged in a blaze. The only reasons a fire in your home would not be covered is if you set the fire on purpose, or if you are grossly negligent in fire safety.

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13 Auto Insurance Discounts You Need to Know About

February 27, 2021

If you’re like most Ontarians, odds are you own a vehicle and use it to perform everyday tasks. But did you know that there are a number of ways to save big while staying insured? If not, you might want to check with your insurance broker to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, at the best price possible. Read more

How Much is That Ticket Really Going to Cost Me?

February 18, 2021

When you get a ticket, the fine you pay will probably cost you less than the premium increase on your next auto or motorcycle insurance renewal. But just exactly how much more will you pay, and for how long? Read more

Motorcycle Insurance: Live to Ride Safely

February 16, 2021

Motorcycle riders like to say “Four wheels move the body; two wheels move the soul.” This is true for anyone who takes to the open road on two wheels. There is nothing like cruising on the open road, feeling the rumble of the bike, and enjoying a beautiful summer day. Read more

Learn How to Spot Car Insurance Fraud: Don’t Be Scared, Be Aware!

February 10, 2021

There are many instances of fraud in our everyday lives. We are aware of instances of fraud coming at us on our computers and even now on our cell phones, and it exists on our roads as well. Insurance fraud is rampant across the country, and estimates show that it costs us more than $1 billion a year. And that adds to the cost we pay for auto insurance. They cheat and we all pay. Read more

8 Home Insurance Discounts That Can Save You Money

February 6, 2021

The price of insurance seems to always be going up in Ontario. As it pertains to home, condo and tenants insurance, the main reason for price increases over the last several decades has been a sharp increase in the number and cost of claims related to water damage. This is to be expected in an age when climate change is leading to increased frequency and severity of storms all over the world.

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Still Working From Home – Does It Affect My Home Insurance?

February 5, 2021

If you’re like most of us, you’ve been working from home since the pandemic began. If you’re an employee just plugging away on your laptop, working from home shouldn’t affect your home insurance. But if you run your own business, or if your job requires interacting with clients, making or receiving deliveries, or having expensive business equipment at home, you should check with your insurance broker to make sure you have the coverage you need.

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Modifying Your Vehicle? Update Your Insurance

January 25, 2021

In Canada, when you buy a car from a dealer, it comes with certain “standard equipment” from the factory. If your vehicle has had significant changes from that standard equipment, whether it be a modified engine, exhaust, tires or suspension, you’ll need to let your insurer know, and depending on the changes, you may find that few insurers are willing to cover your modified ride. If the changes add value, you’ll also want to protect that new value.

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