The Best Contractor Insurance Companies in Ontario

June 5, 2019

Contractor insurance in Ontario varies broadly both in terms of coverage and premiums. Unlike auto insurance, the specifics of contractor insurance are not dictated by regulation.

More than 30 different companies offer contractor insurance in the province, and each has a slightly different combination of coverages, and sets their premiums accordingly. Read more

My House Was Damaged by Fire – What Do I Do?

May 30, 2019

There’s a fire in your house:

If there’s a fire in your house, insurance is the last thing you should be thinking about.

To put your mind at ease, fire losses are generally covered by any home insurance policy, as long as the fire wasn’t set on purpose (arson). Read more

The Most Common Claims for Floor Installers and How to Avoid Them

May 27, 2019

Your floor installation business is in high demand. Homeowners know that nothing spruces up an older home or condo unit quite like a beautiful new hardwood or laminate floor. But there are also risks involved in installing flooring, and you need to be aware of what they are so that you can properly train your staff, keep your customers happy and keep your business insurance premiums under control.

Read more

What Do Hackers Want from Your Business?

May 23, 2019

If you’re not familiar with the dark web, it’s a pretty scary place. You would probably just as soon never know what’s there, but then, the only way to protect yourself from bad people doing bad things is to understand who those people are, what they want, and how much damage they can really do.

Read more

What Happens When You Exclude a High-Risk Driver From Your Policy?

May 22, 2019

So you’re looking for a reasonable rate on your auto insurance, except your spouse has two speeding tickets and a DUI on his record.

Chances are, no insurance company will want to insure you, and you will be left to buy high-risk auto insurance at a rate of $10,000 a year or more. It doesn’t matter that you say he won’t be driving the car. Read more

The Most Common Claims for Painting Contractors and How to Avoid Them

May 22, 2019

Your painting business faces very different risks when compared to other contractors. Because you’re not cutting, nailing or screwing into walls and floors, the chances of accidentally doing damage to the property you’re working on is much lower.

Read more

What Questions Do I Need to Answer to Get an Auto Insurance Quote?

May 16, 2019

When you call your favourite insurance broker to get quotes to insure that new car, or to try to beat your current rate, the broker will ask you certain standard questions. These are based on the rating factors that car insurers in Ontario are allowed to use when determining your premium, so whoever you call, the questions should be very similar.

Read more

Why is My Policy Premium Different Than My Quote?

May 8, 2019

Has this ever happened to you? You call an insurance broker, give them all your information, and get back a super quote that meets all your needs at a price that might be significantly cheaper than what you are currently paying. Read more

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

May 8, 2019

…And How Does Multi-Factor Authentication Protect Your Business From Hackers?

When you’re learning about the world of malware, hacking and cyber-security, you’ll hear a number of terms being thrown around that you might not understand. One of those is multi-factor authentication, also known as two-factor authentication or 2FA. Read more

How Secure Are Your Passwords?

May 2, 2019

With high-profile hacks and data breaches making the news every week, a lot of us are rethinking our own security, at work and at home. How difficult would it be for a hacker to guess your password?

Read more