Coronavirus Resources & News

Coronavirus & Insurance updates

The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and related closures are leading to some very unique situations that could have unforeseen impacts on various types of insurance that Canadian families and businesses rely upon. The insurance industry is working hard to ease the concerns of Canadians, and we’ve compiled a number of resources here to help put Canadians’ minds at ease.

Please contact us at if you have a question we haven’t answered, and we’ll do our best to get the answer for you. We’re adding new content every day, so check back here for the latest information.

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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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