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Our Intact Client Centre Summer Contest Winner

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Nov 25, 2019, 3:42:38 PM

It is finally time to announce the winner of our Intact Client Centre Summer Contest! But first: The contest was so successful over the summer that we've decided to give everyone another chance. Sign up between now and the end of the year for a chance to win $500! Don't worry, we'll include those of you who already signed up as well. 

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How Your Insurance Broker Works for You When Rates Increase

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Nov 14, 2019, 11:38:00 AM

Auto insurance customers in Alberta are beginning to see the effects of the industries struggles this month. The AIRB has approved rate increases for insurance companies in Alberta, some of which have gone into effect at the beginning of November. This will leave many consumers wondering what can be done to ensure I'm getting the best value as the entire industry takes on a rate increase. That's where your broker comes in.

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New Insurance Rating Restrictions from Alberta's Superintendent of Insurance

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Nov 8, 2019, 11:59:11 AM

On Monday, October 4th Alberta's Superintendent of Insurance released three bulletins clarifying and updating rules on how insurance companies operate in our province. These notices replace various updates issued in 2016 and, if violated, could result in hefty fines for Insurance Companies doing business in Alberta.

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What to Expect With Insurance Rates this Fall

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Oct 28, 2019, 11:46:57 AM

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this affects us all and it is important that Albertan's understand why insurance rates are increasing this fall. There is no short term fix, but the industry is working with the Government towards a solution. With the Alberta auto insurance rate cap being lifted this September, insurance companies have applied for, and been granted, rate increases by the AIRB (Alberta Insurance Rate Board). We are expecting to see rate increases from all insurance companies on renewals and new policies starting in November. 

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance

Armour's Core Values - From the Lunchroom

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Oct 10, 2019, 10:42:31 AM

At Armour Insurance, we believe that culture is important. It is also inevitable. Culture will grow in your organization whether you actively build it or not, so why not build a culture you love. In 2013 we set out to do just that, and it all started with our core values.

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Topics: Core Values, Culture

Why Insurance Rates Are on the Rise

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Sep 24, 2019, 4:13:44 PM

When the New Alberta Government allowed the Auto Insurance Rate Cap to expire on September 1 of 2019 almost every insurance company in Alberta applied for rate increases. Some requests are in the 10-20% range. We will find out this Friday (September 27th) what kind of increases have been approved and what to expect in the coming months.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Car Insurance, Insurance Premiums

Be Careful Dropping Coverages

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Aug 28, 2019, 11:17:00 AM

Everybody is trying to save some money on their insurance these days. In fact, we often have people calling looking to reduce their coverage to save some money on their annual premiums. While dropping coverages off of your insurance policy can help save you some money in the short run, it could mean that you lose significantly in the event of a claim.

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Topics: Auto Insurance

Alberta Approves Use of Electronic Pink Cards

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Aug 13, 2019, 9:41:55 AM

Alberta's Superintendent of Insurance, Darren Hedley, released a bulletin yesterday approving the use of electronic pink cards in Alberta. This is a victory for Albertan consumers, insurance brokers and insurance companies who have been pushing for this change for years.

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Topics: Pink Card

What is a Deductible?

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Aug 2, 2019, 10:45:52 AM

Chances are good that you've heard the term deductible or even paid a deductible before if you've had an insurance claim in the past. But, what is a deductible. But, what else do you know about deductibles? Is there anything else to know? Watch as Kelsey from Armour Insurance's Edmonton branch answers my questions on deductibles.

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Topics: Car Insurance, home insurance, deductible

How to Report An Auto Claim on Your Armour Mobile App

Posted by Rob Stevenson on Jul 5, 2019, 12:25:00 PM

If you've ever been involved in a collision, you know that no matter how minor, it leaves you shaken. This makes recording all of the information that you need that much harder. Armour makes this process a little bit easier with the Armour Mobile App and our guided claims process.

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Topics: Auto Insurance, Insurance Claims, Insurance Claim