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Insurance Companies and Climate Change: What's Being Done?

By Jake McCoy on Jun 5, 2024 1:51:06 PM

Insurance companies are in the business of risk management and mitigation. They use data and analytics to determine the likelihood of a risk occurring and what the costs for the respective damages would be if it were to happen. If insurance is not available or prohibitively expensive, the risk is probably quite high. This leads us to the main question of the day; what is the risk climate change poses to Canadians and what insurance companies are doing about it?

Topics: Inflation Alberta Insurance Climate Change
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Co-Insurance Explained: The Hidden Cost of Underinsuring Your Property

By Jake McCoy on May 23, 2024 2:00:00 PM

Co-insurance remains one of the most perplexing concepts in insurance, often leaving policyholders puzzled about its implications. In this article, we aim to demystify co-insurance by shedding light on what it entails and how it works.

Topics: Commercial Insurance Alberta Commercial Insurance Quotes Co-Insurance
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Intact Insurance Partners with Wildfire Defense Systems Ahead of Wildfire Season

By Jake McCoy on May 13, 2024 9:15:00 AM

Intact Insurance has partnered with Wildfire Defense Systems (WDS) ahead of the 2024 wildfire season. This is just one of the measures that Intact Insurance has made to protect the personal property of their customers in Alberta and British Columbia.

Topics: fire insurance fire safety intact insurance
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Risk Revealed: Ontario's Top 10 High-Theft Vehicles

By Jake McCoy on May 10, 2024 2:45:00 PM

The top 10 most commonly stolen vehicles in Ontario have been released by Canadian company Équité. We wanted to do an in-depth look at vehicle theft frequency, rather than sheer numbers. In essence, we wanted to answer the question, what type of vehicle is most likely to be stolen if you were going to purchase one? The following numbers are based on the rate at which a specific vehicle is stolen proportional to the number of vehicles on the road. 

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance theft
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The 5 Most Common Types of Water Damage and How to Prevent them

By Jake McCoy on May 2, 2024 1:45:00 PM

Water damage can be a homeowner's worst nightmare, causing not only financial strain but also health hazards if left untreated. Understanding the common types of water-related home insurance claims and implementing preventive measures can save you from costly repairs and headaches down the line. Here’s a breakdown of the most prevalent types of water damage and how you can mitigate the risks.

Topics: Water damage Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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How to Identify the Age of Your Furnace and Water Heater

By Jake McCoy on Mar 28, 2024 11:30:00 AM

Knowing the age of your furnace and water heater is crucial for insurance purposes. Insurance companies often consider the age of these appliances when determining coverage and premiums. Accurately identifying the age of these home components is essential for ensuring adequate insurance coverage.

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Tips Home Insurance Blog
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How to Tell When Your Roof Was Last Updated

By Jake McCoy on Mar 27, 2024 11:15:00 AM

Insurance companies often inquire about the age of your roof to assess its condition and potential risk factors. Knowing the age of your roof can impact insurance coverage eligibility and premiums, as older roofs may be more prone to damage or may be near the end of their useful lives.

Topics: Home Insurance Tips Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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Does My House Have a Sump Pump and/or Backwater Valve?

By Jake McCoy on Mar 26, 2024 10:30:00 AM

Ensuring your home is equipped with essential flood prevention devices like a sump pump and backwater valve can be crucial for protecting your property. In this guide, we'll explain what these devices are, how they work, and how to locate them in your home.

Topics: Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding Home Insurance Blog
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How to Identify the Type of Plumbing your Home Uses

By Jake McCoy on Mar 25, 2024 1:00:00 PM

Understanding the type of plumbing in your home is vital for maintenance, renovations, and insurance purposes. Different plumbing materials come with unique lifespans and maintenance needs, so it's crucial to know what you have. Here's a simple guide to help you identify the type of plumbing in your home.

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Tips Home Insurance Blog
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How Do I know What Kind Of Wiring My Home Has?

By Jake McCoy on Mar 24, 2024 11:30:00 AM

Knowing the type of wiring in your home is crucial for safety and insurance purposes. Different types of wiring have different risks associated with them, and understanding what you have can help you make informed decisions about maintenance and coverage. In Canada, homes can have various types of wiring, including aluminum, copper, and knob-and-tube. Here's a simple guide to help you identify what kind of wiring your home uses.

Topics: property insurance Home Insurance Tips Home Insurance Blog


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