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Why 16 Insurance Companies Were Fined for Overcharging on Auto Insurance

By Rob Stevenson on Sep 30, 2020 10:59:43 AM

The Alberta Superintendent of Insurance office has been in the news this week for issuing a series of fines to insurance companies for overcharging Alberta motorists. After reading this article I thought it would make sense to provide a little perspective on why and how this could happen.

Topics: Auto Insurance
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Dash Cams - Do They Help Me Save On Insurance?

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 27, 2020 11:45:00 AM

The first piece of dash cam footage I saw was taken from a police cruiser in the Southern US. The officer had pulled over a woman for speeding and she wasn't very please with him. Since then, I've seen plenty of Russian dash cam videos where pedestrians throw themselves onto parked cars in hopes of securing a settlement from the driver. It's clear that these cameras would help solve a dispute over who is at fault, but do they do anything to lower your insurance rates.

Topics: Auto Insurance
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What to Expect With Insurance Rates this Fall

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. 

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance
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Why Insurance Rates Are on the Rise

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.

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance Insurance Premiums
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Be Careful Dropping Coverages

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.

Topics: Auto Insurance
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How to Report An Auto Claim on Your Armour Mobile App

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.

Topics: Auto Insurance Insurance Claims Insurance Claim
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Is Alberta Auto Insurance in Crisis?

By Rob Stevenson on Sep 11, 2018 9:13:55 AM

You may have noticed that shopping for an auto insurance policy in Alberta has become increasingly frustrating over the last little while. With increases in claim costs and government capping Alberta auto insurance providers are finding themselves losing money. Here's what you need to know about what is happening to auto insurance in Alberta right now.

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance
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Credit Score and Your Insurance

By Rob Stevenson on Jun 23, 2018 5:05:00 PM

Banks have been using credit scores for years to give lower rates, special offers and other promotions. Over the last number of years insurance companies are following suit. Now, your good credit can save you real money on your auto and home insurance. Giving us consent to preform a soft credit check can save you up to 20% off.

Topics: Auto Insurance home insurance credit score
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Alberta Resident Wins 2016 MINI Cooper in Select Sweepstakes Contest

By Alannah McEwan on Nov 3, 2016 3:49:50 PM

When she entered the Select Sweepstakes draw seven months ago, Sara Shaw never imagined that she would win.

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance group insurance
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If I Lend My Car to a Friend Will My Insurance Still Cover Me?

By Alannah McEwan on Aug 19, 2016 4:04:15 PM

What happens if you lend your vehicle to a friend or relative and they get into an accident while driving? What are the risk of lending someone your vehicle? Whose insurance will cover the damages? These are the questions you should have an answer to before lending out your vehicle.

Topics: Auto Insurance Car Insurance


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