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What you Need to Know About Aviva Overland Water Coverage

By Rob Stevenson on Apr 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Early this year Aviva Insurance announced an insurance first in Canada when they launched their Overland Water Coverage (Flood Insurance) for personal property insurance. There was some speculation about what this new endorsement protects Aviva customers from and whether or not it affects any existing coverages that Aviva clients had at the time of the announcement.

In anticipation of the June 1 launch, we attended an Aviva information session this week to answer some of these questions. Here is what you need to know about how this new endorsement affects current and future Aviva Insurance customers:

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Blog Aviva Insurance
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6 No Cost Ways You Can Save Energy At Home

By Rob Stevenson on Sep 30, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Life in Canada has its perks, but energy bills certainly isn't one of them. Every year Canadian residents pay through their teeth just to keep their homes warm, but high energy bills seem to just come with the territory when you live this far North. What if there was a way to reduce some of those costs without sacrificing comfort? These 6 simple tips can, over time, help to reduce your winter and year round energy costs.

Topics: house insurance tips Homeowners Insurance Homeowners Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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When Lightning Strikes

By Rob Stevenson on Jul 30, 2014 3:27:50 PM

We all know that getting struck by lightning is rare. In Canada, 150 people are injured by the over 2 million lightning strikes per year, but what you may not know is that it is far less rare to have your home struck by lightning. Often, there isn't much damage to the home, but if there is a considerable amount of damage... is a lightning strike covered by your home insurance?

Topics: home insurance Home Insurance Blog
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Space Heater Dangers Seep Into Spring

By Rob Stevenson on Apr 8, 2014 9:22:00 AM

A fire in Edmonton, Alberta in February that caused the death of one man was discovered to have started because of a space heater the man was using in his garage.

Topics: home insurance Homeowners Insurance Home Insurance Blog house fire
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What is a Backwater Valve? Can it Reduce My Home Insurance Rates?

By Rob Stevenson on Mar 3, 2014 3:48:00 PM

If you've been following the latest updates to home insurance in Alberta the past couple of months, you've heard mention of Backwater Valves and Backflow Prevention. There are a number of new and existing home insurance discounts that require you you have this device. Not to mention that it just might save your basement one day.

Topics: insurance edmonton home insurance Home Insurance Tips Basement Flooding Homeowners Insurance home Homeowners Insurance Premiums Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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Intact Insurance Continues to Evolve

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 27, 2014 3:48:00 PM

Saying that it's been a tough couple of years for property owners in our province is a bit of an understatement at this point. In fact, Alberta receives the largest distribution of catastrophes in Canada - 62% of Canada's monetary property losses happened in Alberta in 2012. 

Topics: home insurance Insurance Claims Home Insurance Tips house insurance tips Homeowners Insurance home Homeowners Home Insurance Blog intact insurance Economical Insurance
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Economical Insurance Announces Changes to Alberta Property Insurance Policies

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 12, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Economical Insurance announced some changes to their property insurance policies last week that may seem minor when compared to the reactions to Alberta's severe weather claims that we've seen from other insurance companies. But, while these changes aren't laden with over the top rate increases, they are important for Economical policy holders to review. 

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Edmonton Offers Free Flood Prevention Home Check-Up

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 5, 2014 2:32:00 PM

Did you know that the city of Edmonton will send qualified personnel out to your house to spend an hour with you reviewing possible measures you can take to help avoid flooding in your house? They do and it's free of charge. While they're there, you can ask them what to do to make sure that you qualify for their backwater valve subsidy program as well. 

Topics: flood insurance home insurance Home Insurance Tips Water damage Basement Flooding flood house insurance tips Homeowners Insurance flooding Homeowners Home Insurance Blog home maintenance
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Edmonton Offers a Backwater Valve Subsidy for Basement Flooding

By Rob Stevenson on Feb 3, 2014 8:06:00 AM

Topics: flood insurance home insurance Basement Flooding flood Homeowners Insurance flooding Home Insurance Blog Edmonton
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Peace Hills Insurance Announces Rate Increases Across Alberta

By Rob Stevenson on Jan 21, 2014 12:15:00 PM

home insurance rate increaseIn a bulletin released Friday, Peace Hills Insurance announced changes to their personal lines and farm property policies that will have widespread affect across Alberta. The changes are slated to take effect on renewals and new policies occuring after March 16, 2014 and could include increases of up to 70% in some areas.

Topics: home insurance Homeowners Insurance Home Insurance Blog Peace Hills Insurance

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