General insurance info posts archive

General insurance info posts archive

Pros & cons: Insurance brokers, agents, direct writers & comparison sites

April 13, 2021

There are four different ways to shop for home, car or other personal insurance in Ontario. You can shop directly with an…

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FSRA and insurance regulation in Ontario

May 21, 2020

On June 8, 2019, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRAO) replaced the Financial Services Commission…

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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,…

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5 things you shouldn’t lie to your insurance broker about

March 3, 2020

Remember when your mom taught you to always tell the truth? Well she probably wasn’t thinking about insurance at the time,…

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Can missing a monthly payment affect my insurance rates?

February 24, 2020

Missed payments are not in and of themselves a rating factor for insurance, but if you fall behind by more than a month, that…

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Why a larger insurer is sometimes better…and sometimes not

December 5, 2019

In Canada, we love small business, and with good reason. Who doesn’t want to know their local grocer or mechanic, or have…

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Why do my insurance payments not come out right away?

October 21, 2019

In our world of online buying and selling, we’ve grown accustomed to buying something and seeing the money come out of our…

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What to look for in an insurance broker

June 11, 2019

Much has been said about the value of working with an independent insurance broker for all your insurance needs. Unlike…

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Why is my policy premium different than my quote?

May 8, 2019

Has this ever happened to you? You call an insurance broker, give them all your information, and get back a super quote that…

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Why are my insurance premiums increasing this year?

March 26, 2019

You may have recently received a renewal for your auto, home or business insurance and seen a higher than usual increase…

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