A lot can happen in 12 months! Update your insurance broker with any changes in your life. When you purchase a home insurance policy, it is valid for one year from the time you sign. And, conveniently, it renews rather seamlessly each year. But, no matter how easy we make the renewal, you should review […]
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The pandemic took working at home mainstream. If you work remotely, follow these cybersecurity best practices to protect your valuable data. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working went mainstream. And not only for the duration of lockdowns. Working at home continues today as businesses experience the benefits to their employees and their bottom lines […]
We love springtime! Warmer weather, spring blooms – and rain. Protect your home from spring thaw AND basement flooding! One of the most anticipated seasons, spring brings a sense of light and hope – warmer weather, longer days, spring blooms, and more time outdoors. And, of course, those factors that help accelerate the process like […]
Water-related losses can occur out of the blue or from a lack of preparation. Prevent and avoid a water catastrophe as best you can. Whether from rain, a disastrous sewer incident, or a faulty washing machine or dishwasher, water-related losses can occur just about any time. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared. Damage […]
Don’t need to protect against cybercrime? With concerns about cybersecurity at an all-time high, you may want to think again! Whether you have a business, big or small, cybercrime – cyberattacks and data breaches – are a frightening and potentially costly new reality. And, in this pandemic era, with more and more businesses moving online, […]
Given the likelihood of a devastating earthquake, it’s vital we take the possibility seriously. Earthquake insurance is one way to be – and feel – proactive. This may come as a surprise, but there are 4000 recorded incidents of an earthquake in Canada each year. Perhaps more of a surprise, there is a 30 per […]
After a hot, dry summer, it’s here – wildfire season. A comprehensive checklist to help protect your home and property. With the summer nearly over, many of us thought we might move into September having enjoyed a lovely summer but without the spectre of wildfires. Unfortunately, not so. In a very short time, thanks to […]
As rates increase throughout North America, some BC strata corporations are straining to maintain coverage. Here’s what you need to know about your condo insurance. As strata policies are renewed you may be shocked to learn that there’s been a sharp increase in your strata corporation’s deductible. Sewer backup and water damage deductibles are known […]
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) BC represents more than 92,000 workers, in more than 160 locals, in vital sectors such as health care, emergency services, education, social services, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. Working with unions and union members such as those with Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) BC, representing workers in health […]
As a homeowner, risk management – being aware of potential risks and taking action to limit your liabilities – can help ensure that your most valuable assets are protected. Risk, as it pertains to insurance, refers to the possibility of loss, or other adverse incidents, for which an insurance claim might be filed. For homeowners, risk management […]