Given the likelihood of a devestating 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 earthquake in Canada each year. Perhaps more of a surprise, there is a 30 percent chace […]
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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 […]
After an incident, contact your insurance representative as quickly as possible. Follow these specific steps when making a home insurance claim to ensure you are able to collect easily and in short order. There are any number of unfortunate reasons why you might have to make a property claim. Your home or condominium might have […]
Don’t depend on your landlord’s policy. If you’re a renter, tenant’s insurance is a definite must to ensure your belongings and your potential liability are covered! It’s so important to expect the unexpected and be prepared, particularly when you’re a renter. In fact, rather than take your landlord’s coverage for granted, it’s better to simply assume that your […]
The BC Federation of Retired Union Members – BC FORUM – serves the needs of both retired and active union members over the age of 50 throughout British Columbia. BC FORUM, an organization with whose members we work proudly, allows retired and active union members over the age of 50 an opportunity to realize savings […]
‘Tis the season and, as a homeowner, beware that the slip, trip, or fall of a visitor to your rented or owned property could leave you liable! With winter underway and the season of entertaining and visiting upon us, the chances of an accident due to weather conditions increase exponentially. As a homeowner, it’s important that […]
The Holiday Season is a special time for festivities and celebrations with loved ones. It’s also a time when the number of preventable residential fires increases across Canada. The Holidays are, for all intents and purposes, upon us. Homes are strewn with twinkly lights, the Holiday parties are in full swing, and the festive glow […]