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Snowmobile Insurance: Don’t assume, make sure

If you’re a snowmobiling enthusiast and live in Southwestern Ontario, then you know the sad truth is, as many winters as not, you’re likely going to have to load up your sled on a trailer and head North to put in any serious snow time. What you may not know is that if something happens […]


Distracted Driving – Straight from the horse’s mouth

What counts as distracted driving Ontario’s distracted driving laws apply to the use of hand-held communication/entertainment devices and certain display screens. While you are driving, including when you are stopped in traffic or at a red light, it is illegal to: use a phone or other hand-held wireless communication device to text or dial – you […]


PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM ICE DAM DAMAGE WITH PANTYHOSE

This weekend’s weather forecast is looking potentially unfriendly for those of us in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. There’s a reported possibility of overnight snow Friday into Saturday which will then turn to rain Saturday afternoon and back to snow later in the evening, coupled with a drop in temperature. The scenario sets up the potential for […]


What to do if you’re in a collision

​According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the priority when you’ve been in an motor vehicle collision is to stay calm. If anyone is injured call 911. It’s important to take notes at the scene of a collision and report the incident to your insurer within 48 to 72 hours. Do These 8 Things Immediately […]


Home Flooding Mitigation Techniques

​ Flooded basements can happen all too easily and often without warning. Learn how to prevent or limit water damage and what to do if water floods your home. 5 Common Causes of Basement Flooding Using a sink or toilet to improperly dispose of materials such as fats, oils, grease and diapers Tree roots growing […]


How Car Insurance Premiums are Calculated

According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, the make, model and year of your car, the records of people who are insured to drive it and where you live are all considered by insurers when setting rates. You can lower your premium by making informed decisions. A car, whether right off the assembly line or […]


COVID-19: How insurance companies are helping financially

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial struggles and uncertainty for many across the country. Whether you’ve been laid off from your job or you’re an hourly worker whose shifts have been reduced – or if the pandemic has affected your finances for another reason – you might be having a hard time staying on […]


WATER DAMAGE -ARE YOU PROTECTED

With warmer weather here (sort of), spring storms once again increase the risk of spring flooding across Ontario. Provincial Emergency Management authorities have predicted certain communities will likely experience flooding and homeowners should be prepared. Municipalities are already taking action to reduce the local impacts of flooding and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is informing […]


Shopping for insurance online? Here’s what you need to know.

If one thing about dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, it’s that people will quickly gravitate to online shopping when it makes sense to do so. But is insurance necessarily the kind of product you want to buy online? A recent article in Canadian Underwriter article suggests while there has been growth in online […]


Is Insurance A Commodity?

Yesterday, we highlighted a recent article by Lisa Smith for the Canadian Underwriter magazine looking at online shopping for insurance. In a follow-up piece, Smith suggested online packages might make selling policies easier with point-click-buy experiences but the process risks mismatching client needs and solutions. “Wrong policies, limits, or deductible options can leave clients vulnerable […]


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24 Marlborough St. N., Box 479
Blenheim, ON N0P1A0

Phone: 519-676-8159
Fax: 519-676-0020

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250 St. Clair St.
Chatham, ON N7L 3J9

Phone: 519-352-4343
Toll Free: 1-800-561-4949
Fax: 519-352-6484

Essex Office

29 Talbot St. N, Box 69
Essex, ON N8M 2Y1

Phone: 519-776-6457
Fax: 519-776-7400

Harrow Office

65 King St. W., Box 790
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Phone: 519-738-2277
Fax: 519-738-2279

Tilbury Office

59 Mill St. E, Box 1239
Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0

Phone: 519-682-0202
Fax: 519-682-2391

Wallaceburg Office

403 Wellington St.
Wallaceburg, ON N8A 2Y2

Phone: 519-627-1777

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