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Did You Know That A Burglar Alarm Will Lower Your Insurance Premiums!

Homeowners insurance  in Hamilton, Ontario,  is a necessity when it comes to buying a house. In fact, most mortgage companies will not finance a real estate transaction unless you provide proof that you have the proper coverage for most if not all of the property you intend to purchase. Over the next few weeks, Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers would like to give you a few tips when it comes to purchasing homeowners insurance as well as some cost saving ideas that can actually help reduce your insurance costs. This week we will be taking a look into the world of security systems and how they can affect your homeowner’s insurance policy. One of the most effective ways to detour intruders is to obtain and install a home security system.  Typically the alarms systems are monitored 24/7 by either the alarm company itself…read more →

Its Not Too Late To Participate!

  Please join Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers in supporting the United Way!If you would like to help out the United Way simply go to the Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Facebook page and “Like” us. For every new“Like”we receive we will donate $1.00 to this worthy organization! Tell your friends and family to LIKE us too – and we will donate in their honor as well. The United Way is an organization located all across Canada and the world. Their goal is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way approaches this goal by doing the following: Influencing public attitudes, systems and policies Focusing on underlying causes of social issues Strengthening the network of services and the capacity of non-profits and the community Engaging and mobilizing the community’s financial resources, influence, time, knowledge…read more →

Mobile Devices Pose Data Breach Threats

The widespread use of smartphones and tablets in the workplace is exposing more and more businesses to become more liable  for any sensitive data that has been compromised be of  these devices being lost, stolen, or even hacked. How can your company protect itself against this threat – and how much authority do you have over an employee’s personal device if it’s also used for work-related activities? Another emerging risk linked to these devices is a “bring your own” policy that many companies have adopted as a way to save costs by having employees spend their own money on smartphones and tablets that are constantly evolving and updated. This approach raises questions about separating company data from personal information on the device. For example, when an employee leaves, does a business have the authority to wipe the information from his…read more →

Canada gets a “C” grade on environmental report card

Taken from: Canadian Underwriter.ca “Canada has received “C” grade on a new environmental report card, ranking low on the list of other major developed countries, above only the United States and Australia. Canada ranked 15th out of 17 countries on The Conference Board of Canada’s How Canada Performs—Environment report card, the same as 2009. France, Norway and Sweden made the top three on the list, each receiving an “A” grade on their environmental prowess. Our poor results are mainly due to overconsumption, the board says. Canada throws away more garbage per capita than any other country in the developed world, and the population uses energy and water heavily, the report suggests. Water withdrawals alone are nearly double the average of the other countries, it says. In 2009, Canada had 777 kg of municipal waste per capita, while the average of the…read more →

Do You Need Trucking Insurance?

Do you need trucking insurance? Well look no further. Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers takes pride in serving the Transportation Industry, we know what it takes to design a comprehensive, cost-effective insurance program that will provide you with the most for your insurance dollar! You’ll be sure to appreciate the value of working with us making a direct comparison of coverage, service expertise and price. TRANSPORTATION Our Coverage includes: Auto Liability Commercial General Liability Umbrella / Excess Liability Warehousemen’s Legal Liability Cargo Coverage Load Broker / Freight Forwarders Policies We also have available for transportation industry: Safety and Compliance Transportation Bonds Directors and Officers Liability Errors & Omissions Liability Commercial Property Machinery Breakdown For more information about Trucking Insurance contact the professionals at Dan Lawrie insurance Brokers today at (800) 661-1518!  

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