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Safety Focused: Protecting Your Home From Storms, Vehicle Recalls & Outdoor Running Safety

Safety Focused: Protecting Your Home From Storms, Vehicle Recalls & Outdoor Running Safety

This month’s newsletter discusses outdoor running safety, how to protect your home from storms and how to see if your vehicle is subject to a safety recall. 7 Tips for Outdoor Running Safety Running outside is a great way to burn calories, boost your confidence and boost your overall health. However, if you aren’t prepared for a run, you could face risks such as leg injuries, fall hazards, adverse weather and dangerous traffic patterns. Here are seven safety tips to keep in mind before you run outdoors: Wear running shoes that offer adequate support to help avoid severe injuries. Determine your baseline fitness level before you run so you don’t overexert yourself. You can do this by timing how long it takes you to run one kilometre on a flat path, then create a running program based on this time…read more →

Why Canadians who own Florida homes need both hurricane and flood insurance

Why Canadians who own Florida homes need both hurricane and flood insurance

Do you have a home or property in Florida? Call us now at 1-800-661-1518 or Click Here! Source: CTV News About 3 million Canadians visit Florida every year, and thousands own property there. So with Hurricane Irma threatening to do heavy damage to the state, should those property owners have flood or hurricane insurance? The short answer is yes, they need both. The latest forecasts suggest Irma’s winds could carve up much of Florida’s coast, damaging property from the Florida Keys through Jacksonville, and some experts say this could become the costliest storm in U.S. history. For Canadian owners of property in Florida, the one bit of good news is that Irma is moving swiftly and should bring less than a quarter of the rain that Hurricane Harvey dumped on Texas when it stalled over the state. South Florida is…read more →

10 Tips for a Safer Road Trip

10 Tips for a Safer Road Trip

Ready to hit the open road and get away from it all? Speak to us today about your travel insurance insurance coverage! Whether you’re road-tripping across the country or just heading up north for a long weekend, check these 10 to-dos off your list for smooth sailing: Check your fluids. If you’re almost due for an oil change, plan to have it done before you head out. While you’re at it, have your brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant, and power-steering fluid checked, too. Top up your windshield washer fluid. And be sure to keep an extra bottle of your favourite weather-appropriate washer fluid formula in your trunk. Replace beat-up wiper blades. If it starts raining when you’re on the road, you’ll want a clear view — especially in unfamiliar territory. Be sure to replace worn wiper blades before your trip or keep an extra set…read more →

How Are Your Auto Insurance Premiums Affected When Your Child Goes Away to School?

How Are Your Auto Insurance Premiums Affected When Your Child Goes Away to School?

September is right around the corner and soon thousands of college and university students will be leaving the nest (and the car) behind. If your child is going away to school and is listed on your auto insurance policy, it’s time to give your auto insurer a call. It’s a call worth making as it could lead to a lower auto insurance rate. Speak to us today about your auto insurance policy! Student discounts help parents save Many auto insurers offer discounts designed to help parents keep a lid on the cost of auto insurance, and there are three discounts in particular that are worth exploring. Student Away from Home Discount If your college-bound student is attending school in another city or province, they won’t be driving your car nearly as much. Their time behind the wheel will be limited…read more →

Just 1 Ransomware Attack Can Cost A Company Thousands!

Just 1 Ransomware Attack Can Cost A Company Thousands!

The incidents of ransomware in Canada are rising at an alarming rate. In 2015, Canadians were affected by 1,600 ransomware attacks a day. By September 2016, the number of attacks nearly doubled, and those are only the known cases. Unfortunately, many incidents still go unreported. Businesses of all sizes have become targets of ransomware, as it can infect not only personal computers, but also entire networks and servers. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is malicious software that infects a computer and denies access to the system or data, and demands a sum of money to restore the information. Presently, the most common forms of ransomware will encrypt data. Victims often receive an onscreen alert stating their files have been encrypted or a similar message, depending on the type of ransomware. The message on the lock screen may even claim to come…read more →

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