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Holiday Tip: Choosing The Right Charity

Holiday Tip: Choosing The Right Charity

During this holiday season, it’s important to learn some best practices for avoiding scams and choosing a trustworthy charity. Whether they are providing supplies to help the victims of a disaster or simply want to support a cause they believe in, Canadians donate to charities each year to help those in need. And while most charities are trustworthy and work hard to provide for the less fortunate, there are dishonest groups of people who prey upon the good intentions of others. By creating fake charity campaigns or abusing donations, scam artists take advantage of those who want to help. To ensure that your donations directly support your intended cause, it’s important to learn some best practices for avoiding scams and choosing a trustworthy charity. How to Avoid Scams Despite the urge to help a cause as soon as possible, it…read more →

The Benefits of Accounts Receivable Insurance

The Benefits of Accounts Receivable Insurance

Accounts receivable are often a business’s largest asset. If your customers are unable to pay what they owe, potential bad debt losses can present a substantial threat to your business. Accounts Receivable insurance is a form of insurance that transfers risk of businesses seeking to protect their accounts receivable against nonpayment. Accounts Receivable Insurance, also known as Trade Credit Insurance, should not be confused with any reference to accounts receivable insurance often shown as an extension on a business insurance policy, which refers to the direct loss or damage of account receivable records and resulting expenses. Accounts Receivable insurance policies are created to suit your needs and offer a number of important benefits: Improved Sales. Businesses with Accounts Receivable insurance can boost their sales by offering customers and prospects more favourable credit terms, while eliminating the need for costly letters…read more →

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – November 2017 Edition

Stomach Cancer Awareness Month | Live Well, Work Well – November 2017 Edition

In this month’s Dan Lawrie Insurance Brokers Live Well, Work Well newsletter, we discuss stomach cancer prevention and that November is Fall Prevention Month. November is Fall Prevention Month According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, approximately 215 older adults are hospitalized each day because of falls. Falls are a cause of serious injury in older adults and, as a part of Fall Prevention Month, it’s critical to learn ways to keep loved ones safe. To protect a friend or family member from fall injuries, ask them the following: Do you wear rubber-soled, supportive footwear or low-heeled shoes while walking around the house? Do you use a step-stool instead of a chair to grab items out of reach? Can you turn on lights without having to walk through a dark room? Do chairs in your home have armrests that make it…read more →

Safety Focused: Driver Safety After Dark & Winter Tires: Do You Need Them?

Safety Focused: Driver Safety After Dark & Winter Tires: Do You Need Them?

Driver Safety After Dark The approach of autumn brings less daylight, which results in an increase in traffic deaths. In fact, since drivers aren’t used to the decreased visibility, traffic deaths are much more common after the sun goes down than during the daytime—both for drivers and pedestrians. Whether you drive for your job or commute home from work in the evening, it is important to remember the following safety tips: Test your headlights, and turn them on one hour before sunset and one hour after sunrise so other drivers can see you easily. Do not look directly at oncoming headlights. Look toward the right side of the road, following the white line with your eyes. Increase your following distance by four or five seconds to give yourself more response time. If you have vehicle trouble, pull off the road…read more →

International Insurance Update – November 2017 Edition

International Insurance Update – November 2017 Edition

The world is a complex place and you have a lot to worry about. It is critical that you have the confidence that the insurance broker you choose has the ability and resources to help you globally. We are an authorized Globex International Group Broker Partner in 130 countries around the world. Recent Successes Bound local policies for Property and General Liability in China and Philippines as part of a controlled program for a cable and tensile membrane structures company. Placed Property and Liability policies in Mexico as part of an international program along with local homeowners, boat and automobile polices for an organic produce company. Hong Kong A new insurance regulator, independent of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, will start collecting a levy on insurance premiums from policyholders from January 1st 2018. The principal objectives of the Insurance Authority…read more →

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