The Insider - August 2011


Reducing Your Premiums When Your Children Go Away To School

September is coming soon and thousands of college and university students will be leaving the nest and heading off to school. If your child has been added to your auto insurance policy, you should notify your insurance professional of this change.  These changes may result in some type of savings.

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How Do Home Renovations Affect Your Home Insurance Policy?

Summer is the time when many Canadians take advantage of the warmer weather and perhaps even some vacation time to renovate and upgrade their homes. CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation) statistics show that in 2009, over 2.1 million Canadians initiated home renovations costing $1,000 or more. Home renovations can impact your home insurance policy. ... read more

The Value of Roadside Assistance

Nothing can put a damper on your vacation like running into mechanical problems with your vehicle as you travel. Unfortunately, mechanical breakdowns can strike without warning, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. Many Canadians are turning to roadside assistance plans for peace of mind on long road trips. As of 2008, there were more than 20.2 million vehicles in Canada registered with various roadside assistance plans. ... read more


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