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winter driving skills

Time to Brush up on Your Winter Driving Skills

Even to those born and raised in Canada, the winters can be harsh at times, and especially difficult when out on the roads. When driving in the snow or ice, a motorist’s driving skills are put to the test, which is why it's a good idea to mentally prepare yourself before the temperatures start to plunge. Below is a list of what you'll need to do to get ready: Give yourself plenty of time to get where you're going. Many winter collisions ... Read more
winterize your car

It’s that Time Again! Get Ready to Winterize Your Car

I know, every year you hear car insurance companies say it’s time to winterize your car so you don’t get stuck in the cold, but winterizing also helps prevent accidents. Avoid making a preventable claim to your Nova Scotia car insurance company by implementing some or all of the tips shared in today's post. The following is a checklist that you can use to ensure your car is safe and remains in good running condition over the winter months: Check your battery – ... Read more
Save on commercial insurance

How Small Business Owners can Shrink their Insurance Premiums

If you're a small business owner in Halifax or anywhere else in Canada, and believe you’re paying too much for commercial insurance or are watching your premiums rise, there are a few easy ways for small businesses to save. Policies vary, and every situation is different, but generally, there are some things you can do to improve your savings. Things like managing the risk of loss, checking your coverage routinely, and understanding your insurance can help you save money in ways ... Read more
Speeding tickets and insurance

How Speeding Tickets can Affect Your Insurance Rates

Speeding tickets are about as treasured as root canals, but they continue to be Nova Scotia's most popular traffic infraction. People often speed to compensate for not giving themselves enough time to get where they need to be, but this can be dangerous and result in numerous tickets and raised insurance rates. It's a common misconception that speeding tickets aren’t seen as a problem by most insurance companies, but speeding tickets can increase your rates and lead to fines from the ... Read more
House ready for fall

Get Your Home Ready for Fall with these 5 Simple Steps

With the summer waning and fall just around the corner, now is the ideal time for homeowners to begin to prepare their homes for the colder months ahead. It may seem strange to add checking your insurance policy coverage to the list with changing your furnace filter, but it's important to make sure you are covered for almost anything that could go wrong during the winter. Besides, policies can change, so it makes sense to make sure your coverage is up-to-date when ... Read more
Back to school & insurance

4 Insurance Checks for the School Year

With the school year just beginning, most parents have been focused on buying school materials and organizing carpools. This, however, is also an opportune time to make sure all of your insurance needs and obligations have been met for the year. Whether your children will be driving themselves to school, leaving home for college or simply entering pre-school, there are several factors you should consider to make sure your family is protected. Health Insurance Will your child be studying abroad? A comprehensive health ... Read more
Going to college

Protecting Your Child While They’re Away at University or College

When a child is getting ready to head off to university or college, there's a lot that needs to be organized, from finding a place for them to live, to the packing and moving of all of their belongings, and the selection of courses. Another very important thing you and your child will want to check off the to-do list is securing the insurance coverage your child will need while they're away from home. Ask Your Broker As one of the leading insurance ... Read more
Protect your home while on vacation

Going on Vacation? Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go

The summer months are popular times for Canadians to go on vacation, but regardless of whether you're getting set to head off on a trip in the next couple of weeks or are planning to travel later in the year, there are some important things you can do to ensure your home is protected while you're away. Understanding Your Coverage When it comes to home insurance, Halifax policy holders are always encouraged to know and understand what it is that their insurance covers. ... Read more