21
Jun

Edmonton Home Insurance Rates at Low End Compared to Province

Edmonton Home Insurance Rates at Low End Compared to Province The last six years have seen a host of natural disasters in Canada, with three of the costliest disasters occurring in Alberta. Over 30 percent of the town of Slave Lake was destroyed in the 2011 fires, costing $700 million in insured damage, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada

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1
May

Alpine Insurance Acquires Canadian Commercial Insurance

On March 1st, 2018 Alpine Insurance & Financial Inc. successfully acquired Canadian Commercial Insurance Inc. Canadian Commercial Insurance is a small full service P & C brokerage that is currently situated in Lethbridge Alberta.  Canadian Commercial Insurance will continue to operate until transitioned into the Alpine brokerage. Sharlayne Makin joined the insurance industry in 1982 in a small rural agency

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7
Sep

Intact – Consumer Alert Regarding Potential Fraudulent Activity

Consumer Alerts Regarding Potential Fraudulent Activity Fraudulent Activity Recently, we have received reports from customers in Alberta about an individual pretending to be an Intact Insurance adjuster and requesting that customers pay their deductible directly to this person. Customers should contact their broker or Intact Insurance directly if they have questions regarding the authenticity of any correspondence. If they have

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6
Apr

Things You Should Know BEFORE You Submit Your Claim

Things You Should Know BEFORE You Submit Your Claim Dear Most Valued Client, You’re probably reading this because you recently had a car accident or suffered some other kind of loss to one of your vehicles, your home or your business. And you’re wondering … Should I submit a claim to my insurance company or not? Will there be any

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23
Mar

Water and Flood Protection

Did you know? Weather patterns are changing worldwide, a trend that’s affecting Canada directly. Canada has an average of 20 more rain days a year than in the 1950’s. Severe weather events that used to happen every 40 years can now be expected to happen every six years. Canada sustains 20 times the amount of storms and floods than we

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22
Mar

Graduating from College Soon

Graduating from College Soon? “What University / College Graduates Need to Know about Insurance” Congratulations! Graduating from a University or College is a significant milestone in your life. One that will bring on many new and exciting life changes involving work, money, living space and possessions. As you seek out new ventures, one thing you’ll need is insurance. And one

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21
Mar

Climate Change and Your Insurance Premiums

Stories of windstorms in Lethbridge, hail losses in Calgary and severe rainstorms in Edmonton are becoming all too familiar in Alberta. In the last year alone, Alberta insurance companies paid out over $500 million in claims and the numbers are increasing. Catastrophic weather cost Canadian insurance companies $1.7 billion 2011 versus $1 billion in 2009 and 2010. Not only have

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20
Mar

Fire safety tips for your home

Fire Safety – Courtesy of the Intact Insurance Home Safety Program How Many Smoke Alarms Should I Have? Smoke alarms save lives. Many fatal fires occur at night when people are asleep. It is important to have at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home located in the hallway near bedrooms to wake you in case of

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18
Mar

Umbrella Insurance

In this article you’ll discover: When umbrella insurance is a good idea What umbrella insurance covers How to obtain umbrella insurance As you may suspect, personal umbrella insurance sits on top over your auto and homeowner insurance policies, protecting you. For example: If you’re liable for the injury of an individual or damage to property and the judgment against you

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17
Mar

Rental Car Insurance

Ah… the holiday at last. In fact, you’ve decided to wrap your holiday around Canada Day. You and the family have arrived at your destination. You’ve collected the luggage and take a tram to the rental car facility. As you’re renting the car, the rental car representative asks, “So, do you want to purchase the loss damage waiver?” You look

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