10
Apr

Moving in Together! Do I Need More Insurance?

The time has finally come! You are so excited because your significant other is moving in with you. Wait! What changes do I need regarding insurance? Do I need to add my boyfriend/girlfriend to my personal homeowner’s insurance? First, let’s understand what this type of insurance entails. Each homeowner’s insurance is different depending on the coverage plan you have. Most

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27
Feb

How Edmonton’s Collision Report Can Help You Avoid an Accident

There was an average of 228 injury collision a month in Edmonton in 2017, some minor, some significant, but all with a story to tell. Every time there’s a motor vehicle accident, Edmonton’s Traffic Safety section adds the details to their Motor Vehicle Collision Information System (MVCIS) database. And every year, the division creates a report summarizing key trends.  

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20
Feb

Top 5 Tips for Saving on Your Insurance

If you’re like most people, you are still recovering from December’s holiday spending spree. In January and February, people start reviewing their bills, looking for ways to save. The good news is that there are a number of ways you can save on your insurance without compromising your coverage. Below are some quick tips, but you can also always give

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13
Feb

Cannabis and Your Insurance – What You Need to Know

When cannabis became legal last October, Alberta led the Canadian charge in terms of quantity of licenses granted to recreational retail stores.  While most provinces allowed a small handful of stores, Alberta blew the doors open with 17 private retailers. The day weed became legal, there were a dozen stores in and around the province’s capital, including six in Edmonton

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6
Feb

It’s beautiful, honey! Insuring those precious goods this Valentine’s season

Valentine’s Day is the third largest day for gift giving in North America, followed only by Christmas and Mother’s Day. In fact, almost 84% of Canadian celebrate Valentine’s Day! How much are people spending on Valentine’s Day? According to a Canadian retail survey, the average Canadian planned to spend $164 on Valentine’s Day in 2017. The top spend being on

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7
Aug

Should I Get Roadside Assistance With My Insurance?

How Roadside Assistance Helps You in an Emergency… Roadside assistance is a service that has become more in demand over the years due to an increase in the lifespan of cars on the road and car’s advanced technology features that sometimes require an extra helping hand. In Alberta, you have a myriad of roadside assistance options to offer you service

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20
Jul

What is Optional Car Insurance Coverage?

What is Optional Car Insurance Coverage? You may be a first-time car insurance buyer or you’ve been driving for 20 years and you still don’t know enough about what your car insurance covers. The Government of Alberta has two types of mandatory coverage for all vehicles driven in the province: third-party liability and accident benefits. But what about collision coverage?

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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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