26
May

Do consumers prefer buying insurance online or from a broker?

Despite all the talk about purchasing products on the internet, the vast majority of people continue to prefer buying their insurance from a real person versus online. The internet has emerged as an incredible tool for consumers, but it doesn’t eliminate the preference for the human approach when buying complex products such as insurance. A recent survey from Accenture, polled

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19
May

What happens to my Old Age Security and CPP when my spouse passes away?

Have you thought about what happens to your OAS and CPP when your spouse passes away. Here are a few points to consider: When you are retired and should you pre-decease your spouse, your spouses Old Age Security (OAS) stops and yourCanada Pension Plan (CPP) survivor benefit will reduce. Should you personally be receiving maximum CPP, you would receive non

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14
Apr

Does My Insurance Protect Me Against Identity Theft?

It’s important to ensure your home insurance covers you for the costs related to identity theft – a serious crime which is currently on the rise in Canada. These costs can be significant if you’re targeted by a thief who, not only steal’s your good name, but also impacts your long term credit rating and legal standing. Without proper insurance

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6
Apr

Looking for a Chubb Insurance Expert to Insure Your High Value Home or Luxury Vehicle?

Susan Adams, High Net Worth Specialist Alpine Insurance in Calgary is pleased to announce that Susan Adams has joined us as the latest member of our insurance team. Susan is an insurance specialist in home, auto and high net worth insurance. Susan started her insurance career in 1982 at her family owned insurance brokerage in London, Ontario. Together with her

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23
Feb

Looking for a french speaking insurance broker in Calgary?

Annette Broomfield My name is Annette Broomfield and I am the newest memberto the remarkable staff at Westland Insurance in Calgary. I am excited to get to know the clients at Westland and hope to meet some new ones too. My greatest passion is in taking care of my clients and making sure they get the lowest quote with the

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15
Feb

How Can I Lower My Car Insurance Premium in Alberta?

With car insurance premiums on the rise, it’s important to know where to find savings. Whether you live in Alberta, at Alpine Insurance, we recommend you ask your broker or insurance agent about these savings possibilities: Loyalty discount: Many insurers will discount your policy if you’ve been a continuous customerof a singleinsurance company or broker. Low mileage discount: If you’re

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7
Feb

Looking for a Calgary Insurance Broker Specializing in High Net Worth Individuals?

Lucille Jakubowski, High Net Worth Insurance Specialist I am Lucille Jakubowski andhave been a broker in Calgary for almost sixteen years.My area of expertise isasset protection for high net worth individuals. I trulyenjoyservingexecutives and individuals with specialized insurance needs,custom homes, unique vehiclesandluxury assets such as art, jewellery andwine collections. It may sound like a cliche, but I am passionate about

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26
Jan

How Much Should I Insure My House For?

By Lucille Jakubowski, Alpine Insurance Clients often call us at Alpine Insurancewhen they get their tax assessment notice from their civic office, especially if their assessment differs from their insurance amount. Surprisingly, it’s often the case that both values are correct. The reason for this is in the cost to rebuild a home with new materials of like kind and

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19
Jan

Beth Miller Talks About Life with Juvenile Diabetes

I am Beth Miller. I am 7 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 5. One thing people say to me about my Diabetes is that itʼs ʻokayʼ because at least youcan control it. But you canʼt. Everything I do affects my blood sugar levels. Walking toschool. Monkey bars. Skiing. Ballet. Swimming. I can go

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6
Jan

What are the Benefits of Buying My Insurance Through an Insurance Broker?

Wendy Andrusyshyn, Personal Lines Broker Clients often want to know how they can benefit frombuying insurance through an independent broker like Westland Insurance versus buying through an insurance company or bank who sells home and car insurance “directly” to their clients. Most Albertans are independent at heart and appreciate the value of a trusted, independent advisor that can offer them

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