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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 19, 2018

We get it, insurance might be exciting to us, but the average person would rather spend their free time thinking about other things. For most people, the only time they think about their car insurance is when they have to, unfortunately, make a claim or when it comes time to renew. That's understandable, but you should know that you might be missing out. When it comes to insurance, it pays to stay on top of things. Your premiums are based on a complex combination of factors and...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 12, 2018

Here at Staebler, we've talked before about cyber security and the importance of locking down your digital assets. Off-site backups, encryption, and password/access hygiene are all important digital elements of a strong cyber security plan. Today though, we're going to take a step back and think about cyber security in a more concrete sense. Concrete as in physical. How does physical security intersect with cyber security? When you think about cyber security, it's...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 15, 2018

When explaining the value of an insurance broker to potential clients we remind everyone that we work for them, not the insurance companies. What does that mean? First, we shop the market to ensure you receive the best coverage, unbiased advice, and of course, the right price. Our brokers take a complicated product and make it easier to understand.  But what about claims? That's when an insurance broker on your side really makes a difference. Think of brokers as...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 14, 2018

It's that time of the year when many of us hear the call of the lake and the trees - cottage season . There is nothing better than scheduling a little time off to pack up the family and get away from it all. But, there are a few details to think about when you head up to your home away from home for the first time this year. While you're still home There are a few things you need to get in order before it's time to head to the cottage....

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By Kim Philpott on Apr 25, 2018

Part Four in a Five Part Series Part I: The Land of Nod | Part II: The Dark Ages | Part III: All the World's a Stage     Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, and carrying on endlessly. His teachings were all about how to calm the anxious mind.   Residual stress, worry, and anger from your day can make it very difficult to sleep, so practicing relaxation will improve the...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 25, 2018

Uh oh , you got yourself in a fender bender. After years and years of pristine, perfect driving it finally happened. You've crumpled a bumper backing up in a parking lot, or clipped a tail light while changing lanes. Now, not only do you have to deal with the headache of getting your vehicle repaired, you can also look forward to paying higher insurance premiums each year as a result of your besmirched driving record. Does that seem fair? Should years of safe, secure, mindful...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 20, 2018

If You're Going to Spark, You Need to Park Originally published in Staebler's Spring 2018 Commercial Newsletter — Several provinces have been tabling legislation to address the legalization of marijuana. While some provinces are farther along than others, all will soon have it in some form.   In Quebec there is zero tolerance for drivers and police officers will be able to ask for a saliva sample if they suspect someone is driving while high....

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 18, 2018

A fireproof safe can be one of the best investments you make for your family's protection and ongoing security. These affordable, briefcase sized boxes are capable of withstanding incredible temperatures while protecting the contents inside.  They can be worth their weight in gold when disaster strikes - but only if you fill them with the right items! Make sure you'll have what you need in the wake of an emergency. When deciding what to place in your fireproof...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 13, 2018

They say nothing gold can stay, and isn't that the truth. While we might be used to keeping an eye on the expiry date for our groceries, or swapping out the batteries on our fire alarms, there are plenty of other common house hold items that can go bad on you without you realizing it.  Let's take a quick trip through the average home and check out a few of the most likely offenders. In the closet :  Fire extinguishers : Make a point of checking...

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By Kim Philpott on Apr 10, 2018

Part three in a five part series Part I:  The Land of Nod...Why should we go?  | Part II: The Dark Ages     There is a lot more to sleep than meets the eye.   During the night we pass through five distinct phases of sleep which repeat through the night. On average a complete sleep cycle takes between 90 and 110 minutes. The first sleep cycles each night contain relatively short Rapid Eye Movement (REM) periods and long...

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