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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 20, 2022

Car thieves are becoming more sophisticated and, despite the latest technologies, these criminals are discovering new ways to thwart anti-theft devices. They are most often targeting vehicles with keyless entries to help them quickly steal a car. As stolen vehicle statistics continue to rise – don’t be the next one! Here are the top ways to stop your car from being stolen. Signal Relay Attacks The technology in your key fob can be wonderfully convenient for you....

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 8, 2022

September is here and back to school time means back to sharing the road with school vehicles and being extra careful with students walking. To help keep everyone safe, Kitchener, Waterloo, and other areas of Waterloo Region have lowered speed limits and added speed cameras. By slowing down, obeying the new rules, and being careful in school zones, can save you from big fines and potentially even bigger increases in your insurance premiums.   Kitchener council...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 30, 2022

We heard from clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, and beyond that our referral program needed an update – so we did just that! Over the years we have helped hundreds of clients with our Staebler Supporters Referral Program . We've now made it even easier to receive a referral reward. (See the reward levels below.) What's Changed? Now when you become a Staebler Supporter (your referral becomes a new client), we'll email you an...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 23, 2022

Heading down the entrepreneurial path and opening a business can be a rewarding experience. Of course, there are challenges along the way, from staffing to supply chains to marketing and sales. There are also lurking risks that can befall an owner when they least expect it. Recently the industry has seen an increase in cases of business owners forgoing small business insurance. Our brokers have heard that some owners don’t believe that they need it because they’re not big...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 4, 2022

In a previous blog, we discussed how insured property values may need to be increased because of a number of inflationary factors affecting restoration costs. These continue to include high construction costs (material, labour, etc.) and increased demand for these services. Another issue arising that’s just as critical for business owners is the business interruption coverage timeline following a loss: The global supply chain and its continued challenges to keep up with...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 19, 2022

Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather with friends and family. While fires can be great for socializing and enjoying the outdoors, they do come with inherent risks. Here we will try to outline the common issues, considerations, and guidelines to help everyone enjoy fires safely this season.   In addition, each city or jurisdiction, has different rules, bylaws, and regulations for backyard fires. Read on to find out the backyard fire rules for Waterloo,...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 8, 2022

Due to the ongoing service outage and the uncertainty around restoration time, we are closing the office today, July 8. Our plan is to reopen on Monday, July 11 at 8 a.m.   You may email your broker or contact our Afterhours Service Line for urgent needs at 1.855.795.3487   In the event of a claim, please visit STAEBLER.COM/Claims for advice, guidance, and insurance company contact information.    Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 6, 2022

Two summer seasons have come and gone, with festival cancellations, postponements, and too many sad face emoji accompanying regretful social media posts from organizers. But this summer the wait is finally over and the return of community events and festivals will help punctuate the best season ever! Waterloo Region is lucky to be home to many diverse and engaging events to keep you, your family, and friends entertained over the next few months. Summer festivals in...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 24, 2022

Since 2020, the world has seen supply chain problems, catastrophic weather events, wars, political upheaval, and viruses.   All of these events have put upward pressure on costs for everything, including construction costs. Costs of labour and materials have significantly increased, due to increased demand, in amounts that are well outpacing consumer inflation rates.  This creates new risk for businesses who may need to rebuild after a property loss during this period of...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 16, 2022

As the school year winds down once again and the summer season officially begins next week, thoughts turn to vacation planning and what to do with the kids for two months ahead. Our Staebler team jumped at the opportunity to present some tips and tricks for the road tripping families to make sure you know what to bring and what to do before you pack up and hit the road! The following tips and tricks comes from years of practice from Kim & Steve Philpott, two former...

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