COVID-19: Information for our clients

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 18, 2020

Tips to keep your workplace safe during COVID-19 The most important thing to remember is the health and safety of everyone - and that begins with employees.  As always, under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) business owners and operators are required to take every reasonable precaution to protect the health and safety of workers - and operations during COVID-19 are no exception.  As a reminder, from a high-level the employer requirements include:...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 21, 2020

It has been an outstanding start to summer, with hot and dry weather. It's been a great motivator to get outside and use the backyard barbecue. And with most of us spending more time at home and cooking for ourselves, there are more grills being fired up more often. It should be no surprise that combining fire and propellants to cook food doesn't come without its risks.    To protect your family and home while still enjoying your backyard, outdoor...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 29, 2020

With pandemic restrictions related to COVID-19 continuing to ease across Ontario and much of the province in Phase Two of the re-opening plan, there are important considerations to be aware of that may affect your insurance. More businesses have restarted operations, more people are heading back to work, and some sense of the old normal is slowly returning. As a result, your routine may be changing (yet again) and you may need to update your insurance policies to reflect your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 4, 2020

When I was young, RC planes were the pinnacle of the toy world. What could be cooler than a model airplane that could actually take off and pull cool loops and barrel rolls through the sky (or at least until you managed to stick it in a tree)?  It turns out we all had a limited imagination. The modern-day drone makes those old balsa wood and foam planes seem antiquated. They are sleek, futuristic, and capable of dozens of cool tricks and gimmicks that would have...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 26, 2020

After a cool start to the season, a mid-spring heat event has hit southern Ontario -- and with it comes the warnings and reminders to be proactive to help beat the heat.   The risks are greater to young children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic illnesses. It is important to take care of yourself and those around you with these recommendations:   1) Limit Outdoor Time Between 10 am and 4 pm, the sun is at its hottest and...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 19, 2020

It’s been over eight weeks since government and health officials mandated the majority of businesses close their doors to the public. A lot has changed and everyone has needed to quickly adapt. After a long and patient wait, we are starting to see the slow  re-opening of some businesses and industries from COVID-19 mandated shutdown. This is giving many businesses pause to take the time to look around, take stock of their physical space and operating procedures, and begin...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 24, 2020

With excepts from Staebler Broker Lisa Arseneau in the  Rear View Mirror .     Here we are: All isolated and distanced from each other in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold of our lives and changed things for everyone. It is an extremely proud moment in transportation. We are fiercely proud of the many transport companies and the truck drivers that are forging on and serving our country by delivering the much-needed goods in the grocery stores. We...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 9, 2020

COVID-19 continues to create unprecedented challenges for individuals and businesses.  As your broker, we want to help you navigate through this evolving landscape.  Throughout this time, we remain open for business to assist you, answer any questions you have, and with any claims that may arise. Below are some updates for both individuals and businesses on how changes due to COVID-19 may be impacting your insurance. Consumer Relief The Insurance Bureau...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 31, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, and the business environment changes daily due to government directives, organizations have found that there are many things to consider with respect to insurance and risk management. Property Coverage Many businesses are finding themselves in a situation where they are mandated to shut down operations by their governments in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There are a number of things to consider when doing so, not the least...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 24, 2020

With the escalating threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and a State of Emergency declared in Ontario, non-essential businesses are shutting their doors to the public. And many Ontarians are suddenly finding themselves being asked to work from home for the first time in their lives. While this might sound like a nice perk in the middle of all this uncertainty, it isn’t without its downsides either. Here are some tips on how to best prepare yourself and your home during this period of...

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