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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 11, 2019

The holidays are a time for celebration, family, and rest. Unfortunately, they’re also a time for accidents, injuries, and fire hazards. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, make sure you keep the following hazards and safety tips in mind while you decorate your home. Only you can prevent indoor forest fires The traditional Christmas tree is beautiful, but also presents some unique risks in the home. Pine tree resin is a primary ingredient in turpentine after all, so...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 5, 2019

Liability insurance is something every business should have. Often referred to as general liability insurance or commercial liability insurance, it’s one of the primary protections your business needs to operate confidently and without major risk. But what makes it so important? To make a long story short, liability insurance protects you from the most common risks associated with a business, namely incidents that result in legal action. Businesses are far more likely to run afoul...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 27, 2019

As a general rule I tend to avoid convenience products: Anything that seems to promise a little too much or claim to be a bit too handy I end up sneering at. I don’t know why I’m like this. Was I tragically disappointed in some product from a childhood and can’t trust marketing promises as an adult? Is it my natural thriftiness that keeps me from trying new products? Or is it just good old pure stubbornness? I’ve done it again and again through life. Got some fancy new...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 19, 2019

A lot of advertising in the auto insurance business focuses on rewarding drivers for their excellent driving record. The logic goes if you’ve been a responsible, dependable driver for years and years you deserve a break. That makes sense. Unfortunately, by implication it also suggests that people with less than stellar driving records can expect to pay more. This, hard as it may be to believe, sometimes leads people to be less than totally honest when describing their driving...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 12, 2019

We all know the major do’s and don’ts when it comes to fire safety around the home: Do know where your fire extinguisher is, don’t  leave the stove unattended. Do keep space heaters clear from combustibles, don’t store flammable material inside the home, and so on. Seems pretty simple, right? Well, it might surprise you to learn that there are many common fire risks that homeowners are completely oblivious to! These sneaky hazards are so seemingly benign, fly...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 19, 2019

When the Ontario government announced earlier in September that the digital pink slip is an acceptable proof of insurance , we jumped on the opportunity to give our clients another option.   On Tuesday we launched our new eDocument Self Serve Kiosk that makes it quick, easy, and convenient to obtain an ePinkSlip. The goal in the future is to add more options and features to allow clients to receive policy documents and make important insurance changes on the...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 21, 2019

Some say this is the most wonderful time of the year: Patio season in Canada. We know, it's a short season and we're running out of nice, warm summer days to enjoy them. But that's not going to stop us from sharing our picks for the best in Kitchener-Waterloo. There are many gems to choose from so we surveyed the team for their favourite local patio hot spots. Here's who made the top three: (1) Rustico 907 Victoria Street N., Kitchener...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 14, 2019

There is nothing quite as defeating as ending a long day tired, worn out, and unsure of what you accomplished. If you’re putting in long hours and trying your best but struggle to point to productive accomplishments by the end of your day, you might start feeling insecure about your ability to do the job. You might feel like you need to double down, take an even shorter lunch, work even harder through the day. Sadly, none of that will help because chances are you’re already...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 7, 2019

Aging is a funny thing: As children, our parents think of nothing but ways to help keep us safe and protect us. But, as our parents get older, start slowing down, and start dealing with more health complications those roles become reversed. But protecting your parents isn’t like protecting a child. It can be a sensitive topic that requires a lot of empathy and understanding on everyone’s part. The best thing to remember though is the sooner you take steps to help protect your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 23, 2019

There’s a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding — especially when you’re hosting it yourself. From choosing the right chair rental service to helping your guests find overnight accommodations, your to-do list is likely jam-packed, and the last thing you should be worried about is what might happen if something goes wrong — and whether or not your insurance will cover it. We’ve got the answers to your questions to help make sure your big day goes off without a hitch....

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