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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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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 16, 2020

Effective Tuesday, March 17, our office is closed to all visitors. During this closure, we will continue to conduct business and service customers remotely. We understand the risk and are doing our part to help ‘flatten the curve’ by putting the safety of our employees and customers first. We continue to monitor events around us and want to make sure you continue to have access to our services. The well-being of our customers, employees, and business partners is...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant shift in the landscape for business continuity planning. Since the first emergence of COVID-19 we have been fielding questions from our clients regarding how insurance policies, belonging to various organizations and businesses, could potentially respond to loss of income or extra costs incurred as a result of the Coronavirus. Supply chain disruptions, loss of sales revenue, and disruptions in operations are all examples of how...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 13, 2020

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) a pandemic. At Staebler, the health and well-being of our employees and our customers continues to be our top priority, and we continue to monitor the situation as it develops. At this time, we are not making any changes to the delivery of our services to our customers. However, we are encouraging all of our customers and partners to use email and/or telephone to contact our...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 11, 2020

With rapidly rising temperatures and rainy pre-spring weather, flood warnings will become more and more frequent. This week the Grand River Conservation Authority issued official warnings for Ayr, New Hamburg, and Drayton near the Conestogo River.   A river, during calmer times. ( Photo from  Pexels ) If you live near rivers it is a good idea to be notified about watches and warnings. You can subscribe to the GRCA alert emails .   In case...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 4, 2020

From the Staebler Blog archive: This post originally appeared in May, 2019.   The long wait is finally over: It’s time to open up your getaway property. As the warmer weather settles in, the chores at the cottage or trailer begin. While this always seems like a never-ending and daunting task, opening the cottage for the season is very rewarding.  To make sure you have time to relax on the deck, cold drink in hand, we’ve compiled a checklist of tasks you...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 11, 2020

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...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2020

Great, you’ve done the responsible thing and you’ve purchased a comprehensive life insurance policy. Now you can rest easy knowing that should anything unfortunate ever happen to you, your family will be protected. But are they? A good life insurance policy can only help your family if they are aware of it. When you purchase a life insurance policy, be sure to do the following to make sure your family has the information they’ll need on the worst day of their lives. Talk to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 27, 2020

We all like to think we’re decent housekeepers: The counters are clear, the carpets are vacuumed, and the laundry is in the hamper (usually). That sounds like a great start, but if you’re like most homeowners, chances are you’re missing more than a few spots in your cleaning regimen. The average home is filled with small nooks and awkward areas that almost never see the attention they deserve. While it might not seem like a big deal, some of these forgotten areas can become...

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