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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 15, 2021

As a broker, one of the most common questions we receive throughout the year is "Why are my auto rates going up?”.  There are many factors that go into insurance premiums, so we as brokers can appreciate that it can be confusing – so we always like to find opportunities to shed some light on the factors that are influencing auto premiums.  What can make this issue even more complex is that automobile insurance rates can involve more than just an individual’s record of...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 21, 2020

Insurers, snow removal contractors, and commercial property owners in Ontario received some good news from the provincial government this month, ahead of the heavy snow fall season. A section of Bill 118 , called the "Occupiers’ Liability Act”, will now limit claimants from taking legal action to recover personal injury damages caused by snow or ice (e.g. a slip and fall injury), unless they provide notice of the intent to sue within 60 days of the incident. This is a...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 11, 2020

Every year the Insurance Bureau of Canada releases the list of the most stolen vehicles across the country. There’s a clear trend in 2020 as eight of the top 10 vehicles on the list are SUVs while the other two are pickup trucks. According to the IBC , auto theft costs Canadians more than $1 Billion every year and on average a vehicle is stolen every six minutes. This is more than just an insurance problem as the ripple effects trickle down to police, the court system,...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 24, 2020

Insurance is bought to ensure if the unexpected happens, there’s a solution to make things better. Imagine an accidental garage fire: All of your possessions are lost, but insurance is there to get your items back and repair the damage. Now consider owning a business, where you not only have possessions but are responsible for the financial wellbeing of others. It’s nearly impossible for anyone to be able to handle that burden if the unexpected happens and you're required make...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 16, 2020

In Canada, patio season is a rite of spring. Unfortunately when our fall season hits, it usually signals the end of those patios – but this year is different. Bars and restaurants are going to need to rely on outdoor dining to stay in business, while individuals are trying to extend their home patio season to entertain friends and family in a safer place. As the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, it is important to remain up to date...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 28, 2020

The auto insurance coverage that Uber has in place, provided by Economical Insurance, is designed to cover Uber drivers while they‘re on a rideshare trip in Ontario.  But how does the coverage actually work?  The details can be a bit confusing, so we‘ve broken down the important coverage features as well as what coverage applies and when.     When does the Uber insurance coverage kick in? First, it‘s important to understand when the Uber insurance...

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By Staebler Insurance on Oct 22, 2018

As of October 17, 2018, the possession and use of Cannabis has been legalized in Canada. But legalization hasn’t come without a few strings. Similar to alcohol and prescription medicines, the usage of cannabis is still regulated and failure to follow the rules can result in fines and even criminal charges. Here is what you need to know to stay on the right side of Ontario’s new cannabis laws! Who can smoke and where Just like alcohol, cannabis is...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 28, 2017

As the fall season completely settles into Ontario, temperatures will continue to dip. With the nights getting longer and chillier, many of us will be turning to electric space heaters and blankets to stay cozy and ensure a good night's sleep. While there are few things nicer that snuggling up under a heated blanket on a cold night, we can't forget though that space heaters and electric blankets can represent a real safety hazard. According to the NFPA , heating equipment...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 1, 2017

We think of personal referrals as the single greatest compliment our business can receive. We can't tell you how much we appreciate it when a client puts in a good word for us with a friend or family member! With the new Staebler Supporters Referral Program , you can earn rewards for every referral you send our way. While there are a variety of rewards you can earn, we're particularly excited to offer a premium car detailing service to our most loyal supporters courtesy of our...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jul 25, 2017

At Staebler, we value the recommendation of our customers more than any other kind of endorsement. Referrals let us know our valued customers are happy and it motivates us to continue providing our clients with the very best service. That's why we created the new Staebler Supporters Referral Program , as our way of expressing our gratitude to those customers who share their Staebler experience with others. Right now, we're thrilled to offer a special reward to our...

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