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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 31, 2021

Consumers are constantly exposed to the latest and greatest in technology. From the faster, flashier, and smarter smartphones to the thinner but larger storage laptops, it’s easily tempting to upgrade our seemingly obsolete devices every year. But before you accept that trade in offer or list your old device online, it’s important to stop and think about all the personal information that is stored on phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronics. What Experts Are...

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By Staebler Insurance on Aug 13, 2021

It’s becoming more frequent that we read a media report of a large, well-known organization that’s been the target of a cyber breach. Often sensitive data and client information is compromised and held for ransom by digital attackers. While the public usually only hears about the major breaches of data security, smaller incidents are happening in Canada far more regularly. Insurance companies are now sounding the alarm : Not only is the average ransom demand going up (170%...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 11, 2021

During these strange times of increased isolation and use of digital communication technologies, there’s increased activity of cyber threats to watch out for.  We’ve put together some of the top phishing schemes and personal security concerns throughout Waterloo Region: Fraudulent Shipping Notifications The convenience of shopping online is undeniable. It’s been especially true during the pandemic when online shopping is seen as a safer alternative than going to the...

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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 Dec 2, 2020

There are many types of fraud schemes, with new ones invented every day!  The holiday season typically brings with it an increase in purchases and financial transactions, which provides a great opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of unsuspecting victims.  This year, with the impact of COVID-19, there is an even greater focus on online shopping, meaning that financial information (such as credit card information) is frequently being transmitted electronically to...

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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 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 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 15, 2020

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...

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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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