COVID-19: Information for our clients

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 18, 2022

In March 2020, the Staebler Insurance team left their offices in Kitchener to begin working remotely. At the time, the COVID-19 pandemic was accelerating and our organization made the decision to keep its employees, its clients, and all of their families as safe as possible. The new work from home routine was to be a few weeks, maybe a couple months, before public health would deem it safe to return to in-office work and in-person appointments. At the time, no one knew that those...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 6, 2022

Police in Waterloo Region and throughout southern Ontario are warning car owners of new techniques that thieves are using to steal vehicles from driveways. These techniques are taking advantage of technologies that are installed in cars to make it more convenient for drivers but at the same time easier for thieves to get away with theft. The first uses the keyless entry feature to "relay” the signal from the car’s fob to open the door and start the car....

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 10, 2021

The Holiday Season is a special time to share with family and friends. As a family-owned business, we recognize the importance of giving time off and allowing our team to relax and enjoy the season. Please see below for our office's holiday schedule for the last two weeks of December.  Friday, December 24 – Closed Monday, December 27 – Closed Tuesday, December 28 – Closed Wednesday, December 29 – Open 8 am-5 pm Thursday, December 30 – Open 8...

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By Staebler Insurance on Sep 21, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario is requiring proof of vaccination from patrons to enter select businesses . Ontario is joining other provinces with a vaccine certificate program that will eventually become a QR code (see update below). It is a reality business owners and operators are facing and, like so many of the regulations in the past year, businesses need to adapt and work hard to keep their business going. Staebler’s goal...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jun 17, 2021

Canadian’s interest in pro basketball has grown exponentially over the past ten years. The success of the Toronto Raptors has fuelled that growth and encouraged more to get involved with the sport. At Staebler, we don’t want to sit on the sidelines. That’s why we’re jumping on the court and entering into a new partnership with the Guelph Nighthawks, a professional basketball team in the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). The CEBL began with its first season in 2019, soon...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 18, 2021

It’s almost time to make waves again! The short wake of boating season typically begins in May and goes until September when the water temperatures dip too low to bear. Many recreational boaters in southern Ontario get started around Victoria Day long weekend (May 22-24) when the weather is more consistent and lake waters rise to acceptable Canadian levels. Whether you’re hitting one of the Great Lakes or smaller inland options in Ontario, we’re here to help you get the...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is well over a year old and many residents in Kitchener, Waterloo, and surrounding areas continue to adjust to their new normal. Ontario, including Waterloo Region, entered its third lockdown, including a stay-at-home order as of April 8. This affects many service industries and retail jobs and continues to cause financial challenges and income uncertainty. At Staebler Insurance, we understand the struggles that our clients are facing and want to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 17, 2021

Good drivers in Waterloo Region and those who are driving significantly less than prior to the pandemic, are seeking alternate auto insurance options. Insurance companies are seeing the changing habits and behaviours of drivers, and have expanded the choices to meet the demand.   For drivers who have eliminated their commute to work and those who have reduced their need of full coverage with cancelled travel plans, could look at a "pay as you drive” option. CAA MyPace launched...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 27, 2021

  In our last blog we discussed why auto insurance rates are going up . Unfortunately as an individual driver many of those factors are out of your control. But there are some things you can control and they can help lead you to savings on your auto insurance premiums this year. The pandemic has changed daily lives and routines, and for many us, our driving habits. With workplaces shifting to home offices, escalating travel restrictions, and stay at home orders, there’s...

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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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