COVID-19: Information for our clients

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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 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 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 Alicia Tracey on Apr 24, 2020

With excepts from Staebler Broker Lisa Arseneau in the  Rear View Mirror .     Here we are: All isolated and distanced from each other in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold of our lives and changed things for everyone. It is an extremely proud moment in transportation. We are fiercely proud of the many transport companies and the truck drivers that are forging on and serving our country by delivering the much-needed goods in the grocery stores. We...

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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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