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October 20, 2022

Car accidents can happen to anyone – regardless of how good of a driver you are. Some can be minor, some can be serious, but all are inconvenient. Know what to do if you are ever involved in one.

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5 little-known facts about seasonal property insurance

When it comes to seasonal property insurance, it's about more than their physical differences. Take note of these five little-known facts about seasonal property insurance coverage and talk to your broker about what is (and what isn't) covered in your policy.

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Save the Stress: Sump Pump Basics

Understanding how your sump pump works and how to maintain it is an easy way to prevent water damage in your home. This post covers what a sump pump does and how to maintain it.

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How to protect your car from catalytic converter theft

Cases of catalytic converter theft are increasing across Canada. Find out everything you need to know about catalytic converter theft and learn how to protect your car.

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7 Questions You Should Ask Before Renting An Apartment

Apartment hunting? Beyond basic questions like rental cost and amenities, asking a few important questions will help you choose the right apartment for your situation and lifestyle.

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Save the Stress: Hot Water Tanks 101

Hot water tank disasters can sneak up on you if they’re not monitored for signs of wear and tear. It’s important to keep an eye on yours so you can fix any issues before they become too serious.

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What’s the difference between replacement cost and actual cash value?

“Replacement cost” and “actual cash value” are two of the most common calculations insurers use to determine the amount a customer will receive if they make a home insurance claim or a car insurance claim. What’s the difference between them, and which applies when you make a claim?

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Should I buy a condo, home, or tenant insurance policy for my condominium?

If you’re moving into a condominium, there are some scenarios where you may need to purchase a home or tenant insurance policy for your condo instead of a condo policy. Here’s how to quickly determine which type of insurance policy to buy when you’re moving into a condo.

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A clever and simple way to save a cyclist’s life

The Dutch Reach is a method of opening a car door with the hand furthest from the handle. Newman Insurance is pleased to share this simple, yet innovative technique in the hopes that people around the world will become familiar with the Dutch Reach and start implementing it to ensure cyclist safety.

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6 Times You Should Call Your Insurance Broker

When you first sign a new home insurance policy, it will reflect the specific needs you have at that time in your life. When that renewal package arrives, it’s a good check point to reflect on the things in your life that may have changed in the past year that could affect your insurance needs.

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How to prevent collisions with animals — and what to do when it’s too late

Thousands of animal-related collisions happen across the country every year. Learn how to prevent a collision with an animal before it happens, how to minimize injuries and damage to your vehicle if you can’t avoid a collision, and what to do if you’ve hit an animal.

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How are home insurance premiums calculated?

Whether you just bought a new home and you’re shopping for home insurance, or you just received your renewal notice in the mail, you may be wondering how home insurance companies determine the amount you’ll have to pay for coverage. Let us break it down for you.

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What is a digital pink slip?

Many insurers have made it possible for you to carry a copy of your pink slip in your phone’s digital wallet for easy access to your pink slip at all times.

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