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1904, 2021

How Parents Can Help Prevent Cyberbullying

By |April 19th, 2021|Cyber Insurance, Personal Insurance, Wellness|

With teens spending as much as nine hours a day online, it’s not surprising to learn that bullying has shifted to the Internet. As common as cyberbullying is, it is rarely reported. More than 50% of all teens have been bullied at least once.  More than 25% have experienced bullying on multiple occasions. More than 50% of teens who are [...]

2905, 2020

Summer Pool Swimming Safety

By |May 29th, 2020|Personal Insurance|

For many children, playing in and around the pool is the most enjoyable part of summer but not every child is quite as strong a swimmer as Canadian Olympic Swimmer Amélie Kretz. Our current COVID-19 reality presents new and unique challenges for pool safety. Kids are active and parents are working from home! There are no summer camps or childcare… many [...]

1305, 2020

Do-it-Yourself Home Flood Prevention

By |May 13th, 2020|Personal Insurance|

The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic is at the forefront of concerns across Ontario and our country. With warmer temperatures coming (we hope) there is another seasonal risk to prepare for – spring flooding. Extreme weather events like torrential rain can cause spring flash flooding. You may hear insurance professionals reference this as overland water. When we say Overland Water, [...]

402, 2020

Scam Alert: Cellphone Number Porting

By |February 4th, 2020|Personal Insurance|

The Cellphone Number Porting Scam Your cellphone number may be your most important and sensitive number to protect in our age of two-factor authentication. Text messages are often used by financial institutions, payment services, businesses to verify yourself. Text messages are also used to verify identity when recovering passwords for shopping sites, social media, and more. The problem? It is [...]

908, 2019

What impacts the premium I pay for car insurance?

By |August 9th, 2019|Personal Insurance|

When it comes to determining the price of car insurance, there are many considerations. Here is a look under the hood at what impacts the insurance premium you pay in Ontario. Quote note - the reason why the price differs from one insurance company to the next is that each insurance company factors these considerations differently in their decision making. Working [...]

104, 2019

3 Simple Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Home HVAC System

By |April 1st, 2019|Personal Insurance|

As you prepare your spring-cleaning checklist, ensure the HVAC system is on your list. The average Ontario household spends over $2,300 on energy costs in their home throughout the year. Approximately half that cost is associated with heating and cooling the home. With rising energy costs, hotter summers, and colder winters, staying on top of this household budget line is ever [...]

2901, 2019

Loan Your Car, Loan Your Insurance

By |January 29th, 2019|Personal Insurance|

If I loan my car to a friend and get into an accident, does it affect my insurance? "When you loan your car, you loan your insurance." What do we mean by this? Matthew Leyland, Bryson's Director of Personal Insurance, shares liability concerns car owners need to consider before letting other people drive their vehicle. If you still decide to loan your [...]

1810, 2018

How will legalized cannabis impact my home and auto insurance?

By |October 18th, 2018|Personal Insurance|

The legalization of recreational cannabis on October 17, 2018, will allow individuals of legal age to buy, consume, possess, and grow cannabis across Canada. Like most other provinces in Ontario, the legal limit will include the purchase and possession of up to 30 grams of dried recreational cannabis. Beyond this, people will be able to grow up to 4 cannabis [...]

1710, 2018

Are You Getting Your Winter Tire Insurance Discount?

By |October 17th, 2018|Personal Insurance|

The fall is also the kickoff to the winter tire season for us living in Ontario and Canada. For those who have had the opportunity to compare winter driving with all-season tires versus winter tires, you know the added security and grip provided by winter tires. Not only do winter tires keep you and your family safer, but having them [...]

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