Equifax Data Breach

Are You Impacted by the Equifax Data Breach?

Anthea Cyber Crime

Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States, was recently the victim of a massive cyber attack—an attack that may have compromised the personal information of 143 million people. Impacted individuals were not simply limited to the United States either, as the hackers gained unauthorized access to personal information of certain Canadian and U.K. residents. Initial …

Condo Insurance

Are You Covered By Your Condo Corporation’s Insurance?

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

The proper insurance is critical for those that own or are looking to own a condominium (sometimes referred to as a strata). However, understanding how condo coverage works is not always a straightforward process. To protect their investment, condo owners must purchase coverage (also known as condo or unit owner insurance) that works in conjunction with a condo association or …

Flood

Are You Prepared for a Flood?

Anthea Personal Interest

Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or a possible levee breach and cause flooding in …

Wind Damage

8 Steps for Controlling Windstorm Damage

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Homeowners can suffer a tremendous amount of damage from windstorms and hurricanes. Before a storm hits, homeowners can reduce their exposure to these losses by protecting their roof, windows, entry doors and garage doors. And while other parts of the world may be more likely hit by hurricanes and tornados, we’re not immune to them in Canada. Just take a …

home chemicals

Are You Protected Against Household Chemical Dangers?

Anthea Healthy Living

Though you may think that your family is protected against household chemical dangers, accidents can still occur. In fact, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an average of three children (ages 14 and younger) die each year due to unintentional poisoning and another 900 are hospitalized with serious injuries. Which Chemicals Are Most Hazardous? Here’s a description of …

car accident

5 Critical Steps to Take After You’ve Been In a Car Accident

Anthea Auto

A motor vehicle collision can be a stressful experience for everyone involved. To respond appropriately, there are a number of critical post-crash steps you need to keep in mind—steps that can help get your insurance in order or even save a life. Remember to do the following: Turn off your vehicle and stay on the scene. Only move your vehicle …

natural disaster

6 Steps to Prepare Your Household for a Natural Disaster

Anthea Personal Interest

Homeowners throughout Canada face a variety of natural hazards, including earthquakes, floods and wildfires. If you are unprepared for one of these disasters, you and your family could be left without food, electricity or even shelter. To prepare your household for a disaster, consider the following tips: Know the risks. Depending on where you live, your home could be impacted …

Gas Pump Skimmer

Beware of Fuel Pump Skimmers

Anthea Auto

Paying for gas with a credit or debit card is quick and convenient. However, when doing so, you could unknowingly be giving your payment card information to scammers through a process called skimming. What is a Skimmer? A skimmer is a malicious card reader that is designed to pull data off the magnetic strips of payment cards. Typically, criminals secretly …

How Does Key Person Life Insurance Work?

Anthea Business Insurance

PROTECT YOUR KEY ASSETS! Most organizations employ at least one individual who is essential to the company’s success. This person may be a partner, a majority stockholder or an individual with expertise that is unmatched throughout the rest of the company. If this person’s exit from the company is planned, such as retirement or voluntary termination, then you can prepare …

headlights

3 Keys for Using and Maintaining Automobile Headlights

Anthea Auto

Your vehicle’s headlights are an essential part of staying aware of your surroundings on the road. Bright, well-maintained headlights can be the difference between seeing a pedestrian and a fatal crash. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t use or maintain their headlights properly. 3 Keys for Safe Headlight Use Here are 3 simple steps every driver should follow to ensure they are …