Protecting Yourself, The Golden Goose

Anthea Critical Illness

The Game of Risk: without the Golden Goose, there are no Golden Eggs. Oh, those Golden Eggs we treasure! Insurance is all about managing risk. As consumers, we identify our risks in terms of our valuable assets that might be damaged and we buy insurance to mitigate these risks. We never forget to protect our Golden Eggs! For example: You …

What Matters Most – Protecting Your Children

Anthea Personal Interest

What Matters Most to Me – Protecting My Teenage Daughter Posted by Douglas Pinnell The centre of my personal universe, my 16 year old daughter Rhiannan is currently contemplating her career choices. She’s quite concerned about her summer plans and ensuring she makes the best choice for how she will spend her time in order to ensure that she can …

Renovating Your Home? When to Let Your Insurance Broker Know

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Home Renovation Insurance Whenever we write a home insurance policy, we ask you a number of questions to assist you in determining the cost to rebuild your dwelling. If you are planning to undergo renovations that will increase the value of your home, you should let us know so your insurance coverage can keep pace with the improvements. When To …

Why You Need to Check Your Heating Fuel Tank

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Why You Need to Check Your Heating Fuel Tank Heating oil is a dangerous substance. If it escapes from your premises, it’s your responsibility. Legally, you will be considered negligent and held liable for any damage done to the property of others, not to mention the cost and inconvenience of cleaning up your own property. These costs can be as …

Geothermal Energy – Is It Worth It?

Anthea Personal Interest

Geothermal Heating & Cooling As fossil fuel costs continue to rise, alternative energy sources are required. Geothermal Heating & Cooling Systems reduce the heating and cooling operating cost of your household but the installation can be expensive. Watch the video below for an explanation of how it works: Great for the Environment The Geothermal System is an environmentalist’s dream come …

Ontario Auto Rate Changes – What Is Happening?

Anthea Auto

As you may or may not know, there are changes happening in Ontario around auto insurance premiums. Here are a few key things to know about the Ontario government’s mandated reduction in auto premiums. 1. The promised rate reductions are not instant The government has set a target to reduce rates on average over two years, ending August 2015: starting …

You’re Not Covered! Will Your Insurance Pay Out?

Anthea General Insurance Information

You’re planning a sunny vacation down south to escape the cold Canadian winter temperatures. You have everything planned out: Your flights are booked, your accommodations are set, and you purchased your travel insurance for safety and peace of mind. But, little do you know, that insurance policy you just purchased might not pay out if you actually need to use …

Earthquake Insurance in Ontario

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Earthquake Coverage Who needs it? After all, we live in Ontario right? Perhaps the recent frostquakes in Toronto may have you second-guessing. While rare, between 1980 and 1998 some 13 earthquakes reached or exceeded 4.0 on the Richter Scale — in the Ottawa and St. Lawrence valleys alone! On May 23, 2000, an earthquake measuring 3.1 was recorded a few …

Insurance Coverage You Need For Your Snowmobile

Anthea General Insurance Information

It’s Time to Hit the Powder! Snowmobiles can present many hazards to drivers, passengers, other motorists and property. Before the temperatures cool and you get eager to hop on your snowmobile, learn more about how you can insure your vehicle and protect yourself and others. Some of you daredevils out there may even be doing tricks like this: Coverage Basics …

Educating Teens About Drinking and Driving

Anthea Auto

Drinking and Driving Don’t Mix It doesn’t matter how old you are, drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. Alcohol was a factor in the deaths of more than 1,200 Canadian road users in 2003. Disturbingly, young drivers are the worst offenders. Recent statistics show that 56% of all drinking and driving incidents are caused by people between the …