home theft

6 Simple Steps to Protect Your Home From Thieves

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Although you may see your home as a safe place for your family and possessions, the truth is that thefts can happen in any neighbourhood. It’s possible for an experienced thief to enter any home, but you can help safeguard yourself by taking the following steps. 6 Steps to Deter Theft From Your Home Keep all of your doors and …

Cyber Attacks

Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe

Anthea Business Insurance

Another global cyber attack was activated over the past few weeks leaving companies across Europe, Australia and the United States struggling to respond. This outbreak may be the most sophisticated of a series of attacks initiated after hacking tools were stolen from the National Security Agency and leaked online in April. Similar to the WannaCry attacks in May, the most recent …

snapmap dangers

The Dangers of Snapchat’s New “Snap Map”

Anthea Personal Interest

  Snapchat is one of the top five social media platforms among young people, with approximately 150 million daily active users. While Snapchat is designed to be a fun photo, video and text messaging app, a number of features—particularly the Snap Map function—pose serious safety concerns. What is Snap Map? Introduced in a June 2017 update, Snap Map allows users …

CASL changes

Government Suspends Private Right of Action Provisions of CASL

Anthea Business Development

In response to concerns raised by businesses, charities and non-profits, the Government of Canada recently suspended the private right of action (PRA) provisions of Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). PRA was scheduled to come into force July 1, 2017, and would have allowed lawsuits to be filed against organizations, as well as their officers, directors and agents, by anyone who felt …

first time home buyers

Dos and Don’ts for First-time Homebuyers

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. However, home buying is no simple task, and many first-time purchasers fall into common, sometimes costly, traps. So, before you start searching for your dream home, keep in mind the following dos and don’ts: DO Get pre-approved. When shopping for a home, it’s important to know what kind of credit you have …

Bike Commuter

7 Safety Tips for Summer Bike Commuters

Anthea Personal Interest

As the weather begins to warm up, more and more commuters may consider biking to work. Biking to work is not only a great source of exercise, but it can reduce a commuter’s carbon footprint and help him or her save big on gas. In fact, according to the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), the average Canadian spends over $10,000 a …

Maintaining The Value of Your Classic Car

Anthea Auto

Collectors of antique, classic and special interest cars know they are special! It’s safe to say that the unique admiration for their cars reflects their sense of pride, history, beauty and sheer joy of driving and showcasing these magnificent vehicles. This dedication is unrivaled; second to none. You can’t compare the master of one of these rare vehicles to the …

d&o insurance

D&O Extensions: 6+ Ways to Enhance Your Coverage

Anthea Directors' And Officers' Coverage

While standard directors and officers (D&O) policies are designed to protect a wide array of risks, they have their limits. Coverage extensions are used to address these limits, fill gaps and provide organizations with additional protections outside the scope of traditional D&O agreements. Coverage extensions solve a wide range of problems and can be continually improved to address the changing landscape …