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Here Is Why You Need Tenants Insurance

Published on August 15, 2017

If you rent an apartment or house, tenant’s insurance is available to help you replace your belongings after a loss due to theft, fire, water damage or other insured perils. Insurance pays for extra costs to help you get back on your feet after a loss. Insurance also protects you if someone gets hurt or someone else’s property is damaged because of your negligence. Here is why you need tenants ins...

How To Keep Busy This Summer In Manitoba

Published on August 1, 2017

August is upon us which usually means the count down until school starts again. With just over a month left before back to school there are still a lot of days to fill with activities and luckily our province has lots of options to fill your days. We compiled an extensive list of events going on around our province for the month of August. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games FestivalWhen:...

Is Your Collector Car Fully Covered?

Published on July 19, 2017

You spend hours working on your car and thousands of dollars making things just right, but what would happen if you wrote off the car? Are you confident you would be paid what the vehicle is actually worth? Unfortunately the answer to both of these questions is likely “no”. While MPI has made efforts to provide more value in regards to insuring collector vehicles with their Collector Vehicle Progr...

Insuring Your Seasonal Location

Published on July 10, 2017

How Is Your Cottage Used? Like your home, your cottage is one of your most valuable assets. How much time do you spend there? Do you use it year-round? Do you rent it out at some point during the year? The answers to these questions are important when you are considering what type of insurance coverage to buy for your cottage. Insurers take into consideration how frequently your property is used, ...

Is Your Crop Protected?

Published on June 27, 2017

We have been providing expert farm insurance advice for over 60 years. Did you know that we have options to top up your existing crop coverage? Your current farm policy may not provide you with adequate limits on your crops, which is why we have a separate policy that we can provide that will increase your crop limit up to $500 an acre.Some of the benefits of our Crop Insurance policy are:Coverage...

Summer Maintanence Tips For Your Home

Published on June 23, 2017

Summer is here, which means its time for summer maintenance projects. Doing regular maintenance around the home can help lower the risk of a potential insurance claim. Below is a brief list of projects you should add to your summer “to do” list. Indoor Summer House Cleaning Bathroom Vent Fans: Bathroom ceiling vent fans can collect quite a bit of dust, which can makes them noisy and inefficient. T...

Options For Your Car Insurance

Published on June 12, 2017

For Manitobans it has long been assumed that all of our car insurance coverages have to be purchased through MPI (autopac). While it is mandatory for you to purchase basic coverage ($500 deductible and $200,000 liability coverage) through autopac, you are able to purchase your reduced deductible, increased liability and loss of use coverage elsewhere. While this can save you some money on your car...

Getting Your 5L Driver’s Licence

Published on May 26, 2017

If your son or daughter is about to start drivers education there is a bit of a process in getting them set up in MPI’s system. Hopefully we can help make things a little clearer and give you the ability to get everything done in one visit. Before you can get your driver’s licence, you have to register with MPI through an insurance broker as a customer. To do this, you must prove your identity and...

Basic Boating Safety Tips

Published on May 12, 2017

No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Read below to familiarize yourself with these 10 basic boating safety tips: Be Weather-wise Always check local weather conditions before departure - TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing wind...

Landscaping Tips to Keep Your Basement Dry

Published on May 5, 2017

Proper Landscaping can be one of the best ways to keep water away from home.  If you are planning a landscaping project this year take a look at these tips to help ensure your basement stays dry.Keep Shrubs Away from the FoundationAvoid having shrubs that are directly next to your foundation. If you have shrubs in these areas, you might want to consider moving them completely. It is the safest opt...