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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...

Tips for Getting Your Classic Back on the Road

Published on April 25, 2017

For classic car owners in northern climates, the long wait for spring can be excruciating. The good news is, it’s almost here. The classic car experts at Hagerty® have put together the following spring start-up checklist. Take advantage of the time before spring blooms by prepping your car for its first drive. You’ll both be better for it. Start with your battery. If it’s been on a trickle charger...

Spring Home Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Published on April 17, 2017

Spring is the perfect time of year to go through your home and do some cleaning and maintenance. We put together an extensive list of indoor and outdoor spring maintenance tips.Indoor Cleaning and OrganizingGarbage Disposal An easy way to clean garbage disposals using household ingredients in your pantry. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the disposal followed by a cup of white vinegar. Once the bu...