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Why You Need Tenant Insurance

Published on May 19, 2020

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. It also protects you if someone gets hurt or someone else’s property is damaged because of your negligence. Here is why you need tenant insurance. ...

Buying Insurance should take you more than 10 minutes

Published on May 12, 2020

Between work, family and a never-ending to-do list, there’s not much time left to research and buy insurance. So how much time should you actually carve out to get the right coverage? Our partners at Wawanesa Insurance have put together some reasons why it may be in your best interest to speak to our insurance professionals. Speed is always a priority. It’s partly why digital insurance offerings s...

Boat Safety Tips

Published on May 7, 2020

Boating can be a favourite pastime to share with family and friends. But, no matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Here are 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 cl...

Tips to Protect Your Basement from Flooding

Published on May 1, 2020

As the weather warms up and water starts to accumulate around your home, foundation cracks, leaky windows or incorrect grading can all lead to flood damage. This year, it’s more important than ever for homeowners to start assessing and preparing to protect their property. The potential for flooding in spring 2020 appears to be above normal, with numerous reports indicating higher-than-usual floodi...

Spring Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

Published on April 20, 2020

With the days lengthening and weather warming, spring is an excellent time of year to go through your home and do some cleaning and maintenance. We’ve put together an extensive list of indoor and outdoor spring maintenance tips.   Indoor Cleaning and Organizing Windows and Doors   Remove winter grunge and spring pollen by cleaning the glass on windows and doors. It’s best to tackle this chore on a...

COVID-19 - IMPORTANT UPDATE

TEMPORARY BRANCH CLOSURE The health and safety of our clients, staff and our communities is our top priority. As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to evolve, One Insurance is evaluating the situation on a daily basis to ensure we are taking all the proper measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff, along with their families and local communities. For this rea...

COVID-19

The health and safety of our clients and staff remains our top priority. As we continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation, One Insurance is taking all the proper measures to ensure our staff and customers are in a safe environment by following the Provincial Health authority regulations as found on the government website www.gov.mb.ca specific to the Coronavirus.  We would like to remind o...

Broker vs Direct Writer. What is the difference?

Published on July 2, 2019

Summertime is upon us, and in insurance, that means a large percentage of peoples home coverage is coming due for renewal. While many Manitobans put their trust in an insurance broker for their insurance needs, many go with a direct insurance provider such as through a bank, The Cooperators or even credit unions. But do you know the difference between choosing to place your insurance with a broker...

The Importance Of Clearing The Snow Off Your Roof

Published on March 11, 2019

Once winter hits, shovelling off your roof is one of the last things on your list to do, as shovelling the driveway can be bad enough. Clearing your roof used to be a nearly impossible job as it involved going right onto the roof. In recent years the snow rake has become more popular and easy to find in stores and makes clearing the snow an easier task.   Both business owners and homeowners should...

Distracted Driving Law Changes

Published on November 1, 2018

Effective November 1st, the distracted driving laws have changed in Manitoba. Previously if you were caught using your electronic device you would receive a $203 fine and five demerits. If you’re caught now you will receive a $672 fine, 5 demerits and a three day suspension of your drivers licence. For a second offence within 10 years, you will receive a seven day suspension. After each suspension...