Mistakes Business Owners Make When Filing Insurance Claims

Disasters do happen. And as a business owner, it is your responsibility to figure out if your insurance will cover your losses. It is also crucial to avoid mistakes to make the process easier for you and your business. To help you, we’ve listed some mistakes business owners make while filing insurance claims:  1. Not contacting your insurer i...

When To Contact Your Insurer

Knowing when you should reach out to your insurance representative is crucial if you want to make sure that you always have the right coverage. Any changes to your car or home could affect your insurance needs so it’s better to be safe than sorry! Here are some examples of when you should contact your insurer: Car Insurance • You’ve changed your j...

Fun Things To Do In Toronto This Summer

Summer is officially here and after being cooped up indoors all winter, we could not be any happier that the warm weather has finally arrived.  If you’re looking for date night ideas, a girls day or even just some fun in the sun with your family, then this list of events and ideas you can do in the city this summer is perfect for you: 1. Roof...

Loss Prevention Tips for Commercial Vehicles

Having a commercial vehicle has a lot of benefits for businesses such as advertising and marketing, equipment storage and transporting employees efficiently. But even with commercial vehicles, accidents can still happen. We’ve listed a few tips to consider to help you protect and prevent damages, injuries, or other losses from happening to your co...

Why Millennials Need Life Insurance

Let’s face it - life insurance is not a very exciting topic. With the pressure of student loans, day-to-day expenses, and planning your next vacation – life insurance just seems to be sitting at the very bottom of the list for millennials, but it certainly is something to start thinking about. What if something were to happen to you tomorrow? Woul...

12 Tips for Safeguarding Your Business

As a business owner, it is always best to expect the unexpected. Having an emergency preparedness plan is important for businesses of all sizes. Here are some tips to make sure that you are prepared. 1.       Review your current business insurance policy to make sure that you have the right coverage for your needs. Ge...

Top 5 Myths about Car Insurance

If you’ve steered clear from buying that bright red car because you think your auto insurance premium will go up, you’re not alone. When it comes to auto insurance, there are a lot of things to consider – and everyone seems to have opinions and advice to share. However, not everything you hear is actually true.  We know that buying car insura...

5 Tips for Hot Work Fire Prevention

Hot work (HW) is the process or action that generates open flame or produces heat and/or sparks. Hot Work initiated flames are 100% preventable but is still one of the top causes of industry fires.   Here are 5 quick tips you can take to prevent fires on your site. 1. The 3 R’s • Restrict (or relocate): Allow HW only in areas designated ...

Business Insurance & You

Managing risk is an essential part of every business, large or small. Theft, fire, vandalism, riots: A host of perils could come your way and you need to be ready for them. Here are some of the basic steps you can take:  STEP 1: Get a good insurance representative  The best first step is to shop for a commercial insurance agent or broker...

5 Reasons to Offer a Group Benefits Package

Offer your employees the protection they deserve, and make your company a place where people want to work. Here are five great reasons to offer group benefits: Protect Your Employees While Canada’s national healthcare program gives Canadians access to doctors and emergency medical treatment, it doesn’t cover everything. In fact, some new drug trea...

DO I NEED TENANT’S INSURANCE? YES. HERE’S WHY:

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 o...

REFER A FRIEND FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Overview: Our NEW referral contest rewards you for letting friends and family know about Hubbard Insurance Group! Simply refer someone to request an insurance quote and be automatically entered in our prize draw to win a FREE $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card!  Contest Rules: 1) The contest begins April 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. (EST) and en...

Keep Your Cargo Safe. Keep Your Cargo Moving.

If you are in the transportation sector, you’re well aware that insurance is one of the top 3 costs for your business and cargo theft is not only a concern of yours, but a significant contributor to increasing insurance costs.  Keep Your Cargo Safe: The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) warns that if you want to keep your cargo safe, it’s best...

Flood Insurance & What You Can Claim

Spring is just around the corner, and that means a spike in warmer temperatures which could result in a flood. Insurance companies have recently seen the highest payouts due to flooding, which raises the following concern: If your home was affected by a flood, would you be covered by your insurance policy? This is a question many Canadians have, b...

5 stress relievers for Canadian business owners

As a business owner, chances are you need to balance your business demands with personal and family needs, which can be stressful. Follow these five tips to help you reduce stress and keep your work and life in balance: 1. Take a break Invite some “life” into your “work.” Every couple of hours, schedule a 10-minute break. Go for a walk. Chat with ...

Update: 2018 Insurance Market Outlook

It comes as no surprise that the continued deterioration and loss trends in automobile insurance and the impact of climate change will definitely be the two biggest trends affecting Canada’s property and casualty insurance market in 2018.  The Ripple Effect The increasing frequency and severity of hail storms, tornadoes and water losses such ...

Protect Your Business with These 6 Types of Insurance

The moment an entrepreneur begins a business and well before their first hired employee, he/she exposes themselves to certain risks. A single lawsuit or tragic event could be enough to wipe out a small business even before it has a chance to get off the ground. Fortunately for such entrepreneurs and business owners, a wide range of insurance types...

Fun Activities To Do This Family Day Long Weekend

Here at Hubbard Insurance Group we’re more than just insurance policies, premiums, rates, and other insurance jargon – we’re about family, friends and strong community ties. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some amazing things to do this Family Day long weekend with your family and friends. This is the very first break since the holidays and th...

2018 Coface Country & Sector Risks Handbook

As a credit insurer, Coface provides clients with a detailed risk analyses, allowing them to make the right decisions at the right time and prevent credit risks. Its analyses include country assessments for 160 counties, business climate assessments, and sector risks assessments for 13 sectors worldwide.  Download the full 2018 Coface Co...

Hubbard Insurance Group Appoints Bryce W. Elliott as VP of Corporate Risk

Mississauga, ON (February 1, 2018) – It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Bryce Elliott to the position of Vice-President, Corporate Risk of Hubbard Insurance Group. Bryce has been an Account Manager at Hubbard Insurance Group for over 5 years in the Commercial Risk department. Prior to joining Hubbard Insurance Group, Bry...
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