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Cyber Risk Exposure Scorecard

Cyber Risk Exposure Score Card -In recent years, cyber attacks have emerged as one of the most significant threats facing organizations of all sizes. The Internet and other network operations have created risks that were unheard of less than a decade ago. When cyber attacks (such as data breaches and hacks) occur, they can result in devastating damage, such as business disruptions, revenue loss, legal fees, and forensic analysis and customer or employee notifications. (more…)

Cyber Security Awareness

A vast amount of information is now stored on computer servers and databases, and it’s growing every day. Because that information has great value, hackers are constantly looking for ways to steal or destroy it. It’s time to pay attention to Cyber Crime. (more…)

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Taking Medications Correctly

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can play an important role in your everyday health. However, they can also delay your treatment or even worsen your symptoms if they aren’t used properly. (more…)

Ontario Approves the Use of Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance

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Ontario Approves the Use of Electronic Proof of Auto Insurance

Drivers in Ontario will now be able to provide electronic proof of auto insurance via a mobile device thanks to approval from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA), which occurred on Sept. 5, 2019. (more…)

Climate Change Causes Severe Weather Patterns

Climate change affects so many things including severe weather patterns

Severe weather across Canada continues to highlight the financial costs of climate change to insurers and taxpayers. In 2018, insured damage for severe weather events across Canada reached $1.9 billion, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (more…)

Cyber Data Breach and Why you Need Cyber Insurance

Provided by: Pioneer Insurance Brokers

Data From More Than 100 Million Capital One Customers Involved in Cyber Data Breach

Capital One announced on July 19, 2019, that the personal information of more than six million of its Canadian customers was compromised in one of the largest cyber data breaches involving a bank. In an official release from the company, Capital One noted that the information exposed includes names, addresses, emails, credit scores and transaction data. In some cases, social insurance numbers and linked bank accounts of secured credit card customers were also compromised. (more…)

Commercial Insurance Safety Tips

 Commercial Insurance – Lightning Safety for Outdoor Workers

Although about 90 per cent of people struck by lightning survive, these strikes can cause serious and permanent disabilities. And, even if employees aren’t hurt by lightning, they may be at risk from any fires, explosions or other hazards that result from a strike. Together, these facts outline the importance of protecting employees who work outdoors from lightning hazards. (more…)

Lifestyle Lessons – Beat the Summer Heat

Did You Know?

Extreme summer temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they are also dangerous for your health. This is particularly true for older adults and children who are more susceptible to illness. Read on to learn more about heat-related illnesses and tips for preventing them. (more…)

Home Protection Guide: Flooding

Flooding can be unpredictable, and preparation is key. Don’t get caught unprotected.  Download our Home Protection Guide for flooding here.

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