Tiny House Coverage
Attracted by a simpler lifestyle, reducing one’s own environmental footprint and the prospect of financial freedom, Canadians are re-thinking their requirements for housing and buying tiny houses. Tiny homes are the newest housing trend to sweep our nation.
Manitoba Public Insurance & Rodent Claims
On May 1, 2017, Manitoba Public Insurance issued their new Rodent Claims' brochure informing Manitobans on how to take care of a rodent infestation in vehicles.
Introducing Wawanesa’s NEW Water Defence Coverage Including Overland Water coverage
As severe weather continues to increase in frequency and severity throughout Canada, Wawanesa has created Water Defence Coverage, to protect against the following risks:
- Overland Water - The water that enters a home due to sudden and unusual precipitation accumulation on your property (e.g. heavy rains) or the overflow of a lake or river.
- Sewer Backup - The sudden and accidental backup or flow of water in your home from your sewer, septic system or sump
Tips To Protect Your Home From Water Damage
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada “From 2009 to 2014, insured losses from catastrophic events were close to or above $1 billion each year – most of this was due to water damage”
Basketball Manitoba Licence Plates
Premier Brian Pallister recently announced the Basketball Manitoba plate, the province's newest specialty licence plate, which will be available to purchase effective March 20, 2017.
Higher Third Party Liability limits for Manitoban drivers
Effective March 1, 2017, Manitobans will be able to purchase $7 and $10 million liability coverage options to supplement the $1 million, $2 million and $5 million coverage options already available for most vehicles. These increased limits of liability will be available to all customers regardless of their renewal or re-assessment date.
Airbnb, Home Sharing and Short Term Rental
Short term rental and home share networks such as Airbnb, HomeAway and Flipkey provide property owners, interested in renting their dwelling, an online community marketplace that connects them with travellers looking for accommodations to rent. These networks offer access to worldwide accommodations in family homes, condos, summer homes and cabins where the property owner may or may not be in the dwelling during the stay. Guests reportedly experience a home-away-from-home feel that they may not get while checked into a hotel.
Protecting Your Identity While Shopping Online
According to Statistics Canada, Canadian retailers sold $3.83 Billion in gifts of jewellery and watches in 2014 and 6% of those sales were made online. By 2019, Canadian online purchases are expected to increase to 10%.
Province of Manitoba Announces Paramedic License Plates
The Province of Manitoba recently announced the release of new Paramedic License Plates to highlight the accomplishments and contributions of paramedics as a vital component of Manitoba’s health care system. These license plates will be available to currently active or retired paramedics, including either those paid on-call or volunteer, as well as immediate family (spouses, common-law partners, dependents and parents) of current, retired or fallen EMS providers.
Portage Mutual Insurance offers Overland Water and Increased Sewer Back-up Limits
With the recent warmer than average temperatures, melting snow causing for sloppy streets and sidewalks, and the threats of flooding looming over us, Team is excited to announce that Portage Mutual Insurance has updated their Water Damage Extension coverage and will be offering Overland Water coverage effective March 1, 2017.