There is More to Life Insurance Than Just Death

Elliott Insurance Services    March 9, 2017
life insurance

When people hear the words life insurance they tend to think immediately of death.  The problem with this is that no one likes to think of their death.  Due to the fact we don’t want to think about our death, we also don’t like to think about life insurance.  Unfortunately, we are missing an opportunity by avoiding this hard subject. … Read more »

Aluminum Wire and Home Insurance

Elliott Insurance Services    February 7, 2017
Aluminum Wire and Home Insurance

  Perhaps you have found your dream home; you made an offer and hired a building inspector.  When your building inspector tells you that your dream home has aluminum wiring, you now start a long process to make sure your new home can be insured and is safe.  In this article, we will dive into the world of aluminum building… Read more »

10 Common Automobile Insurance Myths

Elliott Insurance Services    January 17, 2017
Insurance Myth or Fact

In a perfect world, automobile insurance would be uncomplicated and it could be easily understood by everyone. Let’s face it however; auto insurance can be confusing and difficult to understand. It doesn’t help that there are a number of misconceptions associated with obtaining car insurance.  Let’s put the rumours to rest and discuss some of the most common myths.  Please… Read more »

What is Cyber Insurance?

Elliott Insurance Services    December 23, 2016
Cyber insurance - cyber liability

Cyber insurance is becoming the new buzz word in the insurance industry and its showing no signs of slowing down.  Computers are targeted at businesses large and small every day.  If you keep any customers personal information, employees information, e-commerce transactions, or hold any important data on your computers that a hacker could use; you may want to consider reading… Read more »

Going Away This Winter? OPCF 16 – What You Should Know

Elliott Insurance Services    December 14, 2016
OPCF 16 - Snowmen on beach

Many insurance companies are now requiring that their insureds (customers) who want to remove coverage on their vehicle for an extended period of time, apply an OPCF 16 (Suspension of Coverage) endorsement to their vehicle.  It may sound confusing at first glance, but this change is a benefit to you. What is an OPCF 16 Endorsement? The OPCF 16 endorsement… Read more »

Winter is Coming – Classic Car Edition

Elliott Insurance Services    November 30, 2016
Classic Car in Snow

With winter starting to tease its arrival this year, we are revisiting our “Winter is Coming” series of blog posts.  If you missed any of our previous posts about getting ready for winter, you can find them all here. When winter is approaching in Canada, everyone will be scrambling to protect their high value assets like their cars, homes, and… Read more »

Snowmobiles, ATVs, and Argos – oh my!

Elliott Insurance Services    November 9, 2016
ATV - Snowmobile Tail

With hunting season upon us and snowmobiling season right around the corner, we think it is a good time to talk about insurance coverage for your snowmobiles, ATVs and amphibious vehicles. You likely recognize that your recreational vehicles are insured on the Ontario Auto Policy (OAP 1) which is the same policy as your auto insurance.  Like your car insurance, your… Read more »

7 Common Commercial Insurance Myths

Elliott Insurance Services    October 11, 2016
Insurance Myth or Fact

Business owners have a lot on their plates. Not only do they have to run their business, they also have to make sure that it is protected correctly in the event of a loss. There are a number of myths surrounding business insurance you should be aware of. Take look at some of the most common myths below to assist… Read more »

Why Choose an Insurance Broker?

Elliott Insurance Services    September 16, 2016
Young couple with Insurance Broker

There has never been a more convenient and easy time to buy insurance as there is today.  There are insurance brokers, agents, direct writers and online only companies.  With so many choices out there, what are the benefits to having an insurance broker in today’s world? We are obviously a little bias when it comes to this topic, but if… Read more »

How to Save Money on Your Home Insurance

Elliott Insurance Services    September 2, 2016
Save money on home insurance

Let’s face it, everything is more expensive now, and that includes your house insurance. Even your brokers and agents feel the pressure of higher insurance premiums. When making your budgets this year, consider these money saving tips on your policies. Multi-Policy/Combined Discounts Soft Credit Check Higher Deductibles Home Updates Discounts (alarm, backup generator, non-smoker, etc) Correct 911 Address Home Details… Read more »