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T.I.C. Travel Insurance Sold Throught Expo Insurance Brokers

Thu, 26th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on T.I.C. Travel Insurance Sold Throught Expo Insurance Brokers

We have been advised by Travel Insurance Co-ordinators that our clients concerns remain a top priority, particularly in light of the volcanic eruption in Grimsvotn,Iceland on 21 May 2011.
This event created an ash cloud that has been disrupting local and international flights.
Clients will recieve equitable settlements and prompt payment if they purchased trip cancellationand interuption policies before May 21 2011.
When you purchase Travel Insurance with TIC through Expo Insurance Brokers you should be aware that, coverage does not apply on these policies to “Known Events”.
The volcano eruption being such an event. Consequently coverage does not apply to any future travel disruptions as a result of the Known Event, which is consistant with the travel Inddustry practice in Canada.

More information will be made available at www.travelinsurance.ca

Expo Insurance Brokers Team.

Category : Education / EXPO Insurance / Home Insurance / Travel Health Insurance

In The Event of a Canada Post Mail Strike.

Tue, 24th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on In The Event of a Canada Post Mail Strike.

In April, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) obtained a strike mandate from its members. The earliest date the the CUPW could trigger a strike is Wednesday May 25 2011.
Should postal services be interupted , you as a client of expo Insurance brokers can drop off during our regular bussiness hours, payments required by your insurance company and we will forward them on your behalf to the Insurance company via our courier.
We invite you to keep an eye on the news and follow the outcome should a strike occur.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.

Regards,
Expo Insurance Brokers Inc.

Category : EXPO Insurance

Ontario Brokers Welcome Crackdown on Insurance Fraud.

Wed, 18th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on Ontario Brokers Welcome Crackdown on Insurance Fraud.

Ontario Brokers Welcome Crackdown on
Auto Insurance Fraud
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan announces targeted Budget initiative to benefit insurance industry
(Toronto, Ontario), March 29, 2011. Today, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) welcomes the Ontario government and Finance Minister Dwight Duncan on their continued support of Ontario’s insurance industry and small businesses. Today’s Budget highlights that the government will continue to target abuse and fraud in the auto insurance system. This announcement proves that the government remains committed to the insurance industry and consumer protection.
New auto regulations came into force in September, 2010. The Budget reminds Ontarians that these reforms directly targeted abuse and fraud in the auto insurance system, which increase costs and lead to higher premiums.
The budget also states that the government will build on these reforms by taking further immediate steps to reduce fraud. These include:

working with the industry to use the newly established Health Claims for Auto Insurance (HCAI) database to detect potentially fraudulent activity;

introducing new rules to ensure that treatments are provided as invoiced;

establishing an auto insurance anti-fraud taskforce to determine the scope of auto insurance fraud in Ontario and make recommendations regarding detection, investigation, enforcement and consumer education; and

requiring auto insurers to annually attest that their companies have established effective compliance controls to satisfy the rules that protect the rights of policyholders and accident victims.
“We commend Premier McGuinty and Minister Duncan on today’s Budget,” stated Randy Carroll, IBAO CEO. “Insurance brokers are committed to protecting Ontario consumers and keeping them informed. Today’s Budget announcement only reminds the insurance industry of the need for us to all work together to protect Ontario consumer interests.”

-The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is a ‘not for profit’ association that represents and serves the interests of over 11,400 independent Property & Casualty Insurance Brokers in the Province of Ontario. For information about IBAO, visit www.ibao.org or www.ibao.org/blog to receive timely news and information updates. You can also follow IBAO on Twitter or join the IBAO Facebook Fan Page.

Category : Uncategorized

Expo Insurance Brokers, Clients with Axa Auto Insurance.

Mon, 16th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on Expo Insurance Brokers, Clients with Axa Auto Insurance.

Axa Clients Claims Service Network.
Clients of Expo Insurance Brokers Inc, insured with Axa INS Company, after a claim have access to the Axa Advantage Claims Network.
The Axa Advantage network is comprised of certified collision repair shops which have been specially selected to provide consistent, high quality service. They are committed to provide, excellent customer service. Licensed technicians with up-to-date collision specific training and state of the art repair and diagnostic equipment.

Axa Insurance guarantees the repairs for as long as you own your vehicle.

In Ontario the Axa Advantage Network:

Assured Automotive
Carstar Quality Collisions Service
Fix Auto

For more information please contact our office and speak with your customer service representative at Expo Insurance, Debbie Long Ext 227 or John Kotarski at Ext 223.
Expo Insurance Brokers Inc.

Category : Auto Insurance

Protect Your Home from Water Overflow.

Mon, 16th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on Protect Your Home from Water Overflow.

Protect Your Home from Water OverflowBrokers provide Ontarians with useful tips to limit water damage during rainy season
(Toronto, Ontario), September 30, 2010. Today, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is providing Ontarians with helpful information in regards to safeguarding their homes from water damage during this lengthening rainy season.
Climate change has caused an influx of precipitation over the past weeks and it is scheduled to continue in the upcoming weeks. It is important that home owners are diligent in ensuring their home and property can withstand the increased water flow to the best of their ability.
Conservation Ontario deems flooding as one of the leading causes of public emergency in the province. Although impossible to control the weather, IBAO encourages Ontarians to take control of their own homes by making a few simple changes that will significantly reduce the negative effects of flood damage.
“Safe guarding your property from potential flood damages and ensuring you know what to do before and after a flood occurs is essential in the protection of yourself, your family and your property,” said Randy Carroll, IBAO CEO.
Here are some tips to protect your home and property from flooding:

If the area you live in is susceptible to sewer back-up, make sure your home has a back-flow valve and plugs for drains, toilets and other sewer connectors installed.

If you don’t have a sump pump, install one. If you do have a sump pump, test it to make sure it is working. Because severe weather often causes a hydro interruption, it makes good sense to install a battery back-up device for the sump pump or keep a small gas generator to power critical electrical circuits. Both of these devices are available at a reasonable cost from any building supply or hardware store.

If you have an unfinished basement, we suggest you store items in plastic containers or on shelving at least 12″ off the floor.

Ensure your window wells are clear of leaves and debris and by periodically checking your foundation for signs of wear, tear and cracks. Keep eaves and downspouts clear of debris and make sure water flow is directed away from the foundation. If your building code in your area permits it, have the downspouts connected directly to your weeping tiles or sewer drain.

In winter, keep snow away from the foundation to reduce surface water during sudden spring thaws and winter rains. Areas around ground level windows and window wells should be clearly regularly.
“We urge all Ontarians to take the necessary precautions during this time of year to protect their property from the heavy rain falls,” added Carroll. “Insurance brokers are fully committed to informing Ontarians and keeping them safe.”

Category : Home Insurance

May Long Weekend 2011

Fri, 13th May, 2011 - Posted by - Comments Off on May Long Weekend 2011

Please be advised Expo Insurance Brokers Inc, will be closed Monday May 23 2011,
for the Long weekend.

Wishing all our clients a Happy and Safe May 24 weekend.

Expo Insurance Brokers Team.

Category : Uncategorized

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