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Aviva Announces epost for Home and Auto Policies.

Fri, 13th March, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

Home and auto policies now delivered by epostTM

For our Broker Partners across Canada except Quebec

We’re excited to announce that effective March 16, 2015 your customers now have the option to receive their policy documents online through epost, providing convenience, speed of delivery and security.

This new service is available to your customers with home and/or auto direct bill policies, including those who have Combined Policy (in provinces where it is available). It’s a secure and convenient way for your customers to store and access policy documents online, anytime.

What you need to know

  • Leisure & Lifestyle products are not included, except for Motor Homes.
  • Ovation is not included.
  • ‘Aviva Canada Inc.’ will appear as the mailer option for the following:
    • Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
    • Elite Insurance Company
    • Traders General Insurance Company
    • S&Y Insurance Company
    • Scottish & York Insurance Co. Limited
    • Pilot Insurance Company
  • When your customers add ‘Aviva Canada Inc.’ to their mailer list on epost, they will no longer receive their policy documents through regular mail.
  • Important Note: your customers will still receive their automobile liability cards (pink slips) and any other legally required correspondence through regular mail.

For more information contact us at Expo Insurance Brokers Inc.

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Tips for minimizing the risks of frozen pipes from Travelers Ins.

Mon, 9th March, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

Tips for minimizing the risks of frozen pipes from Travelers Ins.

Cold temperatures can reach areas of your facility that you cannot see or seldom visit, such as:

  • Crawl spaces
  • Closets
  • Enclosed spaces (e.g., attics, lofts, roof spaces)
  • Warehouses
  • Isolated storage areas

Cold weather preparedness is important to help reduce potential business interruptions and related losses resulting from cold temperatures.

Domestic Water Piping

In severe cold, water pipes have the potential to freeze and break. If safe to do so, make sure pipes that are located in isolated and/or poorly heated spaces are shut off and drained or protected with a supplemental heating source.

Protect your Fire Protection Sprinklers

Fire protection sprinkler systems are dependent on the ability of water to flow freely when needed. Ensure that wet piping systems, which may be subject to cold temperatures, are sufficiently heated to prevent freezing.

Severe cold weather can also delay the response time of the local fire department; therefore, it is imperative to properly maintain your fire protection systems.

Lastly, if heating is lost in a building protected by wet sprinklers, it should be restored immediately. Only after exhausting all options to re-establish sufficient heat, sprinkler systems should be shut off and completely drained. If this is necessary, be sure to take appropriate precautions, including notifying local fire officials and Travelers by using the Travelers impairment notification program “Fire Protection Impairments – Are You Prepared?”

Some prevention strategies to consider:

  • Properly insulate and/or provide approved heat tracing for water-filled pipes located in exterior walls or unheated spaces.
  • Drain any piping that is not required during the winter months, if possible.
  • Maintain a minimum temperature of 40° F (4.4° C) in building areas with processes susceptible to freezing, wet-pipe sprinkler systems, fire pump houses and dry-pipe valve enclosures.
  • Ensure that anti-freeze sprinkler systems have sufficient concentration (appropriate specific gravity readings) of antifreeze to withstand freezing weather.
  • Inspect dry systems to help ensure air settings are correct, air maintenance systems are in good operating condition, and any pipe closets are well insulated. If any heat tape or heating systems are being used, ensure that they are UL-listed for this specific purpose and are in good operating condition. Dry-pipe sprinkler systems low points and auxiliary drains should be opened and drained of any water or condensation.
  • Any branch lines on wet sprinkler systems exposed or subject to extreme cold weather should be insulated and heat traced. Electric heat tracing should be UL-listed for this specific purpose.
  • Fire pump test headers should be checked to ensure they have been properly drained.
  • Fire pump and dry-pipe sprinkler system equipment rooms should be checked routinely to ensure the heaters are in good operating condition.
  • The use of low temperature supervision can help to ensure rooms are being properly heated.
Four tips to help minimize the risks of frozen pipes with illustrations

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Office Closed Monday 16 Feb 2015 Family Day

Fri, 13th February, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

Happy Family Day to all our Great Clients and Their Families.

Your Expo Insurance Team

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No Hair Selfie

Thu, 5th February, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

No Hair Selfie challenge taken up by Roberto and Nancy of Intact Insurance Mississauga Branch.

We are grateful that you volunteered to help Conquer Cancer in Our Lifetime. Your support of The Princess Margaret Hospital in having your head shaved is an unbelievable way to show support and give hope to cancer patients and the people who care for them – doctors and nurses, researchers and volunteers, friends and family.

From all of us at Expo Insurance Brokers, Thanks for stepping up and Making a $10,000.00 difference to Princess Margret Hospital.

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Insurance Tips to protect your Home by Intact Ins Co.

Thu, 5th February, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Making sure you’ve done everything you can to protect your home can save you money and potential damage to your home in the future.

TIP # 01

Inspect older appliances, particularly washing machines and dishwasher hoses, and replace them when they are beyond their normal life expectancy.

TIP # 02

Hire a licensed plumber to conduct a detailed plumbing investigation on your home.

TIP # 03

Have the furnace, hot water tank, and air conditioner professionally serviced annually and repair/replace as necessary.

TIP # 04

Have chimneys cleaned annually and repaired if necessary.

TIP # 05

Check that all monitor systems work (fire, burglary, heat and water), and replace the batteries once a year.

TIP # 06

Check that backwater valves are in good working order annually.

TIP # 07

Have your sump pump serviced annually.

TIP # 08

Check your gas-supply hose for cracks and replace it when worn.

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The Weather is Changing by Intact Ins Co.

Thu, 5th February, 2015 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

THE WEATHER IS CHANGING

Climate change is an important environmental issue that has been attributed to human activities, including the release of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases, as well as natural processes. Click here to find out more.

Climate change is partially responsible for the rising frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as floods, storms and droughts since warmer temperatures tend to produce more violent weather patterns.

As a result of climate change, extreme weather events involving hail, wind and precipitation that used to happen every 40 years in Canada are now happening every 6 years in some regions. (IBC)

CATASTROPHES

Catastrophes are defined as natural disasters that cause at least $25 million USD in insurance claims. Over the past 10 years, there has been an average of 785 natural catastrophes worldwide. In the first half of 2013, there have already been over 450 natural catastrophes.(© 2013 Geo Risks Research, NatCatSERVICE – as at July 2013)

HOW WEATHER AFFECTS INSURANCE

Weather patterns are forcing the insurance industry to evolve products, policies and what you pay to address new risks. You should talk with your broker about the risks in your area associated with changes in weather to make sure the people and things you care about are protected.

Climate changes

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2014 Holiday Schedule

Mon, 8th December, 2014 - Posted by EXPO | Comments Off

Christmas Holiday Hours for 2014 / 2015

Please be advised our Office will be working under the following Holiday Schedule.

Wednesday Dec 24 Christmas Eve : Closed at Noon

Thursday Dec 25 Christmas Day : Closed

Friday Dec 26 Boxing Day : Closed

Wed Dec 31 New Years Eve : Closed at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday Jan 01 2015 New Years Day : Closed

Our Very Best Wishes to Everyone for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Expo Insurance Brokers Inc

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