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The Coronavirus and Homeowners Insurance: What You Need to Know

The effects of the Coronavirus on the economy is nothing short of devastating. Millions of people have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. This crisis has put us all in a place of uncertainty. And homeowners, too, are getting worried that this outbreak could possibly affect their insurance policies, one way […]

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What is Distracted Driving? What’s Illegal? What’s Not?

Today, distracted driving is the number one risk on Canadian roads and more common than you might think. Eight out of ten police-reported collisions involve some form of driver distraction up to 3 seconds prior to the event.* When distracted, a driver may fail to see and register up to 50% of the available information […]

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8 Ways To Identify Risks In Your Organization

Risk assessment is a tricky business. By definition, risk is somewhat unforeseeable; you can predict what risks exist, but how exactly they’ll play out is outside of your hands. A much maligned Donald Rumsfeld quote about risk comes to mind. To paraphrase, in risk management there are known risks, there are unknown risks, there are […]

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Boating Update in Ontario

As the weather warms up and boaters across Ontario take to the water, we want to keep you informed, here’s the latest information for boating on Ontario lakes and waterways. Boating access in Ontario has begun re-opening, meaning you are now able to get your boat out of storage and on the water. As of […]

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Office Update – A Message to Our Valued Clients and Customers

Over the past few weeks there has been much discussion about the re-opening of businesses and what that will look like across Ontario. The team at Petley-Hare has been diligently working on our plan and we wanted to share an update with our loyal customers today. Thanks to our incredible team and an ongoing commitment […]

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Business Insurance Coverage and Risk Management During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in its global reach and continues to spread throughout Durham Region and beyond, impacting our customers and their communities. We’re here to help clients, their businesses and their employees through this uncertain time and help them face the future with confidence. The team at Petley-Hare is continuing to bring you […]

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Worried about a break-in? Here are some security tips for closed businesses

With many businesses being ordered to temporarily close by the provincial government, owners may feel more vulnerable to break-ins. Here’s a list put together by Durham Regional Police with steps businesses can take to improve security and deter criminal activity: Lighting: keep exterior entry points (including windows) well-lit. Lighting inside should be dimmer then outside […]

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Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover Loss of Revenue Due to COVID-19?

In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19 and the mandated shutdown of certain businesses and services, Ontario business owners are becoming concerned and want answers. So how does a pandemic like COVID-19 affect commercial insurance? People want to know about Coronavirus and what, if anything, is covered by their business insurance policy. Our brokers are working […]

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How To Make A Home Inventory List

No one ever wants to have to make an insurance claim. Claiming means something unexpected and destructive has happened; the stress of dealing with a break-in or a fire can be overwhelming. To reduce stress, speed up the processing of your claims, and ensure you have the right level of coverage, it’s essential you create […]

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