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Seasonal Property Insurance: 5 Things to Know

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Blog, Home Insurance

At the height of summer or in a winter wonderland, many Albertans maintain properties to enjoy their favourite seasons. If you own a seasonal property, it’s not always fun and games-- a good insurance policy is essential for true peace of mind. ARC Insurance Brokers knows the most common issues seasonal property owners face, so…
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Home Renovations: How does this affect insurance?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Blog

Owning a home is much more than just paying off a mortgage. If you want to protect your investment, you should maintain it, update it and-- yes-- insure it! While your current level of coverage may be appropriate for your home as-is, renovations can actually impact the type of policy you need and how high…
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Creating an Emergency Preparedness Kit for your Home

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018 in Blog

Emergency Preparedness & Insurance May 6th through 12th every year has been declared Emergency Preparedness Week by the Government of Canada. Countrywide, people use this event as a yardstick to measure their own home’s readiness to handle emergencies. Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) is partnered with Public Safety Canada to spread these messages throughout the…
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Average Car Insurance Rates Across Canadian Provinces

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Auto Insurance, Blog, Insurance Statistics

Car insurance rates vary across Canada, thanks to a multitude of factors. There are both public and private run insurance programs throughout the nation, with Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia relying on provincial run coverage, while the rest of Canada is privately insured, through multiple independent insurance companies. Generally, private insurance coverage has proven to…
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When is Collision & Comprehensive Car Insurance No Longer Worth It?

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in Auto Insurance, Blog, Collisions

One of the first things people tend to look at when trying to find ways to save money on monthly costs is car insurance. For many in Edmonton, the monthly costs for their auto coverage represents a significant part of their paychecks - especially if one doesn't have many years of clean history with no accidents or tickets. So when is the best time to remove optional vehicle insurance, such as collision and comprehensive coverage?

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Insurance Companies & Backwater Valves

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog, Home Insurance

Many home and property insurance claims here in Alberta are a result of our ever-changing weather. Whether cold and icy, hot and dry or even windy and rainy - we all know that we live in an environment that can be as harsh as it is beautiful. Lately, there has been a lot of concern…
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How Mileage Affects Your Vehicle Insurance

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Auto Insurance, Blog

Vehicle insurance is impacted by many different influences-- from something as minor as a decade-old fender-bender on your record, to something as major as industry-wide trends across insurers or manufacturers. One of the more overlooked areas is simply how much and how far a vehicle is driven on a day-to-day basis. Have you noticed anytime…
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5 Easy & Effective Ways to Secure Your Home

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Blog, Home Insurance

When it comes to protecting your property and the people within it, insurance is often in the same conversation. Having a policy in place to preserve your investments is important-- but do not overlook the things you can do prevent a security breach in the first place. A more secure property is often more affordable…
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