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The Youngs Insurance Resource Library provides Ontarians with valuable information, blogs, and updates on everything you need to know about insurance in Ontario. 


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PRESS RELEASE  |  Youngs Insurance Brokers Announces Enhanced Commercial Department to Strengthen Market Presence

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Brokers Announces Enhanced Commercial Department to Strengthen Market Presence

Posted Jun 13th, 2024

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Brokers Announces Enhanced Commercial Department to Strengthen Market Presence

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Understanding Replacement Cost vs. Market Value in Ontario Home Insurance

Understanding Replacement Cost vs. Market Value in Ontario Home Insurance

Posted Jun 12th, 2024

Navigating home insurance can be daunting, but understanding the difference between Replacement Cost and Market Value is pivotal for Ontario homeowners. This blog dives into these essential concepts, helping you make informed decisions about your insurance coverage to ensure your home is adequately protected.

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Burst Pipes: A Guide to Repair and Prevention

Burst Pipes: A Guide to Repair and Prevention

Posted Jan 26th, 2024

In this blog, we will delve into the dangers of burst pipes in Ontario, exploring the havoc they wreak on homes and lives, and uncovering the vital steps that can help you safeguard your property from these frigid nightmares.

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The Dangers of Water Damage to Your Health and Home

The Dangers of Water Damage to Your Health and Home

Posted Jan 23rd, 2024

Did you know that water damage is the #1 cause of home insurance claims in Ontario? Beyond the obvious property concerns, it's crucial to recognize the associated risks such as mould growth, potential health issues, pest invasions, and electrical hazards. This blog delves into important questions: What typically triggers water damage? How long does it take for signs of water damage to manifest? Is water damage harmful? What are the potential health implications of water damage? We explore ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Ontario Snowmobile Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Ontario Snowmobile Insurance

Posted Jan 4th, 2024

Embarking on a snowmobile adventure in Ontario promises an exhilarating experience with its vast network of scenic trails and picturesque landscapes. However, before embarking on your snowy adventure, it's essential to ensure that you're adequately covered with the right snowmobile insurance. In this guide, we'll walk you through the key aspects of snowmobile insurance in Ontario, covering everything from driver requirements to the insurance costs and coverage options available.

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2023 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

2023 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

Posted Dec 11th, 2023

As the holiday season approaches we'd like to wish you a very joyous time of year, and extend our most sincere appreciation to our valued clients. In addition, we've shared our 2023/24 holiday office schedule. 

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How To Prevent The Most Common Winter Car Issues

How To Prevent The Most Common Winter Car Issues

Posted Nov 24th, 2023

Ontario winter weather can present various challenges for vehicles, and several issues may arise due to the cold temperatures, snow, ice, and road salt. Here are some common problems that cars can experience during the winter months and some tips on how to prevent these issues from arising. 

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What You Should and Should NOT keep in Your Car This Winter

What You Should and Should NOT keep in Your Car This Winter

Posted Nov 24th, 2023

Winter in Ontario, Canada, can be harsh, with cold temperatures, snow, and icy conditions. It's essential to be prepared for potential challenges on the road during this season. Here's a list of essential items recommended for keeping in vehicles during winter, along with a list of items to avoid leaving in the car.

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How to Prevent The Most Common Winter Home Insurance Claims

How to Prevent The Most Common Winter Home Insurance Claims

Posted Nov 17th, 2023

In Ontario, Canada, the winter season brings specific challenges that if not managed properly, can lead to home insurance claims. In this blog, we'll explore these winter-specific issues and provide practical insights on how to prevent them. From frozen pipes to roof damage and everything in between, discover proactive measures to safeguard your home against the chilly hazards of winter, ensuring a season of warmth without the worry of insurance claims.

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Winterize Your Cottage: Essential Tips to Avoid Insurance Claims

Winterize Your Cottage: Essential Tips to Avoid Insurance Claims

Posted Nov 3rd, 2023

As the serene warmth of summer transitions into the crisp, chilly embrace of fall and winter, ensuring your Ontario cottage is winter-ready becomes crucial to avoid potential insurance claims. Proper winterization not only safeguards your property but also helps prevent common winter-related mishaps. With a few proactive measures, you can protect your cottage, and keep insurance claims at bay.

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The Dangers of Opting Out of Direct Compensation Property Damage Coverage

The Dangers of Opting Out of Direct Compensation Property Damage Coverage

Posted Oct 30th, 2023

As of Jan 01, 2024, the Ontario Government has passed a new agreement that will give consumers a new option to opt out of Direct compensation-property Damage (DCPD). This may seem like it will save you money on your premium, however, there are important risk factors that drivers should consider before removing this coverage. 

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How to Winterize Your Boat to Prevent Insurance Claims

How to Winterize Your Boat to Prevent Insurance Claims

Posted Oct 11th, 2023

Properly winterizing your boat is also a crucial step in preventing insurance claims during the off-season. By carefully following the winterization procedures, you mitigate several common risks that could lead to damage or loss, ultimately reducing the likelihood of filing a boat insurance claim. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to winterize and store your boat properly.

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PRESS RELEASE  |  Youngs Insurance Brokers Donates $30,000 to the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Brokers Donates $30,000 to the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation

Posted Oct 3rd, 2023

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Brokers Donates $30,000 to the McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation 2023

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Cleaning up the Niagara Region with APRIL Marine and Mission 1000 Tonnes

Cleaning up the Niagara Region with APRIL Marine and Mission 1000 Tonnes

Posted Sep 13th, 2023

Youngs Insurance Brokers was proud to join APRIL Marine as we partnered with Mission 1000 tonnes to clean up garbage in the Niagara region on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023. Together, we cleaned up 420 pounds of garbage!

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How To Safeguard Your Ontario Business From The Top Cyberthreats

How To Safeguard Your Ontario Business From The Top Cyberthreats

Posted Sep 8th, 2023

In today's digital landscape, businesses face an ever-increasing risk of cyber attacks and data breaches. These cyber attacks can have severe consequences, ranging from financial losses, reputational damage, loss of intellectual property, and more. As cyber risks and threats continue to evolve, understanding strong cybersecurity measures and cyber liability insurance, commonly referred to as cyber insurance, becomes essential for businesses seeking to protect themselves.

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Second Annual Patty Valleriani Memorial Charity Golf Tournament | Gallery

Second Annual Patty Valleriani Memorial Charity Golf Tournament | Gallery

Posted Aug 29th, 2023

We are beyond grateful to everyone who sponsored and participated in our Second Annual Patty Valleriani Memorial Charity Golf Tournament! We've shared some highlights and photos!

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Stay Protected: How to Avoid Costly Boating Insurance Claims

Stay Protected: How to Avoid Costly Boating Insurance Claims

Posted Aug 18th, 2023

Owning a boat can be an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with certain responsibilities, including educating yourself on boat safety to safeguard your investment against any potential risks and to protect yourself and other boaters. In this blog, we will explore common boating insurance claims and practical ways to prevent them. By incorporating these preventive measures into your boating routine, you can hit the water worry-free and protect your boat.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ontario Cottage Insurance

Everything You Need to Know About Ontario Cottage Insurance

Posted Aug 14th, 2023

Having cottage/seasonal or secondary property insurance provides peace of mind, knowing that you're financially protected against unforeseen events that could disrupt your enjoyment of the property or your financial stability. In this blog, we'll delve into the practical side of cottage living, exploring the importance of insurance coverage to keep your peaceful getaway as serene as can be.

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The Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles: The Impact on Insurance Costs

The Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles: The Impact on Insurance Costs

Posted Jul 17th, 2023

Ontario is currently experiencing an alarming surge in car thefts. According to the Ontario government, a car is being stolen every 48 minutes. In this blog, we will explore which vehicles are the most stolen, the impact this may have on your insurance, how the government is taking action, tips and tricks on how to prevent your car from being stolen and what to do if your vehicle is stolen.

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Joint Life Insurance or Individual Life Insurance: Which is Best for You?

Joint Life Insurance or Individual Life Insurance: Which is Best for You?

Posted Jun 30th, 2023

When considering life insurance, you have the option to choose between joint life insurance and individual life insurance policies. In this blog, we will explore the differences between these two options, explain the advantages of a joint life policy, and help you determine which option is best suited for your needs. 

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