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How Vehicle Modifications Can Impact Your Auto Insurance Policy

How Vehicle Modifications Can Impact Your Auto Insurance Policy

Posted May 20th, 2022

Many people like to modify their vehicles by customizing them to suit their personal likes and interests or to add increased performance or comfort. Many great modifications can be made to your vehicle, but before you make any changes it is important to know which changes will affect your auto insurance premium!

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Home and Property Insurance: 15 Factors That Affect the Price of Insurance

Home and Property Insurance: 15 Factors That Affect the Price of Insurance

Posted May 20th, 2022

Numerous factors are considered when determining your home and property insurance policy rate. It is important to know exactly what goes into calculating your premium when purchasing a home so you can use these factors to help lower your insurance costs. Find out exactly what impacts your home and property insurance rates below.

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How a Home Inspection can Help to Protect you When Buying a Home

How a Home Inspection can Help to Protect you When Buying a Home

Posted May 13th, 2022

Purchasing a home will likely be one of the largest decisions and financial commitments you will make in your life, so it’s important to make an educated and informed choice. You won’t want to find any surprises after you’ve already bought the home that could lead to financial hardships or health and safety issues. To make sure the home you are interested in buying is safe and up to code, we highly recommend completing a home inspection to properly evaluate the home and property.

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Personal Watercraft Insurance: How to Protect Your Jet Ski This Summer

Personal Watercraft Insurance: How to Protect Your Jet Ski This Summer

Posted May 10th, 2022

Summer is right around the corner which means it’s time to dust off the jet skis and head out on the water! Before taking your jet ski out on this water this summer find out why you need to have personal watercraft insurance to help protect yourself, your watercraft, and others that are enjoying the water. 

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6 Ways Drivers can Safely Share the Road with Cyclists

6 Ways Drivers can Safely Share the Road with Cyclists

Posted May 6th, 2022

Each new season brings different things drivers need to be aware of and watch out for. As the warmer weather is approaching, drivers will begin to notice more and more cyclists on the roads. To ensure everyone's safety drivers need to ensure they are following the rules of the road and driving cautiously around cyclists to ensure everyone has a safe trip.

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Why Pet Insurance is Important to Protect Your Pet and Your Finances

Why Pet Insurance is Important to Protect Your Pet and Your Finances

Posted May 5th, 2022

Did you know that on average, 1 in 3 pets will need veterinary care within a given year? If you are a pet owner, you are likely well aware of just how expensive the veterinarian can be, especially when the visits are unexpected. You can never predict what will happen to your pet but having pet insurance can help cover unexpected bills, offer peace of mind, and allow you to make the best medical choices and decisions for your pet.

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Why Life Insurance is the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Why Life Insurance is the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Posted May 4th, 2022

Choosing to get life insurance has many benefits for the individual being insured and those around them, making it a perfect Mother’s Day gift! Your mother will gain a sense of security once insured, and may even be able to receive tax benefits. It won’t only protect her, but it will also protect her spouse and children which allows for some peace of mind.

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What do you Need to Know When Buying a Boat for the First Time?

What do you Need to Know When Buying a Boat for the First Time?

Posted Apr 28th, 2022

If you are looking to buy a boat, it will likely be one of the larger financial purchases you will make in your life. You will want to make sure that you take the time to do the proper research and ask the right questions so you can be sure to make an informed decision, find the best price, and choose the type of boat that will best suit your needs so you are happy with the decision for years to come. 

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Why Your Company Should Offer Employee Group Health and Dental Benefits

Why Your Company Should Offer Employee Group Health and Dental Benefits

Posted Apr 20th, 2022

There are many reasons why offering employee group health and dental benefits plans not only helps your employees but also contributes to a healthy workplace and benefits your company in the long run, especially if you are running a small business. Continue reading to learn the reasons why your company should consider offering employee group health and dental benefits.

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20 Ways to Make Your Home Greener for Earth Day

20 Ways to Make Your Home Greener for Earth Day

Posted Apr 22nd, 2022

Earth Day is April 22nd, and what better way to celebrate than making some green changes at home! We’ve provided simple ways to “go green” that will benefit you and our earth.

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How to Make Sure Your Motorcycle is Ready for Spring Riding

How to Make Sure Your Motorcycle is Ready for Spring Riding

Posted Apr 20th, 2022

With the arrival of spring and the warmer temperatures, many motorcycle owners are getting ready for their first ride of the season. There are a few important steps to take first to make sure your motorcycle is ready for the road. Even if you have ensured to winterize your bike properly, with appropriate cleaning and storage methods, there are still some spring maintenance tasks that need to be done before you head out on a ride.

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20 Insurance Terms You Should Know

20 Insurance Terms You Should Know

Posted Apr 20th, 2022

When discussing insurance, it often relates to protecting your life, or property that is important to you, like your home, or vehicle. Understanding the terms in your insurance policies or that your Insurance Broker may use will ensure that you can make informed and smart decisions regarding your insurance choices.

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How to Stay Safe on Your Boat this Summer

How to Stay Safe on Your Boat this Summer

Posted Apr 18th, 2022

As the boating season approaches, it is important to brush up on your boat safety knowledge to ensure a safe and enjoyable summer filled with great memories and boating adventures! Whether this will be your first summer with a boat or you have previous boating experience, it is just as important to know the best safety tips to keep yourself, your passengers, and anyone else out on the water safe.

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Consumer Reports Most Reliable Vehicles of 2022

Consumer Reports Most Reliable Vehicles of 2022

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

A reliable vehicle can save you a lot of stress, time, money, and effort and is an important factor that should go into your decision-making when purchasing a new car. Having a reliable vehicle means you can get longevity out of the purchase, and hopefully won’t be in unnecessarily unsafe situations or have to pay for costly repairs.

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How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

How Distracted Driving Can Affect Your Auto Insurance

Posted Apr 14th, 2022

If you are convicted of distracted driving in Ontario, it will be on your driving record, which is a factor when it comes to determining your auto insurance premium. Any driver with distracted driving convictions on their record should expect the price of their auto insurance to increase. Minor and major driving offenses will affect your auto insurance rates differently, and as of January 1, 2019, Ontario insurance companies consider distracted driving convictions to be a major offense.

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How to Choose an Insurance Broker to Work With

How to Choose an Insurance Broker to Work With

Posted Apr 13th, 2022

Knowing what to look for in an Insurance Broker, what to avoid, and which questions to ask can be an overwhelming process. We want to make this process easier for you so you can be comfortable with your decision when selecting an Insurance Broker to work with. Continue reading to find out how you can be sure you have chosen the best Insurance Broker for you.

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Why it is Important to Have Boat and Watercraft Insurance

Why it is Important to Have Boat and Watercraft Insurance

Posted Apr 6th, 2022

The summer months offer the chance to enjoy time out on the water, whether it be sailing, boating, or jet-skiing. Before heading out on the water, it is important to have adequate insurance on your boat or watercraft. Continue reading to learn why boat and watercraft insurance is so important and to learn how it will keep you, your property, and other individuals enjoying the water safe and protected. 

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The Most Fuel-Efficient Gas and Hybrid Cars in Canada

The Most Fuel-Efficient Gas and Hybrid Cars in Canada

Posted Apr 1st, 2022

 With gas prices constantly rising, Canadians are on the lookout for ways to save money on gas and for the most fuel-efficient car options currently on the market. With electric vehicle options now available in Canada, the opportunities to save money on gas continue to increase. If you aren’t interested in switching to an electric vehicle, there are many great gas or hybrid options you can try that will still help you to be a more fuel-efficient driver and save money on gas.   

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How To Prevent a Flood in Your Home This Spring

How To Prevent a Flood in Your Home This Spring

Posted Mar 28th, 2022

Spring showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring the risk of floods that can cause expensive damage to your home and personal belongings. Ontario residents are more likely to experience a flood than a fire, especially in the spring months, so be sure to prepare your home by following our flood prevention tips. You should also talk to your Insurance Broker to make sure your home and property insurance policy is up to date to help avoid the costliest natural hazard in Ontario. 

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How Proactive Spring Maintenance On Your Home May Help Prevent Costly Insurance Claims

How Proactive Spring Maintenance On Your Home May Help Prevent Costly Insurance Claims

Posted Mar 23rd, 2022

Spring has officially arrived! Conducting basic maintenance on your home or cottage in the spring is an important way to help avoid insurance claims and to help maintain the value of your property. Follow our spring maintenance checklist to help protect your home. 

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2021 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

2021 | Happy Holidays + Schedule

Posted Nov 16th, 2021

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 2021 holiday office schedule. 

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Giving Back | December of Giving 2021

Giving Back | December of Giving 2021

Posted Nov 12th, 2021

Tis the season to give back! We're proudly continuing our annual tradition of spreading holiday cheer, with our "December of Giving." Get involved in the festivities this holiday season and spread kindness.

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PRESS RELEASE  |  Youngs Insurance Selected as Finalist for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Selected as Finalist for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted Oct 4th, 2021

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance has been selected as a finalist for Insurance Business Canada Awards for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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PRESS RELEASE  |  Youngs Insurance Presents Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance Presents Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence

Posted Oct 4th, 2021

PRESS RELEASE | Youngs Insurance proudly presents the Wendy Ward Memorial Award for Excellence in partnership with the Insurance Brokers Association of Hamilton (IBAH).

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Stay Away from Spooky Insurance Claims This Halloween

Stay Away from Spooky Insurance Claims This Halloween

Posted Oct 4th, 2021

Halloween may be the scariest day of the year… but not for your insurance! Follow our tips on how to protect your property and avoid common insurance claims made around Halloween.

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October Is Car Safety Month: 5 Maintenance Tips

October Is Car Safety Month: 5 Maintenance Tips

Posted Oct 1st, 2021

Fall is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to prepare your car for the harsh winter ahead. In honour of Car Safety Month, we’ve compiled five maintenance tips to keep you safe. 

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Giving Back | #BreastCancerAwareness | October

Giving Back | #BreastCancerAwareness | October

Posted Oct 1st, 2021

Each year we actively support and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year we are focusing our efforts on raising awareness and funds while participating in Dress Up Your Life, introduced by Dress for the Cause. 

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Giving Back | Halloween Blood Drive - October 28, 2021

Giving Back | Halloween Blood Drive - October 28, 2021

Posted Sep 30th, 2021

Join us and donate your blood on Thursday, October 28, 2021, as it's our spooky Halloween Blood Drive for Canadian Blood Services! It will be a bloody good time!

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The Tiny House Movement and Home Insurance

The Tiny House Movement and Home Insurance

Posted Sep 22nd, 2021

Tiny homes have grown in popularity in recent years, and many people are interested in downsizing. We have Ontario home insurance tips to help ensure your tiny house is protected.

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Vacation In Peace with These Home Preparation Tips

Vacation In Peace with These Home Preparation Tips

Posted Sep 15th, 2021

With the Thanksgiving long weekend approaching, you might be heading out of town for a few days to spend time with family. Consider these tips that will help prepare your home before you leave for vacation.

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Giving Back | Orange Shirt Day | National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Giving Back | Orange Shirt Day | National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Posted Sep 3rd, 2021

For the first time in Canada's history, September 30th marks a federal statutory holiday. What we’ve known as Orange Shirt Day can now also be referred to as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day of reflection and remembrance for Indigenous identities lost because of the residential school system.

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Giving Back | Thanksgiving Food Drive | Sept 15 - Oct 1, 2021

Giving Back | Thanksgiving Food Drive | Sept 15 - Oct 1, 2021

Posted Sep 2nd, 2021

Join us in spreading kindness this Thanksgiving by providing food to those in need. We're hosting our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from September 15 - October 1, 2021.

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Is it Mandatory for Employees to be WHMIS Trained in Ontario?

Is it Mandatory for Employees to be WHMIS Trained in Ontario?

Posted Sep 1st, 2021

In Ontario, employers are responsible for ensuring employees are safe at work, and providing WHMIS training is part of this. Read below to learn more about WHMIS training and who must be certified.

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Valuable Safety Tips to Prevent Pedestrians from Distracted Walking

Valuable Safety Tips to Prevent Pedestrians from Distracted Walking

Posted Aug 30th, 2021

Often we see campaigns surrounding the importance of avoiding distracted driving. However, it’s equally important for pedestrians to avoid distracted walking, that’s why we’ve shared insightful safety tips.

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Is Your Child’s Laptop Insured While Away at School?

Is Your Child’s Laptop Insured While Away at School?

Posted Aug 27th, 2021

In September, back-to-school is an exciting time, especially if your child is going to university. If you were wondering if their laptop was protected on your home insurance policy if it was lost or stolen while away at school, you should read this.

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Useful Auto Insurance Tips for First Time Buyers

Useful Auto Insurance Tips for First Time Buyers

Posted Aug 25th, 2021

Buying your first car is exciting! However, there are a lot of things to consider regarding insurance coverage. If you live in Ontario, you’re going to appreciate these curated and insightful auto insurance information tips.

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Crucial Insurance Coverage for Your Online Business

Crucial Insurance Coverage for Your Online Business

Posted Aug 23rd, 2021

If you’re starting or have an online business, there are several types of insurance coverages you’ll want to consider. We’ve provided insight on key questions to contemplate.

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Straightforward Ways to Ensure a Safer Commute to Work

Straightforward Ways to Ensure a Safer Commute to Work

Posted Aug 20th, 2021

As an employer, you have a duty to ensure your employees are safe while they are at work. We’ve shared great tips that will help make their commute to work a safer one.

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Expect The Unexpected: Why You Need A Fire Evacuation Safety Plan

Expect The Unexpected: Why You Need A Fire Evacuation Safety Plan

Posted Aug 18th, 2021

Your family is your most important asset, so protecting them is vital. One of the best ways to ensure your family remains safe is to establish a home fire evacuation safety plan, and we’ve shared how.

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Giving Back | Suicide Prevention Month

Giving Back | Suicide Prevention Month

Posted Aug 17th, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Friday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Find out how we're getting involved in spreading awareness and helping to prevent suicide through our #GiveBackOntario initiative.

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