10 Ways to Protect Your Home While Away

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

It’s a great time to prepare your home for the winter, especially if you’re about to leave town for the holidays. Here’s how to protect your home for the winter – and get some valuable homeowners-insurance discounts at the same time. Many homeowners-insurance claims in winter are caused by frozen pipes, which can result in […]

Auto Insurance Premiums Based on How You Drive

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Do you feel as though you’re paying too much for your car insurance because of everyone else’s driving habits while you’re a model driver? Telematics could help lower your premium – depending on how you drive. This in-car device uses GPS and a mobile data connection to monitor your driving style such as speeds you […]

Winter Driving Tips

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Winter driving can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when conditions are snowy or icy. Follow these steps to keep yourself safe and collision free during the next few blustery winter months. Step 1: Make sure that your vehicle is prepared for winter driving. Winter tires are a good option, as they will provide greater […]

Prevent Water Damage!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

There are many preventative measures that a client can do to their home to help prevent water damage claims. Downspouts connected to weeping tiles are disconnected and are extended 6 feet or more away from the house. The sump pump discharge pipe extends more than 6 feet from the house. A water proof membrane is […]

Sewer Back Up – Insurance is Evolving

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

What is Sewer Back-Up? Sewer back-up occurs when the city or municipal drainage system overflows and sends water back through the pipes and into your home. This may happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common is a great deal of water from rainfall or snow melt overwhelming the system. It can also […]

Winner of the ICTA 2014 Award

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

At a ceremony on March 17 at Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Conference in Toronto, Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd, took the top prize in the Distributor category with the successful implementation of a consumer portal , allowing consumers secure 24/7 access to information in the broker’s management system.  Keal Technology and Quindell were recognized as Ives’ partners in […]

ICTA Nominates Ives Insurance Brokerage!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Insurance-Canada.ca sponsors the Insurance-Canada.ca Technology Awards to highlight and reward organizations for innovative implementation of technology that shows a significant impact on the sale, processing and servicing of property & casualty insurance in Canada. Ives Insurance Brokers Ltd. and President Jeff Ives  are honoured and proud to be nominated as being “instrumental in an application […]

New Driving Laws in Ontario!

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

Distracted Driving If you’re caught operating hand-held communication and electronic entertainment devices or viewing display screens unrelated to your driving, fines are rising to a set fine of $490 and three demerit points upon conviction. Novice drivers will receive a minimum 30-day suspension for the first conviction and longer suspensions for subsequent convictions. Dooring Cyclists […]

Fraud Prevention

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

What you need to know March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Aviva is making headlines on fighting fraud! This past weekend, you may have seen CTV media reports on an Aviva fraud investigation. Hours of video footage collected through our investigation clearly demonstrates that a chiropractor, clinic employee and paralegal sought to counsel undercover investigators […]

Fort McMurray

Posted on: September 27th, 2016 by Ives Insurance Brokers

In light of the recent tragedy in Fort McMurray, Ives Insurance was compelled to aid our fellow Canadians.  Staff in all offices held charity BBQs and the funds we raised were donated to the Red Cross fire relief efforts.  We challenge our fellow local brokerages and brokers across Ontario to make a contribution to this […]