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Power Outages- what to do

Most power outages will be over almost as soon as they begin, but some can last much longer – up to days or even weeks. Power outages are often caused by freezing rain, sleet storms and/or high winds which damage power lines and equipment. Cold snaps or heat waves can also overload the electric power system. During a power outage, you may be left without heating/air conditioning, lighting, hot water, or even running water. If you only have a cordless phone, you will also be left without phone service. In other words, you could be facing major challenges. Everyone has … Continue reading Power Outages- what to do

When Your Insurance Policy Comes Into Play

By IBAO Beginning June 1st, auto insurance policies in Ontario will change. The most significant update is the change in Accident Benefit coverage. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, Accident Benefits cover expenses like rehabilitation. Typically we assume medical expenses are covered by OHIP, but in the event of injury from a car accident, your insurance policy comes into play. Arguably the most important Accident Benefit, Medical Rehabilitation covers necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses like physiotherapy. Under the current structure, non-catastrophic injury coverage is $50,000 (sprains, whiplash, broken bones) and catastrophic injury coverage is $1,000,000 (loss of limb, … Continue reading When Your Insurance Policy Comes Into Play

Important Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance- June 1, 2016

Effective June 1, 2016, to help make insurance premiums more affordable, the benefits and coverages you receive in a standard auto insurance policy changed – some were reduced, and some options for increased coverage were eliminated or changed. When it’s time to renew or purchase auto insurance on or after June 1, 2016, the standard auto insurance policy you receive from your insurer will have the new lower benefits – unless you act quickly and contact your insurance representative to purchase optional coverages. We recommend the following things to make sure you know what you are getting, and get what you … Continue reading Important Changes to Ontario Auto Insurance- June 1, 2016

20th Annual Men’s Skins Spiel

We’re celebrating the 20th Annual Men’s Skins Spiel on Thursday, January 21st to Saturday January 24th, 2016. Entry Fee/Team: $200 To Mail or drop off fee or for more information please contact: Daniel Macsemchuk RR #1, Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0 | 473-9414 | dannimac@tbaytel.net Kakabeka Falls Curling Club Box 101, Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0 | 939-1391 | info@kfcurling.org

Join Our Kids Count’s Event

The theme this year is Our Kids Count Goes International.  Think about joining for either a sushi making party on May 21st, or a Nigerian feast on June 9th.  Only 10 spots available per evening, so book early!!  Tickets can be reserved and purchased on line at the link below. The evenings are a casual learning experience, hands on and so much fun.  Bring a group or come out and make new friends.  And of course bring your appetite! http://www.ourkidscount.ca/default.asp?pgid=14

Insurer Demutualization Update

Recent announcements at the political and insurer level have sparked a number of questions about demutualization and its potential impact. It’s important to highlight that the demutualization process has only just begun. Only proposed regulations have been released which means it’s premature to consider the outcome for customers as of today. IBAO is watching the mutual insurers and draft regulation process closely; once the regulations are finalized, they can review in detail. What is Demutualization?  The process that federally regulated mutual property and casualty (P&C) companies go through to convert into share companies. Until recently, there were no federal regulations … Continue reading Insurer Demutualization Update

Congratulations Samantha!

Samantha Milalus

We are very excited to announce that Samantha Mihalus has moved into the role of Account Manager with Jones & Associates Insurance. Sam has been with our office for over 6 years now. Within that time she has successfully completed her Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) designation, and is currently working towards the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation.  We know that Sam will continue to offer her clients the professional and the personable approach when meeting any insurance needs.  Congratulations Samantha!

Newly Extended Hours

J&A Insurance is proud to announce our newly extended office hours to serve you better! Now Open: Thursday 9-7pm Saturday 10-2pm Regular Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9-5pm Friday 9-5pm or by appointment only. Be sure to take advantage of the new business hours and stop by to get a quote or make a change to your current policy.