Jan 172017
 
The Co-operators acquires Denny’s Insurance

The Co-operators acquires Denny’s Insurance Brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance policies. Staff on January 16, 2017 Co-operators General Insurance Company announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary has purchased Denny’s Insurance located in Acton, Ontario. The brokerage’s portfolio includes personal and commercial insurance policies. Current clients of the brokerage will be notified of the change in ownership and their existing insurance coverage will remain in effect with no changes to their premiums or coverage for the current term of their policies. As current policies expire, clients will be offered comparable policies from The Co-operators. “This is another stride made […]

Jan 172017
 

The standard New Year’s resolution of finally getting around to applying for life insurance combined with the extra weight that most put on coming through the holidays sets up the perfect storm for many to overpay. Packing on that extra ten pounds of holiday weight from the end of November through the first half of January can actually lead to several hundred, if not thousands, in unnecessary additional premiums. Most of these “resolution makers” are unaware of the impact that the combination of their height and weight will have on their life insurance premiums, being that they are finally committing […]

Jan 162017
 
belairdirect’s new ad campaign promotes 24/7 claims service

belairdirect’s new ad campaign promotes 24/7 claims service Commercial will run across Canada from January 16 to February 12. Staff on January 16, 2017 In belairdirect’s latest advertising campaign titled “Fire” and the final installment in a three- part series set in medieval times, a dragon burns down a home, leaving it to a group of firemen to extinguish. With all the playfulness of the previous advertisements, the burned down home presents an opportunity for belairdirect’s chivalrous knight to demonstrate how easy starting an insurance claim can be. “The last installment of our medieval times campaign brings our 24/7 Claims […]

Jan 162017
 

Making Progress – Recovery through Acceptance, 1971 – Now I’d like to request that as you read this story, you think of something that you have trouble doing. That could be anything, from riding a two-wheel bicycle to dancing with a partner or holding a full-time job. We all have difficulty doing something or we have trouble being a certain way. That’s just life! I want to tell you something that I know better than anyone else, because it’s what happened to me. Imagine you are somewhere in the middle of this country and it’s the fall of the year. […]

Jan 162017
 
IBAO elects 2017 president

IBAO elects 2017 president Traci Boland was inducted in October. Staff on January 12, 2017 The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is proud to announce that Traci Boland has been elected as its 2017 President. Boland was officially inducted at the 96th Annual IBAO Convention in October along with the 2017 Executive and Board of Directors. She formally assumed her position as of January 1st. Boland is a partner at Ontario West Insurance Brokers located in London, Ontario. She attended Fanshawe College to become a police officer, became a competitive figure skating coach in Canada, Finland and the US, […]

Jan 162017
 

In order to spend less on your auto insurance, property insurance, life insurance policy or another type of insurance that is available in the industry today, there are a number of things that you can do. It is necessary to know about the do’s and dont’s for you to get cheap insurance rates from among the best providers available on the market. So, it is very important that everyone does their research well ahead of time before making an investment. In particular so, if you’re planning to get the cheapest rate possible when another policy term comes effective. Having this […]

Jan 152017
 
Marsh to buy J. Smith Lanier

Marsh & McLennan Agency L.L.C., the middle-market agency division of Marsh L.L.C., said Friday it has agreed to acquire J. Smith Lanier & Co., one of the largest privately held U.S. insurance brokerages. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017, were not disclosed. West Point, Georgia-based J. Smith Lanier was ranked 30th in Business Insurance’s latest ranking of the 100 largest brokerages of U.S. business with $132.9 million in 2015 U.S. brokerage revenue. Founded in 1868 it has about 600 employees in 21 offices in the United States. About 65.2% of its […]

Jan 152017
 

Although you may get used to seeing advertised rates for life insurance that show monthly premiums “starting at” or “as low as” $9 per month, it is important to understand that these are simply put advertised rates. Just as you may be able to go into the grocery store and get a single can of soda for 75 cents, you would still be paying over $5 if you wanted to walk out with a 24 pack of sodas. This line of thinking can be followed when you are looking at the advertised rate for a 20 year-old female that is […]

Jan 152017
 
UK car insurance premiums see 14% annual rise

UK car insurance premiums see 14% annual rise Rise in the final quarter of 2016 was lower than the same period in 2015. Staff on January 13, 2017 Comprehensive car insurance premiums have continued to rise during the final quarter of 2016, with motorists now paying on average £95, or 14%, more than they were this time last year, according to the latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with Willis Towers Watson. According to the Index, which is based on price data compiled from almost two million customer quotes, these results represent a 4.1% quarterly increase (or £30). […]

Jan 152017
 

Building a clientele of insurance customers isn’t the easiest thing to do. And whether you are just starting out in the insurance industry or if you have had years of experience, it’s always good to find ways to attract customers without spending too much on your advertising expenses. That’s where guerrilla marketing can help. Guerrilla marketing is a way to advertise your services with a minimal (if any) cost to you. Here are four effective guerrilla marketing techniques you should start utilizing now to attract more customers. Paying it Forward – This technique may cost a few dollars but the […]