By Elisabeth Axiak Spring has officially sprung – we can be (almost) sure now that we won’t see snow again for a little while. And what better time than now, when the days get a little longer, than to perform some simple yet crucial tasks to maintain your home. This checklist covers everything you’ll need […]
By Elisabeth Axiak Just like your furnace or hot water heater, your electrical wiring needs to stay updated and taken care of. And, with the amount of electronics the average home uses on a daily basis, it’s especially important to make sure that you have all the tools to keep your home safe from electrical […]
By Elisabeth Axiak Loss prevention is the process of identifying the sources of risk in a home or business, so that the owner is less likely to experience damage to their property, or injury to their family.
By Elisabeth Axiak Simply put, reinsurance is the way your insurance company protects itself. By sharing risks (we learned about risks in our topic on underwriting), the insurance company can become more stable, secure, and financially strong. In case of really big losses (think Fort McMurray), the losses are shared amongst reinsurance companies around the […]
By Elisabeth Axiak Every year, you’ll receive a declaration page, or insurance summary document, from your insurance company. This is also known as a “dec page”, and it holds all of the information you’ll need to know about your personal insurance policies.
By Elisabeth Axiak The whole goal of Halwell U is to make insurance both less mysterious and more fun for people. If you hold an insurance policy, but don’t know the lingo, the ins and outs, or the details of anything insurance-related, this is for you.
By Elisabeth Axiak Now, that title sounds pretty scary, but it’s true. Today, we will explore five things in your home that, under certain circumstances, can explode and cause severe damage to your home. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging – we will tell you how to prevent these things from happening as […]
By Elisabeth Axiak There are a lot of contracts in our lives that we don’t read through. It’s pretty safe to say that no one on earth has read through the “Terms and Conditions” of their smartphone’s latest update. But, this week’s topic is focused on convincing you that your policy wordings are definitely not something […]
By Elisabeth Axiak Auto insurance is mandatory in Ontario – it’s the law. And since every motorist in Ontario should hold an insurance policy (that’s almost 11 million, according to IBC), it’s surprising how many people know so little about it! That’s where we come in. We want you to know all about auto insurance […]
By Elisabeth Axiak The insurance industry has 2 unique departments not seen in other industries – underwriting and claims. While of course we still have team members working in accounting, HR, marketing, reception, and more, underwriting and claims make up much of our staff. They are counterparts that keep our company going and keep […]