Posts about Home Insurance (4):

Pan Am Games & Your Insurance

Jul 6, 2015 11:46:06 AM
With the Pan Am Games only days away and the Parapan Am Games shortly after, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will see an influx of athletes, coaches and fans. If you are considering renting your home to game attendees, Acumen Insurance and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recommends making sure you are properly insured.

Coverage for Overland Flooding Now Available

Jun 2, 2015 9:31:09 AM
A major complaint levelled against the insurance industry is that it has failed to provide coverage for consumers who, through no fault of their own, have seen their homes and belongings destroyed by flood. With the announcement by Aviva that insurance coverage will now be made available with Acumen Insurance for overland flooding, let us hope the critics will be silenced.

Top 3 Big Ticket Home Maintenance Projects and Your Home Insurance

Mar 17, 2015 10:26:01 AM
Spring is a popular time to begin looking into home maintenance and preparing your house for the years to come. After the winter thaw, it’s a good idea to survey your house for damage and make any repairs as quickly as you can. For larger projects, however, many people think they can turn to insurance. But home insurance plans are not maintenance plans. In fact, home insurance only really works if you have taken measures to ensure your home is properly maintained in the first place.

Spring Thaw & Ice Damming

Mar 11, 2015 11:07:54 AM
Warming temperatures in the Hamilton and surrounding community that began Sunday and were forecast to continue for the week could contribute to ice damming, a condition that can result in expensive water damage to homes, suggests a local roofing company.

It's a Stinky Business - Sewer Backup

Jan 19, 2015 11:02:30 AM
Water damage is one of those areas of home insurance where there are plenty of exclusions and grey areas, and homeowners can often be unclear on what is covered and what is not. Some types of water damage are covered under a standard homeowner’s insurance policy, while others require that you add an optional coverage in order to receive benefits. Sewer back-up falls into the latter category. You can receive coverage for sewer back-up in your home but you may have to add an endorsement to your policy and pay an extra premium for the coverage.