Hurricane season and homeowners: prepare with home insurance

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Hurricane season in Canada starts in June and lasts until the end of November. This is when northern Atlantic Ocean waters are warm enough to support conditions for hurricanes, tropical storms and other severe weather. Atlantic Canada sees an average of six tropical storms a year. With a minimum wind speed of 120 kilometers per hour, torrential rainfall and storm surges, hurricanes can cause substantial damage to home properties.

Insurance and moving to another province for work

People often move provinces for work or employment opportunities. In addition to getting packing tape and boxes, there are important insurance-related steps to take before hitting the road or airport. To allow for a seamless move, here are five insurance-related tips to ease the transition.   

Protecting your belongings from seasonal-weather scenarios

Protect your belongings from seasonal changes

As the seasons change in Atlantic Canada, they can bring sudden thawing and freezing, large volumes of run-off water and precipitation or storms. These seasonal changes can create scenarios where your belongings could be at risk, such as your home or car. We outline a few scenarios on what to do and share tips on preventative measures.

Insurance for recreational boats

 

Heading out on the open water involves a variety of “checks” such as checking the weather and checking if life jackets are on hand. Ensuring the right insurance is in place is another important “check.” Insurance for recreational boats provides coverage for a wide variety of scenarios including potential lawsuits which may occur because of an accident. As part of owning a recreational boat, here are four common insurance “checks” boat owners should consider.

How do I insure a commercial fishing boat?

In addition to tourism, fishing is a large industry in the Maritimes. This industry keeps commercial insurance advisors and marine experts at MCT Insurance busy.

“Our business revolves around the fisheries, we insure the fishers as well as the fish plants,” said Rose Wade, MCT commercial insurance manager. “Fish from the Maritimes are shipped all over the world. Insurance for these customers is unique; it’s whole different kettle of fish, so to speak.”