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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.   

Why you need tenant insurance

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Found the perfect apartment? Booked the moving truck?

It’s exciting to find an apartment, house or townhome to rent, but don’t overlook tenant insurance. Not only does it help to protect your belongings in the event of a claim but it also covers other areas and things you are responsible for as a renter. Tenants or renters insurance is one of the most important details for any renter.

Ask a Broker: What can I expect when filing my first insurance claim?

As with any new experience, making an insurance claim for the first time can feel like unfamiliar territory. Learn how our MCT Insurance brokers help in the process and, depending on the claim you make, how it may unfold.

Should I get overland flood coverage if I live in the Maritimes?

When fresh-water sources, such as lakes and rivers, overflow onto the land from heavy rainfall or melted snow, it is called an “overland flood.” While cases of overland floods have increased across Canada, the Maritimes are more prone to them because of heavy rainfall in the region.

Since 2016, some insurance providers have started to offer overland flood coverage for home insurance policies. If you live in the Maritimes and are thinking about getting overland flood coverage, here are some things to consider.