Three tips to protect vacant or unoccupied properties


You’ll likely hear of “vacant” or “unoccupied” properties. These words have important meaning when it comes to insurance. A property is “vacant” when the owner does not intend to return – such as when it is sold. An “unoccupied” property means the owner is away temporarily – such as being on vacation.

Advising customers on what insurance coverage they need for vacant or unoccupied properties is a regular occurrence for MCT Insurance.

MCT and BrokerLink mark a successful United Way campaign in 2016


MCT and BrokerLink’s annual United Way campaign concluded in November and this year the organization-wide effort raised $198,144 to support our local communities. This gift was made possible through employee donations and time as well as support from the Intact Foundation, matching donated funds.

MCT Day raises over $25,000 for KidSport

MCT & Economical Insurance donating fund raised on MCT Day to KidSport

On September 23, MCT employees and our colleagues at Economical Insurance held special events across Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to support KidSport Canada. In total, we raised $26,363.87 which will go towards helping kids overcome financial barriers preventing them from participating in sports. MCT Day took place across the region with more than a dozen MCT branches taking part through BBQs, bake sales, cook-offs and prize draws.

What you need to know about flooding and insurance

The current severe weather in Atlantic Canada means you might experience flooding in your community. Flooding and water damage can affect your home or vehicle and it is important to understand how your insurance could help.
If you require urgent assistance during regular business hours, we recommend you contact us directly at 1-844-238-6888.
If it is after business hours, a holiday or our offices are closed for an unforeseen reason, you can contact our 24-hour claims teams:

  • Nova Scotia
    Marsh Adjustment: 1-800-290-0886
  • New Brunswick
    Plant Hope Adjustment: 1-800-561-3936
  • Coast Underwriters Ltd. – If you are a client with Coast Underwriters for your marine insurance, please contact Captain Stuart McLea at MRM Solutions Ltd. 1-902-789-1619 (24 hours) or via email

10 tips to help protect your business from cyber threats


Today’s digital world offers convenience, accessibility and speed. At the same time, it also makes users and businesses vulnerable to cyber threats such as viruses, data breaches and identity fraud.

Does your business have the safeguards in place to prevent cyber threats, and most importantly, to protect your business if a cyber incident takes place?