Insurance for home daycares – requirements may not match up

Insurance for home daycares: New rules and insurance requirements may not match up Unlicensed home daycares saw some major changes when the Ontario Child Care and Early Years Act went into force in August of 2015. Under the new rules, caregivers running an unlicensed home daycare must: Not be caring for more than two children … Continued

Winter Tires – An Important Part of Safe Winter Driving

Starting January 1, 2016 all of our insurers offer discounts of up to 5% for having winter tires. Winter tires aren’t a hard sell for North Bay drivers. Everyone who has driven here knows that you need them for safe winter driving. When the temperature dips below 7 degrees Celsius, all season and summer tires … Continued

Driving for Uber? Make Sure You Aren’t at Risk!

If you’ve travelled to any major cities for business or a vacation, you may have tried taking an Uber instead of a taxi. Uber and other ridesharing apps allow qualified individuals to sign up as drivers…

Kennedy on King – Announcing our New Location

Kennedy Insurance marked a milestone in our over 100-year history with a move to our new, central location, close to downtown. Our new building at 160 King West is spacious with lots of room for our growing staff and client base. When we were looking at new locations, one of our key motivators was to stay … Continued

Big news: Canadian overland water coverage being offered by Aviva

Over the past few years, Canadians have been hit hard by freshwater flooding in Southern Ontario and Alberta, which cost homeowners significant amounts of money to repair since such incidents are not covered under traditional homeowner’s insurance. Here in North Bay, homes in East Ferris and homes closer to the Lake Nipissing shoreline are prone … Continued

Consider Insurance Before Listing your Property on AirBnB

Short-term rental websites like AirBnB seem like a great option if you have a second property sitting vacant or are going away and want to make some extra money renting out your place while you are gone. Since North Bay, Callander and surrounding areas have such an abundance of waterfront and summer activities, there are … Continued

Getting the Most out of Travel Insurance

Before you get on a plane, get in your car, or board a ship, you should make sure that you have insurance coverage for both medical and trip cancellation. Both coverages will protect you from unwanted expenses from out-of-country medical bills or expenses that may arise if you have to cancel your trip. When weighted … Continued

Wedding Insurance – Peace of Mind for Your Big Day

You’re engaged! There’s so much to plan and usually, so much to pay. But what if something happens and you can’t have your wedding on the planned day? Many venues and vendors have ironclad language written into their contracts that states that all payments and deposits are final, whether or not the wedding goes ahead … Continued

Ice Fishing and Your Insurance

From January to mid-March, Lake Nipissing and other North Bay area lakes are home to many ice fishing huts. Ice fishing is a huge part of the North Bay experience, with many area residents taking part in the popular activity, trying to catch some walleye or a pile of perch. Tourists and North Bay residents … Continued

Get someone to check on your home to avoid winter water damage costs

Water damage is one of the most common claims for home insurance. In the winter, pipes that freeze and burst are the usual culprits. Because of this, most insurance companies have built in requirements for home insurance policies that a home that is left for a certain period of time without being checked in on … Continued