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Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited, Insurance Fraud Protection

Insurance Fraud Prevention

The Canadian Coalition Against Insurance Fraud defines insurance fraud as any act or omission with a view to illegally obtaining an insurance benefit — in other words, any action where claimants walk away with money to which they’re not entitled. Common types of insurance fraud include fabricated claims, padding of actual claims, and false statements […]

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Getting Heating Appliances Ready for Winter

Be Safe during the Upcoming Heating Season

Yes, winter is coming… As the weather begins to cool, we are all reminded that we need to get our furnaces or other heating appliances ready for winter. Fuel-burning appliances like water heaters, furnaces, dryers, stoves, and fireplaces require fresh air intake to burn efficiently and safely. Without proper venting, the use of these appliances […]

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Arson tends to become more common in neighborhoods when the weather improves and evening temperatures rise.

Help Extinguish Arson in Your Neighborhood

Arson tends to become more common in neighborhoods when the weather improves and evening temperatures rise. While many fires are suspicious in nature, it can be difficult for community fire departments to confirm cases of arson. Some measures that homeowners and communities can implement to reduce the chances of arson include: Store flammable materials in […]

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Spring thaw brings a flood of questions about home insurance

Is Flooding Covered by Home Insurance in Manitoba?

When it begins to feel like spring, this is a question we are often asked at Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited. Overland flooding is not currently covered by any home insurance policy in Canada. While most Manitobans live in a flood zone, we are lucky that 20th century leaders in our province established a robust flood […]

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Do Tenants Need Home Insurance?

This is a question we are often asked at Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited. The answer is always “Yes!” We’ve all seen stories in the media where an apartment or rental unit suffers damage from a fire or similar disaster. The people who rent often do not carry insurance coverage for their belongings. Thankfully the caring […]

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Have a Safe and Worry-Free Holiday Season

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Many people choose to decorate their homes, fill their homes with baked goodies, and exchange gifts. Some of these activities can expose you to additional hazards unique to the holiday season. To keep your home safe and worry-free for the holidays, ensure you […]

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