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Contractors Pollution Liability: Insurance Solution To Protect Contractors Against Environmental Liabilities
Contractors Pollution Liability: Insurance Solution To Protect Contractors Against Environmental Liabilities
Contractors pollution liability insurance should be a part of every contractor's insurance solution. Protect against third-party bodily injury, death, and damage to property as a result of sudden or gradual environmental liabilities.
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Employee Spotlight: Ken Browness
Employee Spotlight: Ken Browness
Ken Browness is one of Scrivens' longest-tenured employees and his dedication to continuous learning helps his financial planning clients stay current with their investment portfolios. Learn Ken's favourite destination in our latest Employee Spotlight.
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Why Design-Build Contractors Need Professional Liability Insurance
Why Design-Build Contractors Need Professional Liability Insurance
Design-build contractors face unique liability risks and must consider professional liability insurance to fill in gaps cause be general construction liability insurance.
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The Often-Overlooked Tax Advantages of Employee Group Benefits
The Often-Overlooked Tax Advantages of Employee Group Benefits
Employee group benefits have tax advantages for both employers and employees. Attract and retain your employees with employee group benefit plans.
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Employee Spotlight: Joanne Richer
Employee Spotlight: Joanne Richer
In this Scrivens Employee Spotlight, one of our longest-serving commercial insurance brokers, Joanne Richer, talks about her role at Scrivens and her ideal travel location (Hint: It's not far away)
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Income Replacement Insurance - Ontario Car Insurance Explained
Income Replacement Insurance - Ontario Car Insurance Explained
If you earn more than $30,000, consider increasing the income replacement insurance benefit on your Ontario car insurance to recover lost income in the event of an accident.
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Insurance for Craft Brewers
Insurance for Craft Brewers
Make getting insurance for your Ontario craft brewery easier by working with a licensed business insurance broker. Protect your blood, sweat, and beers with the latest insurance options for your craft brewery.
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How to Stop Spending Money After The Pandemic
How to Stop Spending Money After The Pandemic
Many of us are looking forward to a post-pandemic world, so learn how to avoid spending too much money after the pandemic
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Employee Spotlight: Sarah Karam
Employee Spotlight: Sarah Karam
Meet Scrivens' new receptionist, Sarah Karam. She grew up in the Ottawa area and looks forward to becoming an insurance broker at Scrivens.
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Your Guide to Backyard Safety [Fires, Decks, BBQs, Pools, & Trampolines]
Your Guide to Backyard Safety [Fires, Decks, BBQs, Pools, & Trampolines]
Brush up on your backyard safety with these tips on fire safety, deck safety, BBQ safety, pool safety, and trampoline safety.
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Your Guide to Commercial Drone Use
Your Guide to Commercial Drone Use
Adding drone operations to any business is risky. Thankfully, there are ways to limit your risk to drone operations, including drone liability insurance. Read our complete guide to commercial drone use.
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Employee Spotlight: Jane Dunlop
Employee Spotlight: Jane Dunlop
As an investment agent with Scrivens for 15 years, Jane has been an important part of our team for a while. Learn more about how she loves getting to know her investment clients and spending time with her family.
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Planning for the Costs of Long-Term Care
Planning for the Costs of Long-Term Care
Planning for the costs of long-term care is important for everyone serious about their financial planning. Learn how long-term care insurance can help you cover the costs of long-term care.
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What You Need to Know About the City of Ottawa's Partnership with Service Line Warranties of Canada
What You Need to Know About the City of Ottawa's Partnership with Service Line Warranties of Canada
The City of Ottawa's partnership with SLWC has raised a lot of questions about water and sewer service lines. Here, we answer the most common questions we've had so far.
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Protecting Your Business Against Online Fraud - Cyber Liability
Protecting Your Business Against Online Fraud - Cyber Liability
Online fraud is becoming one of the most popular forms of fraud among cybercriminals. Learn how to protect yourself and your business from online fraud.
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Employee Spotlight: Gwen Stone
Employee Spotlight: Gwen Stone
Gwen Stone is one of Scrivens' home and auto insurance brokers. She loves to spend her time with her daughter and painting.
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Term Life Insurance and Permanent Life Insurance: A Comparison
Term Life Insurance and Permanent Life Insurance: A Comparison
Term life insurance has a set period of time for coverage, meanwhile, permanent life insurance refers to coverage that never expires. The two main types of permanent life insurance are whole and universal life.
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Insurance For Jewellery and Other Valuable Possessions
Insurance For Jewellery and Other Valuable Possessions
Jewellery insurance and insurance for other valuables are an important step to protecting the important things in your life.
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Employees Are Asking for a Hybrid Work From Home Model
Employees Are Asking for a Hybrid Work From Home Model
Since employees were required to adapt to working from home, they have been requesting to continue this model. Or at least a hybrid work from home model.
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Employee Spotlight: Colleen Szeifried
Employee Spotlight: Colleen Szeifried
Each month we feature an employee from our awesome team. This month's employee spotlight is Colleen Szefried, Commercial Account Manager from our business insurance team.
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Budgeting in Retirement: Balancing your needs and wants [Budgeting Tools]
Budgeting in Retirement: Balancing your needs and wants [Budgeting Tools]
The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of budgeting in retirement. Ensuring your needs are met and budgeting for your wants will help with a less stressful retirement.
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The Scrivens Perspective – Winter 2021
The Scrivens Perspective – Winter 2021
Peter Scrivens delivers her quarterly perspective. This Winter, he looks forward to the new year as a new beginning and welcomes a new employee to the organization. He also reminds everyone of the mental health resources available.
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Condominium Insurance Coverage Explained
Condominium Insurance Coverage Explained
Getting the best condominium insurance requires condo unit owners to fill the gap in coverage with a condo insurance policy.
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2020 Taxes and RRSPs: What You Need To Know
2020 Taxes and RRSPs: What You Need To Know
Find out the 2020 RRSP contribution deadline, the RRSP contribution limit, and more!
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Avoiding the Penalty Box: Over-Contributing to RRSPs and TFSAs
Avoiding the Penalty Box: Over-Contributing to RRSPs and TFSAs
Over-contributing to your RRSP or TFSA can land you with a minor penalty. Learn how to avoid the CRA penalty box.
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Employee Spotlight: Claude Miron
Employee Spotlight: Claude Miron
Each month we feature one of the employees that make up our awesome team. This month's employee spotlight is Claude Miron from our commercial insurance team.
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Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks
Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks
The ever-increasing threats of social engineering attacks require business owners to educate themselves and their employees on cyber threats. With COVID-19 leading to more and more people working from home, cybersecurity has gained even more importance.
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Understanding Segregated Funds
Understanding Segregated Funds
Segregated funds are similar to mutual funds but with an added benefit of life insurance.
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In a Hot Ottawa Real Estate Market, Keep Cool on Waiving Conditions
In a Hot Ottawa Real Estate Market, Keep Cool on Waiving Conditions
With a hot real estate market in Ottawa, many buyers are waiving all conditions. While this may land you your next home, it could lead to more headaches than it's worth.
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Navigating the Hard Market Insurance Cycle
Navigating the Hard Market Insurance Cycle
A hard insurance market in Ontario leads to higher prices for business insurance. Learn more about how a hard market means in insurance.
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