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  • A winter storm in Nova Scotia is expected to occur on Thursday, January 4, 2018. If you experience damage to your property or vehicle as a result of the storm, please contact your insurance company directly. To view a list of insurance companies, please click here. Should you need to submit an after-hours claim, please call […] The post Nova Scotia storm: information to know appeared first on MCTI...

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  • For many, the holiday season could mean shopping online for gifts, leaving home for a vacation or hosting a holiday house party. While festive, these scenarios have opportunities for the “unexpected” to happen –such as identity theft when shopping online. We outline how insurance can help when it comes to hosting a holiday house party, […] The post Insurance tips during the holiday season appeared...

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  •   At MCT Insurance, our brokers are trusted advisors. When vehicle owners need to renew their insurance, it’s an opportunity for them to assess their car insurance with their MCT Insurance broker. As part of this assessment, our brokers will likely refer to specific insurance terms and coverages. Let’s outline common car insurance terms and […] The post Understanding car insurance coverages and te...

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  • For many, shopping for gifts online is part of the holiday season. Online shopping can be convenient, but could result in identity theft scams – when this occurs, someone’s personal information is stolen for financial gain. These scams can be costly – in 2016, identity theft caused Canadians over $40 million in losses. Here are […] The post Tips to stay safe while shopping online appeared first on...

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  •   Homeowners have many responsibilities, including maintenance. To give homeowners a hand, MCT Insurance is opening the doors to a virtual home tour, Home in 360. As homeowners “walk through,” they can learn over 20 easy home maintenance tips.  “Maintaining a home means protecting your belongings, which fits right in with insurance. We’re here to […] The post Learn home maintenance tips on a virtu...

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  •   A common way to celebrate Halloween is hosting a house party. In addition to setting up décor, the safety of guests is the homeowner’s responsibility. To prevent spooky surprises, we outline some tips which can help homeowners who are hosting a Halloween house party.  Provide guests a safe ride home If a host is […] The post Tips to help Halloween house party hosts appeared first on MCTI Blog.

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  • For the past five years, MCT has hosted “MCT Day,” a fundraising initiative in partnership with Economical Insurance, which supports a local cause. Activities, such as barbecues, are held at branch offices to raise funds. This year, MCT Day was held on September 28 and 29, 2017. The charity of choice was the Victorian Order […] The post MCT Day raises more than $25,000 for the Victorian Order of N...

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  • Fire Prevention Week starts on October 8, 2017 and is a reminder for homeowners to assess home fire safety. All home insurance policies will cover damage caused by fire and comprehensive vehicle insurance will cover fire damage to a car or truck. In addition to insurance coverage, it’s important to be fire smart, which includes […] The post Planning for fire safety appeared first on MCTI Blog.

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  • At MCT, we’re trusted guides and advisors when it comes to insurance. When a customer refers their friends or family to us, we know they’re confident in our abilities to provide the best insurance advice. What does being a trusted advisor and guide mean? Here’s an overview from some of our team members. When the […] The post How are MCT brokers trusted guides and advisors? appeared first on MCTI B...

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  • There are ways for homeowners to reduce the cost of home insurance without sacrificing insurance coverage. Here are seven tips recommended by MCT insurance brokers to reduce the cost of home insurance. Savings may vary depending on your location, insurance coverage and claims history. Five tips for savings on home insurance premiums 1. Bundling insurance: […] The post Savings tips on home insuranc...

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  • Each year we host MCT day, a fundraising initiative to support a local cause and give back to our communities. On Thursday, September 28, 2017 MCT along with Economical Insurance will sponsor the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada. Each MCT Insurance branch will host various fundraising activities to support VON, including bake sales, barbeques, […] The post MCT Day 2017: supporting the Victor...

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  • According to Statistics Canada, in 2015 there were 1.17 million small businesses in Canada which accounted for 97.9 per cent of employer businesses in the country. Small business wear many hats, such as marketer and  and accountant. MCT commercial insurance experts can take the “driver’s seat” in finding the right insurance, which includes demystifying insurance misinformation. […] The post Four b...

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  • MCT personal insurance brokers help customers through the auto insurance process. This includes educating drivers about which insurance coverage(s) they need and demystifying myths – incorrect auto-insurance assumptions – which cause confusion. Here are the truths to four auto insurance myths. 1. Myth: If the police don’t give out a traffic violation after an accident, […] The post Steering clear ...

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  • Whether it’s a summer festival, church fundraiser or a company party, event hosts are responsible for the safety of their guests. Event insurance can help hosts handle the result of unexpected surprises, such as a guest suing for damages if they were injured. While dependent on the event, here are four event insurance coverages a […] The post Planning an event? Make insurance part of the details a...

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  • According to the Atlantic Canada Trade Show – which attracts over 1,000 pre-qualified retailers from Atlantic, Central and Western Canada and the United States – the region’s tourism market, which generates approximately $3.24 billion per year, is a key market sector for businesses who produce crafts or gift ware. In order to protect business owners […] The post Insurance and craft show vendors ap...

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  • Atlantic Canada has a rich agriculture history and Nova Scotia is no exception. That is why MCT Insurance is working with Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA) to provide the right insurance coverage farmers need. The NSFA, established in 1845, encompasses 90 per cent of the farming operations in Nova Scotia. The NSFA is a […] The post Making farm insurance work for farmers: MCT’s Farm Adva...

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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 […] The post Hurricane season and homeowners: prepare with home insura...

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  • 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.    Tips for moving to another province for work 1. […] The post Insurance and moving to another province for...

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  • As the seasons change in Atlantic Canada, they can bring sudden thawing and freezing, large volumes of run-off water and precipitation or storms. These seasonal changes can create scenarios where your belongings could be at risk, such as your home or car. We outline a few scenarios on what to do and share tips on […] The post Protecting your belongings from seasonal-weather scenarios appeared firs...

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  •   Heading out on the open water involves a variety of “checks” such as checking the weather and checking if life jackets are on hand. Ensuring the right insurance is in place is another important “check.” Insurance for recreational boats provides coverage for a wide variety of scenarios including potential lawsuits which may occur because […] The post Insurance for recreational boats appeared firs...

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  • In addition to tourism, fishing is a large industry in the Maritimes. This industry keeps commercial insurance advisors and marine experts at MCT Insurance busy. “Our business revolves around the fisheries, we insure the fishers as well as the fish plants,” said Rose Wade, MCT commercial insurance manager. “Fish from the Maritimes are shipped all […] The post How do I insure a commercial fishing b...

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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 […] The post Why you need tenant insurance appeared first on MCTI Blog.

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  • 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. Gather all the details Regardless of the claim you’re making, it is important to gather as […] The post Ask a Broker: What can I expect when filing my first insurance claim? appe...

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  • 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 […] The post Should I get overland flood coverage if I live in ...

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  • 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. Since we began supporting the United Way six years ago, MCT […] The post MCT and BrokerLink mark a suc...

  • MCT Day raises over $25,000 for 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 […] The post MCT Day raises over $25,000 for Ki...

  • 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 […] The post What you need to know about flooding ...

  • 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 […] The post Three tips to protect vacant or unoccupied properties appeared...

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  • 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? […] The post 10 tips to help protect your busin...

  • Insurance is never secondary, especially for secondary suites

    Renting out a secondary suite in your home can be a great way for a homeowner to supplement their mortgage payments while providing renters with affordable housing. Whether you are renting out a secondary suite in your home or renting one yourself, there are important insurance factors to consider. What is considered a secondary suite? […] The post Insurance is never secondary, especially for seco...

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