April 6, 2016

Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm

Recently, fires in Ontario farm buildings have become an increasing concern resulting in losses of more than $30 million per year. Additional losses to the farm operation include equipment, livestock lost in the blaze, loss of production and extreme stress on the farm family. Although there are fire risks to […]

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March 24, 2016

Your Auto Insurance Benefits Are Changing

Effective June 1, 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has introduced changes that will help make auto insurance premiums more affordable. Many of the changes affect the portion of the Statutory Accident Benefits you receive if you are injured in an auto accident. However, there will also be […]

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January 20, 2016

New rideshare product will be available soon!

We are pleased to announce a new product for the ridesharing community such as Uber. Currently in Ontario, driving for Uber means no coverage under any standard automobile insurance policy. This new product being offered by Aviva would address this gap in coverage by adding an endorsement to an existing […]

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October 9, 2015

Don’t be a dummy at your next dinner party: know the ins and outs of the UberX debate

Over the past few months, UberX has been making news headlines and there has been much discussion throughout Canadian cities and their municipal laws, allowing it to operate legally. Last week, Toronto decided to outlaw UberX, and a recent polling of citizens in six major Canadian cities has indicated that Londoners were most […]

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October 9, 2015

In Your Community: Run to the Fair (Dorchester)

We are happy to be supporting the “fastest 5k around’ which raises funds for Lord Dorchester Secondary School this Sunday (October 11). This family friendly event is a 5k Race / Walk and kids race in Dorchester starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Dorchester Fairgrounds and runners can register at […]

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October 9, 2015

Overland Water Protection is available to you!

In the spring we introduced you to Overland Water Protection offered by Aviva. We’re now offering it to all of our clients upon renewal date. Aviva is the first to offer protection for your home in the event of damage caused by: Heavy rains Spring run-off Overflow from lakes and […]

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October 6, 2015

Vote for Bullwinkles Cafe in the Aviva Community Fund Contest!

For seven years, AVIVA has been investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada. They have funded $5.5 million in community projects to date, and are donating another 1 million this year. McFarlan Rowlands is taking part in this contest by supporting the Moose Family Centre & Operation Sharing in Woodstockwith […]

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June 24, 2015

Annual Hill Day in Ottawa

Our CEO Rod Hancock took part in the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada’s (IBAC) annual Hill Day in Ottawa. Every year, members of IBAC meet with MP’s to remind them that the insurance needs of Canadian consumers is best served by Insurance Brokers because brokers provide choice of products, advocate on […]

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May 25, 2015

Demutualization – what does it mean to you?

Draft regulations have been produced by the Canadian federal government that would allow Economical Insurance, which is owned by mutual policyholders, to convert to a stock company. To stay up to date, get all the facts on this process and how it may impact you as an Economical policy holder, click […]

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May 11, 2015

Telematics and Usage-Based Auto Insurance

What is Usage-Based Insurance? Usage-based insurance is a new way to price auto insurance and is gaining popularity in the industry, but many consumers have questions regarding what it is, how it works, and if they should consider it. The term usage-based insurance refers to a new way to calculate […]

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