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Try Our Brand New Quoting Tool TODAY!

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Getting a single quote for your home or car might seem like a time consuming task. A lot of factors can impact the amount of time it takes to get an insurance quote;for example, how many drivers and vehicles you have of details about the construction of your home. However, has now made it easy to get an insurance proposal in 5 minutes or less.

You now have a choice to complete a general 10-second quote or a more detailed 5 minute quote to see where you can start saving. The detailed quote will give you a more accurate estimate though answering a few simple questions. Your answers will then be run through our 18 contracted insurance companies to determine the company with the best coverage to fit your specific needs.

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Once you’ve completed the session, you are given the option to try an additional quote or send the data you have submitted to our insurance specialists to further assist you with any questions.

When you call, we can also inform you of potential discounts and further saving you may qualify to receive.

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Need To Know! NEW Auto Insurance Changes

Need To Know! NEW Auto Insurance Changes

Ontario’s NEW Auto Insurance Reform

Auto reform changes come into effect this year: the winter tire discount was effective as of January 1st  but most changes come into effect June 1st.

In a nutshell, new regulations include lower accident benefit limits in standard insurance policies, new options to increase coverage, new procedures for payment and a mandatory Winter Tire discount offered by insurance companies across Ontario.

Why does any of this matter?

Car insurance can sometimes come with negative connotation – monthly expenses could be used elsewhere (for that vacation you need, for example). It’s perhaps only at renewal when you might think about the greater issues at play: insurance as a safety net, protecting against risk; insurance as a critical factor in individual and collective welfare. If you, a friend or loved one is involved in an accident, it’s at that point your outlook changes to one of appreciation. What would have happened if a policy hadn’t been in place?

The opportunity with this new set of measures is to step back and reflect on what you really need. Does your employer provide a Group Insurance Plan? Look into what your policy covers… most benefit packages are limited to $500/year per practitioner, which can be exhausted quickly even in cases of minor accidents. If you have children or elderly parents that depend on you, who would care for them if you were injured? If you had to hire someone to carry out household responsibilities, how would you subsidize the expense?

Standard policies are just that – standard. They don’t include benefits like dependent care, which reimburses additional expenses to care for your dependents. While auto insurance products are becoming more affordable for consumers, gaps might exist depending on your lifestyle. The good news is there’s opportunity to fill those gaps by increasing coverage or adding options to cover specific areas of your life. Purchasing appropriate coverage is an investment in your family, your children, your parents… ultimately it’s an investment in your lifestyle. What could be more important?

Watch for awareness mailers from your insurance company, and make sure to talk to your broker at Moller Insurance Ltd. to ensure you have the best possible coverage based on your lifestyle.

The following link contains an introduction video to the changes taking place June 1, 2016.

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How to React After an Accident

How to React After an Accident

You just got into a fender bender on your way to run a quick errand. What should you do now?

Stay calm and read on – to learn how to react to make sure that the process goes as smooth as possible.

Get The Facts

Sounds easy, but many people forget to do this after an accident for one reason or another. It is important to get the names, address, and phone numbers of everyone involved. Also gather a description of the car(s) and licence plate number(s), and make sure to get the insurance company and the vehicle identification number of everyone involved when you’re at the scene of the accident.

Auto Accident Reaction Tips

  • Get out of your vehicle and provide assistance to anyone who is injured.
  • Call the police or highway patrol immediately. They can then contact emergency personnel for you, if needed.
  • Take photographs of your damaged vehicle and the scene. Note the date and time that the images were taken.
  • Protect the accident scene by setting up flares, putting up cones or moving your vehicle off the road. Keep these items in your trunk at all times in the event of an accident.
  • Once the police arrive, give them as much information as you can about what occurred. Do not admit fault; simply give the facts.
  • Ask the investigating officer for a copy of the police report, as you may have to submit it with your insurance claim.
  • Note the licence plate number, make, model and year of each car involved. You should also note the name of the other driver’s insurance company and driver’s licence numbers.
  • Write down the name and contact information for all witnesses to the accident.
  • Note the name and badge numbers of the police and emergency personnel who assisted with your accident.
  • Write down as many details as you can remember about the accident, and then call Moller Insurance to report your claim.
  • Keep all records of correspondence that you have regarding your claim, including the date, name and title of the person that you talked to about the accident.
  • Keep a record of any expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident. Depending on your policy, you may be entitled to reimbursement for those expenses.

We do more than just help you to avoid claims and arrive at your destination safely. Contact us today to learn more about all of our insurance solutions for your auto, home and life!

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Car Rental: Decide Before You Drive

 The best time to make the decision about whether you will need extra rental car insurance is before you’re standing at the car rental counter. Read on to learn about car rental insurance considerations and what you need to know to make sure that you’re covered.
What the Rental Car Company Offers


It’s not uncommon for rental car brokerages to offer you the opportunity to purchase additional auto coverages, but do you need them?

  • Collision damage waiver (CDW), or loss damage waiver (LDW), relieves you of financial responsibility if your rental car is damaged or stolen. If you have comprehensive and collision on your own car, you most likely do not need to purchase CDW from the rental car brokerage.
  • Additionally, your credit card company may include some collision and theft protection if the rental car is paid for with your card. This includes coverage for “loss of use,” which refers to the amount of money a rental car company can stand to lose while a car is being repaired. If your credit card doesn’t offer coverage for loss of use, you may want to consider purchasing CDW from the rental brokerage.
  • Liability insurance provides excess liability coverage of up to $1 million for the time you rent a car. If you have adequate liability coverage on your car or an umbrella policy on your home/auto, you may consider forgoing this additional insurance. It is advised that consumers contact their credit card company and car insurance company prior to renting a car. If you are a frequent renter, consider having renters insurance added to your policy.
Auto policy options

 If you don’t have comprehensive and collision coverage on your own car, you will not be covered if your rental car is stolen or if it is damaged in an accident. If you plan to rent a vehicle frequently, your best bargain is to purchase a non-owner auto liability insurance policy from us.

A non-owned auto liability insurance policy covers you for damage that you may cause to someone else’s car and liability for injuries to its occupants, or to pedestrian, in the event of an accident. The policy will also provide medical payments coverage for you and your passengers, and under-insured and uninsured coverage. This pays for the cost of an accident involving a hit-and-run driver or a driver who has little or no insurance.

However, non-owned auto liability insurance does not provide collision coverage. Collision coverage pays for damage to the car you’re driving if you crash into another car or object, or the car rolls over.

If you drive an older vehicle, but plan to rent a luxury vehicle, it’s important to make sure that your policy will cover the complete cost of the replacement value of the vehicle you are renting.

In addition to a non-owned auto insurance policy, an umbrella liability policy is also an option to meet the underlying auto insurance policy requirements when renting a vehicle.

One more thing to note…if you are renting a vehicle that is not classified as passenger car (such as a moving truck, 15-passenger van, etc.), you must purchase a separate policy from the rental company to be covered in that vehicle.Abroad

Renting an auto outside Canada?  

In general, your Canadian auto insurance does not cover you abroad. However, your policy may apply when you drive to countries neighbouring Canada. Check with our brokerage to see if your policy covers you in the United States.

Car rental brokerages overseas usually provide auto insurance, but in some countries, the required coverage is minimal. When renting a car overseas, consider purchasing insurance coverage that is at least equivalent to that which you carry at home.

Also, if you are renting a car abroad, you may need an international driver’s licence.

Need advice on what to do or what your policy covers? Call Moller Insurance today at (905) 642-2745 and we will be happy to assist you!


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Advice for DIY Renovations

  Helping You Build Security                                                    ca. 2001 --- Structure Wooden Frame Interior --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

When undertaking a remodeling project, people often forget to review their insurance needs, too. Whether your additional budget is large or small, you are adding both the value of your home and your exposure to risk. To ensure that your project goes smoothly and that you have the coverage you need, here’s what you need to know.

Advice for Do-It-Yourselfers

If decide to go it alone and manage a renovation yourself, you assume all the risks. A review of your homeowners coverage for liability and property is prudent, as you are assuming more risks and exposures than contemplated by homeowners insurance.

Hiring bona fide subcontractors who can provide you with a Certificate of Insurance or copies of their policies showing their general liability and worker’s compensation coverage is mandatory for your legal protection. Otherwise, if you are hiring subcontractors or paying friends to do the work, you could be subject to worker’s compensation laws, should they become injured while working on your home. If a friend or relative helps out as a favour (no money changes hands) and gets injured, your homeowners insurance typically covers the cost of their injuries, up to your policy limits. It’s important to note that a homeowners policy is not designed to provide primary liability protection for these injuries. If a helper is seriously injured, the domino effect can be financially and emotionally difficult for all who are involved. For an extra layer of protection, it’s a good idea to also carry umbrella liability coverage, which kicks in to provide liability coverage above your homeowners limits.

Top Ways to Save on Your Premium:                          DIY                           
  • Consider raising your deductible
  • Invest in a home security system
  • Update exterior locks to dead bolts
  • Install smoke alarms
  • Select an automatic payment method
  • Monitor your credit rating
  • Ask about our multi-policy discounts
Insuring the Real Value of Your Home

Experts estimate that one-fourth of remodeling projects add at least 25 per cent to the value of a home, yet often most homeowners forget to increase their coverage to protect their investment. Most homeowners insurance policies require 100 per cent of the home’s replacement cost, so it’s important to raise your home’s policy limit before your project begins.

Keep in mind that you don’t need to increase your coverage by the same amount as the cost of renovation. Often, a major cost factor in a home improvement project is labour for tearing out something old. Determining this new replacement can be somewhat complex, so contact us for assistance. We have the latest technology available to assist with this process.

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Adding to your home is exciting, but poses financial risks. Contact Moller Insurance Ltd. at 905-642-2745 to learn more about all of our home, auto and life personal risk management solutions.



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Snowmobiles: Moller Has Your Coverage Options

          It’s Time to Hit the Powder!
                                                                            Man Riding a Snowmobile --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Snowmobiles can present many hazards to drivers, passengers, other motorists and
property. Before the temperatures cool and you get eager to hop on your snowmobile,
learn more about how you can insure your vehicle and protect yourself and others.

Coverage Basics

A typical snowmobile insurance policy includes the following:

Bodily injury and property damage liability (BI/PD): Covers liability for an accident
involving injury to other people or property, up to your liability limits. If your limits are
100/300/100, no more than $100,000 would be paid per person for bodily injury, no
more than $300,000 would be paid per accident for bodily injury and no more than
$100,000 would be paid per accident for property damage. Consult Moller Insurance
Ltd. to learn more about what limits are right for you.

Comprehensive and collision coverage: Policy pays to replace or repair your
snowmobile if it is stolen or damaged, regardless of who is at fault. You select and pay
a deductible and then the insurance carrier pays the remainder. Collision coverage
applies if you hit a nonliving object or other vehicle. This coverage also pays for
damages caused by events other than collisions, such as fires, theft or vandalism.

Uninsured/underinsured motorist: If you get into an accident with someone who is
uninsured or underinsured and you were not the at-fault party, the policy will pay for
your medical treatment.

Roadside assistance: Policy covers the labour needed for repairs and towing to the
nearest repair facility if your snowmobile is disabled due to:
o Mechanical or electrical breakdown
o Dead battery
o Lockout/lost key
o Insufficient fuel, oil, water or other fluids
o Entrapment in snow, mud, water or sand

Accessory covered: Policy covers items that were not originally manufactured on the
vehicle, altering the appearance or performance of the snowmobile. This may include:
o Electronic equipment and antennas
o Trailers
o Custom paint, engine modifications and suspensions/springs
o Exhausts, racks, saddlebags, hitches, seats/backrests and windshields
o Plow blades or winches

Medical payments


What Adventures Are You Into?
  • Scouring the back country on rugged trails?
  • Nature watching?
  • Skimming fields and ice-covered lakes?

If you and your family love these types of activities,
then you are like many other adventure enthusiasts
who love riding a snowmobile. These vehicles are
great fun, but must be insured so you and your
snowmobile are protected.

Your Risks:

Snowmobiles are primarily used on off-road terrain,
over frozen bodies of water and alongside roads. As a
result, they generally operate at high speeds and are
prone to accidents and theft.
In addition, many snowmobiles are customized, so it is
difficult to establish their value after a loss. Contact
Moller Insurance Ltd. to learn more about your specific
risks and how to protect against them.


Snowmobiling can be dangerous, so don’t take chances with your insurance. Call Moller
Insurance Ltd. today at 905-642-2745 to learn more about all of our insurance solutions for all of
your recreational, home and auto needs.



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Keeping Your Holidays Safe

Preventing Home Break-ins holidayhome

Home break-ins can be both traumatic and expensive. In addition to replacing stolen or damaged property, break-ins cost insurance companies millions of dollars in claims each year, which, in turn, increases your premiums.

By following these three simple tips, you can potentially avoid a stressful and costly burglary:

  1. Secure the Premises: Locking doors and windows at night before you leave your home is the first line of defence against a break-in. Experts recommend using deadbolt locks for added security.
  2. Use Alarm Systems: Using a 24-hour monitored system is statistically proven to lower your chance of a home break-in. As an added benefit, some systems also detect fire or carbon monoxide.
  3. Protect Your Valuables: Create an inventory of all of your valuables and keep them in a safety deposit box or other secure area.

Most burglaries occur during the day, so it’s important to make your home appear occupied at all times. Ask trusted neighbours, family and friends to keep an eye on your house while you are away.

How to Safely Host a Holiday Party

For many Canadians, the holidays are a time to celebrate. However, those throwing a party this season could be unknowingly exposing themselves to a number of risks—risks they may not have even considered.


  • Food Allergies: Shellfish, nuts and dairy are some of the most common food allergies, and these items are often found in popular holiday dishes. To ensure the safety of your guests, ask them to inform you of any allergies, and consider using labels to list ingredients.
  • Over-serving: Alcohol is a staple at most holiday parties. But, when a guest becomes inebriated and drives home, they could cause damage to property or injury to themselves and others. Be mindful of how much your guests are drinking and never let someone drive home if he or she has been over-served.
  • Decorations: Festive decorations like string lights and candles can create great ambiance for any holiday party, but they can also be dangerous. Never leave lights on or candles burning overnight, as this can cause fires. Ensure lights are in working order and that you aren’t overloading outlets.
  • Theft: You may not always know everyone at your party, so it’s important to take precautions when it comes to your valuables. Keep expensive items locked away and out of sight. Ask your insurer about coverage options for your valuables.

By keeping in mind the above tips, you’ll protect you and your guests from harm and ensure that your next holiday celebration is a success.


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What do celebrities consider worth insuring?

Daniel CraigClients insure their biggest assets – usually their car or home. But for the world’s most famous and glamorous, what they consider valuable may come as a surprise.

Celebrities depend on their bodies for their income and appeal, so it is only natural that they want to protect that valuable asset. According to Steve Nicastro of NerdWallet, celebrities have insured everything from their legs to their flowing locks.

Here are five of the weirdest celebrity insurance policies:

Dolly Parton: The country singer, songwriter and actress is well-known for her powerful voice, her bright blonde hair and her two ‘biggest’ assets – her famous 40DD breasts – which she first insured in the 1970s for $600,000.

Since then the practice of insuring body parts has become at least a bit more common: Holly Madison and Madonna have had their breasts insured, while Rihanna and Heidi Klum have both insured their legs.

As Parton once told Sunday Magazine: “I’m in showbiz. I look at my boobs like they’re show horses or show dogs. You’ve got to keep them groomed.”

Bruce Springsteen: The New Jersey singer and songwriter, best known for hits like ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and ‘Born to Run,’ insured his voice with Lloyd’s of London in the 1980s. Springsteen has sold more than 64 million records in the U.S., which makes him the 15th highest-selling artist of all time, according to RIAA.

At age 64, he is still going strong, performing live across the country. If anything were to happen to Springsteen’s voice, he would be set to receive a $6 million payout, according to Time.

Troy Polamalu: The Pittsburgh Steelers’ strong safety is well-known on the football field for both his bone-crushing hits and his long hair, a tribute to his Samoan heritage. Following an endorsement deal with Head and Shoulders shampoo, the company obtained insurance on the eight-time Pro Bowler’s hair for $1 million.

“Head and Shoulders have gone above and beyond by insuring my Samoan locks for a cool $1 million,” said Polamalu. “This reinforces that my full and thick hair is unstoppable.”

Polamalu’s hair is so long that if all his hair was laid end to end, they would span 100 football fields, the company said.

Daniel Craig: The English actor insured his body for $9.5 million while filming ‘Quantum of Solace,’ the 22nd film installment in the James Bond series, according to MSN Money. Since Craig performed most of his own stunts in the film, the insurance policy was taken out for protection against injury.

Craig later starred in his third Bond film, ‘Skyfall,’ which was released in 2012, and has committed to at least two more movies in the series.

Julia Roberts: Roberts is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, commanding $25 million per film for most of her career. She has been named to People magazine’s ‘50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ 11 times, and in 2011 she made it onto Men’s Health’s ‘The 100 Hottest Women of All Time.’

Hoping that neither her star nor her dazzling smile would soon fade, the Academy Award-winner insured her teeth for $30 million

Steve Nicastro is a financial writer for, where he covers topics such as investing, credit cards, mortgages and insurance.

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Hate shopping for insurance … we can help

Your Best Insurance is an Insurance BrokerWhen it comes to thinking about coverage, new research from TD Insurance is suggesting there are many unpleasant tasks Canadians would rather do in place of researching those options — a reality likely to benefit brokers.

A recent survey commissioned by TD Insurance found that 62 per cent of respondents would prefer to shovel snow, spend a Saturday doing laundry, go to the dentist, or even wait in an airport security line rather than think or talk about insurance coverage.


The national survey also explored Canadians’ ability to estimate risks and the likelihood of certain events.

The findings indicate that as a group, Canadians generally underestimate risks — a phenomenon brokers have long worked to overcome.

For example, the survey found that 81 per cent of participants underestimated the likelihood of a home break-in, which is about 1 in 200 according to Statistics Canada. Furthermore, two thirds (67 per cent) of those surveyed reported seeing themselves as more safety conscious than the rest of the population, even though statistically this can’t be the case.

“When the probability of risks are not well-known it can be difficult to seek out insurance coverage that offers the right protection,” said Craig Richardson, vice president at TD Insurance. “We encourage customers to talk to their insurance providers to better understand their coverage.”

The survey found that respondents were as likely to overestimate potential risks as they were to underestimate them. Asked to predict the chances of being injured, even slightly, in an auto accident in a typical year, 36 per cent underestimated the likelihood but 30 per cent overestimated. According to Transport Canada statistics the odds are approximately 1 in 130.

“Studies have shown that many people prefer to avoid thinking about negative situations, even if they believe those situations are likely to happen,” said Dr. Edwin Weinstein, a Psychologist and President of the Brondesbury Group who advised TD on its research for this initiative. “Shopping for insurance is one of those times in life where you’re forced to think about situations you would rather avoid. It’s not surprising that people would choose to shovel snow than consider the possibility that unpleasant things can happen.”

by Vernon Clement Jones | 06 May 2014

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Most Stolen Cars of 2013

2013 Most stolen vehiclesInsurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) released its annual list of the top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada and reported on new trends in organized auto theft.

According to Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, “Organized criminals are now dismantling higher-end vehicles and exporting them in pieces instead of as whole vehicles because they are less likely to be detected.” These vehicles get reassembled as far away as West Africa and then resold, he says.

Dubin believes this new creative approach is a reaction to detecting and seizing $8 million worth of stolen vehicles in 2013 by Canada Border Services Agency working in partnership with IBC investigators at the Ports of Montreal and Halifax. “It’s a trend we will continue to watch.”

On IBC’s top 10 list, the 2000 Honda Civic SiR 2DR sits at the top for the second year in a row and high-end SUVs and Ford trucks hold most other spots.

“Thieves consistently target the Honda Civic to chop for parts. Those parts are easy to resell because there are so many Civics on the road,” says Dubin.

The stolen Escalades and Ford series trucks on the list are now showing up less frequently at the ports for export, says Dubin. They are being re-identified (reVINed) and sold throughout Canada to unsuspecting consumers.

“Auto theft remains a big business for organized crime in Canada,” Dubin says.





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