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Jan 8, 2024

Industry News

Safeguarding Your Journey: The Importance of Travel Insurance

Embarking on global adventures is thrilling, but safeguarding your journey is paramount. We unravel the vital significance of travel insurance for Canadian travelers. Discover how this indispensable coverage protects your health beyond borders, secures your finances amidst uncertainties, and safeguards your cherished belongings. Beyond financial coverage, explore how travel insurance offers peace of mind with emergency assistance services anywhere, anytime. Join us on this exploration into the world of travel insurance, ensuring your adventures remain worry-free and memorable. #TravelSmart #StayProtected

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Feb 13, 2023

Home News

Winter De-icing

Keeping outdoor walking surfaces-such as parking lots and sidewalks-clear of ice in the winter is a crucial practice at many workplaces and at your own home. Not only does ice removal offer aesthetic benefits, but it can also help keep you, your co-workers or your friends and family protected from the risk of slips and trips on the job site. With this in mind, here's how you can play your part in promoting effective and safe de-icing measures this winter.

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Dec 6, 2022

Industry News

Avant Insurance - Top Insurance Employer in 2022

Avant Insurance is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been named to the Top Insurance Employer list with Insurance Business Magazine!

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Jul 7, 2022

Commercial News

Man-in-the-Middle Cyberattacks

A man-in-the-middle (MITM) cyberattack refers to a cybercriminal intercepting a digital interaction or exchange between individuals, systems or an individual and a system. During a MITM incident, a cybercriminal could eavesdrop on an interaction or pretend to be a participant in the exchange. MITM cyberattacks leverage various strategies to manipulate targets, but the goal of these incidents is largely the same-to retrieve confidential data and use it to commit additional crimes.

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Jul 7, 2022

Home News

Preparing for a Summer Vacation

Taking the proper precautions before you go on vacation can make all the difference when it comes to preventing damage to your home. However, even when taking the right steps to protect your residence, accidents can still happen. As such, it's important to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.

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May 11, 2022

Industry News

95,000 Canadians Impacted by Ikea Canada Data Breach

Ikea Canada recently experienced an internal data breach that exposed the data of 95,000 Canadians. The breach took place March 1-3 when an Ikea employee made a "generic search" in the company's customer database, and some personal information appeared among the results, the company reported.

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May 9, 2022

Commercial News

Smishing - What is it?

Most people are familiar with phishing, a cyberattack technique that entails cybercriminals leveraging fraudulent emails to manipulate recipients into sharing sensitive information, clicking malicious links or opening harmful attachments. While these email-based scams remain a pressing concern, a new form of phishing-known as smishing - has emerged over the years, creating additional cyber exposures for both organizations and individuals.

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Mar 23, 2022

Industry News

Canadian Natural Disasters Caused $2.1 Billion in Insured Losses in 2021

Severe weather events in Canada caused insured losses of $2.1 billion last year, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). This makes 2021 the sixth costliest year since 1983.

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Feb 28, 2022

Commercial News

A Quarter of Canadian Companies Experienced a Cyberattack in 2021

A quarter of Canadian businesses say they experienced a cyberattack in 2021, according to a 2022 survey commissioned by technology firm NOVIPRO. Of those businesses, more than half (56 per cent) paid the ransom demanded by hackers, a third hired a negotiator and a quarter elected to handle the situation without using a third party.

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Oct 26, 2021

Auto News

MPI Tools and Online Services

Online services from Manitoba Public Insurance allows you to complete simple transactions at your convenience!

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Aug 27, 2021

Industry News

Complete Series: 10 Questions you NEED to ask your insurance broker!

Complete Series: 10 Questions you NEED to ask your insurance broker!

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Jul 27, 2021

Commercial News

Safety Tips - Landscaping Transporting Equipment

Many landscaping jobs require the transportation of tools and equipment between job sites. As such, it's important to properly secure your loads before transporting them to prevent damage and safety issues.

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Debra Hourie

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Jul 22, 2021

Home News

Home Inventory Checklist

A home inventory checklist is a great way to feel comfortable with your limits of insurance and is helpful should you ever have a claim.

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Mar 29, 2021

Industry News

State of the Insurance Industry 2021

2020 Insurance Company Financials are showing improvements in loss ratios and overall profitable results, pleading the question of how long the hard market will last.

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Chantelle Markus

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Mar 22, 2021

Industry News

Avant Insurance Recognized in Industry News for Making Start Up - Canada's Top New Growth Companies in 2020

Thank you to the Manitoba Insurance Broker Magazine for highlighting the achievements of Avant being named in the in Top 100 of the Start Up - Canada's Top New Growth Companies in 2020.

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Mar 22, 2021

Commercial News

Heritage Buildings and Their Insurance Complexities

This article outlines the continued complexities with heritage buildings and your insurance. As the market in this area continues to harden, rates increase and capacity decreases; so having a broker who understands heritage buildings is imperative. We're here to help!

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Chantelle Markus

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Dec 1, 2020

Industry News

The Importance of Working With a Licensed Insurance Broker

"Only pay for the Insurance you Need" There are few words spoken that will send shivers through my spine while enjoying an evening of television watching as these do. With the current Do-it-Yourself and Shop online way of life that we are now experiencing, taking care of our insurance in a similar way seems like a logical step. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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Nov 17, 2020

Industry News

Interview With OUR Entrepreneur

It's National Entrepreneur Day! So we decided to get to know ours a little more. Here is the interview conducted by a few members of our team of our fearless President, Cole Leitch.

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Sarah Scott & Cynthia Russell

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Sep 28, 2020

Industry News

Avant Insurance Supports Local Businesses

See what Avant Insurance is doing to support local businesses!

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Sep 21, 2020

Industry News

What To Do After A Claim

Having a claim is a stressful and difficult time. Here is a list of first steps and requirements to help guide you through. We are here to help.

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Sep 4, 2020

Industry News

Habitat for Humanity Build

Thank you to our amazing team who recently volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity build! You exemplify our values and we are so proud of you!

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Jun 24, 2020

Industry News

In The Words Of Our Employees...

It is obvious by the anonymous feedback we receive from our employees that they share our values, passion and purpose. #TheFeelingIsMutual #WeLoveOurWorkFamily #TheBestInTheBusiness Don't you want this team handling your insurance?

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Mar 20, 2020

Commercial News

Commercial Insurance and Covid-19: What you need to know

Our CEO, Cole Leitch and Director of Operations, Chantelle Markus were recently interviewed by Pete Tessier of The Insurance Podcast on Commercial Insurance and COVID-19.

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