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The Latest News

19
Apr

Who Has Your Back?

What is the role of an insurance broker? Does it seem like technology should have replaced the insurance broker a decade ago?  What value do I have as a farm or business owner in using a broker versus finding coverage directly from an insurer?  I will never forget my conversation with the owner of a …

21
Mar

Protect Your Home – Preventing Ice Dams

Ice dams are caused when melted snow re-freezes after uneven heat loss from your home. This causes the roof to warm above freezing temperature, allowing snow to melt and then re-freeze before it reaches the roof’s edge. If this cycle repeats consistently, an ice dam forms and water collects behind it. Ice dams can cause …

20
Mar

Co-Insurance – Don’t Get Penalized

In my nine years in the insurance industry, I have observed the anger of many good people (not my clients at the time) who paid premium for insurance coverage that didn’t respond the way they wanted it to.  Many of these people were coming to me feeling like they were taken advantage of and treated …

25
Jan

Technology Leader

Rempel Insurance Brokers has been recognized as a technology leader in the insurance industry as we have achieved a score of 100% on the technology scorecard through the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO). We strive on providing our policy holders with the best service through technology and continue to work towards staying up to …

16
Jan

Time Flies

This past week we celebrated another milestone. Colin Harbinson is the fourth person in recent years to be celebrated for 20 years of working with Rempel Insurance Brokers. Colin 20 yrs Award January 8/18 1998-2018When I thought about Colin completing 20 years I could not believe all that he has seen in the workplace. I …

19
Dec

Cyber Liability Insurance

Benefits of Cyber Liability Insurance In today’s interconnected world, it seems that no organization is immune from experiencing a cyber attack. In fact, there is a saying in the cyber security community that there are two types of businesses: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and just …

18
Dec

ELD Mandate Enforcement

CVSA to Phase-in ELD Mandate Endorcement The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will begin enforcing electronic logging device (ELD) requirements beginning Dec. 18, 2017. These new mandates come from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and are designed to improve safety as well as make it easier to track, manage and share data. While roadside …

5
Dec

Dale Rempel Award of Excellence 2017

In September Lynn Rempel, CEO of Rempel Insurance Brokers, and daughter Leanne Rempel attended the IBAC Annual Meeting in Nanaimo, BC. They were pleased to congratulate Greg Mansfield, Education Manager at IBABC (Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia), as the 2017 Dale Rempel Award of Excellence recipient. Greg said the award holds very special meaning …

17
Nov

Equipment Breakdown Coverage

Farm and Commercial policies cover the electrical, mechanical and other equipment used in most operations for losses caused by fire, theft, collision and other events. But most property policies specifically exclude losses arising from a very common problem, equipment breakdown, which includes electrical injury (surge), mechanical breakdown, pressure explosion, rupture and cracking. So, any business …