1. Two vehicles driving down road in rain

    Claims Corner: Am I At Fault?

    One thing we deal with often as insurance brokers is trying to explain to clients when and how they are at fault in an accident. There are common myths floating around making people believe that they’re not going to be at fault in a given situation, and it’s time to clear the air. Here are the top 5 situations we hear most often where you would likely be found at fault: “I didn’t get a tic…Read More

  2. My Basement is Flooded

    We can’t wait for spring.  It means longer days, warmer weather  and of course the snow is melting and with that the rivers and lakes start to overflow but more importantly the water begins to pool around your home.  As the weather is rapidly changing, water claims are on the rise. While most basements these days are finished, even those that are not could still suffer a loss.  Weather you o…Read More

  3. No marijuana symbol

    Amendments to the Insurance Act to reflect changes to the federal Criminal Code related to the legalization of cannabis

    Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has amended the regulations under the Insurance Act to reflect changes to the federal Criminal Code related to the legalization of cannabis, which came into effect on October 17, 2018. The related bulletin from FSCO can be found by clicking here.   What this means for you as a driver and for you as a business owner employing drivers is that the def…Read More

  4. A man lending his vehicle to his friend

    If you lend your vehicle, you are lending your insurance.

    One of the questions that I am asked consistently, by clients varying in age and gender, is whether they can lend their vehicle to a friend, a neighbor, a loved one. It a simple query, I mean who hasn’t let their grandchild borrow their car, or had a friend drop them off at the airport and drive their vehicle back home to avoid the parking fees? The question is easily answered by a phrase that y…Read More

  5. Don’t think what you have in your home is worth much? You may be wrong!

    As you go through your day you rarely stop to think about all the items you are using and how hard it would be to remember them if it was all gone tomorrow. Unfortunately, this could be a reality for all of us which is why keeping an inventory list of your items is so important.  With severe weather events on the rise it is more critical than ever to ensure that you are prepared and that your con…Read More

  6. Homeowners Insurance in Ottawa and preparing your home for the colder weather

    Homeowners Insurance In Ottawa and Preparing Your Home For the Colder Weather

    At this point, construction season is starting to come to a close. The air is getting a little bit colder day by day, and heat waves aren’t quite as intense as they used to be. Well, maybe it’s just a little bit early, but we’re excited for that brilliant period of time when the roads clear up before the snow starts to hit the ground. Sure, this magical driving “season” probably only las…Read More

  7. Important Aspects Of Inspecting A Home Before Buying Homeowners Insurance

    Important Aspects of Inspecting a Home Before Buying Homeowners Insurance

    There’s nothing quite like the pride of owning something new. The truth is that, despite how detached we’d like to think we are from material possessions, the reality is that it feels pretty good to own and buy things. “Retail therapy” is a valid concept — we feel better about the stress and problems in our lives, at least, until we check our bank accounts. What’s the ultimate form of …Read More

  8. Get Out and Enjoy The Fall Weather With These Things To Do In Ottawa

    Get Out and Enjoy the Fall Weather With These Things To Do In Ottawa

    No one particularly enjoys being outside when it’s -28 degrees Celsius. We’re pretty used to the brutal winters; after all, Bradley’s Insurance has laid roots in Stittsville since 1956. In fact, we’re willing to wager that all seasoned Canadians are pretty used to the bitter temperatures that result in frozen cheeks and the intense desire to work from home. Ottawa House Insurance and Explo…Read More

  9. Our personal insurance brokers wish you a great rest of the summer

    Our Personal Insurance Brokers Wish You a Great Rest of the Summer!

    If you’ve spent just about any time living in Canada, then you know just how abrupt the seasonal changes can be. Here, we have a joke about the seasons that tends to ring just a little too true for people that live up here: we go from winter to “construction season” and then back to winter again. What happens to autumn and spring? Well, that’s a bit of a mystery if you ask the team here at…Read More

  10. More Trampoline Safety Considerations To Keep In Mind

    Combine the energy of your kids with the rebound potential of a trampoline. The result? Well, the optimist in us says that the answer is a good time, but the pessimist in us says that the answer is the potential for an injury and increased home insurance rates. The realist in us would probably agree that the actual answer lies somewhere in between these two mindsets. Jumping on a trampoline is no …Read More