May 11, 2020 How insurance companies are supporting those who have been affected financially by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial struggles and uncertainty for many across the country. Whether you’ve been laid off from your job or you’re an hourly worker whose shifts have been reduced — or if the pandemic has affected your finances for another reason — you might be having a hard time staying on top of your bills right now, including your insurance premiums. Insurance companies understand, and we’re taking measures to support those who are facing tough financial situations as a result of the pandemic. The Insurance Bureau of Canada announced that its member companies will take the following measures to support their customers: Drivers whose habits have changed may qualify for reduced car insurance premiums. If your driving habits have…

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Apr 27, 2020 COVID-19: How to help in your community

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed in the midst of the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, remember how empowering it can be to reach out and help others. Here are some suggestions of things you can do to help out in your community and beyond: Stay connected using social media and other digital platforms. The coming weeks are going to be lonely for many across the country, especially those who live alone and those who are self-isolating or in quarantine. Consider using FaceTime, social media, or other digital platforms to stay in touch with friends and family, or give them a call on the phone to check in. Donate to your local food bank. Many food banks struggle to keep items on their shelves at the best of…

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