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08.14.18

What is Professional Liability


Professional liability—sometimes called Errors and Omissions (E&O) liability—results from errors or omissions in the performance of professional services. *** Sound On***  Insurance (really anything insurance related) is never the highlight of one's day... that being said - It’s a good [...]

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01.23.18

Preparing Employees for Evacution


How would employees escape from your worksite in the event of an emergency? Do they know where all the exit routes are in case their first choice is too crowded? Are they sure doors will be unlocked? Did [...]

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11.14.17

Renting a Vehicle for Business Use?


If your business travel includes renting a vehicle, safety is a necessary consideration. The following provides information about renting a vehicle, safely operating a rental vehicle and what to do in the event of an accident. Basic Rental Procedures [...]

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07.23.17

Management Liability Demystified


Source: Travelers Canada We often field questions regarding types of coverage and their importance. One such coverage we answer a lot of questions about is Directors & Officers Liability coverage. Management liability threats can be mysterious for business leaders in [...]

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07.23.17

Preventing top 4 construction hazards


Preventing the Top 4 Construction Hazards:  You’re good at your job and you love what you do. However, every time you come to work, you risk suffering an injury. The construction site is one of the most hazardous [...]

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07.22.17

Simplifying general liability for contractors


Construction projects are risky in nature, and accidents or other unforeseen events can result in significant losses and liabilities. Contractors routinely to turn to insurance policies to protect themselves against such risk. While businesses know that insurance is a [...]

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07.22.17

Contractors: 5 Types of Construction Fraud


Often people assume construction fraud is perpetrated by dishonest companies against the client, but construction fraud is a two-way street. Meaning, fraud of all kinds is prevalent across every type of construction project and according to BDO Canada, [...]

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04.12.16

5 Exercises to Stay Active at the Office


Sitting in front of a screen all day isn’t a physically stimulating activity, especially if you have meetings, paperwork and deadlines to contend with. However, with a little ingenuity, you can transform some of the time spent at [...]

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06.10.15

Ewww… desks are dirtier than toilet seats


The typical employee’s desk has more bacteria per square centimetre than an office toilet seat. Desks, phones and other private surfaces are also prime habitats for the viruses and bacteria that cause colds, the flu, strep throat, pneumonia [...]

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04.08.15

How Many Bullies do you Work With?


Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Brutus [...]

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04.08.15

The Balancing Act: Work vs Life


5 Tips for a work-life balance According to recent studies, nearly 66% of Canadians put in 45 hours of work each week—50% more people than 20 years ago. Not only are many people putting in more hours – over 1/2 of the [...]

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12.03.14

David Suzuki on Climate Change & Insurance


One of the by-products of working in the insurance industry is the daily reminder of climate change… as this short video from the David Suzuki foundation beautifully sums up. Check it out.     Your insurance is being affected by climate [...]

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12.03.14

Keep Your Business Afloat


Floods can sometimes be predictable. For example, charting the habitual swelling of the tides establishes typical water levels and indicates when coastal areas might be prone to flooding. However, more often than not, floods can arise without warning—rivers, [...]

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10.06.14

Fire Safety Tips & Tools for Small Business


Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to employers, managers and employees to take the proper precautions to keep themselves, their co-workers and the company safe from fire hazards. Not to worry, we [...]

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07.02.14

Rough Notes Magazine Features Schill Insurance


The crew here at Schill Insurance feel pretty lucky to be featured in the July issue of Rough Notes Magazine! Have a look by simply clicking on the cover image below. Let us know what you think. [...]

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04.09.14

Surf Safe – Tricks to Recognize Spam


I’m not sure what’s changed, but as of late I seem to be receiving an increasing amount of spam. Random emails are invading my inbox at work, home and my social sites. In the rush to keep up [...]

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02.13.14

Risky Business: Personal mobile devices at work


In a recent survey conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers, almost half of Canadian smartphone owners said they keep their device with them pretty much 24/7. Hmmmm, turns out I’m just another sorrowful statistic! In all fairness, we live in [...]

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02.13.14

You’re only as good as your Plan B


When I started in insurance, I discovered how important the old saying, “You’re only as good as your Plan B”, really is. A well thought out practical plan can mean the difference between coping with a disaster and [...]

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09.04.13

Why does it feel like somebody’s watching me?


I consider myself lucky having missed the social online world as a teenager. I thank my lucky stars there was no such thing as Facebook to record my less finer moments of adolescence. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE all [...]

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07.29.13

The secret to minimizing stress on the job


The importance of being challenged in our work lives is probably what people are referring to when they say “a little bit of stress is good for you.” However, when we face overwhelming demands that can’t be met, [...]

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07.29.13

Top 10 Threats to Small Business


Optimism is the fuel that drives the entrepreneurial spirit, so it isn’t surprising that most small business owners consider themselves optimists. Too much optimism, however, can get a small business owner into trouble. A business plan built solely [...]

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11.21.12

New videos provide valuable information for business owners.


The Dominion of Canada has recently produced some very good videos about various forms of business risks and the best practices for dealing with them. The following is an introduction to the business protection series. We will be [...]

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