Insurance Q&A

Welcome to Charles E. Boyd Ltd.’s Insurance FAQ page, where we provide answers to some of the most commonly asked insurance questions. Our team of experts has compiled this comprehensive resource to help Newmarket residents better understand the intricacies of auto, home, and business insurance. From coverage options to claims processes, our FAQ covers a wide range of topics to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your insurance needs. Explore our frequently asked questions to learn more about insurance and how it can protect you and your assets. For more information contact our brokers today.

Insurance brokers are professionals who act as intermediaries between insurance buyers and insurance companies. They help individuals and businesses find and purchase insurance policies that meet their specific needs and requirements.

Insurance brokers work with a variety of insurance companies to provide their clients with a range of options and coverage choices. They use their knowledge and expertise to assess the risks and needs of their clients and recommend the most suitable policies to protect them from financial losses.

Insurance brokers typically earn a commission from the insurance companies they work with for each policy they sell. Some brokers may also charge fees for their services, such as policy review and risk assessments.

Overall, insurance brokers play an important role in the insurance industry by helping individuals and businesses navigate the complex world of insurance and find the coverage that best meets their needs.

Yes, if you own and operate a car in Ontario, Canada, you are required by law to have car insurance. The minimum amount of car insurance required by law in Ontario is third-party liability coverage, which covers you in case you are found to be at fault for an accident that causes injury or damage to someone else’s property.

In addition to the mandatory third-party liability coverage, there are other optional types of coverage that you can choose to add to your policy, such as collision coverage (which covers damage to your own vehicle), comprehensive coverage (which covers damage to your vehicle that is not caused by a collision, such as theft or vandalism), and more.

It is important to note that driving without car insurance in Ontario is illegal and can result in fines and other penalties, including the suspension of your driver’s license.

No, home insurance is not legally required in Ontario, Canada. However, if you have a mortgage on your home, your lender may require that you have home insurance as a condition of the mortgage agreement. Additionally, if you live in a condominium, your condo corporation may require you to have insurance as part of the condominium bylaws.

While home insurance is not mandatory in Ontario, it is strongly recommended to protect your investment in your home and personal belongings. Home insurance can help cover the costs of damage or loss caused by unexpected events such as fire, theft, or weather-related incidents. It can also provide liability coverage in case someone is injured on your property and you are found to be legally responsible.

There are several types of business insurance policies available in Ontario, Canada, depending on the needs and risks of the business. Some of the most common types of business insurance policies in Ontario include:

  1. Commercial General Liability Insurance: This policy provides coverage for third-party bodily injury or property damage claims that may arise out of your business operations, products or services. This policy can also provide coverage for legal costs and settlements.

  2. Property Insurance: This policy provides coverage for damage or loss to your business property, including buildings, equipment, and inventory, due to events such as fire, theft, or natural disasters.

  3. Business Interruption Insurance: This policy provides coverage for lost income and operating expenses when your business is forced to shut down due to a covered loss, such as a fire or natural disaster.

  4. Professional Liability Insurance: This policy provides coverage for claims arising from errors or omissions in professional services provided by your business. This can include services provided by professionals such as lawyers, accountants, and doctors.

  5. Cyber Liability Insurance: This policy provides coverage for losses or damages resulting from cyber attacks, data breaches, or other cyber threats.

  6. Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: This policy provides coverage for legal costs and damages resulting from lawsuits against directors and officers of a company for alleged wrongful acts or decisions.

  7. Employment Practices Liability Insurance: This policy provides coverage for claims arising from employment-related issues, such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment.

It is important to speak with a licensed insurance broker or agent to determine which types of insurance policies are appropriate for your business needs.

Yes we do provide travel insurance that can be added onto your current policy.

Travel insurance in Ontario, Canada typically covers a range of unforeseen events that can occur while traveling, such as:

  1. Emergency Medical Coverage: This covers the costs of medical care if you become ill or injured while traveling. It can include hospitalization, ambulance services, emergency medical transportation, and prescription medication.

  2. Trip Cancellation/Interruption Coverage: This covers you if you need to cancel or interrupt your trip due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, death in the family, or natural disaster. It can reimburse you for prepaid, non-refundable expenses like flights, accommodations, and tours.

  3. Baggage Coverage: This covers the loss, theft, or damage of your luggage and personal belongings while traveling.

  4. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage: This provides a lump sum payment if you suffer a fatal accident or lose a limb or sight while traveling.

  5. Flight and Travel Accident Coverage: This covers you if you suffer an accident while on a flight or other mode of transportation.

It’s important to note that the exact coverage and limits of a travel insurance policy can vary depending on the provider and the specific policy you choose. It’s always a good idea to carefully review the policy details before purchasing to ensure it meets your needs.