Here are some of our Frequently Asked Questions:
As your lifestyle changes, so do your coverage needs. Regular reviews of your policy will ensure you have the coverage best-suited to your lifestyle.
If you own a vehicle in Ontario, you’re required by law to purchase coverage in case an accident occurs. At a minimum, you must carry third-party liability, accident benefits, direct compensation property damage and uninsured automobile. You have the option to increase limits and purchase additional accident benefit coverage to protect your lifestyle.
- Third-Party Liability: Protects you when someone is injured or killed, or property is damaged. Pays defense costs to settle claims from any lawsuits against you, up to the set limit. Legally in Ontario, you must carry at least $200,000 in liability.
- Uninsured Automobile: Protects you and your family if you’re injured or killed by a hit-and-run driver or an uninsured motorist; covers damage to your vehicle caused by identified, uninsured drivers.
- Direct Compensation-Property Damage: If someone else is at fault for an accident, direct compensation covers damage to your vehicle, its contents, and equipment (stereo, speakers) including loss of use and contents
- Accident Benefits: If you’ve been injured in an accident, regardless of who caused it, accident benefits cover expenses not covered by OHIP like rehabilitation, caregiving, and loss of income. See chart for changes/options.
|ACCIDENT BENEFITS COVERAGE||PRIOR TO JUNE 2016||AS OF JUNE 2016||OPTIONS|
|Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care Benefit||Medical + Rehabilitation: Reimbursement for reasonable, necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses like physiotherapy not covered by OHIP or Group Insurance Plans. Attendant Care: Reimbursement for an attendant to look after you either at home or within a healthcare facility. Non-Catastrophic Injuries: Minor Injuries (sprains, whiplash) + Serious Injuries (broken bones). Catastrophic Injuries: Loss of a limb, para/quadraplegia.||$50,000 for Medical and Rehabilitation (for Non-Catastrophic injuries) $36,000 for Attendant Care (for Non-Catastrophic Injuries) $1,000,000 for Medical and Rehabilitation (for Catastrophic Injuries) $1,000,000 for Attendant Care (for Catastrophic Injuries)||$65,000 total for Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care (for Non-Catastrophic Injuries) $1,000,000 total for Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care (for Catastrophic Injuries)||Increase Non-Catastrophic benefit to $130,000 total Add an additional $1,000,000 for a total of $2,000,000 for Catastrophic Injuries Increase combined all injury benefit to $1,000,000 and combined Catastrophic benefit total to $2,000,0002|
|Caregiver Benefit||Reimbursement to hire someone to care for your dependants.||Up to $250/week for first dependant, $50/week for additional dependants (Catastrophic Injuries only)||No Change||Extend benefit to cover all injuries (not just Catastrophic)|
|Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Expenses||Reimbursement for someone to carry out your household responsibilities.||Up to $100/week (Catastrophic Injuries only)||No Change||Extend benefit to cover all injuries (not just Catastrophic)|
|Income Replacement Benefit||A weekly income up to $400; begins one week after the accident occurs.||70% of gross income up to $400/week||No Change||Increase to $600, $800 or $1,000/week|
|Dependant Care Benefit||Reimbursement for additional expenses to care for your dependants if you’re employed and injured from a car accident.||Not Provided||No Change||Purchase up to $75/week for first dependant and $25/week for additional dependants (max $150/week)|
|A lump sum payout to your spouse and dependant(s); a second lump sum payout to cover the cost of funeral expenses.||$25,000 to spouse; $10,000 to each dependant Up to $6,000 for Funeral||No Change||Increase to $50,000 for spouse; $20,000 for each dependant Increase to $8,000 for funeral|
|Indexation Benefit||Adjustment of benefits to account for changes in inflation.||Not Proided||No Change||Adjust annually according to the Consumer Price Index of Canada|
|Tort Deductible||The amount deducted for court awarded compensation for pain and suffering.||$36,905.40 deductible (Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2016)||No Change||Reduce deductible by $10,000 regardless of annual indexation|
1 Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care Benefits for minor injuries are fixed at a max limit of $3,500.
2 If you purchase both the additional Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care benefit for catastrophic injuries and for all injuries, the total eligible benefit amount for a catastrophic impairment would be $3,000,000.
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|After Hours Claims|
|AM Fredericks Underwriting Management Ltd.||1-888-753-5727|
|Aviva Elite Insurance||1-866-692-8482|
|Aviva Traders General Insurance Company||1-866-692-8482|
|Cambrian Special Risk||1-800-235-8784|
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|Ches Special Risk||1-844-384-0867|
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|Hagerty Canada LLC||1-888-348-8546|
|Intact Insurance Company||1-866-464-2424|
|Intact Insurance Company (Specialty Lines)||1-866-692-8482|
|Jevco Insurance Company||1-866-864-1112|
|K&K Insurance Group Inc||1- 800-237-2917|
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|PAL insurance Brokers Ltd.||1- 800-265-8098|
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|Premier Group of Companies||1-866-462-3650|
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|Strategic Underwriting Managers Inc.||1-877-630-6285|
|Sutton Special Risk Insurance||1-800-461-3292|
|Totten Group Insurance||1-877-896-0015|
|The Boiler Insurance and Insurance Company of Canada||1-844-216-7223|
|The Guarantee Company of North America||1- 866-464-2424|
|Victor Insurance||1- 800-267-6684|
|Western General Insurance||1-800-607-2424|
Should you be involved in an automobile accident, please contact us immediately at 1-877-630-6285 or 905-597-3500. After hours, please refer to the After Hours Claims numbers above.
What to do immediately after an accident occurs:
- Report the accident to the police if injuries are involved and/or if vehicle damages exceed $1000
- If possible, drive your vehicle to a safe location nearby to exchange information with others involved
- If you cannot safely move your vehicle, contact a tow service to take your vehicle to a Collision Reporting Centre. If possible, walk to a safer location nearby to exchange information with others involved
- Contact us as soon as possible after the accident
- Refrain from authorizing any repairs until coverage can be confirmed
- Do not admit fault for the accident, simply exchange information
Information you need to collect from individuals involved:
- Telephone Numbers
- Driver’s License Numbers
- Insurance Company Names & Policy Numbers
- Year, Make & Model of Vehicles
- Information Obtained from Witnesses
You must report an accident to police if:
- There is an injury or someone has been killed
- There is damage to public or private property
- At least one of the drivers appears under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The accident involves a bicyclist or pedestrian
- At least one of the drivers is unlicensed or uninsured
- What about damage to vehicles:
- If the total amount of damage estimated exceeds $2,000, you must to report the accident to the police. Note: depending on that situation, the police may not always attend the scene and you will need to visit your local collision reporting centre within 24 hours of the accident.
- Remember to take pictures of the scene for use later or if you have a dashcam – save your video.
- Add the content after and include If possible, drive your vehicle to a safe location nearby
Through a Group Home and Automobile Insurance Program, your business, association or organization can offer its employees or members discounts of up to 15%-40% off regular insurance rates – all at no additional financial or administrative cost to your organization.
Through a Commercial Insurance Group Program, your business, association or organization may be entitled to discounts simply due to the size of the group and spread of risk factors.
When you work with a broker, your needs take priority. Your broker will make every effort to ensure you receive the most extensive coverage possible for the price paid. Simply put, working with a broker allows you to purchase customized insurance that may be impossible to access on your own, or to comparison shop for the product that gives you the best possible coverage.
Agents or direct sellers are authorized to sell only the products of the insurance companies they work for, whereas independent brokers maintain relationships with several insurance companies. A broker will carefully assess your insurance needs, and then search for the product that best meets your requirements.
Our exceptional service and integrity has distinguished National Brokers Insurance and brought many referrals — our greatest compliment. Our customer service differentiates our business from the competition and encourages clients to choose our business over others. While we are fastidious in adherence to privacy laws and regulations, transparency is part of our office culture for both clients and employees.
We established an office of Client Advocacy to help customers through difficulties of any kind. For example, we help you understand the legalese of insurance or claims. We also have a team for each department to cover all scenarios. We want our clients to be empowered with knowledge of their coverage, and provide a collaborative review for new business and renewals alike. We take pride in caring for our customers. We value your referrals and our commitment to professionalism is our priority.