Excalibur Insurance Group

Client July Newsletter 2023

Meet the Author! Book Signing at Fincher’s

You’re invited to join author Gabrielle Reid and members of the Excalibur Insurance team at the official launch of our children’s book Artie the Good Knight and the Excalibur Academy!

A book signing event will take place at Fincher’s, located at 16 Courthouse Square in Goderich, on Friday, August 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Synopsis for Artie the Good Knight and the Excalibur Academy: After sixth-grader Artie finds a magical sword in her attic, she is transported to the strange fantasy world of Arcadia, where animals talk, monsters roam the dark woods, and Knights work to keep the peace. To win a favour from Excalibur Academy’s in-house magician, she must train as a Knight and rise through the ranks. You can learn more about the book here.

We believe that “leaders are readers,” so we wanted to create a powerful story for young kids about finding confidence in themselves and building friendships that can withstand great challenges. We hope you enjoy this story: Inspiring people to rise to the challenge, be the best version of themselves, and do the right thing.

Understanding Actual Cash Value vs Replacement Cost

Why does it sometimes seem like insurance experts are speaking another language? There are all these insurance-specific terms, like “deductible” and “co-insurance,” and then of course: “actual cash value” and “replacement cost.”

In our latest blog, we explain the difference between actual cash value and replacement cost, and then go over which is the best coverage option when insuring your home.

Win 2 Tickets to the Rock Musical: RENT

We’re giving away 2 TICKETS to the rock musical RENT on Friday, September 15, at 8:00 p.m. at the Stratford Festival Theatre!

To enter and for full contest details, visit our FacebookTwitter, or Instagram page.

Keterson Park Pavilion in Mitchell Sponsorship

We are excited to announce that we have agreed to be the official sponsor of the Keterson Park Food Booth in Mitchell for the next 3-years!

Keterson Park recently built a new 130ft by 66ft multi-use pavilion that includes a kitchen/concession booth and bar, washrooms, basketball nets, storage space, removable walls and drainage capabilities for the annual fall fair and baseball tournaments.

Which Do I Need?: Mortgage or Life Insurance

Mortgage insurance and life insurance are both designed to help protect your financial future in the event of unexpected tragedy, preventing you from leaving behind your debts as an inheritance.

But which is best for your situation? Life or mortgage? What about both? What’s the key difference between the two policies? In this article, we’ll take an in-depth look into the differences between mortgage insurance and life insurance and how they may benefit you.

New! Commercial Business Products

We made several updates to our website in 2022, including new auto and home insurance pages, along with an updated blog and team page. But our biggest undertaking yet has been our New Commercial Business offerings.

Whether you are a lawyer, medical professional, contractor, or manufacturer, we have business solutions tailored to your unique needs. We have also created information pages for common commercial coverages, such as Commercial Liability, Business Interruption Coverage, and Cyber Insurance.

You can check out our New Commercial Business offerings and FAQs by clicking here.

Insurance Partner Spotlight: Howick Insurance

Welcome back to our “Insurance Partner Spotlight,” a new segment in our newsletter that will feature our company partners! Since we work with over 40 of Canada’s Top Insurers, our goal is for our clients to better understand the options and speciality products that we have available for them.

This month’s spotlight is on Howick Mutual Insurance Company.

Since 1873, the Howick Mutual Insurance Company has provided peace of mind for people living in rural areas and small towns. Howick Mutual understands the needs of people living in these areas because their independent brokers live there too! That’s just one of the many benefits of purchasing your insurance from a mutual – your premiums stay in the community, employing your friends, family, and neighbours while supporting the local economy. Another benefit of a mutual is becoming a member of the company. By purchasing your insurance from Howick Mutual, you get invited to their Annual General Meeting and can voice your opinions on company decisions.

To learn more about Howick Mutual Insurance Company, click here.

July’s Defender Spotlight – Amanda Wood

July’s Defender Spotlight shines on Amanda Wood in our Mitchell office!

Amanda has been part of the Excalibur Insurance team for over 4 years but has close to 20 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Amanda’s knowledge and experience make her an outstanding Account Manager because she has a deep understanding of insurance company coverages and wordings. Pair this with her excellent listening skills and thoughtful personality; you have an Excalibur rockstar.

Beyond her work with Excalibur as a Personal Lines Account Manager, she is one of the few team members who can also assist clients with their Life, Disability, and Critical Illness Insurance needs as part of our new division of Excalibur Assurance.

The Excalibur team thanks Amanda for always going above and beyond to assist clients. We’re thrilled to have you as part of the team, Amanda!

August 25, 2023

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