Client September Newsletter 2022

Client September Newsletter 2022

September 26, 2022

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Do You Have Adequate Loss of Use Limits?Why you need to review your loss of use limit

Auto repairs are taking 65% longer. Can your coverage keep up?

Covid has had a rippling impact on all aspects of our lives. Delays, closures, and price increases have become normal talking points in our day-to-day lives. In the insurance industry, we’ve seen increased wait times for vehicle repairs after accidents. Couple that with rental vehicle shortages and minimal inventory in car lots, and we’re starting to see it impact our clients’ loss-of-use limits.

What is loss-of-use coverage, and is your limit enough in today’s marketplace, where repair wait times are up 65% year-over-year?

We dig into that topic in our latest blog.

London Knights Home Opener: Win 2 TicketsLondon Knights Ticket Giveaway

Suit up for a great ‘knight’ of hockey! We’re giving away 2 tickets to the London Knights Season Home Opener on Friday, September 30 at the Budweiser Gardens against the Owen Sound Attack.

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

We’ve Updated Our Home Page!We've Updated Our Home Page

Our New Home Page is Live!

We have overhauled our website’s home page and navigation menu. Getting around the site has never been easier!

Whether you’re visiting for customer self-serve options or are looking for an insurance quote, we hope you find the new design eye-catching.

We’re constantly working to improve your user experience and are excited to continue rolling out new improvements across the website. Stay tuned for more updates next month.

You can check out the new home page here.

Optiom: Vehicle Replacement Done Differently

Many people don’t know that if they were in a car accident today, their auto policy will only pay-out the market value of their vehicle at the time of the loss. That’s right, even if you purchased your vehicle a few months ago, your insurance payout may be a depreciated value.

Excalibur Insurance is proud to be part of a select group of brokers licensed to sell Optiom Insurance: a unique coverage that insures your new vehicle for its purchase price for up to 7-years OR your used vehicle for its purchase price for up to 5-years.

You can learn more about Optiom coverage here.

Submissions for Read to Ride are Closing SoonRead to Ride: Submissions Closing Soon

We hope back to school went well for all of the families out there!

Attention Grade 3 or 4 Teachers: There’s still time left to apply to our Read to Ride program for Winter 2023.

We will be selecting 3 classrooms in Ontario to participate in Read to Ride. We launched our Read to Ride program earlier this year with the goal of helping children sharpen their reading skills by encouraging regular practice with fun incentives (ballots, pizza parties, new bikes) along the way.

Ultimately, we hope the Read to Ride program helps children develop more confidence in their reading skills and themselves.

You can apply here. Submissions for Read to Ride Winter 2023 close on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Mobile Payment Security & Cyber LiabilityMobile Payment Security & Cyber Liability

Mobile payments make paying for services and goods more efficient, but they come with their own set of risks.

We discuss mobile payment security risks and how you can better protect yourself in this blog.

It’s Jersey Day for Sarah & StacySarah & Stacy Jersey Day

Last month, Sarah Gingerich and Stacy Smith reached their three-month milestone with Excalibur Insurance. To celebrate, we hosted another Excalibur Jersey Day!

You’ve probably heard us mention Excalibur Jersey Day before.

It’s tradition that when a new staff member reaches their three-month milestone, we host a Jersey Day to award them with their official Excalibur hockey jersey (what’s more Canadian than that?).

Each Excalibur jersey features the team member’s last name on the back and the last two digits of the year they joined our team.

Congratulations to you both!

Our Second Contest Champions WinnerOur Second Contest Champions Winner

Congratulations to Sandra Fink on winning our second Contest Champions giveaway for a $500 Backyard Yard Fun Prize Package! The prize package contained: Giant Tumbling Timber Game, a Cornhole Game, a Spikeball Game, and 2 Zero Gravity Chairs.

Excalibur Insurance has also made a $500 donation to the Canadian Wildlife Federation as part of our ongoing commitment to donate a portion of our profits back into the community.

Our next Contest Champions giveaway will begin in October, so bookmark the page here and check back soon!

September’s Defender Spotlight – Darlene McCowanDefender Spotlight – Darlene McCowan

September’s Defender Spotlight shines on Darlene McCowan in our Clinton office!

Darlene joined our commercial team in September 2021 and has been a fantastic addition!

She joined the insurance industry after a career in the non-profit world, which made this transition a significant change. But we’ve all quickly learned that Darlene approaches challenges with determination and confidence.

Her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn is infectious, making her an ideal fit for her Commercial Lines Support role because it’s a complex job requiring constant learning.

Happy to have you as part of the team, Darlene!

annika defender