Top 10 Tips for a Safe and Happy New Year

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The New Year is upon us and this year we encourage everyone to read and follow this guide from the Insurance Bureau of Canada as a part of your New Years Resolution. 

The IBC's top 10 Tips for a safe New Year are:

  1. Review your insurance policy to ensure that you have adequate coverage.
  2. Shop around to find the right policy for your own unique situation.
  3. To prevent possible slips and falls, keep your walkways and front stairs clear of snow and ice.
  4. Create or review your family emergency plan.
  5. Update your home inventory list by adding new items, including gifts received over the holidays. 
    • Note the approximate value of the items, including makes, models, serial numbers and any other identifying marks.
  6. If necessary, hire an appraiser to determine the value of works of art or jewellery avoid a possible claims misunderstanding.
  7. Take photos or a video of your home's contents.
  8. Keep your home inventory list, and photos or video of your home's contents in a safety deposit box, a fire proof safe or in another secure location away from your home. 
  9. If you are renting, ensure you have tenant's insurance. A landlord's policy will not typically cover your personal belongings or liability.
  10. If you have questions, speak to your insurance broker at 1-888-245-4741. 

On behalf of the entire Fairway Insurance team we would like to wish you and your families a happy and prosperous New Year!!

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