The Benefits of a Sump Pump

Do you have a sump pump in your home? If you’re in an area where flooding is likely, the water table is high, or where rapidly melting snow or sudden heavy rainstorms are common, it is recommended to have a sump pump installed. When it comes to home insurance water is the new fire and […]

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Insure Your Engagment Ring

For those of you hoping to get engaged on Valentine’s Day or any day, consideration should also be given to insure the engagement ring. The ring purchaser, not receiver (sorry ladies) can insure the engagement ring under their Home, Tenants or Condo policy. If the ring has a value of $5000 or more, you would […]

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Contact Your MPP To Stand Up Against Our Postal Code Rates Changing

McDonell Levert Insurance’s very own Rory Levert was interviewed for an article on how Eastern Ontario auto insurance rates will most likely increase if the Ontario Conservative government succeeds in their Ending Discrimination in Automobile Insurance Act. Eastern Ontario and in fact any region in Ontario should not have to subsidize the poor driving record, […]

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Farmers – Pay Attention To Your Insurance Policy

You feel compelled to buy it. But once you’ve paid for it, you hope you’ll never have to use it. It’s insurance.   And if you’re buying a policy for your farm, it’s probably not as straight forward as cutting a cheque and signing on the dotted line.   Making sure you have the right […]

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Postal Code Discrimination – Who It Affects And Why?

The latest promise from some of our political parties is that, if elected, they will force auto insurance companies to lower insurance premiums by making them put an end to rating consumers via their postal code, or as they call it Postal Code Discrimination against the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Lower insurance rates is something […]

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Tips for Cyclists & Drivers

As the driver of an SUV I am aware that my blind spots as well as my vehicle are bigger than most vehicles on the road. Spring is here and summer is allegedly on the way and so are the cyclists, bikers and even more pedestrians. Here is a handy posting from (source SGI) […]

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When Driving Please Pay Attention, Slow Down, Yield and Stop

  It’s been nearly 2 weeks since the tragedy that was the Humboldt bus crash claiming the lives of 16 people and injuring 13 others, and although it has been uplifting to see the outpouring of love and support towards those involved from not only in Canada but from around the world, we still wonder, […]

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How To Correctly Use A Pedestrian Crossover

How to Use a Pedestrian Crossover - McDonell Levert Insurance Servicing Alexandria

The new pedestrian crossover has been on Main Street now for a couple of months however there are still some drivers, cyclists and pedestrians who may not be sure what the new law (effective January 1st, 2016) is or how to use the crossover properly. The key rule is: Only when pedestrians and school crossing […]

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Is It A Good Idea to Let Someone Else Drive My Car?

Can I Let Someone Else Drive My Car - McDonell Levert Insurance Servicing Alexandria

Whether your buddy needs to borrow your pick-up truck to move his couch or your daughter wants to drive your car to her college class twice a week, it’s not uncommon to want to lend your vehicle to another driver from time to time. But what happens if the person you lend your vehicle to […]

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