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ALIGNED Insurance - ALIGNMENT Matters - issue #48 Resilience

Once just a fun movie, Groundhog Day is now the day-to-day reality we’re all living in and working through. Which is why the key lesson that Bill Murray’s character learns continues to resonate. It’s about the power of resilience. The ability to look at the same situation with fresh perspectives and ultimately, change the outcome.

From day one in 2014 here at ALIGNED Insurance, we’ve delivered a new perspective on the Canadian commercial insurance experience. This is precisely why digital delivery of insurance documents is just 1 of the 18 things we have always and continue to do differently than the typical insurance brokerage.

We also work hard to be accessible. Which is why every ALIGNED Advocate has always had a 1-800 direct phone number. Nobody wants to interact with a call-centre. We believe clients want to talk to the right person every time and be able to easily reach that individual when they need them most. 

Our efforts to deliver the best possible insurance experience are working and we’re growing our team to support you better! I’m pleased to advise that our team now includes Advocates Kelly Chambers and Peter Kicinski who work with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada and report to SVP & Team Leader Darcy Franko-Felice.

The team here at ALIGNED Insurance is always here to answer any questions you might have about your business insurance. Don’t hesitate to reach out. 

As always, please find some new insurance insights that I hope you find useful and interesting.

A. Meet Advocate Kelly Chambers and learn why she decided to join Team ALIGNED. 
B. Meet Advocate Peter Kicinski and discover what he believes sets ALIGNED apart
C. Pivoting to online retail? How to buy the best online retail insurance.
D. Risk management 101 for newly home-based businesses
E. Closed 4+ days? Why vacant property insurance is essential.
F. In their own words. Why people keep choosing ALIGNED.

As you continue to maintain and build resilience, know that the ALIGNED Insurance team and I are here to support you and your business. 

Call your Advocate directly or TEAM ALIGNED toll-free at 1-866-287-0448 if you have any insurance questions or concerns. We’re here to help!


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Andrew Clark, MBA, CAIB, RF, FCIP, RPLU
President & CEO, ALIGNED Insurance
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[e-news] ALIGNMENT Matters | issue 48 | in depth

It’s what sets us apart that drew Kelly Chambers to ALIGNED

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KELLY CHAMBERS recently joined our growing team. Kelly is an Advocate and reports to SVP Darcy Franko-Felice. She works closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada. 

Kelly shares, “Everyone who works for ALIGNED is not only passionate about insurance but also driven to increase their own insurance knowledge through continuing education. Therefore, our clients are speaking with some of the best and brightest in the business!”

Here’s what Kelly has to say about why she’s an insurance professional…keep reading….

What to know more about Advocate Kelly Chambers?

Taking care of clients first is what led Peter Kicinski to ALIGNED

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PETER KICINSKI is an Advocate and reports to SVP Darcy Franko-Felice. Working closely with ALIGNED colleagues across Canada, Peter shares his story with us.

Peter shares, “after speaking with Andrew Clark & other members of the ALIGNED family, deciding to join ALIGNED was an easy decision. Our core values & business philosophy of taking care of our clients first and foremost was a major deciding factor in taking this next step in my career.”

Here’s what Peter noticed when he began working as a broker with the ALIGNED team…keep reading….

Curious about what Peter believes is the most important service an insurance broker delivers?

Business 2021 | Online risks need
e-commerce insurance. We can help.

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Operate exclusively online? Growing your business via Shopify, Amazon, Wayfair, ebay, or Etsy? Online risks are different than bricks and mortar risks. This is why you need dedicated e-commerce insurance to address the specific risks of online retailing. 

E-commerce store owners trust our experts to align their business with coverage that’s built to address online retail risks

Worried about the risks of online retailing? We debunk some key myths about e-commerce businesskeep reading….

Want to know are Canadian e-commerce insurance policies enforceable if you sell to American customers? Read this.

Kids, cats & clients | Risk Management 101 for Canadian home based businesses

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So you’re about to launch a home based business – congratulations! Or maybe you are expanding your business to include a home office – that’s awesome! 

Whether you are running a new or existing home based business, you may not be aware of all exposures your business faces in the comfort of home.

This is why we asked a veteran owner of a home based business to provide us with some insights about risk management.

Firstly, there are the obvious risks. Procrastination, wearing comfy clothes when you are not on a Zoom call and fridge temptations. Each of which has it’s own unique hazards. Not setting a clock to get ready to leave the house everyday may inspire your internal clock to take over. Or it may encourage some extra time in bed, especially during a frigid February.

And while wearing pj bottoms is trending, too much comfort can lead to outgrowing your former corporate wardrobe.

If you own a home based business and want to work with brokers who work with more than 65 of Canada’s top insurance companies, you’ve landed on the right page.keep reading

The small business insurance experts at ALIGNED can help you navigate options for home based businesses. We are here to help you and your business thrive.

How To Insights | Securing vacant property insurance in Canada

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ALIGNED Explainer | Renting out a condo using Airbnb? Interviewing potential lessees for your strip mall, office building or warehouse? You may be planning to relocate into your rental property, doing renovations or simply waiting for the perfect long-term tenant to sign a multi-year lease. If you own a building that you rent, chances are that it will be either unoccupied or vacant for a short or extended period of time.

While you may be an experienced commercial and/or residential landlord, you may not be aware that typical property coverage can be voided if a property is left vacant or unoccupied for as few as just four days!

That means that if you use online services to rent out your cottage or chalet, a vacancy of more than four days could put your investment property at risk.…keep reading…

DYK? From a statistical perspective, vacant properties are inherently more susceptible to risk. Damage that results from vandals, undetected repairs, fire as well as other losses are some of the most frequent risks unoccupied properties face.
Here’s how to ensure your vacant property is fully covered….

More 5 star reviews for ALIGNED Insurance brokers of Canada

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5 stars. Five star reviews on Google have quickly become the gold standard for customer feedback in our online world. 

And this is just one reason why we’re proud to share some of the newest reviews ALIGNED Insurance clients across Canada are posting online.

Firstly, client reviews tell us what we’re doing right. What solutions clients value the most – which, more often than not, is speed of delivery. Secondly, client reviews shed light on what clients appreciate the most about us. And what that is, we’ve come to understand, is the time we spend listening. Suffice it to say, to help you we need to know you. 

And that’s why we take the time to ask you questions about your business now and your future business plans…keep reading…

STAY CURRENT: Managing your business risks during COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing how Canadians live, work and conduct business. Bookmark this page and learn more about COVID-19 risks, provincial workplace safety guidance, COVID-19 insurance options, commercial insurance Canada products, insights and much more.

To help businesses understand what’s new, what’s changing and what’s staying the same, we’re constantly updating our Insurance Blog

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Above all, we’re here to help you manage your insurance.

  1. Insurance claim? Report it 24/7/365. Call 1-844-890-3213.
  2. Have a question? Call your ALIGNED Advocate or us toll-free at 1-866-287-0448.
  3. Need insurance? Get your quote started now using our simple online form. 
  4. Get many fully online commercial insurance products on alignedinsurance.com.
  5. Need to pay an ALIGNED Insurance invoice? You can pay online here.

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In conclusion, we’d like to thank you for reading ALIGNMENT Matters Issue 48! Find out more about our story and connect with one of our Canadian business insurance brokers today at 1-866-287-0448To sum up, our experienced commercial insurance brokers are here to help you to determine the types of coverage you need most.

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