myDriving App FAQ

Intact’s myDriving Application – FAQ

Intact's myDriving discount has been around for quite some time monitoring your braking, acceleration, and what time your drive your vehicle. Previously this information was tracked via a plugin device that was installed into your vehicle, but as of recently this data can now be tracked through a cell phone application. The application allows you to view a road map of each trip you take, including any events (hard braking, rapid acceleration, driving during high risk periods), and see your potential savings (...)

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Canada’s Top Five Scenic Drives

Thinking about hitting the open road this summer? Sometimes there's no better way to unwind then a long scenic road trip with your friends or family. Canada has some of the most beautiful highways in world, and each province excluding Saskatchewan has their own unique attributes. So if you've got a full tank of gas and some time to spare, whether it be for a day trip, a weekend or longer, get out there and explore what our country has to offer this summer. Worst case scenario a bear kills you. We’ve put together a list of Canada’s top five scenic road-trip destinations to get you on your way (...)

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Additional Living Expenses

What Is Additional Living Expenses Coverage?

Your home insurance policy can protect you from so much more than physical damage to your property and liability claims. Additional Living Expenses coverage is included in most home insurance, condo insurance, and tenant insurance policies. It can help cover out-of-pocket expenses when you’re forced to leave home because of an insured event or government-ordered evacuation (...)

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Credit card

Does Your Credit Card Provide Adequate Travel Insurance?

I’ve always been a staunch believer in travel insurance. When I first started travelling with friends, I was surprised that most of them didn’t buy travel insurance! Those that did often relied on credit card insurance coverage. However, I’ve since learned that not all policies are created equal, so if you’re relying on credit card or group plan travel insurance coverage, you may want to reconsider (...)

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home claim

How will making a claim impact the cost of my home insurance?

Your home insurance policy is there to protect you when you need it most — but you may find yourself wondering what could happen to your premium after you make a claim. As your HMS insurance broker we will provide helpful insight on how your claim will impact your policy, and provide the right course of action to get your home back in the same position it was before. There are a few things to consider before a claim is submitted (...)

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Preventing a Home Fire

Have a plan: safeguarding your home against fire

Your home is your sanctuary, and the place where you should feel the safest. That’s why house fires can have such an emotional impact. They put the health and safety of the people you love at risk, and can destroy a lifetime of memories in mere moments. Preventing fires is easier than you might think, and taking simple precautions can safeguard you and your family. Check out these 7 easy tips to get started (...)

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At Home - Avoid Claims

Playing it safe: simple ways to avoid the most common home insurance claims

They say the best way to predict the future is to create it. When it comes to home insurance claims, there is a lot that you can do to stop damage from happening in the first place. Although it may not be possible to avoid damage in every situation, you can certainly play a big role in keeping it to a minimum. Let’s walk through some tips to help you steer clear of costly and inconvenient insurance claims (...)

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eSlips Could Be Arriving Soon in 2017

With the digital transformation of our society and the insurance industry alike, it's been a long time coming that we would be able to use electronic insurance slips (eSlips). Most insurance companies allow you to view your insurance policy online via your smart phone or computer, but in 2017 you'll have the option have your insurance slip in your phone, and not your glove-box. If you get pulled over by the police for example, and are required to show proof of insurance, you can simply show them your phone (...)

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Password Security

Cyber Security – Using Strong Passwords

"Be sure to use a strong password" is advice that we are constantly being given when trying to create online accounts. It's also not uncommon to see a password meter ranking your passwords strength. That's because many computer users are continually choosing weak passwords like "123456" or "password" ranking top on the list year after year. With the rising threat of cyber crime, information leaks and data breaches, a strong password is your first line of defense (...)

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