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February 3 2021

The Top 7 Insurance Q&As for 2021

2020 turned out to be quite an unpredictable year, teaching us all to truly be prepared for anything. 2021 is a great time for fresh outlooks and getting the year started off on the right foot. As insurance experts, we’ve gathered some of the most top of mind insurance Q&A’s – covering topics from home to small business and more, to help you be prepared for anything 2021 may have to offer.

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December 17 2020

Water Damage: Loss Prevention & Coverage while Living in a Condo

Buying a condo certainly has its perks! Downtown living, amenities, and affordability are just a few of the upsides – but what about the risks? Hypothetically your strata fees and maintenance should cover any issues with the building right? Well, this isn’t always the case, especially when it comes to water damage. Water damage can be complicated as it may affect other units and common areas in the building, leading to

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November 6 2020

How to Plan For Future Travel In The Time of COVID-19

2020 and what it could’ve been! Trips to the beaches of Mexico, strolling the shops of St.Tropez, tasting the wines and cheeses of Europe. It all seems like a dream now! What you may have had planned for this year and the way it turned out is likely two different scenarios. COVID-19 has put quite a damper on many of our travel agendas, to say the least. However, maybe the hiccup

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October 6 2020

How to Choose the Right Vehicle for a Teen Driver

Once your teenager begins driving it’s a whole new adventure as a parent. They grow up so fast! Choosing a car for your teen, or helping them choose a car, is a different experience than selecting a vehicle for yourself. While your teen may go for the coolest ride they can find, you will want to consider first and foremost safety. Price and fuel economy are also important, let’s dive (or

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September 1 2020

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Home Renovation Project

You’ve found the perfect home, but it just needs some TLC. Before you know it, you’re fixated on fixtures, countertops and deep into construction.

Home renovations can be incredibly exciting, but also overwhelming! Did you know your current home insurance may not cover you during the reno and you may need to restructure your policy? We want to help you be as prepared as possible before embarking

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July 22 2020

6 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Renter’s Insurance

Renter’s Insurance, also known as Tenant’s Insurance, covers your personal items, lost or stolen, including liability for injuries or property damage, on or off your premise, including worldwide. Even though Tenant insurance isn’t legally required like car insurance, you could be taking a big risk by not choosing to get it. Not every landlord will require Tenant’s Insurance, so it may be up to you to decide if it’s right

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July 8 2020

5 Ways to Help Support your Community as it Re-Opens after COVID-19

As the province begins to reopen, it may seem as though local businesses are getting back on their feet, but the truth is that they still need a lot of community support. It will be a slow start before our favourite establishments recover and are thriving again. Most shops and restaurants are opening at reduced capacity because of COVID-19 safety regulations and some have even had to shut down. Our

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May 22 2020

Insurance Tips for Summer Social Distancing in British Columbia

With provincial parks starting to loosen restrictions and the weather getting warmer, many British Columbians are beginning to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. Although the province is starting to slowly open up again, it will still surely be a different kind of summer. What activities can we still do while social distancing and how do we stay safe doing them? At Johnston Meier Insurance, we are breaking

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April 15 2020

5 Tips for Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Have you have made the shift to working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In the last month, our world has changed tremendously, with many businesses closing and employees now working in self-isolation. If remote work is new to you, or you are experiencing added challenges due to the pandemic, we want to help you establish the most effective work/life balance. Follow these simple tips to

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February 19 2020

Insider Boat Insurance Tips for a Great Boating Season

Spring is coming soon, which means summer is on the horizon. Whether you are a new boat owner or a seasoned captain, it’s always good to brush up on best practices and prevent liabilities. The more you are educated before boating season the better. So before you launch, here are some tips from our insurance experts to help prepare you for the first voyage of the season!

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