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The basic principles of mutual insurance in Ontario have not changed much since the beginning. Community based, mutual companies are owned and operated by their Policyholders. There are no stockholders. The mutuals are run by a Board of Directors which is elected from among the Policyholders. The Board appoints the Officers of the Company.

 

In return for agreeing to secure Policyholders against loss, the Company collects premiums. This fund, together with income from investments, is used to pay losses sustained by the Policyholders as well as the expenses of running the Company. Any surplus either remains in the Company’s surplus account or may be refunded to Policyholders at the discretion of the Policyholder Directors.

The concept is of mutual trust.

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Trees, Lawns, Shrubs and Plants - Are They Covered?

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

When was the last time you thought about insurance coverage for that tree in your yard? Our guess: likely never. We see a lot of damaged greenery this time of year. We find that homeowners are unaware of the Home ... Read more

What Kind of Insurance Do I Need for My Hair Salon?

Monday, June 05, 2017

Have you always wanted to start up a commercial hair salon, beauty parlour or even a barber shop? Not sure what kind of insurance you will need? The short answer: a Retail Package Policy . A Retail Package Policy ... Read more

Should I Insure My Fishing Gear?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It’s 6 a.m. You stand at the edge of an old wooden dock to take in the beautiful Ontario scenery. The sun is rising and the fog is slowly lifting. The wind is absent and the water is glass. You see a fish surface in the ... Read more