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  • 18/08/2017 0 Comments
    The Importance of Winter Tires

    Driving can be stressful during the winter months. Snow decreases visibility and tire traction and makes the roads slick. These conditions often slow traffic and facilitate automotive accidents. While there is little you personally can do about the roads or the snow, you can safeguard your vehicle by investing in winter tires.

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  • 18/08/2017 0 Comments
    Find Car Insurance in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Many drivers don't give enough thought to their car insurance before signing the agreement. If you are searching for auto insurance in Halifax or elsewhere in Nova Scotia, then it is important that you take the time to assess what you are looking for in a policy. Doing so can save you money and get you exactly the type of coverage you need.

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  • 17/08/2017 0 Comments
    Moving? Do Not Forget to Review Your Home or Tenant Insurance in Nova Scotia

    Moving has its fair share of challenges, or as many people would say, far too many challenges! From packing your belongings to selling your home to arranging a moving company; you have a lot to do. Whether you are moving into your own new home or a rental, you must add one more to-do to your list: insurance.


    Depending on the location, type of residence and any new belongings you may have, your insurance needs will certainly change. So, do not forget to examine your home or tenant insurance in Halifax before you settle into your new residence.

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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Tips to Drive Safely in the Fall & Prevent Costly Auto Insurance Hikes

    Surprisingly, the fall season tends to be the source of a number of auto accidents. As the weather starts to change, it is important that you not only stay safe on the road for yourself and others, but also avoid any costly changes in your car insurance in Halifax.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Is Your Halifax Car Insurance Premium Spookier than Halloween?

    Most people dread having to pay the high premiums for car insurance in Halifax, but they know they need it. What is surprising, however, is that very few drivers comparison shop to make sure they are getting the best deal possible. Insurance premiums can dramatically fluctuate between carriers. If you have not shopped around in a while, now is a good time to see if you really are paying a scary amount for your insurance.

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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Winter Auto Essentials

    Keeping a roadside emergency kit of supplies in one’s car is both the smart and responsible thing to do for drivers. While carrying an emergency kit year round is sound advice, there are certain adjustments that should be made to make it winter worthy. Public Safety Canada, in cooperation with Transport Canada suggests the following to prepare an emergency kit for your car.

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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Will You Be Covered if a Big Blizzard Hits Nova Scotia?

    Snow and ice are an inevitable part of winter in Nova Scotia but major ice storms can result in devastating damage to homes and businesses in the province. Does your commercial, house or combined insurance have you protected? Or is it leaving you out in the cold? Keep reading for more info about some common storm damages and the type of coverage that you can expect.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    How the Right Insurance Coverage Can Help You Protect Your Motorcycle This Winter

    Winter has come to Nova Scotia and that means that most motorcycles will be hidden away in storage until spring. Keep reading for tips on the best way to prepare your motorcycle for storage and the benefits of year-round motorcycle insurance coverage.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Stay Safe This Winter with Driving Tips from Your Halifax Auto Insurance Company

    Everyone in Halifax knows that driving during winter can be a tricky proposition. The roads are icy, and as a result, road accidents and auto insurance claims are more likely to occur. But there are a few steps that you can take to reduce your risk of an accident and keep your loved ones safe.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    7 Tips for Avoiding Hefty Halifax Home Insurance Claims This Winter

    Your home is your castle. Your safe haven. Your protection against the freezing cold. But is it ready for winter? Frozen pipes can burst, roofs can leak and sidewalks can get slippery. A lot can go wrong when winter comes to Halifax. Don’t let a weather-related home insurance claim leave you out in the cold. Prepare for the worst of winter with the following tips:


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    3 Important Benefits of Combined Insurance

    Because people are often looking for the best initial insurance quotes for different insurance policies, they often end up paying premiums to numerous different insurance companies every month. The problem with this strategy is not only the resulting confusion, but the fact that it can cause you to miss out on the advantages of combining your insurance policies with the same insurer.

    There are three important benefits to choosing home and auto combined insurance from the Halifax combined insurance brokers at Eisenhauer Insurance that you should definitely consider:


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Advantages of Independent Insurance Brokers in Halifax

    If you are looking for an insurance company in Nova Scotia, you may be weighing your options between a large insurance company, bank, or independent insurance broker. To get the most from your coverage and find a policy that gives you the protection you need, consider the benefits and flexibility of working alongside a broker. Contact Eisenhauer Insurance to speak with our dedicated brokers and get a free insurance quote. Reach us today to find out why our independent insurance services are the ideal option for you.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    The Importance of Tenant Insurance When You Renting in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    If you are renting, then your landlord's insurance will protect your home in the case of burst pipes, broken appliances, or damage to the building's physical structure, but there is plenty that it does not cover. At Eisenhauer Insurance we encourage renters living in Nova Scotia to think about tenant insurance from an insurance company that's right for them, as not enough renters realize just how important it is.


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  • 16/08/2017 0 Comments
    Will Winter Tires Eventually Mean Cheaper Car Insurance Rates for Drivers in Nova Scotia?

    People all over Nova Scotia are curious to see whether our government will follow Ontario’s decision to require auto insurance companies to give discounts to drivers using winter tires on their vehicle. The provincial government in Ontario believes that the discount will encourage drivers to use winter tires, reduce the amount of winter accidents and make the roads safer for everyone. Let’s take a closer look at how winter tires could benefit drivers in Halifax.


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  • 07/08/2017 0 Comments
    Challenges of Small Business Owners in Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Business owners face a mountain of challenges daily, ensuring that you have the right having business insurance is critical. At Eisenhauer Insurance, we understand small business, when Bob Eisenhauer founded our insurance company in 1980, he was the only staff member. However, hard work, determination, insurance knowledge and great customer service turned his small business into one of the largest single-office brokerages in Nova Scotia. Today Eisenhauer Insurance is proud to employ 20 skilled and intelligent insurance specialists in addition to the office staff.

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  • 15/05/2017 0 Comments
    First Steps To Remember On The Scene Of An Accident In Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The aftermath of a car accident can be stressful to deal with. You may wonder what sort of information you should be exchanging with the other driver. As difficult as it may seem, it is important that you remain calm. Eisenhauer Insurance, a Halifax car insurance broker, has put together instructions to help you after you’ve been involved in a car accident. If you want to deal with a motor vehicle accident as quickly and efficiently as possible, just keep these four steps in mind.

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  • 05/05/2017 0 Comments
    How to Buy Boat Insurance

    Buying boat insurance is not like buying auto or even homeowner’s insurance. It requires advance planning, especially if you want the best coverage without overpaying.


    Do not rely on your homeowner’s insurance policy to cover your boat. While some policies do offer recreational coverage, that does not apply to a vessel. Instead, you need separate coverage for your boat.

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  • 16/11/2016 0 Comments
    6 Key Factors that Affect Motorcycle Insurance Rates

    Your motorcycle is what you really look forward after the winter. From the speed to the sound to the sheer power, you cannot wait to get out on the open road. One thing you may find yourself not enjoying so much is the insurance premium.

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  • 05/07/2016 0 Comments
    Boat Buyers Beware: Are You Buying an Uninsurable Boat?

    Buying a boat is exciting; but it can be quite expensive. Boats are definitely an investment and like all investments, you want to protect them with the ideal insurance. If you are buying a used boat, including vintage vessels, you want to make sure the vessel is eligible for boat insurance coverage. There are certain features in a boat that can make it uninsurable or worse, you will be stuck with an extremely high premium.

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  • 23/04/2016 0 Comments
    Keep Your Teen Drivers Safe on Summer Road Trips—Tips from Your Car Insurance Provider in Nova Scotia

    The season to enjoy the great Canadian outdoors is back! Your teen driver has received his or her license and you find yourself worrying about every move they make behind the wheel. With summer come those exciting road trips and a lot more driving. While you and your teenagers enjoy being on the road, you live with the nagging worry about driving safety. Teens are more likely to engage in high-risk driving behaviours the further they venture away from home. To avoid this, you will want to set some ground rules and make sure your teen knows the risks associated with irresponsible driving behaviour.

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  • 11/12/2015 0 Comments
    Motorcycle Insurance Is a Must… So How Do You Get It?

    Riding a motorcycle is not just exciting, it is a great pastime and a big responsibility. Not only do you need to learn how to operate the motorcycle safely, but you must also be aware of keeping other drivers safe while you ride your fancy set of wheels. Not to forget, you need motorcycle insurance in Nova Scotia too.


    Acquiring motorcycle insurance is not that much different than getting auto insurance. However, the amount and types of coverage available will vary.

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  • 11/12/2015 0 Comments
    Winter Driving Safety Tips

    Winter weather conditions pose unique challenges and safety risks for many Nova Scotia drivers. The Canadian Automotive Association (CAA) partnered with Transport Canada and released a brochure listing the top 10 winter driving safety tips drivers need to know:

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  • 16/06/2015 0 Comments
    How Much Liability Insurance Is Ideal for Your Business?

    As a Halifax business owner, you know you need to protect your business with commercial insurance. With so many providers in the market and a range of policies and coverage options, how do you know when you have enough coverage or too little coverage?


    General liability insurance is one of the most important layers of protection your business can have. While you may not want to put a dent in your bottom line, you do want to rest assured that your business is adequately protected in the event you are found liable for damages in a lawsuit.

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  • 16/06/2015 0 Comments
    Three Ways to Avoid Common Business Insurance Mistakes

    Finding the right business insurance is not an easy task for any Halifax business owner, especially if you have a small business. There are numerous coverage options out there and every company tells you what is considered a “great deal,” but all of that coverage comes at a high price. All too often, business owners ignore the importance of understanding the fine print in their business insurance and only find out their errors when it comes time to file a claim.

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  • 23/04/2015 0 Comments
    Are You Ready for Accident Season? Check Your Car Insurance Policy in Nova Scotia

    Summers months see an increase in car accidents. With more people on the roads and all of the weekend events going on during the warmer months, drivers tend to exhibit more high-risk behaviours.

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  • 13/03/2015 0 Comments
    Starting a New Business? Get Your Halifax Business Insurance in Place

    Your business needs a lot more than positivity to protect you from losses. Sadly, bad things happen to even the best business owners; insurance can protect you from those circumstances. While you may think you do not need commercial insurance in Nova Scotia until you officially open for business, the truth is, you should have insurance in place long before your first customer is in the door.

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  • 19/02/2015 0 Comments
    The Psychology of Risky Driving

    The Psychology of High-Risk Driving

    As you sit in your car while waiting for the red light to turn green, you check your Twitter feed and play with the buttons on your car’s stereo system. Meanwhile, you feel impatient to get going, so you rev your engine and prepare to speed off on your way.

    Before you know it, you’ve gunned the engine and screeched through the light, passing slow drivers ahead of you and cutting around them to take over the lane. Why are all the other drivers going that slowly, anyway?

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  • 16/02/2015 0 Comments
    How to Choose the Right Insurance Policy for Your Business

    Finding the right insurance policy for your business could seem like something that is tedious, yet necessary. However, with a little groundwork, you can find the best protection for your business, saving you money and stress in the long run.

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  • 13/01/2015 0 Comments
    8 Ways to Secure Your First Apartment

    If you are a first-time apartment dweller, we at Eisenhauer Insurance have provided a blog with some helpful tips and information to get you started in protecting your home.

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  • 13/01/2015 0 Comments
    Snowy Streets? How to Drive Safely During the Winter

    In the middle of a freezing winter, you have enough to worry about without dealing with a car crash. When the roads get icy and the cars start sliding, how do you drive safely through the cold?


    Although you can’t always avoid incidents while you drive in the winter, there are still several ways you can work to get yourself and your car home in one piece. Keep your car insurance premiums down and your passenger’s safe with these winter driving tips.

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  • 10/12/2014 0 Comments
    Shopping for High-Risk Car Insurance in Halifax? 5 Things You Need to Know

    From an insurance standpoint, there are two types of drivers: high-risk and low-risk. If an insurance company labels you as a high-risk driver, it means insuring you is risky because of your driving record or even your experience.

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  • 10/12/2014 0 Comments
    How to Get the Most Out of Your Insurance When You Are High Risk

    We use insurance to protect what matters most to us. Whether it's our home, our car, or the well-being of our families, insurance enables us to keep what we couldn't afford to lose. When we pool our resources with others we are able to prevent crisis and overcome catastrophe.


    For this reason, we can feel overwhelmed and anxious when we lose coverage. The scarlet letters of 'high risk' lead to either denials of service or overly expensive rates. Regardless if this status resulted from past mistakes or undeserved tragedy, to be high risk is to face a troubling financial future.

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  • 02/12/2014 0 Comments
    Are You Ready for an Adventurous Road Trip? 5 Tips to Keep You Safe

    Nova Scotia offers residents some unbeatable road trips. The diverse culture, fascinating history, and breathtaking natural wonders in our province mean there's a perfect road trip for everyone, from foodies to families, casual gardeners to avid artists.


    Before you hit the open road to seek adventure, it's important to prepare so your trip will also be safe. Use these tips as you get ready for a fun road trip.

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  • 16/10/2014 0 Comments
    Understanding & Preventing Distracted Driving

    The radio plays your favourite song. You sing along, lightly drumming the steering wheel. You press the brake gently to stop at a red light. As you wait, you take a sip of coffee and take a look at your phone. You listen to an important voicemail as you drive off and finish your commute to work.

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  • 16/10/2014 0 Comments
    5 Variables That Affect Your Car Insurance Rate (And 3 That Don’t)

    What you pay for car insurance depends on how high is your risk for theft, accidents, and other damages. While a wide range of variables contribute to your risk, auto insurance companies calculate their rates based on a short list of variables. Here are five of the most common factors (and three that may seem like they should affect your rate but don’t).

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  • 12/08/2014 0 Comments
    Ways to Protect Your Vehicle from Common Problems

    Keeping your car or motorcycle safe means more than just avoiding accidents with other drivers. Take an active role in the protection of your vehicle by reviewing these helpful tips from us at Eisenhauer Insurance.

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  • 09/07/2014 0 Comments
    This Home is Temporary – You Don’t Need Tenant Insurance, Right?

    Living in a rental unit may be lighter on your wallet, but you still need to have tenant insurance. You might think you don’t need it—after all; it’s not your house. You don’t own it, so it’s not your responsibility to protect it, right? Wrong.

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  • 07/07/2014 0 Comments
    Does Your Aging Car Need Collision Insurance?

    You’ve known and loved your car for a long time. But when it starts to show its age, you may find you’re spending more time in the repair shop than you once did, or finding new rattles and squeaks that weren’t there before.

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  • 02/06/2014 0 Comments
    Take It to the Bank: Lower Your Business’ Insurance Premium

    Does it often seem like you are continually paying for insurance coverage your employees never use? Obviously insurance is important and is something that should be purchased. The key, however, is to pick the right plan so that your business gets the right coverage without overpaying.

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  • 29/05/2014 0 Comments
    Top Tips for Motorcycle Safety

    Road safety is important no matter what you drive, but motorcyclists should take additional precautions and be even more aware of their surroundings than automobile drivers are. Before you hit the road, here are a few tips for motorcycle safety you'll want to take to heart.

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  • 06/02/2014 0 Comments
    Before You Renovate, Check Your Insurance Policy!

    The time has come. You finally have the time and the budget to start that home renovation project you’ve been planning for years. Though you’re still in the beginning stages, but something in the back of your mind is telling you there’s a detail you’ve overlooked. What could it be?

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