What To Do When Evacuated By Disaster

With the current situation in Fort McMurray – the vast majority of people being displaced from their homes due to fire – there are three steps to take to ensure you are in the best position to have your insurance company help you. Step 1: Make sure you & your loved ones are safe Above any…

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Pembridge A Canadian Leader in Usage Based Insurance Auto Sector

Over the past year, Pembridge Insurance Company has launched their Usage Based Insurance (UBI) program for Ontario and Nova Scotia drivers, in September 2015 and February 2016 respectively. Drawing on the success of the program seen in these provinces, Pembridge will be launching My_BRIDGE in Alber…

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Manulife First in Canada to Provide Life Insurance to HIV Positive Persons

As an online insurance broker working with over 10 companies, Surex Direct is in a fortunate position to partner with companies that are industry leaders. Case in point, on April 22, 2016, Manulife became the first underwriter in Canada to extend life insurance plans to those who have tested positi…

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Airplane Hangar Home Specialty Insurance Case

When unique insurance opportunities are presented, Surex Direct’s brokers do not shy away. Case in point, in December 2015, one of our brokers was tasked with insuring a home - which doubled as an airplane hangar. A view of the airplane hangar garage of the Wetaskiwin, Alberta home Ryan Kirk,…

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5 Ways To Improve Credit Score

Did you know that individuals with a credit score of 650 and above can save 20-40% above and beyond on their insurance policy? With potential savings like that there to be had, it’s no wonder people would look to attain a high credit score. Aside from having no claims and clean insurance history, t…

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Determining Classic Car Value

The definition of a ‘classic car’ will vary, depending on your location and who you ask. Essentially, the vehicle has to be somewhat collectible or restored. There isn’t an exact age (ie 20 years old) that makes a car a classic. The exact term of ‘classic car’ can be debated. The category valuation…

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