Posted on 10/29/2012 2:43 PM By Dalton Timmis
Dalton Timmis Insurance has teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton in submitting an idea to the 2012 Aviva Community Fund contest. If you are not familiar with this contest, Aviva Canada is giving out $1,000,000 in funding to community ideas across Canada. The $1,000,000 dollars will be divided up and given to different ideas where they can receive up to $150,000.
In trying to come up with an idea to submit, we contacted the local Ronald McDonald House by McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton to see what their needs were. The house just went through a major renovation but the funding did not cover what the costs would be to create an outdoor space for the families and sick children who use the house’s facilities. We thought this would be an amazing opportunity. With some help from our good friends at S. Rebelo Landscapes, we have a complete plan to build a ‘Serenity Garden’ for the house which will include private seating for families, an outdoor prep kitchen, eating are ...
Posted on 8/22/2012 2:55 PM By Dalton Timmis
I thought you would want to know that I called Dalton Timmis last week as our Home Insurance was renewing and I thought I would see what their prices were like. We have been with the same broker forever out of Guelph. Dalton Timmis was able to save us $1,000 on our home and auto insurance! So needless to say we have moved everything to them. I dealt with Mark Hedley. He was very good.
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Posted on 8/17/2012 2:56 PM By Dalton Timmis
Some of us remember our insurance broker had a small office, a secretary with a typewriter in front of her, some metal filing cabinets full of paper file folders, and your insurance broker represented 2 or 3 companies. He had the required company manuals on his desk, and when you asked for a new premium quote, he would choose the correct manual and start flipping through the pages. There were long columns of numbers, multiple pages, and lots of adding. Eventually he had a premium for the insurance coverage you were looking for. Yes, the premiums were lower than today’s but wasn’t everything including the coverages provided?
Today your insurance broker works in a modern office, with computers and everything available online including all the company programs. Depending on the brokerage, they may represent multiple companies. Today’s broker can provide coverage very quickly for every required situation.
When you log on to our Dalton Timmis website (www.daltontimmis.com), using our 24/7 Policy ...
Posted on 8/14/2012 9:41 AM By Dalton Timmis
We as consumers purchase boat insurance to protect the assets of our boat. However, we do not realize all the other things that we may need coverage for as well.
One of our clients found out how valuable insurance can be when his boat was struck by lightning while in the marina. The boat actually burned and sank. Everyone who has been to a marina knows that a fire like this will also affect the boats moored close to the burning boat, as well as the dock. Most people forget that as a boat owner, you must carry flares, and even in a protective case these will explode and fire in any direction when a fire happens.
The most shocking item that the insured received was a letter from the marina’s insurance company. They had sent the insured a bill just under $80,000. The insured had not realized that due to the boat being full of gas, that there were environmental issues to deal with as well. A specialized team of individuals had to be called to the marina.
If this fire had been ...
Posted on 8/8/2012 9:43 AM By Dalton Timmis
Being an employee of Dalton Timmis Insurance, we are always trying to stay one step ahead of our competition to provide our clients the best service possible. One of the newest features we offer is called Dalton Timmis Online. Here is my story of how this came in very handy for me.
It was a Saturday when the insurance office is closed and I was going for a motorcycle ride with some friends. Getting half way to where my motorcycle is stored, I realized I had forgotten my renewal insurance slips at home. However, since I had my Dalton Timmis Online account, I simply signed in from the computer, and re-printed a color set of slips for my bike. It was much better riding with peace of mind knowing that my insurance slips were valid and not expired, and we had a fantastic ride that night.
If you haven’t been signed up for Dalton Timmis Online yet, contact your customer service rep today and take advantage of this free service.
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Posted on 7/31/2012 9:44 AM By Dalton Timmis
Change is inevitable, right up there with death and taxes. So, why do so many of us balk at them, protest with a vengeance, turn our backs and say “NEVER” before humbly admitting that we don’t have a choice, we must accept change.
Without disclosing how many, several years ago, while employed as a bank teller with The TD Bank, deposits and withdrawals to your account were handwritten in a passbook. Next, another employee posted that transaction on a ledger card using a manual adding machine to calculate your new bank balance. Needless to say, technology has advanced. When the PC took over, I thought I would surely have to find a new career, thinking it likely impossible for me to learn on this sophisticated equipment called a computer. But, my teachers had faith in me and I survived the training sessions and went on to enjoy that career for many more years.
I will admit that I still resisted the progression of technology for many years thereafter. I remember reluctantly giving up my floor mo ...
Posted on 7/23/2012 9:46 AM By Dalton Timmis
While taking part in a Q&A session at the Canadian Limo Summit in Niagara Falls, Ontario on July 17, a few questions were brought to the table in regards to child car seats inside limousine vehicles.
Who should be responsible for utilizing a car seat inside a limousine vehicle and who is liable if an accident did occur?
Car seats should definitely be supplied by THE CLIENT, not the limousine service provider. If you are providing limousine services to a client and they plan on bringing a child, please let them know to bring their own certified and approved tested car seat with them. The limousine service provider should not be supplying or installing the car seat. If they have, and an accident did occur, this may leave the company liable in the situation.
If the limousine service provider is willing to provide car seats and installation, please confirm that they have taken the Child Car Seat Clinic provided by Transport Canada, and that their child seats are up to code and prop ...
Posted on 7/20/2012 9:49 AM By Dalton Timmis
Last Friday afternoon, I had the positive feeling of leaving the office for a weekend of rest and relaxation into the forecasted sunshine of the afternoon. Windows down and air on, rushing down the 403 for the expected 15 minute trek back to Burlington, a sea of red awaits me, bumper to bumper for what accident now? The joy of working in Ancaster and living in Burlington is that I am supposed to be opposite of the standard commute, so my first instinct is, where is the accident, and I hope everyone is ok. Thirty minutes later, I finally reach Burlington and it is only then that I realize what a marvel I have witnessed.
Starting the day like I do every morning watching the news, I of course was aware of it being Friday the 13th, however not being a biker myself I never had a full grasp of what this day actually was, until this drive home made me realize just what this day means for so many. The 403 was covered in rain and it wasn’t backed up because of an accident, it was b ...
Posted on 7/16/2012 9:52 AM By Dalton Timmis
Family, fun, and sun down south.
I just got back from the yearly trip to Tennessee. You may ask why Tennessee of all places? Well, besides the fact that my sister and family live there, it is a southern state that provides you with just about everything you could want in a vacation.
Our trip started with Nashville since that is where my sister lives. Let’s get one thing straight; its not all cowboys and country music, although you will find your fair share of this. From the Tennessee Titans to the Nashville Predators, to Opryland, to Opry Mills shopping center, it has something for all.
Our trip was centered on beating the heat to start with as temperatures were between 105 and 115 everyday we were there. The Cool Springs Mall did the trick during the hottest hours of the day and after that it was pool time. Franklin, Tennessee is where my family lives which is just outside Nashville and I think it has more restaurants than people, but somehow every restaurant I go in is always pack ...
Posted on 3/18/2010 2:09 PM By Dalton Timmis
By Steve Mertl, THE CANADIAN PRESS, cp.org, Updated: March 18, 2010 1:35 PM
VANCOUVER, B.C. - It's springtime and a young man's thoughts turn to ... the motorcycle under cover in the garage.
Not just young men, of course, but baby boomers fulfilling youthful dreams and an increasing number of women are opting for two-wheeled motorized transport, especially scooters.
What they have in common is the shocked look on their faces when they go to insure their rides.
Premiums for motorcycles and even micro-engined scooters approach that of cars, and often more.
Guy Shank of Sudbury, Ont., pays $1,100 a year to insure his Harley Davidson Electra Glide cruiser bike, even though he parks it over the winter.
The 50-year-old family man has been riding since he was 16 and winces every time he writes the cheque, remembering how little it cost when he was younger.
"It was dirt cheap to run insurance on a bike," he says. "I don't remember insurance being a problem at all."
It's hard to say ...