Some people think boat insurance is all the same. At Advocate we can help you understand your options and coverages.

Advocate works with Canada’s most reputable marine insurers so we can offer you a wide variety of options for insuring your boat. You have unique boating needs which means that the risks you have area also unique to you. Our licensed brokers will offer solutions tailored to you.

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If I’m travelling outside Canada in my vehicle, do I need to inform Advocate?

Your Ontario Automobile Insurance policy will provide coverage while travelling within Canada and the United States. Your insurance company will need to know if your vehicle is outside of Canada for 6 consecutive months.

We recommend that if you are making frequent trips outside of Canada, that you increase your liability limit to ensure you have sufficient coverage in the event of a loss outside of Canada. Many clients are surprised how inexpensive it is to increase their liability limit. Call us today and we will give you a quote.

Am I covered for items stolen from my vehicle?

Clients are often confused about how this is handled. If the items stolen are permanently attached to your vehicle, for example the stereo system, then it is covered under your auto policy. However if an item like your briefcase, purse or sports equipment is stolen, then you would claim that under your personal property policy (i.e. home or tenant insurance). Limits and deductibles apply so please call us to discuss.

What should I do in the case of a hit and run?

It is important to report this to the police within 48 hours and to have a police report available to share with the insurance company. In hit and run instances, the claim will be considered not at fault if it is reported to the police, but your collision deductible will apply.

Why did my insurance premium increase?

There are a number of factors that could cause your insurance premium to increase.   All insurance companies must have their Ontario auto rates approved by the Government regulator, Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).  Depending on the details of your policy, your rates could go up on renewal when you enter a new policy period.   Or perhaps you’ve made a change to your policy such as –

  • Change the use of the vehicle (i.e. commuting distance)
  • Added/deleted vehicles
  • Added/deleted a driver
  • Suffered a recent claim
  • Amended coverage, limits or deductibles

Always work with a licensed insurance broker who will take the time to review your policy with you and answer any questions you have.

What information do I need to apply for auto insurance?

The Ontario Automobile Policy is regulated by the Government, including what information can be used to base your rate on. This includes a number of details about your vehicle and about the individuals driving the vehicle and/or who reside in your home. For example you will need to provide – address, date of birth, date you were licensed, year/make/model/VIN of your vehicle, how your vehicle is used (i.e. commuting to work), annual mileage you drive, and driving record (dates/details of claims, tickets and accidents). This is not an exhaustive list but will give you an idea of the key information required to get auto insurance.

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  • "We were with the same insurance company for over 20 years, assuming that we were getting the best bang for our buck until we got a quote from Advocate. We saved a considerable amount of money on the insurance and our liability coverage was substantially higher."

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    - C. Goga
  • "My husband recently was involved in a 'fender-bender’ and was deemed not at fault. However, our car suffered considerable damage. Advocate Insurance Group handled our claim quickly and to our complete satisfaction. What could have been a difficult situation was stress-free."

    - J. Anthony
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    - D. Kalinowski
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    - S. Dunn