Bluenose Insurance will be open to clients 'by appointment only' starting June 1st, 2020.
Dear Bluenose Customer,
Over the last several weeks we have been operating through phone and internet only. Fortunately, we are pleased to inform you that our offices are ready to open again to the public. To help keep our clients and staff as safe as possible, we will be seeing clients by appointment only starting June 1st, 2020. We kindly ask that you call the office in advance to book your appointment.
We greatly appreciate your business and patience.
During this global pandemic we are presented with many challenges, uncertainty and unprecedented experiences. The Bluenose staff would like you to know that we are here for you and are willing to help as much as we can. We acknowledge that you may have questions during this time and hope that the following information will provide clarity. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. You will find our contact info below.
We are available through telephone or email during business hours:
Sydney 8:30 AM to 5:30 pm St. Peters 8:30 AM to 5:00 pm Arichat 8:30 AM to 4:30 pm
Toll Free Number 1-877-565-1988
Please see our Contact page for list of all staff email address.
We wish all the best and good health to everyone.
Jody Dakai, CAIB, FCIP
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
What do I do if I cannot make my insurance payments?
Many of our insurance companies understand that this is a difficult time for individuals, families and businesses. For that reason they are helping customers by waiving missed payment fees or deferring payments for those that are faced with financial difficulty due to Covid 19. If this applies to you, please contact our office to discuss.
Can I save money on car insurance during Covid 19?
Yes, you are able to save money if the use of your vehicle has changed during the outbreak of Covid 19. If you are no longer driving to and from work, Bluenose can endorse your policy to reflect the reduced exposure of being on the road, less traffic, and having fewer collisions.
In addition, your insurance representative is available to speak about other changes that can reduce your premium:
Some of Our Insurers offer something called “My Driving Programs” which provides discounts up to 25% based upon your driving habits. Policy Deductibles can be increased to reduce premiums. We can review the value of your vehicle and the cost you are paying for collision and comprehensive.
Will the business interruption coverage under my business policy provide coverage for my interruption due to COVID-19?
Commercial insurance policies and traditional business interruption policies do not offer coverage for business interruption or supply chain disruption due to a pandemic.
Business interruption policies require proof that the premises sustained physical damage (fire, heat, windstorm, smoke) that is covered under the property policy and that an insured peril is what caused an interruption that resulted in a loss of business income.
What should I do if my business has changed or is temporarily closed?
It is important to keep your insurance company up to date. If your business is closed and the building is unoccupied for more than 30 days, you must notify your insurer to prevent an interruption in coverage.
If your business has been significantly impacted or your operations have changed, please contact your representative.
Where can I find up to date information on Covid 19 along with Government Assistance Programs?
For the latest information on Covid 19 in Canada, please visit the Health Canada website at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
The Federal and Provincial Government have announced resources to help mitigate the impact of Covid 19 on businesses. For more information on government support, please visit the Government of Canada’s website at: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html
If you have any further questions after reading this document, please do not hesitate to call us at Bluenose Insurance to discuss your policy. The Bluenose staff is here to help during this difficult time.
Bluenose Insurance (St. Peters): (902) 535-1988
Bluenose Insurance (Arichat): (902) 226-1988