Learning Centre

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about insurance (and some things you didn’t.)
Featured Article
Featured
How-To Protect Your Home Against Fire Hazards and Forest Fires This Summer
Type
Province
Tags

Showing 11 - 20 of 56 results

Requirement Over Recommendation: Our Tips for Driving ATVs

First-time ATV driver? Experienced adrenaline junkie? Side-by-side passenger princess? No matter your skill level and how familiar you are with the terrain, accidents happen. We’re here to help you with the ATV Driving Safety Tips that they don’t teach you in school, so put your closed-toe shoes on, top up the tank, and let’s get ready to rumble.

WHAT’S AN ATV?

# Article
Read more

How-To: Set up Camp with your RV, Camper, or Trailer

You’ve anticipated this moment for weeks. You’ve packed up half of your home into totes and boxes and filled your RV to the brim. It’s camping season, baby, and you’ve never been so ready for it. But let’s talk about the part that comes soon after you arrive at your destination… the time to set up camp. Chopping wood, unfolding those chairs, picking the right angles, and quite possibly the most treacherous part—backing up the trailer. We’ll go through some of the things you need to do before you go and after you arrive at your destination.

# How-to
Read more

Cabin and Cottage Safety Essentials: Preparing for Emergencies in Remote Locations

Cabin, cottage, lake house—no matter what you call your home away from home, it’s surely your own version of paradise. The truth of the matter is, most of the time, your haven is remote, not as easily accessible as your full-time home, or there might even be fewer people around. If this is the case, then your cottage may come with its own set of risks and potential losses than your other home does. So, if you’re one of those people who believe life’s better in the woods, then this guide is for you.

# Article
Read more

Behind the Policy: Decoding the Insurance Lingo of Classic Cars

The arrival of spring is exciting for everyone in the Prairie provinces but has a totally different meaning and level of excitement for classic car owners out there. It’s that time of the year when you open up the garage, finally take that tarp off your classic car, tie up any loose ends, touch up those last-minute spots, and get your shiny toy on wheels ready for the road. What could be better? Well, here’s the thing—your classic car and primary car that you drive year-round aren’t the same in many ways, and not just because one is a bit cooler than the other.

# Article
Read more

Protecting the Powerhouse: Tracking Tips For Your Mechanical Room

Writing it down or snapping a photo are both great ways to remember the date of when a major item in your home was purchased, but what happens when something goes wrong and you can’t find that piece of paper you scribbled on eight years ago? Or you get a new phone, and all your pictures don’t transfer over from the cloud? Moved into a new home and don’t know how old the water heater is? These are the things that just inevitably happen to policyholders everywhere, and we don’t want them to happen to you.

# Article
Read more

Sizzle Safely: Protecting Your Home While BBQing

It’s undeniable that barbecuing is a favourite method of cooking during the warmer season, with some even considering it a hobby. The sound of birds chirping. The spicy sizzle of the grill. The mouth-watering smell of burger grease and barbecue sauce. And the—BARBECUE IS ON FIRE! Don’t waste your time putting it out with water… we all know how that one ends. We’ve seen it happen to policyholders one too many times before, and we can promise you that it really does happen that fast.

# Article
Read more

Dodge Dryer Disasters: Safety Tips from Sandbox

We all know that the purpose of clothing dryers is to do just that—dry our clothes, and these household appliances do it by using a heating element to warm the laundry and circulate the air inside. Something crucial to consider is that anytime there’s heat, there’s a risk of fire—and that’s not just the insurance in us talking.

# Article
Read more

Car Insurance 101: 10 Industry Terms You Need to Know

Sitting in the broker’s office trying to decide which coverages match your needs and your ride can be a challenge when you don’t understand insurance lingo or if you’re a new driver. Some things may be more worthwhile to you on a policy than others, or a basic package policy might not have the right limits and coverages that you require.

# Article
Read more

Out-of-the-Sandbox Coverage: Surprising Inclusions with Sandbox Mutual Insurance

Being familiar with your insurance policy and all its coverages is one thing; understanding its limitations can be another. When you’re not an insurance expert, it can be difficult to know what’s covered—and what’s not—under a policy. Even as masters in all things insurance, we’ve had our own set of surprises over the past 115+ years. Here are some things that are covered under a Sandbox insurance policy that brokers and insureds wouldn’t normally expect:

# Article
Read more

15 Things You Should Do Around Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Beach hair, don’t care? Out of office and out to sea? Life’s better in sandals? Trust us, we understand how sweet life can be in the sand. And really, it’s all fine and sandy until you get that text telling you that your home has been broken into. So no matter your vacation motto, there are things around your home that you have to do before setting sail. Don’t worry — our team at Sandbox is here to help you. Here are our 15 Things You Should Do Around Your Home Before Going on Vacation:

# Article
Read more