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As Christmas fades away and prices for plane tickets start to reduce, looking around for possible holiday destinations seems to be part of the daily routine.

Dreaming of white sandy beaches and tropical breezes creep into mind as the cold days drag on..

 

When hotels are booked and you’re prepared to depart make sure your house is safe and secure. By following these tips your trip will be worry-free:

1. Get some help:

Having a close friend or neighbor come to check your house a couple times a week is a secure precaution that will insure to put your mind to rest. Ask them to drive by your house a couple times a week, feed the cat, water the plants, etc. Giving him or her your contact information and itinerary will make it easier for them to reach you in case of an emergency.

 

2. On or off?:

The lights are on but no one is home… It might come off a bit suspicious if your lights are on all through the night. Not to mention your electric bill, it will cost as much as your mortgage and leaving your lights on isn’t exactly “green”. Instead purchase a light switch timer that will turn your lights on and off automatically.

 

3. Expiry dates:

If you plan on leaving for more than a week than unstocking your fridge is a good way to keep your house from smelling like rotting food and it will insure there will be no mess for you to clean up when you get back home. To avoid pesky critters taking over your pantry, make sure to seal or throw away all opened packages.

 

4. Shut down:

Unplugging all small appliances and turning off water valves to sinks, toilets, dishwasher and washing machine can save you extra cash compared to if they were left on. This will guarantee that nothing will be increasing your bills and will protect your belongings from power surges.

 

5. You’ve got mail:

Contacting your post office and news carrier will put your mail and newspapers on hold so they won't pile up in front of your house while you're gone. Or having a friend to collect your mail will keep criminals from thinking you’re out of town.

 

6. Insurance

Making sure you have the proper insurance is definitely a crucial task that can be quite confusing. Luckily Crossroads Insurance has full coverage insurance that is easy to obtain with only a call away. We offer Travel Health coverage, Tour Package Plans and Trip Cancellation (saving you a lot of heartache and money in the long run).

Crossroads Insurance

Reopening to the Public!

Effective Wednesday May 27th, 2020, our offices will once again be opening our doors to the public. We will also continue to perform transactions by phone, email and online.

The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority and we would like to ensure that safety measures have been put in to place to protect everyone.

We will continue to follow the guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba and Health Canada. To ensure customer and staff safety, we have implemented the following measures:

  • We will be limiting the number of customers permitted in the office at any one time
  • We have markers placed to comply with physical distancing
  • We have installed protective shields on desks between the insurance advisor and customer
  • Hand sanitizer will be available upon entry to the office
  • The payment terminal will be disinfected in between uses
  • Each station used for a transaction will be disinfected in between customers
  • Further Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitizing

In an effort to minimize the amount of people in our offices at any one time, we will continue to have some of our staff work remotely.

We will continue to maintain reduced hours as follows: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm.

When visiting one of our locations, please respect social distancing both outside and inside the branch, and follow the directions on all signage.

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have travelled outside the province in the last 14 days, please do not attend the office. We will be happy to help you over the phone, by email, or online.

There may be times when our team members are dealing with increased call volumes and walk-in traffic. Please be patient during this time. Please leave a voicemail and one of our Insurance Advisors will return your call as soon as they are available. You can also send your inquires by email, fax, and through our website.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this together. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide you with regular updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Insurance Advisors who are here to help and ready to assist you.

Your Crossroads Insurance Team