Buzzing with Bryson

Bryson Insurance

Buzzing With Bryson is a new Canadian podcast that goes behind the scenes to bring to you experts in all aspects of insurance. Hear about solutions, strategies, and methods to save straight from industry pros.

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What would you do to save 30% on your car insurance premium? Today on Buzzing with Bryson, we discuss telematics and usage-based insurance with Andrew Lloyd from Travelers Canada.Andrew and Steve discuss Travelers Canada’s product helping safe drivers save on their insurance called IntelliDrive®. Programs like IntelliDrive represent a shift in how insurance is administered and how premiums are calculated. Telematics has the potential to reduce your premium costs while also creating safer roads creating a win-win outcome. Today we discuss:How does IntelliDrive work for car insurance?What does the app track, and how does it do it?What sort of information does it keep its eye on?How does the data captured turn it into a rating for a driver?If I am a safe driver, how much can I expect to save on my car insurance premium?We know distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents; how does Intellidrive hope to change this driving behaviour?How long does the app rate a safe driver before they see a reduction in premium?The type of insurance purchaser who would get the most value from this type of solution?We welcome your comments and questions, and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.

Nov 18

9 min 51 sec

Insuring our home and cars protect our most valuable assets.   But, for many, do you understand what you are covered for and what the limits are.  Today, we will better understand what these policies mean for you, and we have no better professional than James Turner, Bryson’s Personal Lines Team Lead to give us more information.  Responsible for caring for Bryson clients, James has been a RIBO Licensed insurance broker for 12 years.Discussion points addressed in this podcast:Many people do not review their insurance policies in detail. How important is it to understand what your coverage means?Do most people bundle their car and home insurance policies together – and what are the benefits of bundling?We have seen some tough times for folks in the last year because of the pandemic.  This might see a strain on increased costs for them, especially with insurance.  Are there ways to find costs savings on your policy?Over the last few years, we have heard of flooding and water damage.  Are homeowner policies typically covered for flooding?Auto insurance rates have gone up in recent years.   Are there factors affecting why costs have increased?Some people consider telematics – or programs that track how and how much you drive - an option.   Who could benefit from this type of program?How does a Bryson Insurance broker help in the review of a policy?What’s the best advice for people who may be faced with submitting a claim?  We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those we serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.Until next time, have a great, and safe, day.

Nov 9

12 min 31 sec

Let’s go behind the scenes and get a better understanding of insurance claims and we have no better expert than Shubham Gupta, Claims Specialist with Bryson Insurance. Since immigrating to Canada in 2012, Shubham has held various positions as a claims professional, working for a broker, an insurer, and two adjusting firms. He is a published author of a book titled “Understanding the basics of Liability Claims – an adjuster’s perspective."Today we discuss:Typical questions asked when investigating claimsImportant aspects of insurance claimsHow to deal with disagreementsHow to access a claim of a house that was, say, damaged in a fire?The best advice for someone submitting a claim. We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.

Oct 21

15 min 17 sec

Life insurance is one of the most popular types of insurance globally, and with good reason. The benefits are immense, and everyone wants to make sure that their loved ones after taken care of long after the policyholder is gone. Life insurance gives an influx of cash when dealing with financial problems that often come with one’s passing.Life insurance can provide a safety net for loved ones who depend on you financially. But have you considered life insurance for your kids?Joining us today is Jorge Ramos (CFP, CLU, CHS, TEP). Jorge is the National Director of Advanced Planning with Carte Financial Group.In this episode, we answer:Why would you buy life insurance for your kids?What are the benefits of a critical illness policy for a child?How does age affect rates?Do children require a medical?What tax issues exist?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.

Oct 7

11 min 33 sec

Are you a landlord with real estate investment properties in Canada? Are you wondering if real estate investment is suitable for you? Whether you are a traditional landlord with long-term tenants or leverage current properties like your home or cottage for short-term rentals, insurance is a crucial risk transfer strategy for you. To better understand insurance needs as the landlord of investment properties, cottages, or properties you use for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, we have invited Sean McNamara to share his knowledge and experience.Sean has over 15 years of experience as a commercial insurance specialist and has hands-on experience as a landlord and real estate investor. In this episode, we discuss:Many of us invest in properties.  Some commercial, some residential.  What do we need to know about insuring these properties?What are some of the typical questions you ask when trying to determine individual needs?What are some of the liability issues for the building owner?For renters - what insurance considerations are essential?How does proactive risk management make getting the right insurance policy easier?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.

Sep 23

10 min 6 sec

What is a Group Home & Auto Insurance program all about? Albert Wintjes joins us to talk about Group Home and Auto Insurance, unique benefits to the employees, advantages to employers who qualify, and why using a broker like Bryson is important.Questions discussed include:What is a Group Home & Auto insurance savings program?How does a company or association qualify?Is it a real discount or just fancy marketing?Is it a burden on the administration of an already swamped HR department?How much does it cost for the employer or association?What’s the difference between working with a brokerage like Bryson vs. having a program direct with an insurance company?What are the benefits for the employer?How to get started?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more. 

Sep 9

16 min 11 sec

In this edition of "Buzzing with Bryson," we invite Andrew Godden, Manager of Business Development at Wawanesa Insurance, to discuss the rich history and bright future of this Canadian Mutual Property and Casualty Insurance Company. Andrew Godden has been with Wawanesa for over 15 years, a length of tenure that is not uncommon at Wawanesa, which speaks volumes to the company's character. In this episode, we answer:What is a mutual insurance company?What are the benefits of being insured by a mutual?How does Wawanesa see themselves making a difference for customers?What are some of the challenges facing the property & casualty insurance industry today?How important is the broker-insurance company relationship?Where is Wawanesa heading in the future?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.

Aug 26

11 min 24 sec

Today on “Buzzing with Bryson,” we look deeper into a topic we know is necessary but at times find it difficult to have “the talk” on many levels.  Today we're talking Life Insurance with Lori Gardner. Lori is the Director of Sales with Bryson Financial.She’s an experienced Insurance professional with a demonstrated history of success both as an Advisor and corporately as a Director, effectively leading a sales team.   She has a wealth of knowledge on Risk Management, Negotiation, Financial Planning, Account Management, and Relationship Building. Lori is a strong sales professional with RIBO and Life Insurance Licenses, allowing more holistic insurance planning.In this episode, we answer:Why is life insurance important?When should I consider buying life insurance?How much life insurance is enough?What about if I own a business?How should I tell my heirs?Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.Questions, comments, topic ideas? Please email us at podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.

Aug 26

14 min 57 sec

Today we launch “Buzzing with Bryson” – a new podcast that goes behind the scenes to bring to you experts in all aspects of insurance. While you might not find this a sexy topic….those who work in insurance know what we do and why it is important to you. Kicking off the podcast series is Bryson's Director of Business Development & Culture with Bryson Insurance.In this episode, we answer:Why a podcast?What can you expect as a listener?Who are we bringing in to speak with?Who is the intended listener to this podcast?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have a topic you want us to discuss, drop us a line at: podcast@brysoninsurance.ca.Bryson Insurance is a boutique insurance brokerage serving clients across Ontario and Canada. Bringing a team approach to managing clients, Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on protecting your organization’s ability to deliver on the company vision and brand promise. Experience the Bryson Difference today. Visit www.brysoninsurance.ca to learn more.Until next time, have a great and safe day.

Aug 26

11 min 9 sec