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.

Whole Life vs. Term Insurance vs. Mortgage Insurance
Jul 21 2022
Whole Life vs. Term Insurance vs. Mortgage Insurance
Today on “Buzzing with Bryson,” Lori Gardner. Lori is Director of Sales with Bryson Insurance. Lori started her career as a broker over 20 years ago, advising her clientele on home, automobile, and commercial insurance. Lori recognized that although these products were essential to her client’s financial wellbeing, a strong foundation of financial planning was vital to protect their families, businesses and assets from financial ruin due to unforeseen events such as illness, accident, or death.For the last 13 years, Lori has focused on providing insurance solutions to families, business owners and professionals. Lori is passionate about sharing her expertise in her field to guide her clients toward designing and implementing an insurance plan that simplifies their financial goals and aligns with their values and budget considerations.Topics include:What is the difference between life and term insurance?Is term insurance better than mortgage insurance?What happens at the end of a term insurance policy?When should I consider whole life instead of term insurance?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. Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve by bringing a team approach to managing clients. Bryson’s caring team of insurance professionals acts as an insurance partner focused on
Digital Pink Slips in for Ontario Drivers
Jun 23 2022
Digital Pink Slips in for Ontario Drivers
On this edition of Buzzing with Bryson, we welcome Matthew Leyland.  He’s Director of Personal Insurance and Operations with Bryson insurance. He’s been in the insurance industry for 24 years, focused on providing an industry-leading client experience.  He is focused on listening to our customer base, staff, and other inspired industry leaders as that allows him to focus on 'how' we refreshingly do things and help our teams know and live 'why' we do them every day. Today we will talk about something first introduced in 2019, but there wasn’t a ton of pick up….and that is digital pink slips. Typically for insurance, we keep them in our wallets or in the car itself.  When asked by police, we need to show it as proof of insurance.  Discussion topics include:- Digital pink slips have been around since 2019; why has adoption been slow?- Do all insurance companies offer this to their clients?- What are the advantages of a digital pink slip?- Can we still use a physical pink slip?- How does a client get the digital pink slip?We welcome your comments and questions and if you have 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. Bryson believes in building a personalized experience with those they serve by bringing a team approach to managing clients. 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.brysninsurance.ca to learn more.
Long Haul Trucking Insurance with Echelon Insurance
Dec 16 2021
Long Haul Trucking Insurance with Echelon Insurance
The Canadian trucking industry is the backbone that supports supply chains across multiple sectors.  There are challenges with this critical market – everything from safely driving on our ever-changing roads due to weather and cargo deliveries exposes trucking companies and their drivers to millions of losses annually, which cannot be managed effectively without the right insurance coverage. Just how big is this industry in Canada?  I’ve seen numbers showing the industry generated almost 39.55 billion Canadian dollars from nearly 63.7 million shipments. Ensuring the long-haul trucking industry is properly insured can be a challenge but an opportunity.  Today we speak with Steve Glykis, the Director of Long Haul Trucking and Commercial Automobile, with Echelon Insurance.Echelon is Bryson’s insurance partner, and they offer Long Haul Trucking to a select group of experienced brokers and their clientele. The trucking industry is complex, but they can have you covered through our disciplined, experienced personnel and strong broker partnerships.Topics Discussed Included:What is and isn't covered in a long-haul trucking insurance policy?How does the relationship work between trucking company, insurance broker, and insurance company?Loss prevention is a significant focus; how does the insurance company help the insured manage this risk?What happens when a long-haul trucking company suffers a loss?What are some methods to save on long-haul trucking insurance premiums?Echelon provides an industry-leading package policy to take the complexity out of insurance and ensure that you’re covered across the board. We are also here to support you as you grow. Alongside your insurance broker, our loss prevention team will work closely with you and your drivers to share best practices and ensure the safety of your trucking operations.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.
Insurance for Cyber Attacks with Guida Leyland
Dec 2 2021
Insurance for Cyber Attacks with Guida Leyland
Cybercrime will cost the global economy more than $10.5 trillion by 2025. We see leaps in the sophistication of attacks by cybercriminals targeting businesses and organizations of all sizes. Bryson's Director of Commercial Insurance, Guida Leyland, joins us today to discuss the value of cyber insurance and what it covers.  With over 20 years of experience in the insurance profession, Guida Leyland balances being highly knowledgeable with a spryness that drives her to continue learning and growing.Today we discuss:Do companies realize the size and scope of the threat?What types of threats does cyber insurance cover?Do some cyber insurance policies cover more than others?What are the direct and indirect costs of a cybercrime-related incident?Will cyber insurance policies change over time?Learn more about Cyber Insurance.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.
IntelliDrive® with Travelers Canada
Nov 18 2021
IntelliDrive® with Travelers Canada
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.
Car and home insurance - what are you covered for?
Nov 9 2021
Car and home insurance - what are you covered for?
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.
Why Life Insurance for your Child is Important
Oct 7 2021
Why Life Insurance for your Child is Important
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.
Insurance Advice for Landlords of Investment Properties and Short-Term Rentals
Sep 23 2021
Insurance Advice for Landlords of Investment Properties and Short-Term Rentals
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.