Last Updated: July 22, 2021
Cayuga Mutual’s business hours remain Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Our office front doors are open to the general public and/or those outside the organization. Limits as to the number of visitors at one time, masking, social distancing, screening, and contact tracing apply.
Individuals may also contact the office through the following methods:
Please click here to view contact information for individual agents and staff.
To Our Valued Partners,
Cayuga Mutual Insurance is working diligently to better understand and respond to the unusual circumstances you may be facing during these troubling and unprecedented times. Please know, we are listening and striving to make the most informed decisions during this complex and evolving situation.
Our commitment will always be to you and our policyholders, and to ensuring we continue to provide our essential services in a flexible and responsive way.
We fully support the national directive to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, but we know that this has created uncertainty for our customers and communities. Please see below for details about how we will continue to serve our policyholders and partners going forward.
Cayuga Mutual continues to monitor and implement appropriate precautions to protect our staff and visitors. While we continue to operate under normal business hours, our office is open to the public, however, some restrictions still apply. We encourage those wishing to make payments to do so over the phone, internet, or outside drop-off.
Those wishing an appointment with their agent, are asked to contact their agent directly to schedule arrangements. All visitors must follow the Ministry of Health recommendations including the use of a face mask, reading of and answering the Ministry COVID 19 questionnaire, and contract tracing form completion by all persons entering the building.
We sincerely regret any inconvenience these measures may cause but trust you will appreciate the need to reduce daily interactions and adhere to social distancing practices.
We will continue to work with you in an effort to find alternate arrangements for policyholders with financial circumstances impacted by COVID‐19 and who are experiencing difficulties with payment of premium. Please contact your agent to discuss your options.
Reduction in Auto Premium
While the filed automobile rates haven’t changed, policyholders have the option to endorse their policy to recognize any change of use of their vehicle to reduce their premium amount (e.g. class of use, shortening commute distance, taking road coverage off vehicles).
Please note, when social distancing measures are lifted and policyholders go back to their normal patterns, these changes will have to be modified back to their previous state.
We will be adjusting our rate strategies for the most affected classes of business. We will provide, upon request, pro rata relief where a customer’s revenue/receipts/payroll, have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Please contact your agent to discuss your options.
Vacancy and Unoccupied Businesses
The government of Ontario has ordered non-essential businesses to close for the duration of this State of Emergency. As long as the order to stay closed is in place, we will not consider the business location as vacant, unoccupied or shut down if:
- it still contains enough insured property on the premises to conduct business (except removal of perishable stock).
- the business owner is visiting the premises a minimum of once every 7 days and is proactive in maintaining a level of care to the premises.
We have full confidence in our vendor partners and our dedicated staff to ensure ongoing service delivery at a time when home visits and onsite physical inspections will be limited. We will be flexible with policyholders who are experiencing difficulties with filing documentation and any other matters of procedure which could be compromised due to social distancing requirements.
As always for any unique situations, please contact your agent to discuss your options.
FAQs About Changing Automobile Use
Question: How would you manage an existing policyholder who volunteers at local grocery stores, making deliveries of groceries to those not leaving their homes?
Answer: We will continue to provide coverage for clients volunteering to deliver groceries or other necessities.
Question: How would you manage existing policyholders who make deliveries for restaurants for compensation?
Answer: No coverage would be provided, as this is not a class of business we have ever covered (e.g. pizza delivery, Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes).
Question: How would you manage existing policyholders who volunteer to make deliveries for restaurants for no compensation? What if they are being compensated mileage only?
Answer: We would continue to provide coverage for clients making deliveries on a volunteer basis, even when receiving compensation for mileage.
Cayuga Mutual Insurance is continually reassessing and adapting our procedures to adhere to the latest expert recommendations. Thank you for your kind understanding as we navigate this. As always, we’re proud to be working together towards a stronger future.
Steve Quinn, President & CEO
Non-Urgent Loss Prevention Inspections
Effective immediately and until further notice, all non-urgent loss prevention inspections will be postponed or amended to exterior inspections only. Please contact the office or the loss prevention office directly to arrange for submitting your own photos to us directly.
As of March 25, all current bookings of our community room are cancelled. We will not be taking any new bookings for our community room until further notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please view our COVID-19 FAQs page for information on common questions about your insurance policies and our operations during this time.