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Complete protection for your cottage and personal property

Cottage insurance that
customers love and trust

We make it easy for you to properly insure your cottage. In fact, cottage insurance policies offered by Square One include guaranteed building replacement cost coverage and comprehensive protection.

After writing 13,239 reviews and rating Square One Insurance Services 4.7 stars out of 5, it’s clear customers love the way we approach cottage insurance. To see how much you can save with Square One, get an online quote now in 5 minutes.

With policies starting at just $75/month, it’s easy and affordable to make sure you can replace the things you love.

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Different than other providers

Six reasons why you'll love Square One

Digital platform

With Square One, you can get a quote, buy a policy and even submit a claim – all online, from the comfort of your own home. Quotes and policies are managed through your online account, but if you need help, expert assistance from one of our licensed insurance agents is just a webchat or phone call away.

Superior protection

Our policies represent the highest level of protection currently available in Canada. We make it easy for you to protect your home against common perils (such as water damage and theft) and we even cover the costs of rebuilding your home to meet the latest bylaw or code changes.

Guaranteed building replacement coverage

Get the peace of mind you deserve. Simply insure your home to Square One’s suggested limit and, if you experience a loss, we’ll rebuild your home, even if the cost of doing so exceeds your limit of insurance.

Personalized coverage

All policies protect most common personal property items including laptops, smartphones and furniture. If you own specialty property (such as bicycles or fine arts) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.

Online claims portal

Making a claim with Square One is easy. In fact, most of the process can be done online. You’ll get your own dedicated adjuster to work with you from start to finish to make sure you’re back on your feet in no time. And, Square One pays out on 90% of all claims submitted in Canada.

Low-maintenance

We’re all about making things easy for you. You can choose to pay monthly or annually, and you can cancel your policy any time with no penalty (though we’re pretty sure you won’t want to). If you move, your policy moves with you. If you buy a home someday, switching to a homeowner’s policy is a breeze.

It only takes 5 minutes

ready for an online quote? Policies start at $12/month if you rent your home and $40/month if you own your home. To see how much you can save with Square One, get a personalized online quote now.

Coverages and Deductibles

Learn how you’re protected
with Square One

When you buy contents insurance from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. Click on the tabs below to learn about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.

House coverages. Your house is probably the largest asset you own. So, properly protecting it is really important. Our system will help you determine the estimated rebuild cost for your house, which will form the basis of your building limit. You'll then have the option of insuring any detached structures on your property as well as landscaping, fences and gardening equipment.

Building: This coverage protects, on a guaranteed replacement cost basis, the main structure of your house as well as attached garages, swimming pools and hot tubs. It also protects, on an unlimited basis, additional costs due to building code changes.
Detached structures, fences and landscaping: This optional coverage protects any structures located on the property that are not attached to your house, including carriage homes, docks, garages, gazebos, workshops and sheds. It also protects all trees, shrubs, lawns, fences, retaining walls, rockeries, and anything else that improves your home's curb appeal. Note that patio furniture is considered personal property.

Condo coverages. With Square One, you get the best condo insurance in Canada. You know that saying, “You get what you pay for?” It’s true. Our policy may cost a little more, but it’s there when you need it. Our condo owner’s protection coverage includes:

​​Blanket coverage for all condo damage: You select a single limit that covers damage to your unit and its improvements as well as insurance assessments from your condo corporation.

Expert review of your needs: ​​Send us your condo corporation's commercial insurance policy and we’ll determine what you need to be properly protected.

Legal advice helpline: Have an issue with a building bylaw or a noisy neighbour? Our policy includes unlimited access to a legal advice helpline for any condo-related issue​.

Personal property and specialty coverages. Traditional providers don't give you much control when it comes to insuring the contents of your home. They include pre-packaged protection that is based on your house's rebuild cost. And, they automatically include protection for specialty property whether you own it or not.

At Square One, you decide what specialty property you insure and for how much. You also decide how much protection you need for your most common personal property, which includes appliances, electronics, furniture, and clothing.

Bicycles, sporting equipment and watercraft: This optional coverage protects any personal and portable equipment used for athletic or recreational activities. This includes cycling, equestrian, fishing, golf, hang-gliding, hockey, hunting, paragliding, shooting, skating, skiing, snowboarding, surfing and windsurfing. It also protects commercially manufactured boats, canoes and kayaks. Any watercraft must be no more than 20 feet in length and, if motorized, must have no more than 100 horsepower in total. And, it protects related property like accessories, equipment and trailers.

Fine arts and collectibles: This optional coverage protects visual art, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, limited edition prints, and other pieces that cannot be easily replaced, like hand-woven or hand-knotted rugs or carpets made in Asia. It also protects any items collected as a hobby, for display, or as an investment, whose value may appreciate, including sports card collections, first edition books, and coin collections. And, it protects any porcelain ware, plates, cups, saucers that are used on special occasions; eating and serving utensils made of silver that are also used on special occasions; and figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material.
Personal property: This mandatory coverage protects all the other "moveable" property you own. This includes appliances, household goods, electronics, furniture and clothing in your home, garage and storage unit. This coverage does not protect any specialty property, which includes: bicycles, sporting equipment and watercraft; business property; fine arts and collectibles; jewellery and watches; and landlord's property.

Policy deductibles. A policy deductible is the amount you must pay before your home insurance policy will respond. For example, if your $2,500 laptop is stolen and the claim is subject to a $1,000 deductible, you pay $1,000 and your policy will cover the remaining $1,500. The higher the deductible you select, the lower the premium you pay on your insurance.

Below are the various deductibles that may apply. It's important to note that only one deductible applies per claim even if payments are made under multiple policy coverages. The type of loss will determine the deductible that applies.

Earthquake: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake. While earthquakes don't happen often, they cause significant damage when they do. As such, earthquake deductibles tend to be higher than those for other types of loss. Depending on where you live, you may be presented with a couple options.


Inland flood: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from an inland flood. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options. Please note that not all areas are eligible for inland flood protection.


Standard: This deductible applies to each insured loss not specifically mentioned earlier. For example, the earthquake deductible, not the standard deductible, applies to each insured loss resulting from an earthquake.
Wind and hail: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from a windstorm or hailstorm. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options.

Comprehensive protection. At Square One, you get a comprehensive (all-risk) policy. That means you're protected against all types of loss, except for those listed in the exclusions. Commonly covered losses include break-ins, burst pipes, hailstorms, fires, and more. Commonly excluded losses include coastal floods, repeated leakage, and wear and tear.

For complete details on what is and isn’t covered, please refer to your policy wordings or download our sample wordings.

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Making a claim. You buy insurance for peace-of-mind, so if you do need to make a claim we believe it should be simple and stress-free. That's why all Square One customers are protected by our commitment to handling claims fairly:

24/7 emergency claim line so we're there whenever you need us
For emergency claims you're guaranteed a response within 2 hours
For all claims, you'll work with a single claims adjuster
Quickly track each stage of your claim online
We guarantee that all claims are dealt with fairly, transparently and quickly
You're treated with respect and kept informed at every stage of your claim
Thousands choose us every month

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