Looking for Vancouver home insurance from a local name you can trust? You've come to the right place. Square One offers the only policy in North America that can be personalized to your individual needs. That means you decide what to insure, so you only pay for the protection you need. You also get to choose from a wide range of coverage and deductible options. Continue reading to learn why Square One is right for you.
Wondering what people are saying about us? Here are some of the reviews that contribute to our average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. Want to read more? Visit our reviews page.
Alan provided me with the best customer service I could have imagined. It was my first time purchasing home insurance and so I did not understand many terms or how the insurance process works. He went into detail with great examples to explained everything to me, without any judgement. We played phone tag a bit, but I appreciate Alan reaching out several times to ensure I got everything taken care of today.
To whom is reading this review, Square One Insurance is a very good insurance provider. They helped me and my family. I have low income, I am on disability, and their premium rates are fantastic. Their website is so user-friendly. I have not ended up calling directly to customer service, because I have not needed to. Everything is online that you need. I would highly recommend this insurance provider to anyone who is looking for a good rate. Thank you, Square One, for being there for people like myself.
I spoke with Lily Yeung, this was my first time ever calling about tenant insurance and she made my experience amazing. She was super helpful and she even repeated herself a few times, so my boyfriend can input his opinion on what prices we should have. She even broke down some of the difficult things to explain them to me better so I would understand. She helped me out with advice on what I should get and was overall so helpful. She has such a nice approach and voice
I was frustrated with my current provider's pricing and coverage options. In looking online for the options that I need, I came across Square One and was very impressed with the ease of choosing my insurance needs as well as the excellent price that went with it! Hopefully, I will not have to give a report on a claim but the reviews of those that did, show it is smooth and the company is helpful if it should happen. I enjoy the peace of mind that I am covered at a reasonable price.
The process was quick and easy to get an online quote. Very reasonable and competitively priced insurance. The reviews were far better than their competitors. The company demonstrates great customer service and is completely transparent. Overall a wonderful experience, which isn’t usually a term associated with insurance, period.
So glad I discovered Square One. The quote I received was considerably less than what I had already been paying that I thought it was too good to be true. I called and spoke to a very nice woman who went through the entire quote with me. It was very easy to understand and not riddled with insurance jargon. At the end of the day, I have saved over $150 a month! Plus I have better coverage!
I honestly never write reviews but this was the best experience I've had buying insurance or anything! Claire was very thorough, professional and even funny. Yes, funny! Nice to talk to someone who isn't like a robot. The services they offer are also very fair and we're more than happy. Highly recommend.
I would like to thank Shawn. He was such a great help during the entire process. This is my first ever insurance claim in my entire 12 plus years of home ownership. He provided good insight into the process and procedures. I'm thankful to have Shawn assist with my claim and walk me through this potentially stressful situation. The responses were prompt and professional. Truly appreciate the outstanding service.
I came across Square One while searching for a new provider. My current provider decided to increase my premium to $600/year with no explanation. I am claims-free and nothing had changed. Their broker was also less than helpful. The process with Square One is so easy, absolutely anyone can do it. Not only am I saving the $600/year increase, but my policy is even $70 cheaper than what I was paying for the same coverage! I only wish I had found this company sooner!
After many hours of research, frustration, pleading and angst, I found Square One and Armine. Most insurance providers have the same blanket policies and prices. Square One has the common sense to offer a personalized policy. You don't have to pay for more than you want, just what you need. And Armine is a credit to the company. Thank you very much.
4.7 out of 5. That’s how customers rate Square One Insurance Services after writing 12,033 reviews. And with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, people clearly love the way we’re changing home insurance.
Our policy provides blanket coverage for your common personal property, but you can also add coverage for specialty property, like fine arts and rare collectibles. Don't own those? With us, you don't pay to insure them.
You don't want to be caught without the right coverage when the unexpected happens. Our comprehensive policies automatically protect against break-ins, burst pipes, fires, hailstorms, and water backups.
Five minutes. That's the average time it takes to get a quote and buy online. And 90% of all phone calls are answered within one minute. Waiting in line for a coffee? You have time to get a quote and buy online.
We're confident you'll love our service and stay with us. That’s why we don’t lock you into a contract. With us, you can pay monthly or annually by bank withdrawal or credit card, for as long (or little) as you need protection.
Easy! It's traumatic enough when something you love is lost or damaged, so we make sure the claims process is fair, fast, and straightforward. In fact, over 90% of claims are approved and most are settled in less than 60 days.
Square One only works with well-established, financially strong insurance and reinsurance companies. That means you can rest assured that your covered claims, including those from major catastrophes, will be paid.
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.
The insurance industry doesn't have the greatest reputation when it comes to claims. Many people fear their insurer will go to any length possible to avoid paying claims. At Square One, we’re different. We're there when you need us most.
How different? Legal jargon can be confusing, so we've created a transparency page to translate the legal language of your policy into plain English.
We're committed to changing how you think of insurance. We'll make sure your claim is handled quickly and fairly.See Our Transparency Page
The biggest problem with making a claim is not having the right protection. With a policy that's tailored to your needs, you get the best protection possible.
We guarantee a fast response when you need it most. Not an emergency? No problem. Your adjuster will still be in touch within one business day. It's your home, and your stuff, so we keep you in the loop.
A single dedicated adjuster works with you from start to finish. Without the need to repeat the details of your claim, you'll be back on your feet in no time.
In 5 minutes, you can get a free quote online.
Love your quote? Buy online or save for later. Or, call 1.778.331.6933 for assistance.
Provided below are statistics on the percentage of Square One customers that add each class of specialty property to their policies.
Provided below are some basic resources for those of you who may be new to Vancouver. These resources range from a background on the city to tips on planning a move.
Vancouver, a coastal city in the province of British Columbia, has a population of 603,500 people, which makes it the eighth largest Canadian municipality. With a population of 2.4 million, the Greater Vancouver area is the third highest populated metropolitan area in Canada and the highest in Western Canada.
Vancouver residents are an ethnically diverse group with 52% having a first language other than English. It has a land area of about 114 square kilometres, making it the most populated Canadian municipality, and the fourth most densely populated city in North America.
If you wish to see the city of Vancouver in all its natural glory, Stanley Park is the place to visit. The park offers horse-drawn carriage tours which pass by several of the park’s attractions, including Deadman’s Island, the Rose Garden, and the Empress of Japan figurehead. The Stanley Park Tour is regarded as the top attraction in all of Vancouver.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge is not for the faint of heart, but is certainly a breathtaking experience. The bridge is 450 feet (137 meters) long and 230 feet (70 meters) high, featuring two glass platforms to support its walkers. The Capilano Suspension Bridge has been available as a tourist attraction since 1889.
If you’re planning on moving, consider following the steps below for an easy, stress free move.
Select your movers: When starting a move, the first thing you should decide is whether or not you’re going to hire a moving company. Look at what needs to be moved from your home, and the current help you already have. If you have lots of willing friends and family, moving without a company will save you money. However, hiring a moving company may be a good idea if you need to move large items, such as a piano. While there are several moving companies in Vancouver, companies commonly used include You Move Me, Action Movers, and Priority 1 Movers.
Get necessary supplies: Your next step should be to gather all the supplies you’ll need for your big move. Common supplies include boxes, tape, labels, bubble wrap or other specialty packaging, and a dolly. You can expect to spend up to $250 on supplies alone, but that can very depending on the size of your family.
Pack smart: Don’t forget that you’ll need some essential items unpacked right away when you reach your new home. It’s no fun to have to dig through several boxes to find only a couple items. Because it takes time to unpack everything, you should keep the essential items within easy reach so they can be unpacked first. These include, utensils, clothing, pots and pans, bedding, and curtains among others.
Keep your receipts: If you moved at least 40 kilometers closer to work, the Canada Revenue Agency will allow your to deduct some moving expenses from your income. Visit the CRA to learn more.
Now that you’ve moved into your new residence, you’ll need to set up any arrangements that you may have used at your previous home.
Obtain or update your driver’s license and car insurance: Now that you’re a new resident to Vancouver, you’ll want to obtain a new or update your existing drivers license to reflect your new address. Also, because your car insurance must be obtained through ICBC, you should visit their website to find a location and update your both records.
Update your mailing address: Because of your new address, you’ll need to update your account and set up mail forwarding through Canada Post to avoid missing any important letters and packages. Visit Canada Post’s website to set up your new address.
Find local schools, daycares, and health professionals: If you have children, one of the first things you’d think to do is to find both a local school or daycare. If necessary, it’s important to enroll your children as soon as possible, as daycares in Vancouver are very popular. Visit the local school directory and daycare options to learn more. If you’ve moved locations, chances are you’re going to need to change your doctor, dentist, chiropractor, or other health professional, including veterinarians. Visit HealthLinkBC to find services and resources.
Update your banking information: If the bank you were using prior to your move does not operate in Vancouver, you should find a bank or credit union that does. Of course there are several different options, however the most common in Vancouver are RBC, TD, and BMO.
Once you’ve moved into your new home, you’ll need to set up different accounts and think about some services to complete your move.
Cable and phone service providers: It’s difficult to live in a home without phone or cable service. There are several different options available, however some of the more common companies in Vancouver are Shaw, Telus, and Delta Cable.
Hydro, electricity, and gas providers: Similar to cable and phone services, you can’t operate your home without necessary accounts with hyrdo, electricity, and gas providers. In BC, residents generally select either FortisBC or BC Hydro. It’s important to note that select municipalities will supply utilies to their residents themselves.
Home insurance providers: You’ve just moved into a home that’s possibly your biggest investment to date, make sure it’s protected! Visit the Square One home insurance page to learn more about which policy best fits your needs and to receive an online quote.
Landscaping companies: After moving into your new home, if there are any changes you’d like to make to your lawn or shrubbery it may be best to hire a landscaping company. There are hundreds of options in Vancouver, but Great Canadian Landscaping, Deerwood Landscaping, and Daisy’s Landscaping are common choices.
With any new home, you want to be prepared in case something does go wrong. It’s always a good idea to have a resource readily available for finding companies that can offer quick repairs.
Plumbing: While there are hundreds of different options when it comes to plumbing repairs, this list of companies will kickstart your search.
Restoration and renovation: Should your new home need any repairs or upgrades, it’s always a good idea to check with a restoration or renovation company to make sure you’ve found the root causes to any problems. Check out Square One’s list of restoration contractors as well as a list of local renovation companies to help start your search.Please feel free to browse though Square One’s home improvement resource center to learn more.
Electrical: One of the last thing’s you want to deal with once settled into a new home is the loss of power. If the problem isn’t linked to your electricity provider, consider contacting an electrician. While there are several different options in Vancouver, Mott Electric, Expert Electric, and Wicks Electric are popular choices.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning: If you ever notice that your new home is either too hot or too cold, it may be due to an HVAC issue which you’d want to get looked at immediately. Again, while there are several different options in Vancouver, Milani, Flame Heating, and Robertson HVAC are popular choices.