Flood coverage that customers love and trust
Square One Insurance Services offers some of the best home insurance coverage in North America. In fact, most policies include water, water backup and inland flood protection. An overview of the inland flood protection is provided below.
At Square One Insurance Services, you can get home insurance designed to cover certain types of flooding. We’re actually one of the few providers that offer this type of coverage. And best of all, our policies start from as little as $12/month. 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.
I recently had the pleasure of obtaining a home insurance quote through Square One Insurance and they were hands down the best and most cost-effective option. I specifically worked with Anjali Tayal who was prompt and responsive, kind and knowledgeable and secured us the best rate over several other insurance companies. Anjali and the Square One team helped us quickly and made us feel confident in our choice of home and thrilled with our insurance policy. Five stars!
Bill called me to complete my quote and was extremely helpful and patient. I wasn't sure what kind of coverage I would need for my vintage musical instruments and we decided on fine arts and collectibles. Bill called me back after we had completed the quote and said he had discussed it with his supervisor and agreed that it could be included under personal property. I appreciated the attention to detail he showed and the fact that once he hung up our first call he was still thinking about how to best help me and personalize my service.
Premiums on my last property insurance company increased. I did some Google searches and Square One kept popping up—and I can see why! From completing an online request and then speaking with 2 separate agents (one for the initial quote and the second to finalize and purchase), I could not have been happier. So pleased with the knowledge, the friendliness, the helpfulness and of course the price. Very simple and efficient to get a good policy and very courteous people
Bought a boat on Sunday night and now you need to add watercraft coverage? Square One has instant policy changes. Based on the ease of service, there's simply no insurance provider I'd recommend over Square One.
I now insure both of my properties with Square One and all of my experiences with them have been great. Their online systems are super easy to use, but then when I have needed to call in with questions or to get help all of their employees are super friendly and very knowledgable and helpful. Definitely will be recommending to friends!
Many thanks to Marilen for helping my mom with home insurance. I really appreciate Marilen's patience and professionalism. In fact, I have no hesitation to send my friends and family to Square One Insurance since I’ve been a policyholder for seven years. I'm truly grateful that they’ve always been there for me—from expertly handling my claim at my Burnaby home to helping me insure a rental/vacation property in the Okanagan. I also love that I have online access to my policies at any time. So easy and convenient! Thank you, Square One!
I am so impressed with my insurance and with the people at Square One. Lily is the most thorough and nicest insurance person I have had the pleasure of dealing with. On top of the fabulous service, Square One saved me over $1200 per year compared to my previous insurance company, with whom I was an upstanding and long-time client. I never thought I would receive the value I received in combination with the great service! Thank you so much, Lily and Square One!
Everything one-click and go, super easy and convenient service! I don’t understand much about insurance, but Square One explains everything online in simple words and that make it easy to understand my policy! Excellent, highly recommended.
This is how an online form should work! Bravo to you folks at Square One! This is some top-shelf 21st century stuff right here. Every single business should take note on how you are making this work. In fact I suggest you sell your platform to other companies so regular working people can process the digital age of technology invading everyday life without getting angry and frustrated and quitting, or wishing we could speak to a real person. This was honestly so easy I want to do it again. Thank you.
Square One makes getting home insurance as easy as can be. The website is super-easy to use and pleasant. Most importantly, it guides you to make the coverage selections you want, with clear explanations, immediately showing you changes to the cost. Would definitely recommend!
Learn how you’re protected
with Square One
When you buy home insurance that includes flood from us, the experience is straightforward from quote to claim. Learn more below about the coverages, deductibles, protection and claim service offered by Square One. You can also download sample policy wordings.
Home insurance coverage
Before reviewing your coverage and deductible options, it’s important you know that Square One offers a comprehensive policy. That means it insures against all types of loss except for what’s specifically excluded. The most common exclusions include war, terrorism and coastal flood. And, our policy automatically includes earthquake protection.
There are certain core coverages automatically included in your policy. For example, if you own a house and it is your primary residence, the core coverages include:
- Personal property
- Additional living expenses
- Personal and premises liability
Specialty property coverages
You choose what specialty property, if any, you want to insure. That way, you only pay for what you need. The most common types of specialty property insured are:
- Bicycles and sporting equipment and watercraft
- Fine arts and collectibles
- Jewellery and watches
As with specialty property, you choose what optional coverages, if any, you want to add to your policy. Some examples of commonly purchased optional coverages include:
- Detached structures, fences and landscaping
- Identity theft and financial loss
- Legal protection
A deductible is the amount you must pay before your policy will respond for an insured loss. All policies have at least one deductible. In some cases, different deductibles may apply depending on the type of loss.
You’ll usually have the option of choosing from a range of deductible amounts. Select the deductible amount that best fits your individual risk profile and budget.
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.
Flood insurance coverage
Historically, home insurance policies in Canada did not cover loss or damage caused by flooding; instead, you would have to rely on Disaster Financial Assistance programs from individual provincial governments. If your home insurance provider still doesn’t offer flood protection, you should shop around. Some providers now offer flood protection.
At Square One, most of our home insurance policies now automatically cover loss or damage caused by inland flood. We define inland flood as the covering of dry land by freshwater or wastewater, as well as any resulting Water Backup, that has escaped or been released from the normal confines of a lake, river, stream, natural watercourse, reservoir, canal or dam; or is generated by snowmelt or rainfall.
Inland flood protection is automatically included in most policies. About 5% of customers are not eligible for inland flood protection because their homes are located in areas with an extreme flood risk. These customers need to rely on Disaster Financial Assistance provided by the government. During the quote process, you’ll learn if you’re eligible for inland flood protection.
Under Square One’s policy, all losses are subject to a deductible. The deductible is the amount that you must pay before the policy will respond. For inland flood related losses, the deductible ranges from $500 to $10,000. By selecting a higher deductible, you might be able to reduce your monthly premiums.
If you’re eligible for inland flood protection, it is automatically included in your monthly premium. The additional amount paid for this protection depends on the following:
- Whether you own or rent your home.
- The type of home you live in.
- The location of your home.
- The limits and deductibles you select.
That said, protection will start at $2/month for those renting their homes or those who own a condo. For those who own a house, protection will start at $4/month.
Square One’s policy does not cover damage caused by:
- coastal flood, ground water or rising of the water table; or
- gradual, continuous or repeated seepage, condensation, or leakage of water or steam over a period of time.
Coastal flood is the covering of dry land by seawater, including seawater caused by high tides, sea waves, changes in sea levels or storm surge.
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:
Six reasons why you'll
love Square One
4.7 out of 5. That’s how customers rate Square One Insurance Services after writing 13,952 reviews. And with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, people clearly love the way we’re changing home insurance insurance.
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.
All policies from Square One 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.
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.
Need to make a claim?
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.
Interest-free monthly payments
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 and there’s no fixed-term contract. You can also change your payment preferences through your online account.