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Helping you resolve insurance claims

Square One Claims is an independent adjusting firm that operates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. We are licensed and regulated by:

We handle claims on behalf of The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of British Columbia. These claims relate to home insurance policies sold by Square One Insurance Services. For more information on these companies, please visit their websites:

Please also feel free to download and review our disclosure notice regarding the relationship between Square One Claims and Square One Insurance Services.

The claims process

Step 1: Report your claim

Contact your home insurance provider to report your claim. If you purchased your home insurance from Square One Insurance Services, then you can report your claim 24 hours a day by calling 1.855.331.6933 or by visiting www.squareoneinsurance.com/support.

Step 2: Work with your adjuster

For claims requiring emergency assistance, an adjuster will contact you within 2 hours. For all other claims, an adjuster will contact you within 1 business day. Please allow for high call volume during extreme circumstances, such as storm conditions affecting large numbers of people, which may affect call return times.

Your adjuster will walk you through the entire claims process. This includes discussing what your policy covers to what forms need to be completed. Your adjuster will be your dedicated point of contact every step of the way.

Step 3: Get paid

Once your claim has been accepted, your adjuster will be in touch to discuss the next steps. The manner of payment will depend on your individual claim. Most are settled through cheque or e-transfer.

For smaller claims, your adjuster may send you the amount of your loss (minus any deductible) outright. For larger claims, you’ll work with your adjuster to determine the best way to repair or replace your loss. During this period, your adjuster may send partial payments in advance, so it’s important to keep any receipts that relate to your loss/damage or additional living expenses.

Step 4: Tell us how we did

When your claim is concluded, you’ll be asked to complete an online survey. You’ll have the opportunity to tell us about your experience, including whether you were satisfied with the repairs done to your home.

You’re also welcome to provide feedback at any time during the claims process. Simply email us at claims@squareoneclaims.com.

Team members

Erick Solis

Erick Solis

Telephone Claims Adjuster
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Erick is an energetic and passionate person who finds gratification when aiding customers who require support. He completed the Business Management Co-op Certificate at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and his 4 years of recognized interpersonal excellence in the auto sales industry prompted him to pursue the Vale Training Solutions insurance training course in Hamilton, Ontario. Erick currently holds his insurance adjuster license level 1 in BC and is working towards his CIP designation.

Garry Alblas

Garry Alblas

Road Adjuster
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Garry joins Square One as a contract adjuster employed by one of Square One’s preferred adjusting firms. He is contracted exclusively to handle Square One claims in Ontario. He began his insurance career in 1984 as a staff adjuster with Allstate and has been an independent adjuster since 2007. Garry has a Bachelor of Arts with York University and is a Chartered Insurance Professional licensed to practice insurance in Ontario.​

Rena Novotny

Rena Novotny

Claims Manager
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After being a staff adjuster and junior examiner, Rena started her 23 year career as an independent adjuster where she specialized in complex property, liability and special risk loss. As a branch manager, Rena hired, trained, mentored and coached several adjusters. She continues part-time post graduate studies in neuro-psychology and traumatization, learning how both may impact the insured’s engagement on catastrophic claims. Rena has earned her MA (Conflict Analysis and Management), CRM, CIP, and holds a level 3 adjusting license.

Rupert Pong

Rupert Pong

Senior Claims Examiner + Vendor Manager
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With over 20 years of claims experience, Rupert holds the role of claims examiner at Square One. Prior to joining Square One, Rupert worked for Granite Claims Solutions as an independent claims adjuster. He has also worked for Wawanesa Insurance, Canadian Northern Shield, Canadian Direct Insurance and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. Rupert holds a general insurance license level 1 in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Scott Trepke

Scott Trepke

Claims Examiner
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After beginning his insurance career in 2008, Scott spent several years working as a broker for Westland Insurance. In 2010, he began working in the claims department at Family Insurance. While at Family Insurance, he held various positions adjusting claims for both auto and personal insurance lines. In early-2015, Scott joined Square One’s team as a road adjuster. He holds a general insurance license level 2 in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Shawn Kandola

Shawn Kandola

Road Adjuster
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With over 10 years of insurance and claims experience, Shawn holds the role of road adjuster at Square One. Prior to joining Square One, Shawn worked for Intact Insurance as a claims adjuster where he worked on home and commercial claims as well as large loss and catastrophes. He has also worked as an insurance broker for BCAA and Coast Capital Insurance. Prior to working in insurance, Shawn was a fraud investigator where he exposed one of the largest crime rings in Romania. He holds his CAIB designation and is currently working towards obtaining his CIP with Honors.

Contact us

Address

Square One Claims Inc.
Suite 200, 4170 Still Creek Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6C6

Phone

1.855.331.6933

Email

claims@squareoneclaims.com

Team member   Extension Email
Erick Solis Telephone Claims Adjuster 149
Garry Alblas Contracted Adjuster 134
Rena Novotny Claims Manager 129
Rupert Pong Senior Claims Examiner + Vendor Manager 109
Scott Trepke Claims Examiner 117
Shawn Kandola Road Adjuster 142