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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 12,884 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 the United States. 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 changes in ordinance or law.

Extended 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 include up to 50% extra in the event rebuilding your home 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 sporting equipment) you can also add coverage to your policy. That way, you only pay to insure what you actually own.

Online claims portal

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.

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 $10/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

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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 be your building limit minimum. 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 an extended replacement cost basis, the main structure of your house as well as attached garages, swimming pools and hot tubs. It also provides protection against additional costs due to changes in ordinance or law.
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. The most common condo insurance coverages are listed below. For each of these coverages, we’ll help you determine what limit of insurance is right for you. Unlike our competitors, we don’t force you to buy protection you don’t need.

Condo improvements, fixtures and glass: This optional coverage protects any upgrades, additions or alterations made to your condo unit after it was originally built, whether made by you or a previous owner. It also protects any countertops, flooring, glass or other fixtures in your unit that you are responsible for insuring under the bylaws of your condo corporation.

Condo property protection: Protects against amounts you are assessed to offset a property insurance deductible paid by your condominium corporation. It also protects against repair costs to the building and common areas that: (1) fall beneath your condominium corporation's property insurance deductible; (2) are not covered by your condominium corporation's property insurance; or, (3) result from a shortfall in your condominium corporation's property insurance.​

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, firearms and watercraft: ​This optional coverage protects firearms of any description, and 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 25 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, firearms and watercraft; business property; fine arts and collectibles; jewelry 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.

Standard: This deductible applies to each insured loss not specifically mentioned earlier. For example, the sewer backup deductible, not the standard deductible, applies to each insured loss resulting from a sewer backup.
Sewer backup: This deductible applies to each insured loss resulting from a sewer backup. If this deductible applies, you may be presented with a couple options.
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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