Home insurance basics resource centre
Home insurance is not the most exciting topic, but it is a necessity for most. Learn the basics from this resource centre. And, if you have any specific questions you would like answered, simply email us and we’ll do our best to respond.
What types of home insurance are available?
Square One describes the types of home insurance policies commonly offered and which type is usually superior.
What is liability insurance?
Square One explains the personal and premises liability protection included in most home insurance policies.
Home insurance checklist
Square One provides a checklist to ensure you have the right home insurance protection.
What is a deductible and what options are available?
Square One helps you decide how to choose the right deductible for your home insurance policy.
What are additional living expenses?
Learn why additional living expense coverage is included in your home insurance policy and why you need it.
Does home insurance provide worldwide protection?
Home insurance provides worldwide protection for your personal property. And, it protects you if you accidentally hurt someone or damage their property.
Is insurance available for home based businesses?
Key insurance considerations when operating a home based business including the questions we'll ask you at Square One.
Is insurance available for water damage?
Square One describes what type of protection most home insurance policies for water damage.
What are common policy exclusions?
Learn why all Canadian home insurance policies include some exclusions and how you can be as well protected as possible with Square One.
Is insurance available for mice damage?
Do Canadian home insurance policies provide protection against property damage caused by mice? Square One provides the answer.
Is insurance available for flood and earthquake damage?
Learn if flood damage is covered by home insurance policies offered in Canada.
Is insurance available for landslide damage or Acts of God?
Square One describes what a landslide is and whether most home insurance policies in Canada covers resulting damage.
Frozen pipes don’t have to spell disaster
Read an article from Square One detailing the danger frozen pipes can cause on your insurance policy, and how you can avoid the trouble.
Insuring specialty property
Your home insurance provides coverage for your personal property. But did you know that there are limits on certain types of property?
Insuring new possessions
Square One advises you to talk to your home insurance provider to ensure any new possessions you received are properly protected.
Is insurance available for jewellery?
Most home insurance policies provided limited jewellery coverage. With Square One, you get the protection you need.
How do I replace my personal property?
Square One describes the different bases of claims payment for personal property under a home insurance policy.
Is insurance available for drones?
Learn about drones, their safety guidelines per Transport Canada, and how they relate to the insurance industry with this artilce from Square One.
Insuring wine collections
If you're a wine lover and have a wine collection, learn how you should go about insuring your collection.
Understanding your insurance "score"
Square One describes how home insurance providers "score" you and how that "score" can affect your rates.