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Are you looking to purchase insurance in Cochrane, Alberta? Look no further than your local insurance brokers at BrokerLink. We are a full-service brokerage that specializes in home insurance, auto insurance, business insurance, and so much more. We have been helping Canadians all over Canada, including in Cochrane, find quality insurance solutions for over 40 years. Since 1991, we have assisted many Cochrane residents with finding personalized insurance coverage that mirrors their unique lifestyles. Contact BrokerLink to learn more about what an insurance broker can do for you.

Licensed insurance brokers in Cochrane, Alberta, are just one phone call away

Located just a short drive from both Banff National Park and Calgary, the town of Cochrane is not only one of the largest in Alberta but also one of the fastest-growing communities. More and more residents are calling Cochrane home as the population grows, and as with any growing community, so do daily risks to their homes, cars, businesses and more. That's why it is essential for residents of Cochrane to purchase insurance to ensure they are protected from insured perils, such as vandalism, theft, extreme weather, fire and legal liability. Thankfully, BrokerLink is here to help.

BrokerLink can save Cochrane residents both time and money by matching them with comprehensive home, auto and business insurance policies. We want our customers to receive the very best insurance coverage for the lowest price. Whether you recently moved and are looking to ensure your new Cochrane home or you just opened a new business and need comprehensive business insurance to safeguard it, BrokerLink's team of expert insurance advisers is here to help you find the right coverage.

Upon contacting BrokerLink, you will be matched with an experienced and trusted advisor who will guide you through the steps of purchasing an insurance policy. We will partner together to create a personalized insurance policy that reflects your unique needs and wants. We can also offer you a complimentary quote on property, commercial or auto insurance.

Contact BrokerLink in Cochrane to learn more about the benefits of working with an insurance broker.


BrokerLink insurance offerings in Cochrane

Because we are a full-service brokerage, we can help our customers in Cochrane find the right type of insurance they need, whether it be home, car, business, or several other options. At BrokerLink, we specialize in the following insurance types:

Home insurance

One of the first things you should think about as soon as you sign the papers for your new home is protecting your house with insurance. It’s essential to protect your new investment from unforeseen circumstances because you never know when the unexpected is hiding right around the corner. This is where BrokerLink can help.

Our policies are uniquely designed to safeguard you, your home, and its contents. One of our expert insurance advisors will find you a home insurance policy in Cochrane that safeguards your property from incidents such as third-party lawsuits, property damage, fire, water damage, hurricanes and power surges. Plus, we also offer tenant's insurance for residents of Cochrane who rent their homes.

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Business insurance

There are many daily risks that business owners face, which is why purchasing business insurance in Cochrane is a worthwhile investment. Having a quality commercial insurance policy can protect your business from risks of financial harm and ruin. While each policy will vary, we can ensure your business has all the protection it needs from insured perils such as lawsuits alleging negligence, bodily injury, property damage, fire, water damage, cyber-attacks and much more.

The BrokerLink insurance experts take time to truly understand your business’s individual needs so they can find you the right coverage. Protect your Cochrane business with business insurance that includes commercial general liability coverage, commercial property coverage, professional liability coverage, cyber liability coverage, commercial auto insurance and more.


Auto insurance

Another area of expertise for BrokerLink is Cochrane car insurance. Having auto insurance is compulsory not just in Cochrane but all of Alberta, so any licensed driver in Cochrane must have it in order to drive their vehicle. At BrokerLink, we can help Cochrane drivers find quality coverage at the lowest rates for auto insurance. Plus, we will guarantee that it is in compliance with the mandatory insurance requirements for Alberta (which is a minimum of $200,000 in third-party liability coverage, in addition to uninsured automobile coverage and accident benefits coverage).

Whether you are looking to insure your teenage driver, a second vehicle, or your brand-new RV, you can count on BrokerLink to find you high-quality, reliable auto insurance.

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Other available insurance coverages in Cochrane

The BrokerLink team has expertise in several types of insurance. Thus, we can help Cochrane residents purchase insurance coverage for any of the following:

  • Associations
  • ATV and Snowmobile Insurance
  • Farm Insurance
  • Cyber Insurance
  • Storage Unit Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Life Insurance Broker
  • Landlord Insurance
  • Musical Instrument Insurance
  • Wine Cellar Insurance
  • Equine Insurance
  • Group Insurance
  • Travel and Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Trailer and RV Insurance
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Identify Theft Insurance
  • Boat Insurance
  • Condo Insurance
  • Vacation Property and Cottage Insurance
  • Tenant and Renters Insurance

Are there any benefits of having insurance in Cochrane?

Not only does insurance offer financial protection, but it also offers peace of mind, knowing that you (and maybe your family) are safe from possible financial distress. Owning insurance policies for things like your house, your car, and your business helps lessen the risk and devastation of future financial losses. This is because insurance policies protect policyholders against many insured perils, such as fire, water damage, bodily injury, property damage, lawsuits, and more, which can cause significant and costly damages.

For example, if your home burned down tomorrow and you did not have insurance, could you afford to pay out of pocket for the necessary repairs? Or buy a new home? Could you afford to pay for temporary housing? These are all situations that having insurance for your home can help you cover. Likewise, if you were in a car accident without insurance, could you afford to pay for any legal fees, property damages, and medical bills yourself? Auto insurance would help with that.

Is Cochrane insurance mandatory?

Whether insurance is mandatory in Cochrane depends on the policy and the situation. For example, car insurance is mandatory across Alberta. Therefore, any licensed driver who wishes to use their vehicle must have a car insurance policy that complies with the minimum requirements of the Alberta provincial government. Choosing to drive without insurance can result in hefty fines, a suspended licence, and even jail time.

Home and business insurance, on the other hand, are not mandatory in Cochrane. However, that does not mean you won't need it. Sometimes mortgage lenders will make house insurance a requirement before you can be approved for a mortgage. Thus, unless you can afford to purchase your home without a mortgage loan, you will need it to buy home insurance. Moreover, landlords can make tenant insurance or business insurance, depending on your rental purpose, a requirement of their lease agreements before they allow you to rent a unit or commercial space.

At the end of the day, even if insurance is not a requirement, it is still a worthwhile investment. The financial protection and peace of mind it comes with are worth every penny (or nickel).

How are insurance premiums calculated in Cochrane?

Insurance companies in Alberta examine a multitude of factors when determining insurance costs. As such, the price is different for each policyholder. Therefore, to help residents of Cochrane understand what impacts their insurance policies the most, the BrokerLink team has assembled the following list:

  • Your location
  • The size of your home (for home insurance)
  • The make and model of the car you drive (for car insurance)
  • Your age
  • Your insurance claims history
  • Your gender
  • Your marital status
  • The coverage, limits and deductibles you choose

Additional factors impacting Cochrane insurance costs

  • Alberta has the third highest car insurance rates in Canada. This will have a direct impact on how much you pay for car insurance in Cochrane.
  • Alberta winters are harsh, with temperatures dropping below zero and snow and icy conditions for months on end. These extreme winter temperatures can affect water pipes and indoor plumbing, especially in older homes. Structures must be well insulated to avoid frozen pipes bursting. Contact a BrokerLink insurance advisor about water damage coverage so that you don’t end up paying for costly repairs if something goes wrong in your home this winter.
  • As the population in Cochrane increases, so can its crime rate. Thus, crime rates can change quickly, and a rise in car theft or breaking and entering incidents can lead to more expensive insurance rates.

Contact BrokerLink today to receive your free, no-obligation quote on home, business and car insurance (and more) in Cochrane.


Saving money on Cochrane insurance today

At BrokerLink, we make it our mission to find you great coverage at low rates because we want you to save money on your insurance. Our insurance brokers are skilled in the ins and outs of the insurance market, thus allowing them to contact the best insurance companies, compare quotes and unlock discounts for our customers. We also love sharing some of the industry’s secrets for saving money on insurance, such as the ones listed below:

Increase your deductible

A general rule of thumb in the insurance industry is that raising your policy deductible can lower your premium. A deductible is the amount of money the policyholder is responsible for paying toward an insured loss before the insurance company steps in. All insurance policies have a deductible, and it’s up to you to decide what yours will be. Although raising it is likely to reduce your insurance rate, you should only do so if you can afford it. Speak with a BrokerLink insurance advisor to learn more about the consequences of raising a policy deductible.

Make annual payments

Our second tip for saving money on Cochrane insurance is to pay for your policy annually rather than monthly. Many insurance companies give you the option of paying in one instalment or twelve. However, the issue with paying in twelve monthly instalments is that many insurers charge administrative fees for every payment made. Therefore, paying for your policy in one annual instalment usually ends up being cheaper than paying monthly.

Bundle multiple insurance policies

Tip number three is to bundle multiple insurance policies together. Insurance providers often reward policyholders who purchase more than one policy from them. So if you are looking to insure multiple cars in your household or buy home insurance on top of business insurance, auto insurance, or recreational vehicle insurance, be sure to purchase it all from the same provider. Doing so could result in savings of up to 15% per policy. Contact BrokerLink to learn more about the savings that may come with bundling policies.

Install winter tires on your vehicle

Specific to saving money on car insurance, consider installing winter tires on your vehicle. Snow tires are not mandatory in Alberta, but equipping them with your car can make you eligible for an auto insurance discount. This is because insurance companies often reward safety, and installing snow tires on your vehicle reduces your odds of getting into an accident over the winter, therefore making your car safer to drive. If you are interested in a winter tire car insurance discount, speak to your insurance provider.

One of our helpful BrokerLink insurance advisors can inform you about the specific conditions that must be met to qualify for such a discount (e.g. some providers might stipulate that all four winter tires must be the same model or that the tires must remain on your vehicle for a set time frame). If you qualify for a winter tire discount, you could save up to 5% on car insurance.

Buy a hybrid or electric vehicle

One final way to save money on Cochrane car insurance is to buy a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV). Many auto insurance companies across Canada have begun offering discounts to drivers of hybrid or electric vehicles as a way of incentivizing drivers to go green. Therefore, purchasing an EV will not only save you money at the gas pump, but it can also save you up to 10% on auto insurance.

Compare rates with a registered insurance broker in Cochrane

Help save yourself both time and money by working with your local insurance brokers in Cochrane for a hassle-free experience. Licensed insurance brokers do everything for you, from providing unbiased, professional advice to shopping and comparing quotes to find you the best policy.

Ultimately, whether you’re looking for home, auto or business insurance, you can count on BrokerLink. Read on for a few more reasons to work with a registered Cochrane insurance broker today:

Brokers operate independently of insurance companies

First, insurance brokers work independently of insurance companies. This means that you can trust us to make you our top priority. Upon getting in touch, you will be matched with a dedicated insurance advisor who will take the time to understand your needs and find you a policy that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Brokers do the work for you

The second reason to enlist the help of an insurance broker is that they do the work for you. Brokers offer a convenient service, contacting Cochrane’s top markets for insurance and obtaining quotes on your behalf. From there, they will compare policies and unlock discounts before presenting you with their top options.

Brokers are insurance experts

One final reason to consult with a registered insurance broker is due to the expertise they possess. Since 1991, the BrokerLink team has been dedicated to finding insurance policies that meet the needs and budgets of our customers. We are experts in all things Cochrane insurance and can ensure you receive the most competitive rate on your policy.

We’re in your community

Getting involved in the community is a big part of who we are. We live and work in your community. We love meeting our neighbours!

Contact us

At Cochrane BrokerLink, we’re here to help you with any insurance needs you may have. Whether it’s insuring your home, car, business, recreational items, or pets, let us help you find the best coverage possible. We understand the need for specific types of insurance coverage for an individual’s situation and will work with you to create a custom policy. We can help make sure all your valuables are protected and even bundle your policies together to get you the best rate.

You can reach us by phone, email, or in person at any one of our locations throughout Alberta. No matter how you choose to get in touch, a BrokerLink insurance advisor will be happy to assist you.