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It's so easy to find the most qualified insurance brokers in Cornwall when you choose BrokerLink. Our advisors are all highly trained in the art of insurance and can help you find the best fit for your circumstances. They work and live in the local area as well, which gives them the deeper understanding that they require to address your specific insurance needs. One easy call can connect you with a friendly broker who will work directly with you to create a personally tailored insurance policy. On top of that, we'll provide you with competitive quotes to ensure you get the best insurance rate possible alongside excellent coverage.

Find comprehensive protection with Cornwall insurance brokers

Unless you're an insurance professional, finding the right protection for you and your family can be a difficult task. It takes so much time out of your day, not to mention the fact that you will be needing to select between dozens of different options. Choosing local insurance brokers in Ontario is the best solution to customizable protection that really speaks to "you" and not the general population of Canada. Don't waste your time scouring through the Internet just to find one quote. There are so many options! It's frustration you can easily avoid simply by choosing BrokerLink.

To be transparent, insurance isn't easy. Opting to work with a local insurance broker from Cornwall who knows your area and knows your needs is a surefire way to ensuring you get a personalized plan that can be refined to fit within your budget. Whether you need home and auto insurance, a comprehensive business protection plan, or even coverage for your recreational toys, we have your back. Insurance is so much easier when you have a team of experts in your corner ready to help you.

Chat with us today and get to know our friendly and knowledgeable insurance brokers in Cornwall. We are more than happy to connect with you however you choose to get in touch and are more than pleased to serve our Cornwall residents the customized protection solutions that they deserve. We are dedicated to protecting your important possessions, whatever those may be. With our digital easy-to-use tool, receive a complimentary quote for a rough idea of how much your insurance policy may cost you. Chat with your local Cornwall insurance branch today to begin the process.


BrokerLink insurance specialties

BrokerLink's insurance brokers in Cornwall are happy to help you find solutions, whether it's to insure your car, your home, or even your pets. Take a glance at our list below and see if what you're looking for is described below:

Business insurance

For professionals looking to preserve their own, Cornwall commercial insurance is the solution. However, with so many industries and so many different options when it comes to insurance, how can you be sure you're getting the right coverage? BrokerLink's Cornwall insurance brokers are here to work hard and defend your business from the potential financial risks it could be faced during its daily operations. Small and large businesses alike may face risks, be those risks the chance of a slip-and-fall on a wet floor when roaming a retail store or the risks of a project delay on a construction job, resulting in tens of thousands of lost profits. Your protection plan may look different depending on what it is you do precisely, and as insurance experts, our insurance brokers in Cornwall can work directly with you to serve you tailored coverage at the right price. Look to us when you need cyber liability, commercial property, commercial general liability insurance, or even professional liability insurance. Give us a call today for more information.


Auto insurance

Nowadays, finding the right car insurance in Cornwall is easy. All you need to do is look online to find hundreds of different quick quote forms and compare between. But who has the time to do that? BrokerLink is your one-stop shop for competitive insurance rates, where you can connect with an advisor that gives you access to quality providers. With BrokerLink's insurance brokers in Cornwall, you can get the most affordable coverage for your lifestyle. You can't get around purchasing car insurance in Ontario if you want to drive. Our policies and our decision-making skills account for your uniqueness when we help find insurance that will both protect you and your family as well as fit within your budget. Trust in us to insure you so that you comply with provincial regulations, and then some.

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Home insurance

Whether you have a proper stick-built home, a condo, or even an apartment, home is home. How do you best insure it? One home jump left won't be insured the same way yours is due to the uniqueness of all homes and the people who live in them. Your average homeowners' insurance policy may include protection for your physical dwelling, your contents, and your liability, and may provide additional living expenses if you were forced out of your home due to an unexpected loss. If you are a renter or live in a condo, your insurance may not contain the physical dwelling portion (since that is generally covered by your landlord or your condo association.) Your policy may include coverage for fires, vandalism, theft, tornadoes, hurricanes, water damage, and more. Suffice to say, it's a small price to pay for huge protection, and if you are a renter or if you have a mortgage, you may even have a condition in your agreement which states you must carry some form of homeowners insurance. Our Cornwall insurance brokers are happy to assign you an insurance solution that best suits your needs. Look to us when you need comprehensive insurance for your home, whatever that home looks like.

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Other insurance coverages

BrokerLink is happy to provide Cornwall residents with any of the following solutions as well:

  • 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

Is insurance mandatory in Cornwall?

The answer is both yes and no. Insurance is and isn't mandatory in Cornwall, and that's because it depends on the type of insurance. Some insurance policies, such as auto insurance, are required in Cornwall due to provincial regulations. Other insurance policies are required situationally, such as home and business insurance. Here are the details on mandatory insurance for auto, home, and business:

Is auto insurance mandatory in Cornwall?

Yes. If you choose to drive, you will be required to carry some form of car insurance in Cornwall. Ontario mandates you must purchase accident benefits, uninsured automobile, direct compensation property damage, and finally, third-party liability insurance. The provincial regulations for these coverages mandate a certain minimum to ensure you are adequately protected, but many drivers choose to optionally increase their protection due to the expensive nature of lawsuits. If you are caught behind the wheel without insurance, you could be fined up to $25,000 for a first-time offence and up to $50,000 for a second offence. Your licence may also be suspended. It's better to be safe than sorry and get insurance with an expert insurance broker in Cornwall from BrokerLink. We work with several provinces throughout Canada but understand that each province has different requirements, so we know how to protect you in a manner that best complies with provincial requirements.

If you are leasing or financing your vehicle, your lending company may request that you also purchase additional coverage - typically in the form of collision and comprehensive insurance. This is to help protect their assets.

Note as well that while the province requires a certain amount of insurance per each mandatory coverage, you can choose to increase it. As an example, the minimum for accident benefits is $200,000, many drivers choose to carry at least $1,000,000.

Is business insurance mandatory in Cornwall?

Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. Business insurance in Cornwall is often highly recommended due to the expensive nature of lawsuits facing small businesses, but only a few industries may actually be required to carry protection.

As an example, lawyers and medical professionals may need to carry some form of professional liability insurance. With medical professionals, this coverage is then referred to as "medical malpractice insurance." For many professional occupations, professional liability insurance is highly recommended regardless of whether it's required or not.

Some contractors may need to carry commercial liability insurance before a client will agree to work with them. This is less of a provincial regulation and more because a client will want to ensure that, if anything goes awry, there's fall back. Independent contractors will find it difficult to find work without adequate insurance backing them, as many clients will view them as less reputable than if they were insured.

Is home insurance mandatory in Cornwall?

It is not provincially required, but if you still have a mortgage on your home in Cornwall, your lender or bank could make it a condition of your loan to acquire it. If your home is fully paid for, you will genuinely not be asked to purchase homeowners' insurance (but it is still recommended.) In the case of applying for a mortgage in order to purchase a home, your lender will ask you to obtain protection for your home prior to the closing date. This is often done due to the fact that your lender has a stake in your property, so ensuring it properly makes sure that their investment is protected. Otherwise, homeowners' insurance is purchased to protect your property against physical damages, liability, damage to personal property, personal property stolen out of your vehicle, and accidental damages to someone else's property. If you choose to purchase homeowners' insurance even once your mortgage is paid off, you could qualify for a mortgage-free discount.

Also, note that the same applies to tenants and condo unit owners. While it is not required under provincial regulations, tenant and condo insurance may be made a condition of a rental agreement and must be purchased before you can sign a lease.

Here's how to save money on Cornwall insurance

BrokerLink wants to ensure that your protection is not only sufficient enough to protect you and your livelihood, be that your home, your car, or your business, but also that it's affordable! Our insurance brokers in Cornwall have a deeper understanding of the needs of Cornwall residents and can work with them on a personal level to help them get the comprehensive protection that they deserve. We know you well because we live in the Cornwall area, too! We'll connect with you over the phone, by email, or in person to give you advice based on your personal needs and offer you our suggestions on how best to curb costs.

Here are some BrokerLink tried-and-true tips for saving costs on insurance in Cornwall:

1. Purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle

If it's in the cards for you, purchasing an electric or hybrid vehicle can win you a discount of 10-15% on your insurance premiums. This is because many insurance companies want to encourage their customers to go green, and hybrid and electric vehicles (or EVs) tend to emit less CO2 than their gas-powered cousins. Currently, the difference isn't huge, but in the next couple of decades, it's assumed that electric vehicles (and the production of them) will have reduced emissions by up to 75%. So, if you like the idea of playing your part for the planet and save on your car insurance, opt to purchase an electric or hybrid vehicle.

2. Raise your deductible

Your deductible typically directly corresponds to the number of premiums you'll pay. Most policies are subject to a deductible with few exceptions, so if you want to save a little on your overall costs and you aren't afraid of a slightly increased upfront cost in the event of a loss, raise your deductible. Common deductible amounts are $250 and $500, but by increasing them to $750 or even $1,000, you could save considerably on your insurance costs. Ask a Cornwall insurance broker about the benefits of raising your deductible and if it's worth the savings.

3. Work with a Cornwall insurance broker

What's better than having an expert in your corner who understands the needs of residents in your local area and has years of experience working in insurance? Nothing, really! An insurance broker can help you get competitive rates that you might not be able to obtain elsewhere. They can give you advice based on your personal circumstances, and their service is dedicated to you before any one insurance company, meaning that you're in their best interest.

4. Choose a yearly payment plan over a monthly one

When you choose a monthly premium plan, you'll end up paying twelve months of administrative fees on top of your existing premiums. When you choose a yearly plan, assuming that the one-time cost is feasible for your finances, you only end up paying those administrative fees once. In addition to that, you won't have to worry about your premiums for the remainder of the year. So, as long as you're OK with the larger upfront cost, it's recommended that you choose a one-time payment per year over one-time per month.

5. Go paperless

Insurance companies like it when you take green initiatives. Some companies are offering the opportunity to go paperless and rewarding you with a small discount if you opt to receive your insurance documents virtually rather than by mail. You won't get a ton of savings by doing this, but the convenience of having all your documents in one place and not risking losing any physical sheets is definitely worth the switch.

Local Ontario Insurance Links

If you’re a member of a group or association, you may be eligible for more discounts.

Contact us

Here at Cornwall BrokerLink, we are beyond eager to begin helping you along on your insurance journey. For our neighbours in Cornwall, our insurance brokers act as advisors in your corner, working for you before any one insurance company. Our experts are your best resource for finding personalized solutions for your home, cars, recreational vehicles, businesses, and even your pets. Regardless of what you're looking to safeguard, we have solutions and advice for you.

You can connect with us during our business hours by shooting us an email, calling us over the phone, or even coming in to visit our Cornwall branch. Regardless of how you mean to get in touch, we know we have what it takes to serve you. Use our online tool to get a free quote and see just how affordable great coverage can be.