Island Savings

Earthquake Insurance

Did you know:

  • 60% of British Columbians live in a region where some of the largest
    earthquakes occur.
  • according to the experts, there is a 30% chance of a
    mega thrust earthquake in the next 50 years.
  • the government will not provide financial support to anyone living
    in an area where earthquake insurance is available.

Overview

Key Features & Benefits

  • Covers loss or damage to your home and belongings in the event of an earthquake.
  • Covers living expenses you incur if you're unable to live in your home while it is being repaired.

Rates

As a full service insurance broker, Island Savings Insurance Services will provide you with the best rates possible for the coverage you need. Members who bank with our First West Credit Union Island Savings division, will receive a 10% discount on home insurance policies.

General Costs

In general, several things contribute to the cost of earthquake insurance:

  • Construction type
  • Number of stories
  • Any detached structures
  • Where you live
  • Choice of deductible

For more information on rates, call or visit one of our insurance locations today.

Be Prepared

Helpful Tips for Homeowners

Check out these simple things you can do today so that you're prepared for an earthquake if it hits:

  • Create an earthquake kit which includes water, non-perishable food, medications, important documents, first-aid supplies, a utility knife, a flashlight and a change of clothes.
  • Consider keeping some food, water and supplies in your vehicle—you may not be able to get home for a couple of days.
  • In the event of an evacuation, it's a good idea to pick a meeting place for you and your family in case you get separated—plan a couple of routes in case there are blocked roads.
  • Make a list of emergency contacts so that these numbers will be handy if you need them.

Claims

Need to Make a Claim?

To report your insurance claim, please contact us for assistance:

  • For emergency assistance, call: 1-800-737-4747 (24 hour service)
  • Contact an insurance location: view phone directory

Ready to get a quote? At Island Savings Insurance Services, we provide simple insurance solutions to suit your needs.

Online

Contact us online and let us know you're interested in earthquake insurance—we’d be happy to provide you with a quote.

In Person

If you're more comfortable coming in to see us, we'd be happy to chat with you about the questions you have.

By Phone

If you’d like to call us, here is a complete list of our insurance office numbers.