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You have to ask yourself…
What would happen if a disaster struck your home tomorrow? Are you confident you’re properly covered for damages and total loss? Would you be required to pay out of pocket for some or all the repairs?
These questions are crucial to address because major insurance carriers may put a hold on new clients prior to a forecasted natural disaster or weather event. More importantly, when you're facing a crisis, you’ll feel less pressure knowing:
Home insurance covers the hazards that most homeowners face. When a loss occurs, you will file a claim with your insurance carrier, and you are paid for the expenses, minus any outstanding deductible amounts.
Home insurance also covers personal liability exposures, to protect you from many situations that could lead to lawsuits from others.
For instance, if someone slips and falls in your home or is injured somewhere on your property, you can be held responsible. Liability coverage is there to protect you.
You could also potentially need home insurance to protect you from having to pay for:
When you see an independent insurance agent like us you have the chance to explore all your options for insurance, and protect the things that are most important to you.
There are many things about insuring a home that most consumers aren’t aware of. We are here to make sure you avoid potential problem areas, including:
Homeowners insurance is essential because it helps protect your most valuable asset - your home. It provides coverage for repairing or rebuilding your home in case of damage caused by covered perils. Additionally, it offers liability coverage in case someone gets injured on your property and sues you.
Homeowners insurance usually covers the structure of your home, personal belongings, additional living expenses if you need to temporarily relocate, and liability protection. It can also include coverage for detached structures, such as garages or sheds, and medical payments to others injured on your property.
While homeowners insurance covers a wide range of perils, there are certain events typically not covered, such as floods and earthquakes. However, you may be able to purchase separate policies or endorsements to cover these specific perils.
The replacement cost of your home is typically determined by considering factors such as the square footage, construction materials, local building costs, and any additional features. An appraisal or evaluation by an insurance professional can help determine the appropriate replacement cost for your home.
There are several ways to save money on homeowners insurance. You can consider bundling your home and auto insurance policies with the same insurer, installing security systems or smoke detectors, increasing your deductible, or asking about available discounts such as loyalty or claims-free discounts.
If you need to file a claim, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the incident. Provide them with all necessary information and documentation, such as photos of the damage and a detailed inventory of the items affected. An adjuster will be assigned to assess the damages and guide you through the claims process.
Yes, you can change your homeowners insurance policy. If you want to make changes, such as increasing coverage limits, adding endorsements, or modifying deductibles, contact your insurance agent or company to discuss your options. They can help you adjust your policy to better meet your needs.
Several factors can influence your homeowners insurance premium, including the location of your home, its age and construction, the coverage limits you choose, your claims history, your credit score, and the presence of certain safety features. Each insurer may weigh these factors differently, so it's a good idea to compare quotes from multiple companies.
It's recommended to review your homeowners insurance policy annually or whenever there are significant changes to your property or personal circumstances. This ensures that your coverage remains adequate and up to date, protecting you from potential financial losses.
While most insurance products are similar in price and function, insurance providers vary when it comes to structuring a policy tailored to you.
After all, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all insurance policy when it comes to your personal policy.
Contact us today, and we'll help you protect what matters most.