Your home will be one of the most significant investments you will ever make, both economically and emotionally. Your family will spend countless hours there, among some of your most prized possessions. In the event of any misfortune, let us give you peace of mind knowing that you are well protected.
Replacement Cost Coverage
You can insure your home and belongings for replacement cost, which pays the actual cost of replacing your home or possessions (no deduction for depreciation) up to the limit of your policy.
Suppose, for example, a fire destroys a 10-year-old TV set in your living room. If you have a replacement cost policy for the contents of your home, the insurance company will pay to replace the TV set with a new one. If you have an actual cash value policy, it will pay only a percentage of the cost of a new TV set.
Insuring expensive items with floaters/endorsements
There may be limits on how much coverage you get for expensive items such as jewelry, silverware, and furs. Generally, there is a limit on jewelry from $1,000 to $2,000. You should ask your agent or look it up in your policy.
If the limits are too low, consider buying a special personal property floater or an endorsement. These allow you to insure these items individually or as a collection.
Additional living expenses after a disaster
This is a very important feature of a standard homeowner’s insurance policy. This pays the additional costs of temporarily living away from your home if you can't live in it due to a fire, severe storm, or another insured disaster. It covers hotel bills, restaurant meals, and other living expenses incurred while your home is being rebuilt.
You should talk to your agent or company to make sure you know exactly how much coverage you have and how long the coverage will be in effect. In most cases, you can increase this coverage for an additional premium.