Why a Standard Homeowners Policy isn’t Always Sufficient

Jul 27, 2022

A simple homeowners policy can be inadequate occasionally. It is crucial to keep your insurance coverage current as your profession develops and your income rises. This saves you money by preventing costly coverage gaps and limits the amount of money you would have to pay out of pocket in the event of a claim. You need a homeowners policy that develops together with you if you want to be fully covered.

Because of this, we provide a variety of house insurance choices.  If you fit any of the following descriptions, you might benefit from additional coverage:

  • Your home will cost between $500,000 and $3 million to entirely rebuild.
  • Your house was specially built for you.
  • Your house features high-end appliances, custom cabinets, priceless collections of all types, marble countertops, and high-end technology.
  • You need to safeguard big financial assets.
  • You are exposed to additional or special risks.

You have the choice with homeowner alternatives to quickly and affordably add comprehensive coverage to your policy without complicated endorsements or other issues. These worthwhile choices consist of:

Extended dwelling coverage
Your current homeowner’s policy may not adequately reflect the total expenses of reconstructing your house because full reconstruction costs are sometimes more than market value. In the event that the costs of construction or permits increase and exceed your current policy limitations, extended dwelling coverage aids in your rebuilding. Debris removal, contractor fees, construction fees and permits, architect fees, and other charges can also be covered.

Covered under a building ordinance or law
You must adhere to current building codes if your home needs to be rebuilt or restored as a result of a covered loss. This could result in higher rebuilding expenditures than anticipated since codes change. Building ordinance coverage, often known as law coverage, is available for just these circumstances and might save you hundreds.

Covering for replacement costs upfront
After a covered total loss, you can elect not to rebuild at the original site using this loss settlement option. In this scenario, you will get a payment that can be used to fund the purchase or building of a new home in a different area. 

Insurance for replacement costs of personal items
With no deduction for depreciation, this aids in covering the costs of replacing personal property, such as electronics, artwork, jewelry, and furniture. As a result, rather than settling for something of lower quality, you’ll receive the money required to purchase an item that is equal or identical.

Coverage for personal offenses
This provides you with a comprehensive defense against a range of legal actions and financial losses brought about by libel, slander, character assassination, invasion of privacy, and other offenses. This can include remarks you or your kids have made on social media.

Is your homeowner’s insurance policy current? Contact your independent agent to examine your circumstances and receive the protection you actually require if you’re unsure or if you’ve outgrown your present coverage.