Is your home your most valuable possession?
If you answered yes, then the time to think about insuring your home, is before the unthinkable disaster happens.
Insurance can help you repair or rebuild your home in the event that damage or destruction occurs, and also help you replace damaged possessions.
If you have tangible assets, you need the protection of a homeowner’s policy. These policies cover you in a home or an apartment, whether you are an owner or a renter. A well-written homeowner’s policy will pay to replace any of your personal property that is destroyed in a fire or other disaster. The policy will also be your first line of defense against a lawsuit from someone injured at your home.
The cost of this coverage is determined by many rating factors. The quality of the coverage, however, is determined by the quality of the insurer and whether the policy is written on a named perils or all-risk basis. A named-perils policy covers only those losses specifically cited in the contract. The all-risk policy works the opposite way — unless a peril is specifically excluded, coverage is provided. The all-risk policy is broader and the burden of proof is on the carrier not you in the event of a loss.