Your home may be your biggest investment. Don’t let an unexpected surprise take it away. If there is one thing we have learned over time it is this. No matter where you live, you can expect the unexpected. Fires, floods, earthquakes, storms — we can’t stop them, but we can protect ourselves from financial devastation should the unthinkable happen.
Review your homeowner’s policy to make sure you know what is covered and what you may want to add to the policy in addition to what is already covered.
Things to consider:
Flood insurance and earthquake insurance typically need to be purchased separately from the homeowner’s policy or as additional endorsements.
Your policy may cover hail damage, but what if your roof is destroyed in a hail storm? Will you be able to get a new roof? Does your insurance cover full replacement value of your roof?
Your insurance may cover fire damage, but how do you ensure that all of the contents of your home are protected?
Do you need to consider an umbrella policy, just in case?
There may be ways you can save money and insure your home and its contents even better. An insurance professional will help you review your insurance coverage and make sure you and your family have the coverage you need.
Learn more with this Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Disasters from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc., and the The Actuarial Foundation, or contact your insurance agent today.
This year, don’t just renew your homeowner’s insurance policy — review and revise before you renew.