Should I purchase flood coverage?
Should I purchase earthquake coverage?
What is replacement cost?
What do I need to know when purchasing homeowners insurance?
Homeowners' insurance is a form or personal lines insurance. The typical homeowners policy has two main sections:
What is homeowners' insurance?
If your property lies in a flood plain as determined by US Government Flood Maps. Ask your independent agent about a flood quote.
Direct damages due to earthquakes are not covered under the standard homeowners insurance policy. If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, you may want to consider adding an earthquake endorsement to your homeowners insurance policy. This endorsement will cover damages due to earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, and other earth movements.
Where and when is my personal property covered?
Coverage C of a homeowners policy provides named perils coverage. This applies to all of your personal property (except property that is specifically excluded).
When replacement cost coverage is used in a policy, a policy owner is reimbursed an amount necessary to replace the article with one of similar type and quality at current prices.
What is actual cash value?
When actual cash value is used in a policy, a policy owner is entitled to the depreciated value of the damaged property.