Your home is one of your largest assets and the center of your life, so it’s extra-important to cover every risk with homeowners insurance. Get the right policy and you’ll take care of the small and large risks related to owning a house at the same time.
For example, a devastating fire could result in not just the total loss of your home, but financial ruin. Without adequate home insurance you could be left with no way of raising the funds to pay off the balance of the mortgage. Of course, homeowners insurance may also protect you from more common house-related incidents like pipe leaks, burglary of personal possessions, and much more.
Your automobile can be a fairly costly investment – one that is exposed to many potential losses that are out of your control. We’ll make sure you have the protection you need at a price you can afford.
A car or truck is often your biggest asset aside from your home. Auto insurance protects against potentially crippling financial losses and the sheer inconvenience of being without transportation. Remember, not all car insurance is created equal. Some auto insurance policies simply meet the legal requirements. In most states this means your auto insurance will cover the damage you cause to other cars in collisions.
When you rent or lease, your landlord’s insurance usually only protects the building itself — not your personal belongings. We’ll design coverage to protect your personal property and your lifestyle while renting.
Renters insurance covers against damage or loss from burglaries, along with loss from events such as fires, certain types of water damage and more. Be sure to check your renters insurance coverage details–there will usually be both an overall limit on the payout and a maximum amount for any one renters insurance claim
There are three major myths about flood insurance that often lead people to take an unnecessary risk. The first is that flood insurance is only needed for people living in designated flood zones. In reality, flooding is a potential risk everywhere and the damage can be devastating. Another myth is that homeowners insurance automatically includes flood insurance. In reality, that is usually not the norm, and you should always assume you aren’t covered unless your home owners policy specifically says otherwise.
The third myth is that government programs have taken care of flood insurance. There is a National Flood Insurance Program that guarantees the availability of insurance in specific areas. However, this only covers a tiny percentage of American homes.
For most homeowners, floods are a low-likelihood but high-cost risk. If you are hit by flooding you could lose many or most of your personal possessions, face major reconstruction work, and be left homeless for months while your property is made habitable again. In most cases, not having flood insurance is a chance you simply can’t afford to take.
Contact us and we’ll help explain the benefits of obtaining a separate flood insurance policy.
Umbrella insurance has an unusual name, but it’s a simple concept–it’s an extra liability policy for added peace of mind. Most commonly, umbrella insurance is something you get in addition to either a car insurance or homeowners insurance policy.
Umbrella insurance is specifically about liability, which is the cost you might have to pay to somebody else for an unfortunate event where you are held responsible. It doesn’t usually include losses you bear yourself, such as if your property is damaged or your possessions are stolen.