Home Insurance Factors
Your homeowners insurance policy is most likely one of the most important insurance policies you have since it protects your most valuable assets – your house. To ensure that your home insurance is working best to protect your house and assets, take the time to fully understand these policy factors.
- Deductible – your deductible is the amount that you will have to pay out of your pocket before your coverage will kick in. Choose a deductible that you can comfortably afford at any moment in case of an accident.
- Premiums – this is the amount that you will pay for your coverage each month. One of the best ways to keep your premium affordable is to choose the highest deductible that you can comfortably afford.
- Discounts – just like all of your other insurance policies, there are plenty of discounts that are available to help lower the cost of your policy. Talk with your insurance agent to see if you are taking advantage of all the discounts that you qualify for.
- Liability limits – your liability coverage will provide coverage for any legal fees that you incur when someone is injured while at your house. Make sure that your liability limits are high enough to protect all of your assets.
- Exclusions – even though your home insurance policy will provide coverage for many situations, it will not provide coverage for everything. Knowing what is excluded will help you figure out if you need additional insurance policies to stay protected.
- Renewal period – typical homeowners insurance policies will need to be renewed either annually or bi-annually. Choose the option that will work best for your finances and needs.