Will Homeowner’s Insurance Cover All of Your Personal Property?
If you lose your home or belongings to a burglary, natural disaster, or other accident, you want to know that everything is covered. Will homeowner's insurance be enough to reimburse you for all of your losses? Not exactly; read on to understand what won't be covered.
- There are many items in your home for which you can get coverage elsewhere. These items include things like cameras, jewelry, furs, and other similar items. They likely won't be covered under your homeowner's insurance policy.
- Pets fall into the same category, including fish and birds (although their accessories may be covered). You can find additional coverage for pets elsewhere.
- Electronics inside your vehicle and your car or truck itself will not be covered under a homeowner's insurance policy since your auto insurance policy should take care of this.
- If other people's belongings are in your home at the time of the mishap, they may or may not be covered. More likely, they will not.
Your policy covers your personal property. Other people's credit card losses, business related items, or relatives' things may, under some circumstances, under your specific policy. Your everyday-use items, furniture, appliances, art, and decorations will likely be replaced in the case of an accident. Make sure you have other items insured under other policies if they are important to you.
How do you get the most out of your homeowner's insurance policy? As a homeowner
it is important to fully review and understand your existing policy, before a need to file a claim arises. If you need to file a claim, do so with the assistance of a professional, so that what needs to be claimed is done so within the parameters of the policy. Your existing policy should also be reviewed regularly to make sure it is adequate and fits your changing needs. When buying a home
, ask about the types of coverage you must obtain for the dwelling you are purchasing, and finally, once a policy is purchased make a list of the items covered. You should then compare this list to items left over that are not covered, determine whether those items need insurance as well and seek the proper channels to secure the cover your needs. It is always better safe than sorry when it comes to insurance coverage, what are some experiences you've had?