In Florida, buying homeowner’s insurance requires you to be well-informed to make sure you get the right coverage you need. There are many mortgage companies that buy insurance on behalf of their clients and then roll the insurance cost to mortgage fees. If you are sure that your homeowner’s insurance meets your needs, then you have all the conveniences you get and you avoid buying another insurance policy in the future.
It is advisable that you analyze carefully your insurance for the right policy you need. If not, you might be paying for a policy you can’t even benefit from. Most policyholders understand only that they have their policy—but later on discovered that the coverage they expect is insufficient for their needs.
It’s important to know why people can’t deal well with their insurance policies when offered to them. It’s a fact that various policies are not easy to understand, particularly when offered to a non-agent or non-lawyer person. In case like this, it’s the best idea to take the policy and consult it to a trusted agent. Allow the agent to review your policy and give you honest explanations about what is stated on it. Figure out if there’s something to expect in case of catastrophic occurrence which ruins your house resulting to a major damage.
Initially, it’s a good thing to update your policy on regular basis. Coverage insurance for your home will change once the home value either depreciates or appreciates, or if you improve the structure of your property or repair it. Aside from that, make sure there is sufficient coverage on homeowner’s policy that covers more than the structure only. You may opt to have one that covers also your personal property, especially when that property is expensive.
When checking your policy, it’s necessary to understand that the regular homeowner’s insurance policy doesn’t cover every circumstance from which your home can be protected. For instance, in case your house gets flooded in Palm Beach County, but you have not bought an individual flood insurance policy, it won’t cover a dime for the home damages related to flood. Furthermore, homeowners should buy a separate earthquake insurance to cover the damages of their house caused by an earthquake.
This kind of policy differs from the other types of home insurance policies. The money required to pay the policy premium relies on the general value of the home itself. Typically, the homeowner should pay from 5 to 10% of the entire home value, as a result of the annual home assessment to maintain the policy up-to-date.
Furthermore, it’s vital to see for situations where you believe you’re covered but in fact you’re not, because coverage gaps are not known to you. There are policies that cover damages caused by wind but don’t cover wind damages because they’re only exclusive for wind events. These are essential questions to clarify with your insurance company and your agent. Specific answers need be clear to you prior to buying a new insurance policy. It’s highly recommended that a wind mitigation survey be completed to make sure you’re getting the right coverage and that you take advantage every credit you’re entitled to receive.
To get more information about Homeowners Insurance in Florida, please contact us at DMG Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. (http://www.dmginsurance.com) at 543 N State Road 7, STE 106, Royal Palm Beach EL, 33411, phone 561 422 7071, Fax 561 422 7072.