Homeowners insurance can be one of the most confusing policies available, but you’re not alone in navigating this important coverage option. Every new homeowner has plenty of questions about their coverage and policy details. Even customers who have had homeowners insurance for years on end still come to us with questions, which is great because there are always ways to improve your existing coverage. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a long standing customer, it’s important to get all your questions answered. We’ve selected some of the more confusing elements of homeowners insurance and posted questions and answers below. Learn more about the top homeowners insurance FAQS below.
The recent Equifax data breach has people everywhere angry and scrambling to check for potential identity theft and fraud. While it can be unnerving to not know how exactly this breach will effect you and your credit, it is best to stay calm and take the necessary precautions to protect your identity. Your best course of action may be to freeze your credit. This is an option that is always available to you, regardless of whether you’re a victim of the recent data breach. Freezing your credit puts a hold on any new applications that require review of your credit history. This prevents thieves from using your information to open new accounts or exploit your identity in other ways. So without further delay, let’s learn more about how to freeze your credit.
If you’re hoping for a bit of a break on auto insurance rates, the news isn’t good for 2018. A recent report from some of the top automotive insurance companies shows that underwriters aren’t recouping the losses that their policies are designed to cover. In short, this likely spells higher rates for you in the coming year. While this news can be discouraging, it doesn’t mean that motorists in Colorado are helpless to stem the tide and bring rates back down. Let’s take a closer look at the most recent trends and investigate why auto insurance rates are rising.
Colorado, like many states, is full of beautiful old homes. While many homeowners in Colorado are buying new and modern homes, there are several reasons why a buyer might prefer an old home. Unique classic architecture, solid building materials like brick and quality wood, and a desirable location can all be reasons to invest in an older home. Of course maintaining and insuring an older home can offer unique challenges, but not ones that are insurmountable for homeowners. Let’s examine the unique demands of insuring an older home.
Homeowners insurance is a must-have for any homeowner, be it a first-time owner or a long time owner. We shop for it with certain events in mind. Fire, water damage and theft are the primary incidents that homeowners worry about, but this coverage can also help with events like liability for injuries and damage to a neighbor’s property. What you may not realize is homeowners covers several circumstances that you probably never think about, but may need in the future. Here are several items you didn’t know homeowners insurance covers.
Today there are a lot of options to choose from when you’re searching for an insurance agent. There are advertisements on TV, billboards on the highway and so much more. It can be hard to know where to turn for an insurance agent you can trust. You need an agent or a broker who can put your needs first, and one that will help you shop for the best discounts and coverage options possible. You don’t have to just pick one that sounds good and hope for the best. We’ll help you decide with these important selection tips.
One of the most common mistakes insurance customers make is also the easiest to fix, and it has to do with insurance records. Record keeping is extremely important both when you first set up your insurance plan and whenever you file a claim. Yet all too often insurance customers fall short in this aspect. You don’t have to join the ranks of customers who don’t keep proper insurance records. These tips will help you maximize your coverage and keep your records accurate year after year.
Probably the common question in homeowners insurance is how to save money on monthly premiums. Of course every homeowner needs insurance, but owning a home comes with several other costs. A homeowner has to balance these other costs with the price of insurance. There are several ways you can lower your premium, from installing a home security system to simply bundling your home coverage with other policies like auto. Today we’re going to focus on an important savings question: Should you raise your homeowners deductible to lower your premium?
It is common for customers to have some degree of misconception about their insurance coverage. Whether it’s homeowners, auto, or other services, insurance can be complicated. While it’s common to be confused about certain policies, it could cost you big if you don’t correct it before an accident or claim. Now is the time to get educated. You can still change or swap your coverage to meet your needs. Below are the most common insurance misconceptions and suggestions on what you can do if you were counting on something in the policy that isn’t true.
Hail damage claims have become a common conversation in Colorado this spring. Everyone is talking about the damage their home and vehicles sustained and how their insurance claims are going. Still others haven’t filed their claims yet, partly due to the fear that another storm may hit and partly due to concerns over long waits to see an adjuster. The good news is hail claim appointments are beginning to slow down in Colorado. If you’re still in need of a hail adjuster for your automobile or homeowners insurance, now is the time to schedule an appointment. We’ll walk you through a first-hand hail adjuster experience for an automobile so you know what to expect.