Claiming on Your Contents Insurance

Content Insurance to RescueWith a home insurance, you protect your building, other structures and some contents of your house. Do remember that, your home insurance will not cover every of your valuables and contents of your home. You will need a content insurance to cover the items, valuables and furnishings of your home.

Covering every item which are movable or immovable, starting from electronics to clothing, furniture to kitchen appliances, certainly which is not fixed to the structure of your house becomes necessary. Your building insurance does cover your building but the contents inside needs a content insurance to be covered when ever any damages, natural calamities or any such disaster occurs.

Make an inventory of all the valuables, furniture and other items in your dwelling. List out the cost of it when purchased and it’s current market value. Do not provide wrong estimates to your agents or the insurance company which can put you in high time risk. If possible also take a picture of it and keep a copy with you, having the originals deposited either in safety locker or any of your friends place who are trustworthy. When any destruction occurs and unfortunately causes loss of items or valuables, it is easy to claim with a valid proof and inventory. The claim happens quickly with an ease.

Analyze The Worth

If you find that you are being paid less when claimed, it might be purely your fault. Hence, make a proper evaluation of your property’s worth. Calculate their value based on current market value which replaces your lost item, not higher or lower than what you have exactly paid. Check with your agent as to what your content insurance is covering for you.

Though covering your valuables will increase your premium rates, but the risk of being under-insured or uninsured is high when loss happens. Insuring valuables definitely makes your insurer reluctant over your buy. Reading every detail carefully is very important before you sign on any bond and get clear as to what is covered and what not is covered ? Ensure to have an update on your policy, it’s terms and conditions, specially after buying a new item.

Full Coverage – The Best Option

Value Your MoneyIf you are having a new car it is better that you should select full coverage auto insurance. There is nothing technically called as full coverage insurance. So it is very important that you understand there no insurance policy which can be so very broadly ambiguous. Just on the other side, one should see for full coverage auto insurance in a compound of both compulsory components of car insurance and also for your benefits.

Mandatory – Liability insurance for Third Party

The liability insurance for third party is the initial part of full coverage auto insurance. It is compulsory by law and auto owners buy this insurance just in case to be on the safer drive and to drive safely in the state. This coverage insurance gives protection to the other party if your the cause for the accident. It is the required minimum insurance coverage for every car owner. Anyways, a lot of auto owners only have this insurance coverage and forget the other factors that are necessary for their own financial gain.

Comprehensive and Collision Insurance Coverages

The full insurance coverage includes collision insurance and comprehensive which are the important elements that every car owner should have. It is not mandatory by law, and in future it is surely going to help you, particularly if you have an highly expensive car, and the of that car would be repair extremely costly. With these factors are covered both for natural calamities and disasters and road accidents as well. The collision insurance coverages actually covers for all damages to your car in a road accident. However, your car can also be damaged due to collision with an immobile object like wall or tree.

If there are any road accident you will be eligible to get coverage or compensation from the insurance company, regardless of who is at fault. It is a good option when you want to repair your car and get back to normal.

Floods, cyclones, hurricanes and earthquakes are Natural disasters which will also be a reason for the loss of property. Comprehensive insurance coverage will assure that you would need protection for all such natural disasters. An simple example of unexpected accidents which includes a causing a lot of damage, tree falling over your parked car, repairs of which could be beyond what your limit. Full coverage looks very unlikely, but this insurance will prove profit in the long run.

An Act of Nature – Falling Trees

Be Aware of Falling TreesOne of the common hazard could be faced being an home owner is falling trees, specially during ice or snow storms. Natural calamities such as fires, lightning, windstorms, and even insect corroding causes the branches or trees to fall on your home resulting in property damage. You need to be careful and watch out for trees with trunk hollows or cracks, limbs of trees hanging around, dead trees or with mushrooms on tree bark have high chances of falling and causing extensive damage to your property.

FallingĀ  trees – What’s Covered?

Working of your insurance coverages under such scenarios:

  • You can file a claim on your home insurance policy, if yard or a tree even if rooted in your neighbor’s house fell over damaging your home and other
  • As any home insurance policy covers detached structures such as garage, they are covered when any damage occurs due to tree fall.
  • Please note that, tree rooted in your home if falls on your neighbor’s roof, then he should claim under his own insurance policy and you are not liable for it.
  • Comprehensive coverage pays when your car is damaged due to a tree fall, natural disasters, theft, vandalism or collision with animals.
  • Your deductible can be reimbursed If your neighbor’s tree caused damage and he goes after his insurer.
  • The standard insurance policy replaces shrubs and trees damaged by vandalism, fire, lightning and other perils, but not wind or water.
  • A tree rooted by you falls and does not damage any structures or house but blocks the road or ramp, insurance might pay to help in removing it. Not all insurance companies pay you to have the tree removed unless specified in your policy.