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Homeowners’ insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself, and the things you keep in it.

Homeowners’ insurance covers both damage to your property, your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries, and property damage that you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets.

Damage caused by most disasters is covered, but there are exceptions. The most significant exceptions include damage caused by floods, earthquakes, and poor maintenance. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Maintenance-related problems are the homeowner’s responsibility.

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Filled out basic information on their website and within hour or so had email from one of the agent (Joe). We talked about needs to quickly act on a Home insurance policy that was being cancelled by a company abruptly. I had two days to find new policy as my other agent I have been dealing with couldn't get me a decent price. Joe was able to help me out with a couple of options. I appreciate his professionalism and his urgency to help me out before the old policy expired in 2 days.
Mo Rashid
17:07 17 Sep 21
Joe Boyle was excellent in a every way. Typically, the responsiveness of some companies is slow, but Joe was quick. He was so fast at responding to my requests that it took me almost twice as long to reply back. His customer service over the phone, text and email was outstanding. I could not have asked for a better representative. Thanks Joe!
Michael P
13:57 03 Sep 21
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15:24 26 Aug 21
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sandra Prince
13:09 23 Aug 21
Joe Boyd excelled in getting our home reinsured after a cancellation of our homeowners Insurance by our previous company !!! Great competitive rates …. Thank you so very much Mr Boyd!!!!
Bruce Weckman
21:11 09 Aug 21
Big thanks to Joseph on getting my rental insurance set up. Smooth process and easy to follow along with.
Ty Smith
20:43 06 Aug 21
Matt from Fearnow really helped my wife & I out and worked hard to accommodate our urgent request for a home & flood quote. Ultimately, he ended up saving us thousands of dollars by being able to quote with tons of different carriers versus the quotes we were getting directly from captive insurance companies. We very much would recommend Fearnow Insurance!
Kyle Kramer
19:37 04 Aug 21
I am a "people do business with people" person and that's exactly what I get with "Jean." I have been dealing directly with her for all of my insurance needs for many years and she makes sure I am well taken care of. Her expertise has been very helpful when it comes to difficult coverages, as well.. Jean has always gone the extra mile for me! Ergo, why I remain with Fearnow Insurance.
Bill Julian
20:50 23 Jul 21
Outstanding customer service ! I highly recommend Lydia. She was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. She was able to solve a very stressful issue for my parents home insurance within ONE day . She got the job done right away, the entire process was painless. I couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Thank you Lydia. My parents and I are very grateful for your hard work.
Jamarie
16:06 23 Jul 21
Tanya was great with helping me get my vehicles insured.
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15:42 21 Jul 21

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A standard Homeowners’ insurance policy includes four essential types of coverage. They include:

Coverage for the structure of your home

This part of your policy pays to repair or rebuild your home if it is damaged or destroyed by fire, hurricane, hail, lightning, or other disaster listed in your policy.  It will not pay for damage caused by a flood, earthquake, or routine wear and tear.  When purchasing coverage for the structure of your home, it is important to buy enough to fully rebuild your home.

Most standard policies also cover structures that are detached from your home such as a garage, tool shed, or gazebo.  Generally, these structures are covered for about 10% of the amount of insurance you have on the structure of your home.  If you need more coverage, talk to your insurance agent about increasing your coverage or purchasing an Umbrella policy.

Coverage for your personal belongings

Your furniture, clothes, sports equipment, and other personal items are covered if they are stolen or destroyed by fire, hurricane, or other insured disaster.  Most companies provide coverage for 50% to 70% of the amount of insurance you have on the structure of your home.  So, if you have $100,000 worth of insurance on the structure of your home, you would have between $50,000 to $70,000 worth of coverage for your belongings.  The best way to determine if this is enough coverage is to conduct a home inventory.

This part of your policy includes off-premises coverage.  This means that your belongings are covered anywhere in the world, unless you have decided against off-premises coverage.  Some companies limit the amount to 10% of the amount of insurance you have for your possessions.  You also have up to $500 of coverage for unauthorized use of your credit cards.

Expensive items such as jewelry, furs, and silverware are covered, but there are usually limitations if they are stolen.  Generally, you are covered for between $1,000 to $2,000 for all of your jewelry and furs.  To insure these items to their full value, purchase a special Personal Property endorsement, or floater, and insure the item for its appraised value.  Coverage includes “accidental disappearance,” meaning coverage if you simply lose that item, and there is no deductible.

Trees, plants, and shrubs are also covered under standard Homeowners’ insurance.  Generally, these items are covered for 5% of the insurance on the house – up to about $500 per item.  Perils covered are theft, fire, lightning, explosion, vandalism, riot, and even falling aircraft.  They are not covered for damage by wind or disease.

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Liability Protection

Liability protection covers you against lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage that you or family members cause to other people.  It also pays for damage caused by your pets.  So if your son, daughter, or dog accidentally ruins your neighbor’s expensive rug, you are covered.  However, if they destroy your rug, you are not covered.

The liability portion of your policy pays for both the cost of defending you in court and any court awards – up to the limit of your policy.  You are also covered, not just in your home, but anywhere in the world.

Liability limits generally start at about $100,000.  However, experts recommend that you purchase at least $300,000 worth of protection.  Some people feel more comfortable with even more coverage.  You can purchase an Umbrella, or Excess Liability policy, which provides broader coverage, including claims against you for libel and slander, as well as higher liability limits.  Generally, umbrella policies cost between $200 to $350 for $1 million of additional liability protection.

Your policy also provides no-fault medical coverage.  In the event a friend or neighbor is injured in your home, he or she can simply submit medical bills to your insurance company.  This way, expenses are paid without their filing a liability claim against you.  You can generally get $1,000 to $5,000 worth of this coverage.  It does not, however, pay the medical bills for your family or your pet.

Additional Living Expenses Coverage

This coverage includes expenses for hotel bills, restaurant meals, or other living expenses incurred while your home is being rebuilt or is uninhabitable after a covered disaster.  Coverage for additional living expenses differs from carrier to carrier.  Many policies provide coverage for about 20% of the insurance on your house.  You can increase this coverage, however, for an additional premium.  Some companies sell a policy that provides an unlimited amount of loss-of-use coverage, for a limited amount of time.

If you rent out part of your house, this coverage will also reimburse you for the rent that you would have collected from your tenant if your home had not been destroyed.

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