Schneiderman Insurance Agency, Inc. Blog
As a homeowner, insurance is a necessity, but how much coverage is needed can be a loaded question. We all want to get the most value out of our insurance company, but in some instances, you may be asked by your mortgage company to purchase more insurance than necessary to rebuild your home – leaving you purchasing more coverage than your homeowner’s insurance company would ever pay out in the event of a claim.
What are the differences between HO-3 and HO-5 Insurance Policies? Why is one preferable for the client, and is an HO-5 policy really that much better? (YES!)
Not all insurance policies are created equal. I don’t know how many times I have had a conversation with a potential client about how you can’t just compare insurance quotes at face value or put two declaration pages against one another and consider it an “apples to apples” comparison.
Action Insurance Plan
Every policy starts with a quality action insurance plan to determine what coverages are needed and what limits best serve the insured party. Here are some suggestions for developing an action insurance plan for various types of insurance policies.
In this episode, we are taking a much closer, fascinating look at home insurance and the way that you can protect your home should disaster strike. But first, as usual, we start off with a little bit of news. Tom and Ron talk about a survey regarding the lack of knowledge most buyers have regarding closing costs — and Tom reads them the riot act.
Permissive Use – Are You Covered?
Permissive use related to auto insurance policies is a common issue that policy holders need to understand. Our agency has noticed that many auto insurance policy holders have been misinformed by their previous agents, or have been operating outside the scope of their insurance policy’s guidelines regarding permissive use, and may have unintentional gaps in coverage of which they are unaware.
Uninsured motorist coverage is an often misunderstood auto insurance coverage and is far too often declined by the policyholder, but it does a lot more than most clients are aware. While uninsured motorist coverage is typically associated with an accident involving two or more cars, the coverage often applies when an uninsured motorist hits a bicyclist or a pedestrian.
Frequently I speak with condo and townhome owners that are misguided as to what they need to properly insure their residence. HOA’s master policies are not sufficient on their own to insure a condo or townhome.
Not included in the master policy is coverage for personal liability, personal property (contents), interior improvements and upgrades and more. Those who do not have an HO6 (walls-in) insurance policy in addition to their HOA master policy are risking more than they realize by not being properly insured – and most who do not have an HO6 don’t even know the difference.
The California Earthquake Authority has made a lot of changes to the coverage the offer effective January 1, 2016. From expanded deductible options or increased coverage availability, much has changed when it comes to the availability of earthquake insurance coverage in California. Learn more here:
Since the recent discovery of a methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, California at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility has received a lot of attention in the news over the last few months little has been discussed of how insurance companies are looking at the situation. Thousands of families have either fled the Porter Ranch community or been relocated due to health concerns as a result of the gas leak. Their relocation has left homes vacant until the leak has been properly fixed. Schools, such as Castlebay Lane Elementary and the newly built Porter Ranch Community School, have been closed indefinitely and relocated to nearby facilities as well.
Purchasing auto insurance in Los Angeles can bring up many concerns for the average driver and vehicle owner. While every driver in California is required to have auto insurance and the state requires certain minimum liability limits, not everyone obeys these laws. As we have to consider our own needs to protect against liability claims and uninsured motorists it is important to better understand auto insurance and the options available.
Not every auto insurance policy is equal. One company might have a low rate and another might seem high, but it takes a trained professional to help the public understand the difference.