What is homeowners insurance and why do I need it?

Updated on September 16, 2022

Homeowners insurance can protect you from the unexpected. If your home is damaged, your belongings are stolen or someone gets injured on your property, it can help cover repairs or replacement, temporary housing, medical bills, legal fees and more.

A homeowners policy is recommended for anyone who owns a home or condo, and may even be required by your mortgage lender. In certain areas, you may need separate policies or coverage to help protect your home and personal belongings against damage due to  floods, earthquakes, windstorms or hail.

Most policies have 3 key elements: the premium which is how much you pay for coverage, deductibles which are how much you’re responsible for out-of-pocket in the event of a covered Claim, and limits which are the most your insurer will pay for a covered claim.

Home insurance is coverage you hope to never have to use, but if the unexpected happens, it can help you restore your life back to normal.

Learn more about homeowners insurance.

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