Like a credit score – insurance scores essentially rate your risk. Find out what this number is based on, who uses it, and how to improve yours.
Be sure you have enough insurance coverage for a theft, fire or disaster. Two years ago, after doing an article on insurance, we realized our home insurance policy didn’t reflect the home’s value.
What does that mean?
Essentially, if our house had burned, we had only enough insurance coverage to rebuild 1/3 of it. This is because we didn’t tell State Farm about remodels, updates and new items we’d purchased. State Farm thought it was still the ‘old’ house and had it at the ‘old’ house value.
Many agents don’t do an annual ‘check-up’ to be sure home/property/belongings are properly covered. If you’ve recently added to your home, improved or remodeled, contact your agent for a check-up. Don’t know how to do this? No worries – here are some starter questions for you to ask your insurance agent.