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Does homeowners insurance cover wildfires?

Most home insurance policies cover wildfires. If you live in a state where wildfires are more common, your premium will most likely reflect the increased risk.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 18, 2017

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Best practices to prevent a fire at your home

The best way to keep your home and family safe is to follow these steps to prevent a fire and to practice what to do in case there is a fire.

by  Jen Phillips on Oct 09, 2017

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10 life stages that affect your insurance needs

From car insurance to homeowners insurance, from life insurance to Medicare, here's a run down of the types of insurance you may need by your stage in life.

by  Alison Tobin on Oct 02, 2017

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Steps to take before disaster strikes! Avoid a homeowners insurance claim

No one wants to file a homeowners insurance claim. Check out these tips to prepare your home against disasters such as a hurricane, wildfire, tornado or flood.

by  Jen Phillips on Sep 11, 2017

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It's hurricane season! Avoid homeowners insurance claims

Review your homeowners insurance policy and understand what it does and does not cover. Many homeowners are unaware that damage caused by flooding resulting from a hurricane is not covered by their homeowners insurance.

by  Jen Phillips on Aug 25, 2017

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9 ways to safeguard your home to avoid a homeowners insurance claim

Check out these nine simple steps you can take to start improving the safety of your home and ultimately avoid a costly homeowners insurance claim.

by  Jen Phillips on Aug 23, 2017

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Home improvement, contractor theft & homeowners insurance coverage

Some homeowners policies require that work be done to code by licensed contractors — if it isn’t, your insurance policy might be voided. Make sure you understand what your policy coverage limits are for theft of personal property, and if there are any exclusions.

by  Jen Phillips on Aug 14, 2017

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Living on a golf course? How is your homeowners insurance affected?

If you live on a golf course, you should take a close look at your homeowners insurance coverage. The risk golf ball damage will be higher than average .

by  Jen Phillips on Aug 07, 2017

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Why isn’t my claim covered by my homeowners insurance policy?

Do you have water damage to your home? Have termites invaded your house? Insurance companies may not fill the claim if they find the issue was a result of negligence.

by  Jen Phillips on Jul 26, 2017

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A ball went threw my window: will my homeowners insurance cover it?

Depending on your homeowners insurance deductible and the cost of replacing the window, it may not be advisable to make a claim.

by  Jen Phillips on Jul 17, 2017

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Top 4 ways your insurance policies cover your vacation

Many auto and homeowners insurance policies may protect you while you are on vacation. Check out these top 4 ways your insurance company protects you!

by  Jen Phillips on Jul 10, 2017

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How does renting my home affect my homeowners insurance?

Planning to make extra money while you're away by renting your home on Airbnb? You probably need additional insurance beyond your current homeowners insurance policy.

by  Jen Phillips on Jul 10, 2017

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Tips for tornado season: avoid a homeowners insurance claim

Do you live in a tornado-prone area? Understand what that means for you and learn about tips to prepare your home to avoid homeowners insurance claims.

by  Jen Phillips on May 31, 2017

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Does your homeowners insurance policy cover your swimming pool?

Whether you have an above-ground pool or an in-ground pool could determine if you need to purchase additional insurance coverage.

by  Jen Phillips on May 29, 2017

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When is homeowners insurance not enough? Do I need umbrella insurance?

The most basic way to describe umbrella coverage is that it is extra liability coverage. If there are damages involved in an accident — either at your home, or in a vehicle — that exceed the limits of your policy, you are responsible for them out of pocket without umbrella insurance.

by  Jen Phillips on May 26, 2017

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What do I need to know about purchasing flood insurance?

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that standard homeowners insurance policies do not cover flooding. Water damage caused by failures inside of the house — for example a pipe suddenly failing, or a malfunctioning water line that damages the house — are different.

by  Jen Phillips on May 24, 2017

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Insurance coverage for water recreation

Do you have adequate insurance coverage for your water recreation toys, such as a boat or a jet ski? Depending on what type of boat you have, you'll likely need to buy additional coverage beyond your standard homeowners insurance policy.

by  Jen Phillips on May 22, 2017

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Personal property riders: improve your homeowners insurance

Considering adding a personal property rider to your homeowners insurance policy? Learn what a rider is and its affect on your valuables and insurance policy.

by  Jen Phillips on May 16, 2017

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