If you’re like most people, you’ve probably collected a lot of “stuff” over the years, some of which could be quite valuable. When insuring your high-end possessions, it’s important you get the right coverage so you don’t lose out if these items are stolen or lost in a disaster. At Pizano Insurance, Wayzata, MN, we can customize your home insurance policy to provide the property protection you need. Here’s what you should know about protecting valuables with home insurance.
Standard Property Coverage
Standard home insurance policies have limits on the personal property protection they provide. For most people, these limits are enough to protect their goods against theft or loss in the event of a disaster. The value of high-end goods, however, may exceed the limits of your policy, leaving you to cover the remaining cost of your loss out-of-pocket. By getting additional coverage for your valuables, you can avoid financial loss.
Additional Insurance Coverage
To fully protect high-end goods, consider getting additional insurance protection in the form of a floater policy or endorsement. A floater policy extends coverage on specific items you own to help reimburse you for their full value. An endorsement allows you to increase coverage on a category of items.
By making a home inventory of your goods and documenting their worth, you’ll have a better idea of the insurance coverage you need to protect valuable items. Before insuring antiques, heirlooms or collectibles, have them appraised to determine their value. If any of your costly goods are stolen or damaged in a covered peril, having a record of their value will make it much easier for you to file a claim.
To learn more about home insurance personal property coverage and costs, call or visit Pizano Insurance in Wayzata, MN today.