Home insurance isn’t something you can buy once and then forget about it. It needs to be reviewed periodically to ensure you’re getting the protection you need. Changes in your family, lifestyle or home structure can affect your coverage. At Pizano Insurance in Wayzata, MN, we recommend you review your policy annually to see if you need to increase your coverage to optimize your protection. Here are a few reasons why you may need more home insurance coverage.
If you’ve recently renovated your home, you’ll need to add these renovations to your dwelling coverage to protect them against unforeseen disasters. Costly renovations such as a kitchen remodel or the addition of a new bathroom will increase the value of your home. You may need to increase your dwelling coverage to cover your renovations and the increased value of your property. Inadequate coverage could result in your paying for thousands of dollars worth of home repairs out of pocket in the event of a disaster.
Standard homeowner’s insurance comes with limits in protecting your belongings. If you inherited costly heirlooms, purchased high-end electronics or were gifted posh jewelry over the last year, your current coverage may be insufficient to cover their full value if they were stolen or damaged in a disaster. To protect these goods, you’ll have to increase your property coverage or obtain a rider that gives you extra protection for your costly valuables.
Maybe you retired and plan to entertain at home more often. The more visitors you have, the greater the risk of someone having an accident on your property. Increasing your liability coverage protects you against accidental injuries that may occur during a special event on your property.
For more information about home insurance coverage and costs, contact Pizano Insurance in Wayzata, MN.
Having a side hustle is a way of life for many people, and numerous part-time gigs require the use of a car. From ridesharing to grocery delivery to restaurant order delivery, you need to have a set amount of auto insurance — typically your state minimum as a minimum — to register as a driver. However, this amount of coverage is not always adequate for protecting your potential liability in a wreck, and in some instances, your insurance policy may not cover the accident. Contact Pizano Insurance serving Wayzata, MN to discuss your car insurance needs in detail and review policy options.
Personal auto insurance
Carrying out a side hustle on your personal auto insurance is a bad idea. When you sign up for a policy, insurance companies ask questions about how the car is used. As your usage changes and you start to deliver riders or food, your needs change. Contact your insurer to review additional policy options. Many insurers offer ridesharing insurance for a minimal bump in monthly premiums while others may require the purchase of a commercial policy.
Insurance provided by ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft is a form of protection, but the coverage levels vary based on whether you are carrying a passenger or connected to a ride when a wreck occurs. This coverage also does not protect you from the harsh reality of losing your personal auto insurance policy if you are in a wreck and not having your losses covered.
Food delivery insurance
The same basic rules apply to insurance for delivery driving, whether it’s pizza, groceries or fast food. Most personal policies exclude delivery. This means you need to discuss add-ons or commercial policy with your insurer. Some delivery services do offer drivers a certain amount of liability protection, but the policies do not typically cover your car. You could also lose your policy for driving for the delivery without reporting the business use of your vehicle. The risk is not worth it in the long run.
Due to the complexity of auto insurance, it is always best to speak to a professional when changing the ways you use your car. Agents at Pizano Insurance serving Wayzata, MN are ready to discuss your car insurance needs in detail and review policy options.