Are Homeowners Insurance Extras Right for You?

Basic homeowners insurance provides enough coverage for many families. For families who require extra coverage, there are options for extras that can provide more comprehensive coverage.

When buying a homeowner’s insurance policy, you will be faced with a number of important choices including how much of a deductible you wish to pay. In addition, you will also have to choose just how much coverage you wish to secure. You can get the minimum amount of insurance coverage you’d need to replace your home and your things in the event of a disaster. However, you can increase your coverage to include a host of scenarios that aren’t covered with a basic homeowner’s insurance policy.
Below are some extras you can add to your homeowner’s insurance policy:

Emergency Response Time: This coverage will provide quicker response in the event of an emergency that’s covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy. Emergency response time coverage can include a stipulation that a contractor will be on-site within a certain number of days or hours to get started on repairs to your home. This extra can be expensive and is ideal for those who know that they will have no other place to stay in the event of an emergency.

Legal Service Coverage: This coverage will pay for the cost of defending yourself in court if there are any legal issues related to your home including property disputes, personal residence disputes, and personal injury cases. Before you purchase additional coverage, make sure you have checked your existing homeowners insurance to see what fees it will cover.

Personal Property Coverage: A basic home insurance policy covers a standard amount to replace the contents of your home.

Sometimes, depending on the kinds of property you own, this coverage may not be enough and you may need to secure additional coverage. If, for example, you have a large investment in electronics equipment or many valuable antique heirlooms, you will want to ensure that you have enough coverage to replace those items.

Adding these extras may not be the right choice for every family. You should consult a licensed Florida homeowner’s insurance agent who can help you and your family decide which extras are right for you.

Milla Tawnie writes for Orlando auto insurance and Orlando home insurance agency, the Florida Insurance Group. To learn more or to get auto and home insurance quotes, visit

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