Business Perspective: How Rising Construction Costs Could Affect Your Home Insurance | News from local businesses

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On the other hand, the actual cash value coverage (often referred to as replacement cost minus depreciation) will pay for the reduced actual value of an item.

If your home were destroyed, the actual cash value would take into account the age of the walls, roof, floors, lighting, etc. of your house. You will only be paid for their depreciated value, not the cost of replacing them.

Coverage adjustments

Ask your insurer to determine if you need to adjust your policy to have sufficient coverage in the event of a loss.

Due to soaring construction costs, your replacement cost may be underestimated, which can lead to your home being underinsured.

Your insurance agent can help you re-evaluate the cost estimates for replacing your home and its contents to ensure that the appropriate levels of coverage are in place.

Savings and other options

Ask your insurance agent or company about discounts. Many insurers offer discounts on multiple policies to help consumers lower their insurance bills.

Some insurers may offer discounts on smart home technology that you have installed in your home.

Remember, too, that you can always shop. Please take advantage of our fair and competitive insurance market.


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