By Durand. Home Insurance. Published at Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 08:43:46 AM.
Person A has pretty good credit and has never filed claims on her home insurance. Person B has pretty good credit and has never filed claims on her home insurance. You would think that a quote from the same company on home insurance would yield similar, if not identical, results, right? Unless they are getting a quote on the same house at the same time, their quotes will most likely be different. Why is that? Why do home insurance rates seem to be so random? Home insurance rates are actually not random at all. Each insurance company doing business in Nevada has to file their rating structure with the Nevada Department of Insurance. The DOI can reject the rating structure if they deem it to be unfair or unlawful. Once the rating system is approved, the insurance company must then apply the rating structure to all potential insureds equally.
There are different kinds of coverage which go from an HO0 category which covers damage from fire, smoke, lightning, explosion and others which are very general, up to an HO5 category which covers most anything that can happen to your home. An HO5 home insurance policy will cover everything with the exception of items specifically mentioned in it, some of the items most insurance companies will not cover are floods, earthquakes and termite damage. Beware just because you buy this category of home insurance, it does not mean you are covered, the policy you buy must detail specifically what is and is not covered.
Many variables define home insurance costs. There are several factors that can increase your home insurance rate and they are important to consider when purchasing a home. Such factors include fireplaces or wood stoves, swimming pools, oil-based heating systems, old wiring, commercial zoning, old pipes and poor / old roofing. Your garden and trees can have an impact too, since large trees pose a risk of falling on the home. Also your claim history is considered when getting a home insurance policy. If you have a rich history of claims, some insurance companies may consider you to be a high-risk customer resulting either in higher premiums or refusal to issue an insurance policy.
In today's economy, many homeowners are juggling higher bills on less earnings -- facing tightened family budgets in the wake of rising costs, credit limits or even job loss. Yet there is no need to struggle with the cost of home insurance. Despite industry increases, homeowners may be able to reduce their insurance rates by as much as 30 percent. Nevertheless, many homeowners are not using insurance discounts to lower rates -- even those who apply discounts may qualify for more savings than they are getting. And lowered rates are still possible, even in today's economy.
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