A: Here's a checklist of things you should consider when you purchase homeowners insurance
1. Determine the amount and type of insurance that you need. The coverage limit of your house should equal 100% of its replacement cost. If your policy limit is less than 80% of the replacement cost of your home, any payment from your insurance company will be less than the full cost to replace your home. You'll have to pay the rest out of your own pocket. Also, decide if the personal property and personal liability limits are adequate for your needs.
2. Determine which, if any, additional endorsements you want to add to your policy. For example, do you want the personal property replacement cost endorsement, an earthquake endorsement, or a jewelry endorsement?
3. Once you've decided on the coverage you want, pick up the phone and give us a call at 1-800-207-3170. We will be happy to help you determine if there are any gaps in coverage you might not have been aware of and explain the details of the policy's exclusions and limitations, as well as recommend an insurance company that will live up to your expectations.