Home Insurance Basics Worksheet

Is your home insurance policy coming to an end? Please read this article about the different things you should do to make sure your coverage isn’t disrupted and that your family can sleep comfortably at night.

How does homeowners insurance work?

When you buy a home, one of the things you’re likely obligated to do is purchase homeowners insurance. Home insurance protects you and your property from any potential liabilities that may come up as a result of something happening to your home. Homeowners insurance policies are typically covered by the mortgage company that issued the loan, or through the lending institution’s related insurance company. In every state, homeowners insurance policies must meet certain requirements in order to be valid and enforceable. Typically, homeowners policies cover damages to your home, personal liability (meaning what happened to someone inside your house), and coverage for property damage. Coverage for loss of use (or “abandonment”) of your home can also be added on, as well as additional living expenses while you’re out of your home while it’s being repaired or rebuilt. In most cases, homeowners policies require that you carry the policy and make timely payments in order to adequately protect yourself and your home. Make sure to contact an experienced homeowners insurance agent if you have any questions about how homeowners insurance works or what options are available to you.

Who needs it?

Home insurance is a necessary coverage for any homeowner. Coverage can protect you and your family if there are accidents, theft, or natural disasters at your home. If you’re not sure whether you need home insurance, try the following quiz. Then read on for more information about who should have it and what coverages are available. Quiz: Do You Need Home Insurance? If yes, answer the following questions to find out what kind of coverages are available: -Do you live in a property that is your primary residence? -Do you have liability insurance? -Do you have property insurance? -Do you have personal liability insurance? -Are you renting or renting owned? ———————– No: If No to any of above then You don’t need Home insurance! ———————– If you answered yes to at least one of the questions above, then you likely need home insurance. The types of coverages available vary depending on whether your home is your primary residence and whether you have additional coverages such as liability insurance. Here are some popular types of coverage: Liability Insurance:

What comes with home insurance?

Home insurance covers the costs of repairs or replacement of items damaged by something that is considered an act of nature, such as wind or rain. Home insurance also includes coverage for theft and damage caused by animals. Some common features of most home insurance policies are deductible and limit of claims. A deductible is the amount you have to pay out-of-pocket before your policy begins to pay for damages. The limit of claims refers to the maximum amount your policy will cover in a single event. It’s important to check your policy’s exclusions, as they may protect you from certain types of losses. Exclusions can include coverage for damage caused by earthquakes, fires, floods and vandalism. The best way to understand your home insurance coverage is to complete a worksheet. This will help you track specific expenses related to damage to your home, and will help you determine if you need additional coverage.

When does a policy expire and when’s the best time to buy a new one?

You can review your policy with an agent, but here are some tips to help you understand when a policy may expire and how to determine when the best time is to buy a new one. Your policy will expire when the earliest of the following occurs: The policy’s anniversary date. If you purchased the policy after January 1, 1995, your policy will have a 12-month expiration. The term of the coverage is up. This means that the policy will expire when its duration (the time period covered by the insurance) has expired as calculated from start date or renewal date. The probationary period expires. This means that if coverage had been previously active on a temporary basis, such as during vacation, the temporary coverage will automatically terminate at the end of the probationary period unless renewed by you or an agent acting on your behalf. If you are cancelling your insurance with an agent who has been retained to represent your interests and provide quotes, they usually must give you at least 30 days’ notice prior to termination of your policy so that you can provide another agent with appropriate information necessary for quoting policies that meet your personal needs. If no event(s)

Using online quote tools to compare many home insurance companies

In order to find the best home insurance policy, you will need to use an online quote tool. There are a number of these tools available, so it is important to compare them before settling on a policy. Some of the factors you should consider when comparing quotes include coverage details, deductible amounts, and exclusions. By using an online quote tool, you can save time and money while ensuring that you are getting the best possible deal.


Thank you for taking the time to complete this worksheet on home insurance basics. This information will help you understand your needs and preferences when it comes to home insurance, so that you can make an informed decision when purchasing a policy. Please let us know if there are any questions or comments that you may have about this document. We hope that you find it helpful!