Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Homeowners insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.
What is in a standard homeowners insurance policy?
A standard homeowners insurance policy includes four essential types of coverage. They include:
- Coverage for the structure of your home
- Coverage for your personal belongings
- Liability protection
- Additional living expenses in the event you are temporarily unable to live in your home because of a fire or other insured disaster