Home Insurance

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Whether it is a new home, old home or somewhere in between, it is one of your biggest assets. That is why it is so important to get home insurance. Strickler Insurance is here to help you plan for floods, bad weather, and even earthquakes. We provide home insurance coverage that fits your home and your family.

Get the Homeowners Insurance You Need

Purchasing your home was a huge investment. From the down payment to the ongoing mortgage payments. Make sure you protect that investment from the variety of risks you face with an effective home insurance policy. Get the right home policy that will take care of both the large and small risks in being a homeowner.

What Are The Common Homeowner Risks You Can Get Insurance For?

It is easy to call out the large risk factors that could devastate your home. A flood, fire or earthquake could decimate your home in seconds. Those are the obvious natural disasters that a lot of people get insured for, but what about the little things? To be covered for the little things you need a good insurance agent who pays attention to the details of your home. Having homeowners insurance for these risks can help you from unwanted financial burden and loss. That is something you need to take into account when purchasing a home or with the home you presently own.

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Fire

Risk Factor

Most fires are devastating. Besides the emotional impact, the physical damage to your home can be significant. If you lost your home to fire, do you have adequate insurance to replace your home and its contents? Remember, inflation rates on building materials and construction costs rarely track with real estate values. As a result, rebuilding a home can often cost significantly more than expected.

Solution

Make sure your homeowners policy contains guaranteed replacement cost coverage. This protects you if the cost to reconstruct your home is higher than your current limit of coverage. Also be sure that your insurance includes rebuilding your home to code. Very often, local ordinances and building codes change over time, which may require additional costs.

Personal Property / Contents - Property Damage

Risk Factor

When your home suffers damage due to an unexpected event, your personal property is also at risk. Furniture, appliances, clothing, electronics, and other personal items can also be damaged or destroyed.

Solution

Your homeowners insurance policy typically covers personal property, including the contents of your home and other personal items owned by you or family members who live with you. Make sure your homeowners policy includes replacement cost coverage for personal property so that you always receive the full cost to replace whatever item is damaged.

Additional Living Expense / Loss of Use

Risk Factor

When there is substantial damage to your home due to unexpected events such as lightning, fire, or a storm, you may not be able to live in your home until it can be repaired or rebuilt–potentially incurring additional living expenses for lodging, food, and other daily needs.

Solution

Ensure that your homeowners insurance policy provides additional living expense or loss of use coverage to compensate you for the additional costs you incur for reasonable housing and living expenses if a covered event makes your house temporarily uninhabitable while it's being repaired or rebuilt.

Jewelry, Fine Arts, and Collectables

Risk Factor

If your diamond ring disappears or valuable artwork is stolen, your standard homeowners policy may not compensate you for the loss. Homeowners policies include coverage for your belongings and personal property, but some special items like jewelry, furs, silverware, antiques, collectibles, and other valuables have limited or no coverage and need to be insured separately.

Solution

Valuable possessions insurance covers personal property that may have unique value, cannot be replaced like regular personal property or is subject to special types of losses such as breakage or mysterious disappearance. For most valuable possession categories, there is no deductible applied at time of loss. Valuable possessions insurance can be added to your homeowners policy or may be written as a separate policy.

Medical Expenses

Risk Factor

If a guest is injured while on your property, even when it’s due to a friendly game of baseball, you may be required to pay any medical expenses associated with their injury.

Solution

Your homeowners policy should include medical expenses coverage to take care of injuries and treatment - generally not of a serious nature. In the event a person is injured on your property and requires medical attention, you would be able to submit the injury-related medical expenses to your insurance carrier. Medical expenses are usually paid without a liability claim being filed against you.

Personal Liability

Risk Factor

In the unfortunate event that someone slips and falls while on your property, you and your family may be held liable for any injuries that result.

Solution

Your homeowners policy includes personal liability coverage to respond to incidents where injuries or damages occur to a third party where you may be deemed negligent. However, you should consider purchasing a personal umbrella or excess liability policy to provide additional coverage limits to protect your assets in case a lawsuit is brought against you.

Miscellaneous Coverage

Risk Factor

The fun that comes with having a trampoline in your backyard can also be accompanied by serious risks, which may not be covered under your standard homeowners insurance policy since coverage varies from state to state and between insurance companies.

Solution

You should make sure your homeowners insurance policy covers your trampoline, as many insurance providers refuse to take on trampoline liability and exclude the item from coverage.

Personal Injury

Risk Factor

Young people are usually very active online. However, using social media and other sites can increase the possibility of them directly or indirectly damaging someone's reputation and exposing you, the parent, to a lawsuit.

Solution

Your homeowners insurance policy includes liability coverage for property damage caused by any member in the family, but it may not cover rumors or statements that damage a reputation. You need to add an endorsement to your policy to expand coverage to include liability protection that covers personal injury.

Umbrella / Excess Liability Coverage

Risk Factor

You invite guests over for a pool party and one of your guests dives into the shallow end of the pool and is permanently injured. They hire a lawyer to represent them and after a long legal battle, you and your family are left financially responsible for their injuries. Do you have enough money in savings to cover your legal responsibilities as well as the legal defense costs?

Solution

An umbrella or excess liability policy increases your personal liability limits by adding protection over and above your current auto, boat, or homeowners policies-providing real financial value, as well as priceless peace of mind. Excess liability insurance is available either by an endorsement to your homeowners policy or available as separate coverage.

Flood Coverage

Risk Factor

You do not have to live near a body of water to suffer loss due to flooding. With the changing weather patterns and more damaging storms occurring around the globe, flood losses are becoming more common in places that are not normally prone to flood damage. Your homeowners policy does not cover damage from flood. Could your home be at risk?

Solution

Purchase a flood insurance policy to protect your home and covered contents from certain types of flood losses as designated by the National Flood Insurance Program. A flood policy is purchased as a separate policy through the federal program (NFIP) or through a servicing carrier known as a write your own carrier.

Secondary Home

Risk Factor

Owning a secondary home has the potential of increasing your liability exposures.

Solution

Be certain that you extend the liability coverage under your homeowners policy to include your secondary home. You should also consider including the secondary home under an excess liability or umbrella policy to provide for additional liability limits.

Collector Cars

Risk Factor

Collector vehicles often have significant value and require specialized insurance coverage and claims handling.

Solution

Schedule your collectible vehicle on a separate collector car policy. By doing so, you are protecting the vehicle for either the appraised value or market value.

Wine Collection

Risk Factor

If you are a connoisseur of wine, you know that it is susceptible to outside environmental exposures that can ruin it. If the collection is damaged, coverage from your homeowners policy is a possible recourse. However, the damage is only insurable if it is a covered cause of loss as outlined in your homeowners policy. A deductible would also apply.

Solution

If you have a sizable wine collection, you may want to consider scheduling the collection on your homeowners policy. Doing so expands your coverage and eliminates the deductible in case of a loss. You can also consider unique coverages for wine, such as for spoilage.

Water Backup

Risk Factor

Most homeowners policies exclude coverage for water back-up damages as a result of a clogged drain, sewer, or sump pump.

Solution

Water backup coverage can be added to most insurance policies. Consider adding it so that you have the coverage you need in the event of damages caused by a clogged drain, sewer, sump pump, and related risks.

Off-Premises Theft

Risk Factor

Surprisingly, standard auto insurance does not cover personal property or contents stolen from your car.

Solution

Most homeowners policies offer an option to include off-premises theft coverage as an endorsement, which covers you for theft of your personal property away from your residence.

Why Strickler Is The Right Home Insurance Company For You

Finding the right home coverage for your specific home is what our team excels at. We have a team of home insurance agents that will assess your property or home and determine what the most effective home insurance plan is. The home insurance policy we create takes into consideration a variety of factors. The reason we are so thorough is home insurance is only useful to you if it protects and covers your home when disaster strikes.

What Are We Doing As We Write Up A Home Insurance Policy?

Home insurance policies have a variety of factors. For instance, if you have a pool or trampoline, we want to factor in potential accidents or damages that can occur. If we do not write these factors into your home insurance coverage, then you won’t be covered in those areas. That is why we like to get to know you, your home and your family at Strickler Insurance. We want to be able to support your family and your future. Some things we consider with our home insurance policy write up are:

  • Fire
  • Personal Property / Contents
  • Property Damage
  • Additional Living Expense /
    Loss of Use
  • Jewelry, Fine Arts & Collectibles
  • Medical Expenses
  • Personal Liability
  • Miscellaneous Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Umbrella
  • Excess Liability Coverage
  • Flood Coverage
  • Secondary Home
  • Collectible Cars
  • Wine Collection
  • Water Back-Up
  • Off Premises Theft

Is Your Home Insurance Policy The Best?

If you are getting your home insurance with Strickler Insurance we know we are protecting your home with the best home policy we can provide. We always try to stay up to date with additions or changes in your home so we can protect your property. As a homeowner get the coverage that protects your family’s home.

Contact Strickler Insurance For Homeowners Insurance

Contact us today at Strickler Insurance and we will get back to you as soon as possible about your home insurance. Being located in Lebanon County Pennsylvania we serve a large amount of local Pennsylvania homes. From our local towns like Myerstown and Hershey to Berks and Bucks County. Our team is also licensed to sell in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Contact us today for a free home insurance quote!

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