Insurance References and Resources
Guide to Better Coverage
How do you "build" an insurance policy to suit your needs. Insurance can be tricky there are parts of your life that change that may require your policies to change as well. Click on the photo to the right and link to a "Guide to Better Coverage". This tool is sponsored by Travelers and is an interactive tool to help you determine the kind of coverage that is right for you and your changing life.
" Why is my home insured for this amount?----I can't sell it for that much!" The concept of replacement cost is a simple one; it is not based on how much you can sell it for, but how much it costs to re-build this home exactly the same as it is now. Every home is slightly different, and the longer you own it the more you have customized and improved it to your liking. If you were to have a total loss you would want to be able to cover the cost of removing all the debris left from such a disaster. You will not have the benefit of buying materials and labor at tract home builder prices. You may also have to hire an architect to draw plans for you to "replace" your home. All of these items come into play if you have to try and rebuild your home.
Often two insurance companies will have different ways of determining these values.
Visit www.accucoverage.com to run your own replacement cost estimator on your home or ask us to run one for you free of charge.
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Visit the state of Texas's insurance website at www.tdi.state.tx.us
Compare Insurance Companies and Policies at www.opic.state.tx.us
For Insurance News and Information visit www.insurancejournal.com
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