Monday, February 4, 2008

Scheduled Personal Property Coverage

This blog post focuses on Scheduled Personal Property (SPP) and how to insure it properly for the full replacement value.

As most readers already know, your home insurance covers personal property at a certain percentage of your dwelling coverage.  This percent is usually set at 70%, so if you have a $100,000 policy on your home, then your contents are covered up to $70,000.  While this is good coverage, there are limitations placed on certain types of property.  These types of property include (but not limited to):

  • Jewelry
  • Guns
  • Artwork
  • Antiques
  • Currency
Some of these limits are as low as $1,500 in total per class of items.  Also at stake when looking at these items is that they will fall under the total household deductible.  By this, if your $5,000 wedding ring was stolen, then the company would pay up to the $1,500 minus your deductible (nowadays, a standard home insurance deductible is $1,000).  By this, you would not be able to replace the ring with like kind and quality.  An easy way to get these to replacement value is to get an appraisal for each item that would exceed (or come close to) the limit and get it over to your Absolute Agent.  Not only will the pieces be insured to that value, but they would have a separate deductible of your choosing.  Give us a call today.

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