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Private Property

Whether you own a house, condo, townhome, or even are currently renting your primary residence, homeowners insurance is a necessity to protect your property, belongings, and to provide a layer of liability protection in the event you cause damage or harm to someone else.


Your home is in most cases the most valuable asset you own.  Our agency recommends you take the time to educate yourself on the coverage options available to you.  

Condo Insurance

Did you know your condo insurance can vary drastically depending on what the master property policy covers?  The master policy may cover your unit to rebuild as you received it, or the master policy may only cover the exterior walls of your unit.  Making sure you have the right coverages may pay dividends in the event of an unfortunate event.  

Renter's Insurance

Even if you don't own a home and are renting, having an insurance policy in place is still extremely important.  A renter's policy protects you from covered losses to your personal belongings and can provide a much needed layer of liability protection in the event you cause harm to someone else or damage someone else's property.

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Home Insurance Basics

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Coverage A - Dwelling

Coverage A (Dwelling Coverage) is the amount of coverage an insurance company will pay to replace your house in the event of a total loss.  This coverage is limited to the main building on your property.  It is important to note that this the estimated amount it would take to completely rebuild your home taking into consideration the current market value for building materials and labor.  


There are several different options available to cover your main dwelling.  It is important to understand these options to know exactly what you are paying for and how it affects you in the event of a loss.  Here are some options you'll want to be sure to ask our agent's about.


  • Actual Cash Value vs. Replacement Cost

  • Extended Replacement Cost vs. Guaranteed Replacement Cost

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Coverage B - Other Structures

Coverage B (Other Structures) includes detached garages, sheds, fences, or other buildings on your property.  Typical homes are usually covered around 10% of your Coverage A limits.  


If you have several dethatched buildings or other structures with higher values please ask our agents about our combined single limit coverages.  These would combine coverage A & B to one single lump sum limit.

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Coverage C - Personal Property

Personal Property Coverage includes your furniture, clothing, tv's, and other personal items.  Some of these items have specific limits.  Coverage for personal property on a typical homeowners policy is protected against broad named perils only.  These perils are listed below.  Ask our agents about adding comprehensive coverage to your personal property to protect your personal items on an open peril basis. 

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For valuable personal property, such as jewelry, coins, and firearms, the insurance company my provide certain limits of coverage called sub-limits.  Sub-limits are important to consider when setting up coverage for your personal property.  Below are standard limits, which can be altered through endorsement depending on your chosen carrier.  Be sure to ask our agents about scheduled personal property for items you feel have significant value.  Typical scheduled property includes, jewelry, guns, silverware, coins, and fine arts.

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Medical Coverage

Accidents happen.  In the event someone were to get hurt while on your property, medical coverage will pay up to the policy limits for covered medical payments.  

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Loss of Use

Sometimes referred to as additional living expenses, loss of use coverage reimburses you for specific expenses if your house is deemed uninhabitable after a covered loss, such as hotel cost.  These expenses are paid up to the specified limit of your policy.   

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Understanding What is Covered

Many people think insurance will cover any type of loss.  They could not be further from the truth.  Insurance can cover your property in different ways depending on the type of policy you have and the specific details your insurance company defines in their policy. 


aving an understanding of what types of losses are covered by your policy is extremely important and may make you think twice about choosing a low cost insurance policy.  Below are two general descriptions of coverage, but please be sure to ask our agents about what makes sense for your specific needs. 

Broad (Named) Perils


Broad form coverages, also referred to as named perils, will pay in the event of a covered loss specifically named on the policy.  Below are the 16 standard named perils. 

  • Lightning or fire

  • Hail or windstorm

  • Damaged caused by aircraft

  • Explosions

  • Riots or civil disturbances

  • Smoke Damage

  • Damage caused by vehicles

  • Theft

  • Vandalism

  • Falling objects

  • Volcanic eruption

  • Damage from the weight of snow, ice, or sleet

  • Water damage from plumbing, heating, or air conditioning overflow

  • Water heater cracking, tearing, and burning

  • Damage from electrical current

  • Pipe freezing

Open (Comprehensive) Perils

Open Peril coverage, also referred to as comprehensive coverage, will pay for all losses not specifically excluded from your policy.  Below are examples of what your policy may exclude from coverage.


EXCLUDED Coverages



  • Freezing pipes and systems in vacant dwellings

  • Damage to foundations or pavements from ice and water weight

  • Theft from a dwelling under construction

  • Vandalism to a vacant dwelling

  • Latent defects, corrosion, industrial smoke, pollution

  • Settling, wear, and tear

  • Pets, other animals, and pests

  • Weather conditions that aggravate other excluded causes of loss

  • Government and association actions

  • Defective construction, design, and maintenance

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Auto Insurance Basics

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Liability Coverage

Liability insurance will pay in the event you injure someone or damage someone else's property in an automobile accident.  When purchasing your insurance policy you have the ability to choose your liability limits, the maximum the insurance company will pay for a liability claim.  The minimum required by the state of Connecticut is $25,000 per person for bodily injury, $50,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage, but as you can imagine this does not go far.  Reach out to us to discuss what limits we recommend for your specific situation.  

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Collision Coverage

Collision coverage is paid by the insurance company to repair damage to YOUR vehicle when you hit, or are hit by, another vehicle or object, regardless of who is at fault. 

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Comprehensive Coverage

An insurance company will pay for comprehensive coverage to pay to repair damage to your car that is caused by something other than collision.  For example, damage that occurs due to fire, theft, vandalism, hail, flooding, or caused by hitting an animal.

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When purchasing your car insurance you have the ability to choose both your collision and comprehensive deductibles.  The deductible, typically around $500, is the amount you pay to make repairs before your insurance starts to cover the rest.

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Underinsured Motorist

The insurance company will pay to repair damage to your vehicle caused by a driver who has insufficient or no insurance.  The insurance company will also pay for YOUR medical expense, lost wages, and other damages when you are hurt in an accident by a driver with insufficient or no insurance coverage. 

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Medical Payments

An insurer will pay the cost of reasonable and necessary medical care for you or your passengers, regardless of whos at fault, as a result of an accident up to the selected limits.

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Roadside Assistance

With roadside assistance your insurance company will pay for repairs or towing when your vehicle breaks down.  Coverage is extended to mechanical failure, electrical issues, dead battery, flat tires, if you're locked out of your car or if you run out of gas.  

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Rental Coverage

If you are in need of a rental vehicle due to your car being repaired as a result of a comprehensive or collision claim your insurance company will reimburse your up to the limits selected on your policy.

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Umbrella Insurance

Why have an Umbrella policy?

An Umbrella Liability policy is important and relatively inexpensive protection — it helps protect you if you are sued after an event that occurred on your property, or if you unintentionally cause someone injury. 


What If … 


■ A guest has extensive injuries resulting from a fall on your property? 

■ You cause a serious car accident? 

■ Your dog bites someone? 

■ Your negative online review of a business upsets the owner? 


These are just a few examples of instances where you may be vulnerable to a costly lawsuit and having an Umbrella Liability policy could be beneficial for you to have.

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Please note that this page describes a general overview of what your homeowners insurance policy may contain.  Every insurance provider defines their own definitions and coverages.  Please be sure to read your policy documents to fully understand the details of your specific policy. 

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