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As a Florida homeowner, it’s a good idea to make sure you are covered against hurricanes so you’re protected from water damage and structural damage caused by tropical storms and hurricanes.
Your property’s risk of damage from a hurricane in Florida is elevated. Unfortunately, hurricanes do happen, and if the past has taught us anything, it’s to be prepared.
What many people consider “hurricane insurance” is actually a combination of several types of insurance working together to cover your belongs from damage due to a hurricane. While there is not an entirely separate policy for hurricane insurance alone, multiple policies such as homeowners insurance, flood insurance, and in some cases wind insurance come together to protect you from hurricanes and other large storms.
The state of Florida makes it mandatory for insurers to offer hurricane deductible options of $500, 2%, 5%, and 10% of what your home is insured for. Hurricane deductibles apply only in the event of a named hurricane. They cover damages over the span from when the hurricane watch or warning is issued until 72 hours past the termination of the last hurricane watch or warning. The state also has what is called a “single-season hurricane deductible”, so that you only have to pay once every hurricane season, regardless of the number of storms you are affected by that season. Hurricane deductibles are separate from regular homeowner’s insurance deductibles, so it is important that you make sure you are covered in both areas. Hurricane deductibles, however, are often only required once there is a named hurricane or storm in the area depending on the state that you are in.
Living in a hurricane-prone place such as Florida, hurricane coverage is something that you should definitely factor into your insurance plan. What many people do not realize is that most traditional homeowners insurance policies do not cover hurricane damages. Different insurance companies have different rules on what is and isn’t covered when it comes to big storms, so you will most likely need a combination of homeowner’s, flood, and possibly windstorm insurance to ensure that you are fully covered during the event of a hurricane or other large storm.
It is important to know what degree of insurance you need based on your personal living situation. Hurricane coverage, to some degree, is required in the state of Florida for people who own a mortgage on houses or condos, and that includes landlords as well. When it comes to condos in the state of Florida, you can either have an all-in policy or a walls-in policy. With an all-in policy, the master policy will cover the exterior and interior of each unit, leaving the resident to only cover personal belongings and certain appliances. A walls-in policy, however, leaves the resident to cover everything from the walls to the inside of their unit.
While every insurance company has its own standards for what is covered under their hurricane insurance policy, most cover your house and surrounding structures as well as your personal belongings. Hurricane insurance can cover all sorts of damages, including those from heavy winds, flooding, storm surge, heavy rainfall, and more. It is important to understand that hurricane insurance does not always cover storm surge damage, unless it only happened due to hurricane damage. In certain cases, it can be questionable whether the damages were caused due to wind, flooding, heavy rainfall, or other circumstances, which is why it is important to have insurance that covers all those things.
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This coverage protects your possessions inside your house that help make it a house.
Liability insurance covers you against any lawsuits for bodily injury or property damage in your home. This coverage will pay for legal representation and could also cover damages you’ve been deemed responsible for in court.
It is meant to help you pay for costs over and above your usual living expenses you take on while your home gets rebuilt or repaired.
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