March 11, 2022
How Your Insurance Premiums are Determined
Ever wonder how it is that your insurance premiums are determined or why your premium may be more than your co-workers?
Home insurance policies differ from person to person. There are determining factors that will influence your home insurance premiums. Here are some factors that may affect your insurance premium.
Claims history—Your insurance company will assess claims you’ve made in the past to determine your premium.
Marital status—Married individuals typically file fewer claims than single individuals. If you’re married, you usually have lower premiums.
Home—Your home’s value, age, and renovations can contribute to your premium rates.
Location—If you live in a high-risk area, your premium rates are likely higher.
Another key component to your premium cost is your policy. The following policy factors have the most significant impact on your premium costs:
Type of coverage—There are three types of coverage: actual cash value, replacement cost and extended replacement cost. Each option could affect the cost of your premium due to what it covers.
Limit—This is the amount of money your insurance company will pay in the event of a loss. Generally, the higher the limit you choose, the higher your premium.
Deductible—This is the amount of money you pay out-of-pocket before your insurance company begins to pay the remaining loss. Typically, the higher your deductible, the lower your premium.
Additional coverage—This is for certain items or circumstances not covered by a standard home insurance policy.
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