In Rhode Island, hurricane deductibles on homeowners policies may be no more than 5% of a home’s insured value. Some policies may offer a flat dollar deductible, but it may not exceed 5% of the insured value of the property.
Preparing an Effective Evacuation Plan ahead of time is crucial; this plan can help get you, your family and your pets on the road to safety.
Event Cancellation Insurance, often referred to as “wedding” insurance, can be used to cover a 50th anniversary party, a bar mitzvah, a graduation party or any special occasion you might be planning. It is designed to provide financial protection if you have to cancel or postpone a gathering due to adverse weather and natural disasters such as hurricanes.
While many equate flooding with rainy conditions, winter weather and spring thaw can also lead to many flood risks. Just a few inches of water from a flood can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage
Generally speaking, water that comes from the top down, such as rainfall, is covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy, while water that comes from the bottom up, such as an overflowing river would be covered by a separate flood insurance policy.
With peak hurricane season upon us, it’s time to pull out your homeowners insurance policy to check if you have a hurricane or windstorm deductible, and make sure you understand how it works in the event you have to file an insurance claim.
Ten Hurricane Preparation Tips: 1. Keep Blinds Closed, blinds and heavy drapes can add a little extra protection against flying glass. 2. Smaller Is Better, seek shelter in a small interior room, closet or…