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The Must-Have Homeowners Insurance Endorsements in La Quinta, CA

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The Must-Have Homeowners Insurance Endorsements in La Quinta, CA

Do You Have These Homeowners Insurance Endorsements?

Your homeowners insurance in La Quinta, CA is designed to protect your property from the unexpected. Most of the time, it does. However, every policy will have its exceptions and limits. That’s why home insurance endorsements should be considered. An endorsement is added coverage to your home policy that further protects your pocket and property.

What Are Endorsements?

Endorsements are additional coverages that you can buy at extra cost to cover perils and potential risks that are not usually covered by a standard home insurance policy. Though these add-ons increase your premiums, their coverage outweighs the cost.

Important Endorsements to Consider

 

Sewer Backup Endorsement

Insurance is designed to protect you from sudden and accidental disasters that could happen. Generally, a sewer backup isn’t sudden. Clogged drains or damaged sewer lines can cause sewage to back up into your home, which can quickly ruin your property and home’s structure. Sewer backup coverage isn’t always included in standard home insurance policies, but it can often be added as an endorsement. The sewer backup endorsement protects you from loss or damage to your property caused by the rupture or escape of water from a sewer, drain, sump pump, or septic system.

Scheduled Personal Property Endorsement

Most standard home insurance policies cover your belongings from damage – up to a certain limit. If you have specialty belongings such as jewelry, collectibles, and antiques, you may find you don’t have sufficient coverage to protect your property. When the value of your possessions in these specialty categories is higher than the limits in your policy, you may find you benefit from an endorsement. When you add extra coverage to protect these high-value items, they are “scheduled” in your policy.

Trust or LLC Endorsement

A real estate property or residential home can be put under the ownership of a Trust or an LLC. If you already have a house put in a Trust or LLC, you’ll likely need protection beyond what your standard home insurance policy offers. An LLC endorsement covers the dwelling, other structures located on the property, and medical payments to others, and a trusted endorsement will name the trustee and trust as the named insured. Talk to your agent to understand which endorsement is right for you.

Equipment Breakdown Coverage

It covers electrical or mechanical failure-caused damages to your electronic appliances and devices, including water heaters, boilers and furnaces, computers, home entertainment systems, ovens and microwaves, washers and dryers, and freezers, refrigerators, home security systems, and heating and cooling systems.

Extended Replacement Cost Coverage

It pays for repairing or rebuilding your home even if the cost is higher than your dwelling coverage limit. Depending on your coverage limit, you can get 125% to 150% of your home’s rebuild cost.

Service Line Coverage

It covers backed up or punctured utility lines (water pipes, cable lines, sewer pipes, internet lines, sprinkler pipes, power lines, natural gas pipes, steam pipes, and drain pipes) caused by:

  • Mold, fungus, or wet rot
  • Smog, rust, or other corrosion
  • Mechanical or electrical breakdown
  • A tree or its root
  • Vermin, insects, or rodent
  • Regular wear and tear

Home Business Coverage

Excluding liability coverage, it covers your home-based business property with extended coverage limits than what a standard policy offers.

Identity Theft Coverage

It reimburses the costs associated with identity theft recovery, including hiring a recovery agency, repairing credit reports, identity restoration, administrative and legal fees, and loss of income.

Windstorm Coverage

A standard home insurance policy usually covers wind and hail damage. However, your policy may exclude the coverage if your residence is highly susceptible to windstorms and hurricanes. In that case, you can buy a windstorm endorsement to be covered against such damages.

Review your home insurance policy to understand what’s covered and what isn’t. Also, assess your risk exposures to determine what additional endorsements you need to stay adequately protected.

Looking for customized yet comprehensive homeowners insurance in La Quinta, CA? Contact us today at Little & Sons Insurance Services. We will help you get the right home insurance policy for your needs.

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