Free Proposals on
Insurance Protection

Updates via Email

Does my Homeowners Policy Cover Flood Damage?

Standard homeowners policies do NOT cover flooding. You can purchase flood coverage directly through your homeowners insurance agent.

Replacement cost coverage is available for the structure of your home, but only actual cash value coverage is available for your possessions. Replacement cost coverage pays to rebuild your home as it was before the damage. Actual cash value is replacement cost coverage minus depreciation so that the older your possessions are, the less you will get if they are damaged. There may also be limits on coverage for furniture and other belongings stored in your basement.

Flood insurance is available for renters as well as homeowners. You will need flood insurance if you live in a designated flood zone. But flooding can also occur in inland areas and away from major rivers. Consider buying a flood insurance policy if your house could be flooded by melting snow, an overflowing creek or pond or water running down a steep hill. Don’t wait for a flood season warning on the evening news to buy a policy—there is a 30-day waiting period before the coverage takes effect.

Some content reproduced with permission.
© Insurance Information Institute, Inc. – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

purchase valacyclovir online