- Jun. 21, 2010 -
Home insurance rates have doubled or tripled in many parts of the U.S., especially after the natural disasters that occurred in years past. U.S. meteorologists along with government and private forecasters are expecting an above average hurricane season for 2010. Florida has suffered through major storms and sinkholes. In addition, states in the Gulf Coast are still rebuilding from previous hurricanes. Furthermore, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the major floods in the surrounding states are setting the backdrop for major property damage. As a result, homeowners are looking to increase their homeowners insurance coverage but finding premiums are pricier, and extra coverage is harder to get than in years past. Insurers are raising premiums and reducing or dropping wind coverage all the way up the Atlantic coast. The typical homeowner policy doesn’t cover things like pollution damage resulting from a flood. Purchasing supplemental flood insurance will help you in this situation. If you are a homeowners looking to compare insurance policies for hurricane coverage, you must be certain you have enough coverage to rebuild in the event of a complete disaster. Make sure you check and read your policy limits to be sure you have kept up with any additions and remodeling upgrades to your home. After all, the insured value of the home reflects rebuilding costs, not the fair market value of the home.
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InsureMyHouse.com provides consumers with an online homeowners insurance agent directory sorted by state and zip code.Photo: