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Blog Post - Replacement Cost VS Actual Cash ValueHomeowners InsurancePersonal Insurance

Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value

Regardless of the type of property you have insured, you either have replacement cost or actual cash value protection. Does that sound like some insurance jargon to you? Well, it is. However, it’s critical jargon that you need to fully understand if you ever have to make a claim on your insurance policy. Home insurance, personal property insurance, and auto insurance are based on replacement or actual cash value coverage. Let’s dig into the definitions and differences between both. Replacement Cost – What it does The best way to describe replacement cost is through a couple of everyday examples. What…
April 21, 2022
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Insurance Claims: Frequency vs. Severity

A high frequency of small insurance claims can have a longer-lasting negative impact on you than a single high severity one. It is an unwritten rule in the insurance industry; the fewer claims, the higher the likelihood of having the policy renewed. It can be challenging to square this philosophy with the mindset of “That’s what insurance is for!”. There is nothing wrong with expecting that a loss, when covered, will result in a paid claim. The general point of an insurance policy is to make you whole again. If a fire breaks out in our home, we will claim…
March 17, 2022
Why Cheap Car Insurance Is So ExpensiveCar InsurancePersonal Insurance

Why Cheap Car Insurance Is So Expensive

Before cutting down your car insurance there are things to know. Do you ever find yourself looking for ways to trim your monthly expenses? Perhaps the XM subscription could go, or maybe the cable is finally up for consideration (that home phone line went bye-bye years ago). Or maybe, that money-sucking-always-increasing-car-insurance-policy could use a scalpel. Tempting? Sure. But, before you throw it on your table and go all Dexter Morgan with it, you’d be wise to familiarize yourself with the basics behind all those big numbers. Before we go down that rabbit hole, there’s a secret I’m going to let…
February 4, 2022
Homeowners InsurancePersonal Insurance

Are stolen items from a car insured?

Question 43 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series https://youtu.be/QQGL33FqT1Q It is never fun to realize the car was left unlocked with many expensive items in plain sight. The iPad, iPhone, Android, golf clubs, daughter's tuba, or all of those hard to replace CDs are in the arms of another. You look over your New York auto policy only to find that you are out of luck. There still might be hope...watch this short video to see what I mean!
September 18, 2017
General TopicsInsurance Terms

What’s a Declarations Page??

Question 42 in 100 Insurance Questions in 100 Days Video Series https://youtu.be/6TDWaSmLjY4 The place to see what you are actually covered for exists on your declarations page. This is where you find out how much protection you have (or don't have) for liability, property damage, physical damage, medical payments, and so much more. Your New York insurance policy hinges on the information displayed on these pages. If you don't see a charge for something you hoped would be covered, it probably isn't.
September 18, 2017
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