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An Overview to Property Insurance

Property Insurance Background

Property Insurance is a necessary item for all homeowners. Property insurance offers a landowner or homeowner protection against the majority of risks that can damage property. A typical insurance package will cover natural disasters or other risks that perpetuate destruction or theft.

Fire insurance, earthquake insurance, flood insurance, boiler insurance, or home insurance are all popular forms of property insurance that are purchased by property owners to protect against damage. When an individual purchases these particular plans, they are protected against the aforementioned disasters in the sense that, if damage occurs, the insurance company will pay to fix the home.

Without insurance, an individual would be forced to pay out of pocket. Considering the damages associated could be severe and lead to a hefty financial commitment, it is wise to purchase various property insurance plans when buying a home.

Property is primarily insured in two ways: open perils and named perils. The open plan is the more comprehensive package, and covers all the causes of damage or loss specifically excluded in the policy. Common exclusions are damage resulting from earthquakes, nuclear incidents, floods, acts of terrorism and war.


In contrast, named perils require the actual cause of the damage or loss to be listed in the insurance policy provided. Named perils are the more common form of insurance policy purchased; they protect against more typical damage-causing events such as lightning, fire, theft, and explosions.

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