Home Insurance

Home Insurance

Why Do I Need Homeowners Insurance?

Can you imagine losing everything? In the event of a covered loss, homeowners insurance can help you rebuild your home and replace your belongings. Homeowners insurance also protects you from financial loss resulting from personal liabilities after someone is injured on your property. Without proper insurance, you’ll be financially responsible for everything from property and possessions to legal liabilities. Responsible homeowners should always have adequate insurance coverage. Contact B.W. Baker Insurance to learn more about protecting you and your family with Malibu home insurance.

What Coverage Types Are Associated With Homeowners Insurance?

Each insurance company uses different terms to describe coverage, but there are many similarities between them. All Malibu homeowners insurance policies cover the main living unit, such as a home or condo, and most policies cover personal property as well. Other standard coverage types include those relating to separate structures, liability, medical payments, and loss of use. Some insurance companies even offer special protection against things like fraud or equipment breakdown. Only an experienced agent like Bart Baker will know what’s right for you.

How Do I Know If I’m Adequately Protected?

It can be difficult to determine exactly what adequate protection means. In fact, many insurance agents will try to sell you off-the-shelf insurance packages that leave you either underinsured or overinsured because they don’t understand your Malibu home insurance needs. That’s one of the many reasons why it’s important to insure through an experienced agency such as B.W. Baker Insurance. Our extensive knowledge of the insurance industry allows us to provide excellent products and customer service. In addition to serving Malibu, we also provide home insurance for Westlake Village, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Belair, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and North Ranch, among others. Contact a B.W. Baker Insurance representative today so that we can design an insurance package to fit your unique needs and budget.

Definitions

  • Dwelling Coverage The dwelling limit is the amount that the insurance policy will reimburse you for in the event of a covered loss on the main living unit, such as a home or condo.
  • Personal Property Coverage Possessions coverage reimburses you for any covered expenses associated with repairing or replacing your personal property.
  • Liability Coverage Liability coverage protects you against financial loss when you are legally liable for the property damage or bodily injury of another person following an accident or negligence.
  • Medical Payments Medical coverage allows for reimbursement of any medical costs associated with the injuries of other people at your residence.
  • Loss of Use In the event of a covered loss in which your home becomes unfit to live in, additional living expenses may be covered depending on the policy type.

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