Home Insurance in Utah
The awe-inspiring Zion National Park, iconic Arches and countless other natural treasures — there are many reasons to love the state of Utah. And whether you’ve just put roots down near the recreational hub of Moab or have been living in your Salt Lake City suburb for many years, you do what you can to protect the place you call home. That includes having the best homeowners insurance in Utah.
At American Family Insurance, we’ll help protect your home and everything in it from unexpected events like theft, fire, natural disasters and so much more. When you work with our dedicated expert agents, they’ll help build you a policy customized to fit your unique needs. They’ll be there to answer all your questions, ensure you’re getting the discounts you deserve and provide service you can count on.
Types of Coverage for Utah Home Insurance
Having the right homeowners coverage in place is key to recovering from the unexpected. Here are some common events a homeowners policy in Utah covers:
- Falling objects
- Frozen interior plumbing
- Water damage from plumbing, heating or cooling system
- Weight of ice, snow or sleet
From unexpected natural disasters to theft or vandalism, having homeowners insurance gives you peace of mind. And finding the best coverage to protect your home starts with understanding your options. Take a look at some common coverages to get familiar with:
Coverage A: Dwelling
Pays to rebuild or repair your home.
Coverage B: Other Structures
Pays for damage to other, detached structures on your property such as garages, gazebos, sheds and fences.
Coverage C: Personal Property
Covers your personal belongings, including furniture, clothing and appliances, if they are stolen, damaged or destroyed.
Coverage D: Loss of Use
Pays for additional living expenses if your home is uninhabitable due to a covered loss.
Coverage E: Personal Liability
Protects you against financial loss if you are sued and found legally responsible for someone else’s injury or property damage.
Coverage F: Medical Expense
Covers medical payments to others, injured on or off your property, regardless of your legal responsibility.
Optional Coverages for Utah
We also offer a variety of optional coverages you can purchase to better protect your home — often at an affordable price. For instance, if you live in Utah you might want to consider adding coverage for the following.
Utah Home Insurance for Flooding
Did you know that your standard homeowners policy doesn’t cover damage to the structure of your home or your personal property if damaged by flooding? American Family offers flood insurance in Utah from the National Flood Insurance Program. This coverage will protect your home and its foundation, your personal belongings and everything else that makes your house a home. Whether you live in a flood zone or not, it’s a good idea to have this coverage.
Home Insurance for Earthquakes in Utah
Utah is no stranger to earthquakes, but thankfully many are so small they’re barely noticed. Despite the minimal activity, you may want to consider adding earthquake coverage, since damage from earthquakes isn’t covered by your homeowners policy.
Sump Pump Failure and Water Backup Coverage
While your homeowners policy typically covers certain types of water damage, you’re only covered if the damage is sudden or unexpected — and it’s only up to a certain limit. Adding sump pump failure and water backup coverage should be a no-brainer, since you’ll not only have coverage for more types of damage but higher coverage limits as well.
Properly Protect Your Personal Property
Scheduled personal property coverage, or itemized personal property, is an optional coverage you can add to your homeowners policy that not only provides higher levels of coverage for your higher valued items, but also provides protection against a great number of risks than listed on your policy.
While your homeowners insurance policy provides coverage for your personal property, it’s important to understand there are limits to certain types of belongings. For example, jewelry has a limit of $2,000 for all your jewelry. If the total value of your jewelry is above that amount you may want to itemize your individual jewelry items. Other common personal items that people itemize include collectibles, cameras, art, bicycles, golf equipment and musical instruments.
Ensure that your personal property is properly covered by creating a room by room inventory. Then connect with your agent to discuss what categories you might want to itemize.
Find Your Local Agent Today
Our agents understand there’s more to insurance than just a policy. They’ll be by your side through it all as trusted, caring advisors — helping you gain confidence in your coverage.
Ready to find an agent near you? We have expert agents throughout Utah who are ready to guide you to find the best coverage for your home. Find your agent today.