Understanding Home Insurance Deductibles
Along with understanding how different types of coverage give your home the protection it needs, it's important to understand how a homeowners insurance deductible is part of your policy. This way you can better financially prepare for the unexpected.
What is a deductible?
The amount of money you'll pay out-of-pocket before your insurance company will pay on the claim.
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Home Insurance Deductible FAQs
Low Deductibles vs. High Deductibles
Choosing your deductible comes down to what you personally can afford in the short term or long term. Here are some things to consider when making your decision.
Pay less out-of-pocket in the event you file a claim
Pay more in premiums over a longer period of time
Pay more each month for premiums
Be able to afford paying more up front in monthly premiums.
Pay more out of pocket if you have a claim
Premiums will be lower each month
May need to save emergency money in case of a claim to cover higher deductible
Still not sure what deductible makes sense for you?
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