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You got your dream home overlooking the beautiful emerald shores of Destin Florida. Now you have to protect it from loss with Condo Insurance. Barbee Jackson Insurance is a leading writer of Condo Insurance and our agents work with the best insurance carriers to get you the right coverage at the best price. Call today to get started (850) 389-2001
Standard home insurance provides coverage for the building both inside and outside, along with personal property. Condo Insurance is very different because of a master policy referred to as a HOA Insurance. The HOA Insurance policy covers the building common areas and exterior structure. This the condo owner only needs to insure from studs-in…thing like carpet, tile, drywall and other interior features.
Bare Walls-in policy covers the structure, the interior walls, framing, wiring, insulation and wiring. This doesn’t include unit owners’ interior features like countertops, flooring and built-in appliances. Bare Walls-In policy type is the most common coverage type All-in in Florida.
All-in covers everything from the structure, like Bare Walls-in policy, and includes your countertops, flooring and built-in appliances.
Living in Florida we have a high chance of loss by a weather-related events, like hurricanes or tropical storms. If your Condo Association has Bare Walls-In policy that means you need to cover everything from you studs-in, which means countertops, flooring and built-in appliances as well as your personal property.
The core coverage in Condo Insurance is your personal property. Items like furniture, appliances, clothing electronics can be covered at replacement cost (meaning no depreciation) minus the deductible. Certain types of property, like jewelry and expensive are have limited coverage amounts, so if you have expensive items it’s best to insure the on an Inland Marine policy.
Liability coverage protects you in the event that someone is injured in your condo and seeks legal action against you. The standard policy comes with $300,000 in liability, but some insurance carriers will offer higher limits.
With coverage options ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, medical payments coverage reimburses your guests medical expenses if they are injured in your condo, regardless if you are legally at-fault.
Living in Florida gives condo owners a higher chance that their condo will be uninhabitable due to claim such as a hurricane. If the condo becomes unlivable due to a covered loss, the insurance company will pay for temporary living expenses.
One of the most overlooked coverage options is Loss Assessment. As a unit owner you may be assessed by the condo association for damage to a shared area, such as the pool, lobby or a deductible. Why this coverage is so important? Let’s say a hurricane causes damage to major parts of the condominium structure and they master policy has a hurricane deductible of 5% of the insured value of the building. The association may assess the unit owners to recover the deductible. This may force the unit owner to come out-of-pockets several thousands of dollars. If you have Loss Assessment, then the insurance company would pay the assessment instead of you.
Insurance against water damage from sewer or drain backup. This is typically not covered by the association master policy.
Wind-driven Rain is term that very few people of heard about until they try to claim it on their insurance. It refers to rain that is driven into the unit by wind. The water can cause extensive damage to the flooring and drywall and must be endorsed on the policy in order to have coverage.
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