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7 Ways to Save Money on Home Insurance

7 Ways to Save Money on Home Insurance


Home insurance is critical for homeowners. It protects you from unexpected damage due to fire, wind, flood, and more. Unfortunately, the cost of these policies can be very expensive and over the past few years, some premiums have doubled or even tripled as more natural disasters hit the country.

Fortunately, there are a few ideas on how to save money on premiums.

 

Here are 7 possible ideas to save money on your home insurance:


1. Bundle Policies – The easiest way to save money is to use the same company for both auto and home. Most companies offer significant discounts for doing all your business with them.

2. Increase Deductibles – Raising your deductible on all policies, even just a little can save money overall. Consider how much you are able to spend before relying on insurance and see how much you can save.

3. Home Security Systems – Most companies offer a nice discount for home security, plus you have the added benefit of greater safety for you and your family.

4. Good Credit – A higher credit score will likely give you a lower premium. Be sure to ask your insurance company to review your score at each renewal period.

5. Review Coverage – Do you have health insurance at work? Then maybe you don’t need medical coverage through your auto policy? Review your policies and make sure you need everything you’re paying for and always seek the advice of your insurance agent.

6. Claim Free – Insurance is there to use, but you may not want to use it for everything. If you have a $1000 deductible, for instance, it does not make sense to submit a claim for damage that totals $1150. Staying
claim-free saves money.

 

Finally, shop around. At each renewal period, take the time to compare leading companies and make changes when necessary. Switching companies is very easy and can save you hundreds of dollars. Consult with your insurance agent to find out if any of these ideas might work for you.

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