There are many coverage options to select from when shopping for your homeowner’s insurance. You need to decide on your level of coverage, whether you want a larger monthly payment and smaller deductible or vice versa. You also can decide to add flood or earthquake coverages if you live in an area prone to these events. Your standard homeowner policy is called an open perils policy and includes many types of events. But did you know that you can choose to have a “named perils” policy also known as a Broad Form insurance policy?
To give an example of how these two differing policies work, let’s use the following example. Sarah came home from work to notice that her necklace had broken and fallen off of her and was now lost. Because her loss was not related to a specific loss of wind, fire or damage to the house, this loss would not be covered under a named perils policy. If Sarah had an Open Perils policy that included the loss of valuable items, her loss would be covered (up to the policy limits for jewelry in the case). It is always important to note the policy limits of an Open Perils policy for jewelry, furs, art or other high-value items.
Homeowner’s insurance can be confusing, but your local, independent agents at H. B. Springs Co., Inc. H.B. Springs Co., Inc. has a respected tradition of insuring families and businesses in Horry & Georgetown Counties since 1928. As the oldest and one of the largest insurance agencies in Myrtle Beach, SC we take great pride in our professionalism and personal service. To help you with your insurance needs, we offer all lines including auto, home, business, life & health, employee benefits and more. We look forward to working with you and establishing a relationship that lasts a lifetime.