Flood insurance may not be offered by your insurance company, and it’s partially because the government already offers it at often low rates. However, flooding causes costly structural damage and increases the presence and spread of mold, so this isn’t something to ignore or simply take the cheapest rates with. Take these tips into consideration before selecting a flood policy for you.
Lower Rates Equal Less Coverage
Attractive rates are excellent until you think about what it will mean for you in the end. Arguing with an insurance company about whether or not something falls under the policy is not something you need when you’re staring at a basement full of water. Finding comprehensive coverage is a smart thing you can do to start feeling like you have recourse when there’s a few more storms headed your way then you’d like to see.
Understanding how different insurance companies work can be an excellent tool in knowing you made the right decision. Many consumers with insurance often have a ‘grass is greener’ type of thinking, especially when they start understanding just how many types of insurance companies are out there. From huge, brand-name companies to small, family ones, there’s a lot to consider besides just price. A large company may be able to offer you better rates initially, but they may then up the prices on your premiums if something happens to you, while a smaller company closer to you will have gone through the same flooding event as you. HBW Insurance Group serves Cantonsville, MD, and we’re here to get you flood insurance that counts. Our agents understand the devastation of floods, and we urge you to call today if you need to add on flood coverage!