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Important points when seeking home insurance plans

Posted On Mon, February 20, 2012

The Insurance Information Institute recently released a report explaining that consumers should study up on home insurance and ask questions before entering into an agreement.

It is important for consumers to ask an insurance agent how much it would cost to rebuild their home in case they lost it due to an unexpected incident or disaster, according to the report. In addition, it is smart to ask how much the items inside the home are worth if they lose everything. Finding out how much liability coverage is needed for their situation is also important.

"Besides knowing the basics of what a standard homeowners insurance policy covers, consumers should ask a series of questions, and receive satisfactory answers to each of them, before buying a new policy, or renewing an existing one," said Michael Barry, vice president of media relations for the III.

Consumers who are searching for a home should take their time when comparing home insurance quotes. If they can't find what they are looking for, or their current plan is too expensive, it could be a good idea to compare home insurance rates online.

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