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Can I Add My Stairlift To My Home Content Insurance Policy

By Max Eyres

I get asked this question a lot! Should I take out insurance cover on my stairlift. Should I try and get it covered on my home content insurance or find an insurance company that underwrites mobility products.

Do I need to take out any policy at all? Well some people stroll along through life with no complications and never seem to have any bad luck with items they purchase. Unlike myself! If it wasn’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all. No matter what I buy even if it’s the dearest item in the shop sure as day follows night I guarantee it will breakdown. (Normally just out of the warranty period) So if you are one of them unlucky people like me. I highly recommend some type of insurance cover be taken out.

Chairlift breakdowns can be costly as well as inconvenient: Most chairlift companies will offer you an annual stairlift maintenance contract once your warranty has elapsed. The initial train of thought on discovering the price of these annual service contracts is to wave them goodbye.

What are the Pro’s & Con’s: The simplest solution would be to have a stair lift maintenance contract with the company you purchased the stair lift from. Plus side! Local Engineer on call, Van stocked with spare parts, In-house trained on the products they install service and repair. One phone call should have you flying up and down the stairs again in no time.

The Downside: Tied into a 12 month contract, Expensive 350-500 per year (none refundable) Depending on the service contract you take out parts might not be covered or limited (Always read the small print)

Home Policy Insurance: It’s Your job to locate a company that will be willing to attend. If it’s late at night or weekend not much chance of that happening unless you are on their books so to speak. You will still be required to find the cash to pay for the call-out charge and then claim this back through your insurance company (This could take Months)

C’mon when you need to use a stairlift you need to use it NOW. The last thing you need to be doing is scanning through the telephone book. Phoning company after company who all seem to use a telephone answering service. Ever made an appointment with a company that never turned up! I have many times, back to square one best get the phone book out again.

Bottom line any type of insurance is better than no insurance. If you want hassle free service and don’t mind the hefty price tag then the optional service maintenance contract would be the way forward. If you are on a limited budget then home insurance would be better than no cover. Insurance companies that insure mobility products should have a private contractor or stairlift company who attends emergency call-outs on their behalf etc.

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Eyres, Max "Can I Add My Stairlift To My Home Content Insurance Policy." Can I Add My Stairlift To My Home Content Insurance Policy. 9 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 30 Dec 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/finance/can-i-add-my-stairlift-to-my-home-content-insurance-policy/>.

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Eyres, M (2010, August 9). Can I Add My Stairlift To My Home Content Insurance Policy. Retrieved December 30, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/finance/can-i-add-my-stairlift-to-my-home-content-insurance-policy/

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