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Home Insurance Plan Endorsements

By Lilian Redhage

Home insurance plans are usually written for the largest market possible. The essential insurance plan is just a boilerplate upon which more certain items are added. For example, many people do not have a home business, so this is not contained in a standard insurance plan. That type of insurance plan will have to be included. These added pieces are known as “endorsements” or “riders.” There are various types of endorsements (over 100) that will make up a home insurance plan.

Inflation guard endorsement – If a home isn’t covered for at least 80% of its value, a problem will be applied, causing the insurance plan owner to get lower than the replacement cost under their insurance plan if they’ve a loss.

To avoid this, the homeowner can purchase what is known as an inflation guard endorsement. With this endorsement, the quantity of the insurance plan is increased per year by a quantity that the homeowner decides (pro-rated). This amount is usually 4% to 6%. So, if a home is covered for $100,000 plus a 4% increase, for instance, the covered would qualify for $104,000 after a year of making payments.

Personal property endorsement – A homeowner could also obtain a scheduled personal property endorsement. This endorsement insures a specified property such as an item of jewelry or other important. The payment for a loss such as theft is the same as a quantity decided by the insurance company. If a $5,000 necklace is stolen, the insurance company will pay out $5,000 without deductions designed for depreciation and without needing an insurance deductible.

The same endorsement is known as personal property replacement cost. An average home insurance plan pays the specific cash value for any damaged or stolen personal property.

Because of depreciation, actual cash value is usually considerably less than the replacement cost. With a personal property replacement cost endorsement, a homeowner can cure this problem by getting the specific cost to replace any item that’s lost or damaged, such as furniture, electronics, etc. whatever the item’s value during the time of the loss.

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Redhage, Lilian "Home Insurance Plan Endorsements." Home Insurance Plan Endorsements. 3 Jul. 2010. 1 Mar 2015 <>.

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Redhage, L (2010, July 3). Home Insurance Plan Endorsements. Retrieved March 1, 2015, from

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