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What does Rhode Island home insurance cover?

While there are variations from plan to plan, most Rhode Island home insurance policies cover major disasters that can happen to a home. This includes fire, lighting removing the central air conditioner, bursting pipes and causing water damage, or a tree dropping a branch and causing roof damage. Items like these are covered by a general insurance policy, but damage that occurs to your home as a result of a flood or earthquake is not covered. In order to be insured against flood and earthquake damage, special coverage must be purchased in addition to a regular policy.

Also, depending on the area a house is in, many policies do not cover wind damage to a house. Many states have certain areas labeled as `` high risk '' for damage due to high occurrences of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes. If your home is located in one of these areas, your general insurance policy will not pay for damage caused by the forces of nature. Unfortunately, after Hurricane Katrina, the areas considered by insurance companies to be “high risk” expanded considerably. Not only have the southern states bordering the Atlantic and the Gulf been affected by declining policies and very high insurance premiums, but the central Atlantic states and New England have also been negatively affected.

Although many home insurance policies in Rhode Island were dropped by insurance companies after Hurricane Katrina, homeowners are still able to find insurance from other carriers, but at the cost of premiums and higher deductibles. However, the number of people in Rhode Island who must be covered by public insurance pools has remained relatively small. A public insurance pool is an insurer of last resort created by the state when the private market has abandoned homeowners' coverage or has not provided initial coverage. It is jointly managed by private insurers who sell home insurance in the state of Rhode Island.

Under this plan, monetary gains and losses are distributed among participating insurers. This insurance pool has been designed to provide affordable insurance for those who cannot get it elsewhere. However, in the state of Massachusetts where 40% of Cape Town homeowners must use their public insurance pool, this system is already asking to be authorized to increase their rates by 25%. Hopefully Rhode Island won't follow suit.



Home insurance companies offer policies based on the cost of replacing a home or its actual cash value. Most insurers (and mortgage companies) require the home to be insured for at least 80% of the replacement cost.

Replacement cost - Under this plan, if damage occurs, the insurance company will pay the amount needed to repair the damage or replace an item. If there is a fire in your basement and your furnace needs to be replaced, insurance will pay to have a new furnace installed, even if the destroyed furnace was old enough. The depreciation of the value of the article would not be taken into account.

Actual cash value - This plan works very differently from a replacement cost plan. As part of this plan, if there is a fire in your basement and the furnace needs to be replaced, a monetary value will be assigned to this item. Age and condition would be taken into consideration and if your furnace was ten years old you would receive the cash value of a ten year old furnace.

Most insurance companies cover your personal effects (the contents of your home) based on actual cash value. However, if you are willing to pay a small increase in your premiums, an option is usually available with many insurance companies that would allow you to insure your property for their full replacement costs. Even within these two parameters, there are certain limits. Jewelry, valuable antiques, expensive plasma TVs, guns, computers, and cash may need to be insured with additional coverage.

If you are on a small boat, it would be to your advantage to check, as some insurance companies offer insurance for small boats as part of their home insurance.


If the damage is so severe to your home that you can't live in it during repairs, most insurance plans offer coverage for a limited stay at a motel, restaurants, and even storage costs.


Under Personal Liability, you and your family members are protected from lawsuits and claims resulting from your negligence. (The kids left the skateboard on the front door and someone tripped over it and got injured.) It also protects against claims due to property damage, although this does not include vehicles. .


This covers all injuries that might happen to someone on your property, regardless of who is at fault. However, it does not apply to you or any member of your family living in the house. There are also exceptions that apply to activities surrounding a home business.


RI home insurance coverage is designed to protect you against loss due to damage or destruction to your home. Before purchasing home insurance, it's important to know what it would cost you to rebuild your home so that you know how much will adequately insure your home. What you originally paid for your home is not a factor in the equation. However, keep in mind that even though the value of the land your home is built on was included in what you paid for your home, that value is not part of the value associated with your home insurance policy. .


Make sure you shop around before you buy. Compare RI home insurance quotes from at least 5 different companies before making a purchase decision.
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