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Why You Should Buy a Home Insurance Policy?

If you were asked about your costliest asset, what would it be? Undoubtedly, it has to be your house. Catastrophic devastation caused by Nepal earthquake has jolted everyone and brought to the forefront the criticality of having a home insurance. Rebuilding the house or its contents is an expensive affair and without a good home insurance it might get extremely difficult to cope up. Apart from this, there are other benefits of having a home insurance which we will explore through this article.

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“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today”. - African proverb   

Here’s why you should opt for a home insurance policy:

  • To recover from natural and man-made hazards –  Home insurance covers your house against damages done due to natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, lightning etc or by human acts such as vandalism/ thefts. It also equips you financially to recover from the loss and rebuild your home.  
  • Covers temporary living expensesHome insurance company will pay your expenses if you need to rent another apartment or move into a hotel temporarily, until your home is repaired/rebuilt.
  • Make up for the loss/damage to your assets and personal belongings – Home insurance covers not just the structure of your home but also your personal belongings including jewellery, clothing, appliances, furniture and much more.
  • Protect against liability – Liability coverage in home insurance provides coverage for personal injuries or property damage to others for which you or members of your family living with you may be legally responsible. For instance, your dog bites a neighbor or your tree falls on a neighbor's fence, if you have liability coverage then your insurer will pay for the expenses, thus protecting you from any possible legal problems.
  • To avail house loan from banksMany banks lend out a home loan on a pre-condition that the loan will only be approved if your home is insured. Home insurance, in fact, is a preliminary requirement to be eligible for a home loan.
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So be prudent and agile. Insure your home against earthquake and other calamities today and ensure a bright future for you and your family.

Written By: PolicyBazaar - Updated: 01 October 2021
Disclaimer: Policybazaar does not endorse, rate or recommend any particular insurer or insurance product offered by an insurer.
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Virendra
Bokaro, July 26, 2022
Coverage for natural calamity
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Jitendra
Ajmer, July 26, 2022
Qiuck claim
I purchased a home insurance policy recently. However, due to a natural calamity, my house was damaged as the pressure of the water because of flood broke the enterance door of my house. But the insurance plan that i bought got me covered and i as able to get the quickest claim possible.
Prashant
Delhi, July 26, 2022
Natural calamities covered
I bought a home insurance policy recently. As i live near a river and in the rainy season, my area gets flooded so in order to protect my house and its contents, i purchased the insurance to get coverage for such natual calamities and i am tension free now.
Sharad
Kolkata, July 26, 2022
Wide coverage
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Ahmedabad, July 26, 2022
Suitable insurance plan
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Yashashvi
Amritsar, June 09, 2022
Natural calamities covered
I bought a home insurance policy recently. As i live near a river and in the rainy season, my area gets flooded so in order to protect my house and its contents, i purchased the insurance to get coverage for such natual calamities and i am tension-free now.
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    #Savings of 28% are based on the comparison between the highest and lowest premiums for a pucca building with sum insured of >₹ 1 crore at Delhi, for property age less than 5 years and policy term of 11 years.

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