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Things to Consider When Choosing Home Insurance

As the largest asset most people will ever own, the house requires adequate insurance coverage to cover against unexpected loss. Insufficient home insurance coverage can result in long-term financial hardship for the homeowner. 

Getting the best home insurance can sometimes be a daunting task. While cheap home insurance is not as the same as affordable home insurance, it is imperative that the homeowner conduct thorough research before buying one. 

Here are the things that one should be considering before purchasing a home insurance:

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1.    Types of coverage

Read carefully on what is included in the coverage and check if it contains the coverage you need most. For example: if your house is located at a high-risk flood zone, you may need to choose a home insurance that offers flood coverage.

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2.    Amount of sum insured 

You must ensure that your property is insured at the appropriate amount taking into account the renovations made to your property. Please ensure that the sum insured is adequate, otherwise, you would need to bear a rateable proportion of the loss accordingly.

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3.    Claim process

Make sure the claim process is transparent and straight forward. In the event of loss, of course you would want to get the disbursement of claims as soon as possible, so that you can repair your home immediately. 

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4.    Policy’s fine print 

Never forego reading the policy’s terms and conditions thoroughly. From associated fees and charges to coverage exclusions and limitations, be sure to read the policy documents carefully. If there’s anything that you don’t understand or need to be changed, get in touch with your agent.

Source: - A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Home Insurance in Malaysia

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