What is a Named Perils Policy?
In the insurance industry, a named peril is a term used to describe a particular type of cause of loss that is a covered “named peril” in your policy. In insurance, what does a named peril mean? Typically, covered causes of loss for named perils are one of these 16 events:
- Fire or lightning
- Windstorm or hail
- Riot or civil commotion
- Volcanic eruption
- Falling object
- Weight of ice, snow, or sleet
- Accidental water overflow or steam
- Sudden and accidental tearing apart, cracking, burning, or bulging of certain household systems
- Sudden and accidental damage from artificially generated electrical current
What is an All Risk or Open Peril Policy?
An all risk or open peril policy covers everything except what is specifically excluded in the policy. An all risk or open peril policy is the superior coverage form.
What are Common Exclusions?
Every insurance policy has exclusions. The most important thing you can do is have a conversation with your experienced, local independent insurance agent to determine your specific coverage needs. Below is a list of common exclusions under most property insurance policies.
Earthquake or Flood | Generally, traditional homeowners insurance does not compensate for damage caused directly by either flooding or earthquakes. We would like to assume that these are rare events, but as we have seen, the effect can be financially damaging.
Wear and Tear | Generally, the intent of an insurance policy is to protect against losses that are “sudden and accidental.” Most policies do not provide coverage when an item wears out due to age and simply needs to be replaced.
Again, the most important thing you can do is have a conversation with your experienced, local independent insurance agent to determine your specific coverage needs and to understand your policy exclusions.
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