Property Insurance Information
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Many of you may experience difficulty in managing your property insurance deductible. We are recommending that you look at the front page of your property insurance policy where a category is listed as Coverage A (or the category could be labeled as “Dwelling”) with a dollar amount indicated.
This dollar amount is the maximum limit your insurance company will pay in the event your home suffers catastrophic damage (or a complete loss) to your home, less your deductible. Your deductible in most cases in a hurricane is 2 percent of COVERAGE A.
Many often think the deductible is a percentage of the claim amount. That is not the case.
To calculate your deductible if you need to make a claim to your property insurance company, multiply 2% times the dollar amount in the category that shows an “A” or “dwelling.” In the attached, notice that the dwelling amount $157,400 and the 2% deductible amount is $3148.
If you have questions, please call the Department of Financial Services consumer helpline at 1-877-693-5236.
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