Condominium Insurance: Coverage Fundamentals
If you live in a condo, your Condo Association probably provides some level of rudimentary insurance coverage. Typically, such coverage is limited to one of the following three types of policy:
• Coverage for the complex’s primary building and common areas
• Coverage for each building and for items within each unit considered to be property of the condominium complex
• Coverage for each building, each individual unit, and for any fixtures or improvements to the unit made by the occupant
This usually and basically means the building's exterior is covered by the Condo's Association, but you are still responsible for the contents inside. This is where Insurance Express comes in.
Condo Insurance Liability Coverage
Condo Association coverage also typically features a small level of personal liability coverage. For most occupants, however, this coverage won’t offer sufficient protection against every possible liability.
For example, if a guest suffers an injury or property damage while in your condo, association coverage may not be sufficient to cover the damages—especially if you get sued. Additionally, condo occupants themselves get no coverage at all for injury or property damage.
Know Your Condo Association Coverages
If you’re a condo owner, it’s crucial to know the types and amounts of courtesy coverages provided by your condo association. Understanding those built-in coverages will help you make informed choices regarding condo insurance and the coverages you need to gain maximum protection.
Condo Insurance Protects Your Assets
For most people, buying a condo represents one of the largest investments they’ll ever make. You wouldn’t dream of carrying insufficient coverage on your house; sufficient condo coverage is just as important. Without it, you stand to lose almost everything in a disaster. Like solid home insurance, a comprehensive condo policy protects your assets, allowing you to more-easily recover and get back to a normal life when disaster strikes.
What Does Condo Insurance Cover?
With sufficient condo coverage, you can protect your condo from fires, wind and hailstorms, lightning strikes, theft, and other events not covered by association coverage.
What Are Condo Insurance Exclusions?
As with home insurance policies, condo insurance doesn’t cover specific peril types:
• Earthquakes and mudslides
• Natural deterioration and neglect
• Birds, rodents, insects, and domesticated animals
Multi-Policy Condo Insurance Discounts
If you purchase condo insurance through an Insurance Express carrier, you may be eligible for discounts if you’re an existing Insurance Express client. Whether you’re an existing customer with our insurance agency or not, ask about multi-policy discounts when you bundle condo insurance with other policies.
Contact Insurance Express for a Free Condo Insurance Quote
If you’re shopping for condo insurance anywhere in Alabama or Mississippi, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. As an independent Alabama insurance agent, we offer free, comparative quotes on Condo Insurance from multiple insurance carriers, meaning you’ll get the best possible rate. Our ability to comparison shop on your behalf saves you valuable time, too! We proudly serve all of Alabama & Mississippi, with a primary focus on Choctaw, Washington, Marengo, Sumter and Clarke counties, including the cities of Gilbertown, Butler, Silas, Millry, Chatom.
If you’re ready to start a new friendship with a condo insurance agency that’s dedicated to helping policyholders make informed coverage decisions, call Insurance Express at (251) 843-2299. Or for a free online condo insurance quote, simply fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our Contact Page.