Six Insurance Coverage Types You Never Knew

Six Insurance Coverage Types You Never Knew

With damages and accidents happening all around in Nigeria, Insurance companies are springing up with lot of offers. These are our six best.

Personal electronic equipment insurance

If you own expensive TVs, speakers or other home electronics, you may want to consider Personal Electronic Equipment Insurance. This type of coverage is broader than what a standard home insurance policy will cover for damage or loss, including those that take place during an installation on stereos, computer equipment, flat-screen TVs and audio equipment. Depending on the policy, it may even cover the repair and replacement of the items.

Scheduled personal property insurance

Scheduled Personal Property is handled as a “floater” to your home insurance policy, and assigns specific value amounts to prized items like artwork, jewellery, expensive handbags, designer clothing and furs (You will need to hire a professional appraiser to assign a value to the items). A common misconception is that your homeowner’s insurance policy will take care of these items in the event that you have a fire, are a victim of theft or other disaster which destroys the valuable contents in your home. While that is true, the replacement limits covered under a standard policy are typically much lower than the value of the property that was lost or damaged. Furthermore, SPP will cover valuables that are lost during travel, are accidentally misplaced, and even, wedding rings that slide down the drain.

Burial insurance

You have probably heard of people arranging for burial plots before death, but you can also buy a burial insurance policy that will help cover the costs of your funeral. Burial insurance policies are typically sold through independent life insurance brokers, and in some cases, funeral homes. The premium is usually only a few dollars each week or month, and the payout is dependent on the age of the insured at the time of death (The policy will usually pay more the younger the insured is at the time of death). While it may sound morbid, having a financial plan for the costs to cover your death is a fact of life.

Dog bite insurance

No dog owner wants to think that his or her furry friend could harm another individual, but dog bites do happen. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “more than 50 per cent of them happen on an owner’s property, and they account for one-third of all homeowner’s insurance liability claims.” While most homeowner’s and renter’s insurance policies will cover dog bite liabilities we live in a litigious society, and laws vary by state around owner liability. If your dog bites a person and you are sued, standard coverage limits included in your existing policies may not be enough to protect your personal assets. To increase limits, you can purchase an umbrella liability policy, which will cover you above and beyond the liability coverage amounts in a standard insurance policy.

Flood insurance

While most homeowner and renter’s insurance policies protect against natural disasters like fire, wind damage, hail and other perils, flood insurance doesn’t fall under the list of covered incidents. To secure protection against flood damage, you need to purchase a separate flood insurance policy.

Wedding insurance

A lot of money goes into having a wedding, including hiring vendors and paying upfront deposits in order to secure services well in advance of the big day. Wedding insurance is intended to cover any missteps that can happen when it comes to your wedding like replacing lost funds if the caterer you secured with a deposit stops returning calls, replacing item costs if your tailor ruins your custom-made dress during alterations, if the wedding gifts are damaged or you have to suddenly postpone the event due to death or illness. It is often sold through the same insurer you use for your homeowner’s, renter’s or auto insurance coverage.

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