Are Your Fighting An Increasing Home Owners Insurance Policy?

Recent trends indicate that homeowners can expect insurance rates to increase by 10% to 15% into 2024. This escalation is attributed to a combination of factors, including an increase in natural disasters, economic inflation, and challenges within the supply chain, all of which contribute to rising repair and replacement costs. States that are particularly vulnerable to severe weather conditions have been most affected, as these factors lead to a heightened demand for construction and labor, subsequently driving up insurance premiums. To effectively manage these increasing costs, homeowners are encouraged to explore various strategies. Identifying and applying for discounts provided by insurance companies can significantly reduce premiums. These discounts may be available for bundling policies or for implementing protective measures within the home. Additionally, opting for a higher deductible can lower monthly insurance costs, though it’s important for homeowners to ensure they can afford the potential out-of-pocket expenses in the event of a claim. Regularly comparing insurance quotes is also advisable to ensure competitive rates, taking into consideration the insurer’s coverage options and financial stability. By adopting these approaches, homeowners can exert a degree of control over their insurance expenses during a period of rising rates.

-Rick Wagner