Creating A Home Inventory Checklist BEFORE Disaster Strikes Could Be Pricless!
Recently, Ms. Avery Tynes a veteran Insurance Agent with American Family Insurance in Tuscon, Arizona wrote a very timely article on the importance of making sure you have a complete, update-to-date Home Inventory Checklist of all your valuable items for insurance purposes. Her article appears below...
If a catastrophic event damages or destroys your home, would it be made worse by you not knowing what all you lost? Though memories cannot be replaced, the contents of your home can be if you have homeowners or renters insurance. One of the easiest ways to make sure you get all of your things back is to create a home inventory. This will simplify the claims process and ensure that your settlement amount is appropriate.
Add up the value of the contents of your home and store the video and any supporting information in a fireproof container or move the information to a different location, such as a safety deposit box. It is also helpful to store contact information for your insurance agent with your home inventory. Make sure you have enough insurance coverage for your personal belongings.
1) Report the claim to your insurance agent as soon as possible. Some insurance companies also have a 24-hour phone number that you can use to report a claim.
At Avery Tynes Agency our job is to be a trusted advisor and to educate anyone about risks and insurance protection so that quality decisions can be made about their financial future. Remember, I am here for ALL of your insurance needs. Avery Tynes is an agent of American Family Insurance and has been in the insurance industry for years. http://www.atynes.com/
Alfred McComber, The Personal Security Guy
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