Most homeowners are aware of the insurance deductible but there may also be a hurricane deductible. These hurricane deductibles have some deviations from those of a conventional home insurance policy. They are meant to address storm destruction, as the name suggests, and they correspond to a percentage of a home's worth. Homeowners may wish to look into their policy to see if such a deductible exists.
Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2020 -- The two major kinds of damage from hurricanes are wind and flooding. With more people residing in coastal areas and larger and more frequent storms, insurers have experienced rising expenses, and homeowners were faced with alarmingly elevated home insurance rates. Hurricane insurance was provided as a way for homeowners to overcome increasing risks and costly insurance rates. Requiring a distinct hurricane deductible allows insurers to better accurately measure hurricane risk. By distinguishing damage incurred by weather which is and is not catastrophic, such as a windstorm compared to a category five hurricane, insurers can also have competitive homeowner insurance premiums.
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