Keep your home and the people who live there protected with home insurance from CIIG.
Home Insurance Rock Hill, SC
Keep your home and the people who live there protected with home insurance from CIIG. Our knowledgeable advisors will help you figure out what type of homeowners insurance policy you need.
With a team of dedicated insurance advisors who have been helping clients protect their homes since 1990, CIIG is the best place to get homeowners insurance in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Call us today for a quote.
What is Homeowners Insurance?
Your home is filled with memories and people you love and cherish. Sometimes, accidents happen in a home, such as weather damage, a break-in, vandalism, a fire, or an injury. Homeowners insurance can protect you financially by giving you back the value of your home when it incurs damage. Generally, mortgage lenders will require homeowners to have insurance before they approve the loan.
When you get a homeowners insurance policy, you will have a deductible. This is the
amount that you will need to pay out of your pocket before the insurer will reimburse you for costs associated with your approved claim. Your insurance broker can help you figure out what deductible makes the most sense for your situation.
Types of Homeowners Insurance Coverage
The coverage you receive from your homeowners insurance policy can vary. Here are the general coverages available.
This coverage protects you by paying for your defense counsel if someone is injured on your
property and sues you. It also covers you if you accidentally damage someone else’s
This protects your home’s structure, such as the walls and the roof, if they are damaged.
What to Consider Before Purchasing Homeowners Insurance
If you are buying a home, you should have homeowners insurance. It protects you, your
belongings, your family, and any guests who visit. Before you buy your insurance policy,
consider the following:
Better coverage can cost more upfront but will save you a lot of money if you ever have to file a claim. Some lenders will set a minimum policy coverage that you need to get before you can receive your funds. You can always get more than the minimum to make sure you are fully
covered. Our advisors can help you make sure you’re getting the best coverage for your needs.
How much coverage you need
Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover everything. You will need to purchase separate coverage for earthquakes and floods, as general homeowners insurance policies do not include these. You also may require additional insurance to cover things like a swimming pool, trampoline, or a garden.
Bundling multiple insurance policies can help you save money by giving you a noticeable
discount. We offer home, auto, and life insurance that you can bundle to save.
You may need to get additional coverage
You can get discounts
FAQ About Homeowners Insurance
Is homeowners insurance the same as a home warranty?
No, these are two very different things. Homeowners insurance is a contractual agreement between you and an insurer that is usually required by mortgage lenders. It will cover costs (after your deductible) associated with loss and injury due to a covered incident. A home warranty is optional and covers things like appliance repair and HVAC servicing.
How does homeowners insurance work?
If your home suffers damage or loss from theft, you will need to file a claim with your
insurer. This claim will identify the type of damage or loss incurred and will help the insurer determine how much you need to pay and how much they will cover.
The amount you receive will depend on your policy’s limits, your deductible amount, and
whether your coverage is based on your home’s depreciated cash value or the replacement value of your home and your belongings.
How is actual cash value different from replacement value?
When you purchase home insurance, you can decide whether you want to insure your home and belongings for either actual cash value or replacement cost. Actual cash value is the amount that it would cost to replace or repair your home’s damage after appreciation.
Replacement cost refers to how much money it would cost to replace or rebuild your home or to repair damages to your home with materials of similar quality and kind without deducting money for depreciation. If you choose this option, we recommend insuring your home for at least 80 percent of its replacement value.