Do You Need A Scheduled Article Floater?
Almost all of your personal property is insured under your homeowner’s policy; however, most valuables have sublimit that might leave you severely under-insured. We are talking about; jewelry, guns, cameras, silverware, chins, sporting equipment, art, coin collections, wine, and other expensive items. The best way to protect your valuables is through a scheduled articles floater.
A scheduled articles floater is either a separate policy or a rider added to your homeowner’s policy, depending on your carrier. A scheduled articles floater itemizes valuable items on your homeowner’s policy and extends the policy’s coverage to the items.
Why You Need The Coverage?
Typically, your homeowner’s policy will cover your valuable items anywhere from $500 to $2500 and may include a deductible without any schedule; depending on the insurer. With a scheduled articles floater you can obtain coverage up to the replacement value of the item. Insurers will ask for a bill of sale or appraisal to verify the replacement value.
The primary reason why you should choose to purchase a scheduled articles floater is that it offers additional coverage not provided in your “normal” coverage. Accidental loss or damage is a coverage included under the personal articles floater. A missing stone in an engagement dropped down the drain or lost at the beach, would be typically be covered under a personal articles floater.
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