Homeowners insurance is a package policy consisting of different types of coverage for the house, its contents, additional living expenses, personal liability
claims against the policyholder and other members of the household, and medical payments to others. The policyholder pays a single premium amount for the combination of these coverages.
When you purchase insurance, it is important to remember to shop for insurance by comparing prices, policy features, and insurer reputation.
Asking the insurer for the "best coverage" may result in what the insurer interprets as "what you need", as opposed to what you actually need.
To make the best informed decision, you will need to compare coverages on your own and then determine the best product for you.
For further information, please review the Consumer Brochure on Residential Insurance.
Homeowners Premium Survey
California Insurance Code 12959 requires the commissioner to publish and distribute a comparison of insurance rates
report for those lines of insurance which are of most interest to individual purchasers of personal lines of coverage.
Annually, the Statistical Analysis Division (SAD) of the California Department of Insurance conducts a survey of premiums of insurers
offering homeowners insurance in California. Due to the great diversity of homes, limits, locations and coverages available, it is
impossible to publish a comparison for every risk. Therefore, companies are asked to supply their annual premium, based on rates
for new business, for specific hypothetical risks located in various Zip codes throughout the state. Zip codes are selected from various
regions within the state, based on census home density data. Hypothetical examples are developed in order to provide premiums for a wide
variety of risk types.
The homeowners premium survey is based upon several scenarios, or hypothetical risks, that represent the most common variables applied
to homeowners, condominium, renters and earthquake insurance premiums quoted today.
Answering the questions below will allow us to automatically select the scenario that most closely represents your specific situation.
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