Time to Reconsider Home Insurance Ahead of Tornado Season

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  • Every year, a large swath of the Midwest lives under threat of a tornado touching down, and that can be a costly concern for millions of people. Not only is the idea of being hit by a tornado scary, insuring against it can be quite expensive in some cases. Still, it’s an expense that needs to be taken on for homeowners to be fully secure when and if they’re affected, and the more that insurance agents can do to highlight benefits, the better off both parties are likely to be in the event of such a disaster.

    Tornado season looms once again, and it’s generally a good idea for people who are in areas that could be hit to make sure their home insurance coverage will adequately protect them from the prospect of partial or even total loss, according to a report from Property Casualty 360. There are many kinds of different coverage types that could be purchased and applied to homes in Tornado Alley, which some owners might not even know about.

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    Depending upon just how likely it is that they’ll be hit, homeowners in the Midwest need to consider insurance policies that will cover them not only if their home is destroyed, but also if it’s damaged to the point that they can no longer live there safely without extensive repairs, the report said. Meanwhile, it might also be wise for people – whether they own a home or not – to make sure their auto insurance policies will cover them if their vehicles are damaged or destroyed in a tornado. In both cases, the last thing consumers want is to find out their plans didn’t cover these disasters after the fact.

    The insurance industry is one in which professionals occasionally have to strike a balance between telling people they need to pay more money for coverage and highlighting why doing that is so important. Few people want to hear that they’re going to have to bump up their monthly premium payments, but if the agent can help them understand what a good idea it is to be fully protected, that at least might help to create some inroads in terms of not only improving their standing, but also creating a better relationship between agent and client. That, in turn, should lead to higher customer satisfaction and retention rates as well.