TAKE IT TO THE TOP

In today’s economy, we all need to “take it to the top”.  In the insurance business this could mean to insure all of your valuables in a well-written and comprehensive policy.  If you have valuable furs, precious jewels, diamonds, coins, or valuable stones, they need to be insured for market value or stated value.

As the insured, you should have endorsements and individual floaters to cover all of your valuables.  Don’t be afraid to “take it to the top” in adding coverage, even if it means increasing your premium.  You will be money ahead.  Let your insurance agent assist you in developing a policy that provides the right coverage for you.

Allow your insurance agent “take it to the top” in giving you the service and insurance you deserve.  We at Denvers Insurance do just that.  Let us give you a quote that will be reasonable and yet allow the proper coverage. 

Karen W. Schneider

Denvers Insurance LLC and the Ahbe Group

2833 South Colorado Blvd.

Denver, Colorado  80222

(303) 219-4985

 

 

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Renting A Car? Things You Need To Know About Insurance Before You Do

I get a lot of questions in my agency, when it comes to renting a car. In this blog I am going to cover what you need to know about insurance, before renting a car. I am going to use a Q & A format, to clear up questions.

  • Will my insurance, follow me to the rental car?

Yes it will, if you already have insurance, you don’t need to buy the rental car insurance. There are coverages you need to make sure you have before doing this. If you have just liability, you need to make a temporary endorsement, and add physical damage coverage. If you don’t have insurance and don’t have a regular car, it is probably best to buy their insurance.

  • What coverages do I need for the rental car.

All rental car rental places will require you to have, state required auto liability insurance, and also physical damage coverage. Most rental car outlets, will require you to carry no higher than a 1000 dollar deductible for both Comprehensive and Collison. If the car gets in an accident, you will be responsible for the deductible.

  • Is there anything else I need to know?

If your rental car is an accident, the rental car place, could technically go after you for loss of use. The loss of use is either while the car is getting replaced or repaired. At this time the car is not operable, and the rental car place can’t rent it out. So technically they can go after you for loss of use. Sometimes your car insurance company will include this in there policies. But some don’t. It is best to check your policy for this. Some credit card companies give you this coverage free, as long as you use the credit card, to rent the car.

Seasonal Property Insurance

If you live in more than one location, you should have your properties covered for any type of unexpected loss.  For example if you have a home in Colorado and one in Florida, both homes should be covered fully for all unexpected events.  There are many reasons for setting up insurance on your seasonal property which is a DP-3. 

A Seasonal Property is set up on a DP-3 which is a Special Form where the dwelling and other structures are covered for all direct physical damage (open peril), except for perils specifically excluded.  Theft of property that is part of the dwelling or other structures is covered as long as the dwelling or other structures are not under construction. 

Personal property or contents are covered under Form (DP-3) perils.  Losses to the dwelling and other structures are paid on a replacement cost basis, and losses to contents are paid on an actual cash basis to the insured.

Don’t let an unexpected event ruin your financial situation.

Call us at Denvers Insurance for a quote contact us. We will research and find the best rate for you.

Thrift Retail Store Insurance | Get A Free Business Insurance Quote

 Today with the economy being what it is, more and more people are turning to thrift stores to buy clothing and goods for their families.  Thrift stores are finding themselves to be very busy with walk-ins daily averaging much more than two years ago.  That is why having an excellent insurance policy is a must.

At our National Independent Insurance Agency, we will take the time, to work with a business to accommodate its needs. Our agents are fully licensed and knowledgeable to create a comprehensive policy that is best for the client.

Our Business Owners Policy

Our policies are superior in industry standard. We believe cutting corners on an insurance policy, could potentially hurt a business owner if a claim were to occur. We provide superior coverage, all at a competitive rate. Here is a basic break down of coverages we offer.

  • General Liability
  • Building
  • Business Property and Inventory
  • Crime Coverage
  • Employee Dishonesty
  • Loss Of Business Income
  • Excess/Umbrella Liability
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • Commercial Auto Insurance
  • Equipment Break Down
  • Outdoor Signs
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Newly Acquired Building
  • and more!

For more details on our Business Owners Policies, Please Click Here.

Our Companies Claims Process Is Excellent

We only write insurance with companies that have an excellent claims process. A claim can be complicated, but our companies will treat you fair and keep the process as simple as possible.

Personalized Service

Our agency is family based and understands insurance. You will work one-one-one with an experienced agent who will find a policy that best fits your business needs. We believe in “good old-fashioned customer service”.

Get A Business Insurance Quote

Please contact us during normal business hours at 1-888-270-0995. Or use our quick form and we will contact you right away. You will work with a licensed experienced agent, who will work with you, to get a free competitive quote.

Will my home insurance policy pay to fix a broken sewer line?

(old broken sewer line, considered to be a maintenance issue)

It s always a devastating experience to have a sewer break take place with your home.  It is not only inconvenient, troublesome, but expensive.  As an insurance agent I get a lot of questions, this is one of the most common questions I get.  Not only is this true of homeowners, it is true with commercial lines as well.  “Will my insurance policy pay for a broken sewer line?”  To give a short answer to this questions, no and yes.

Sewer backup coverage only covers the damage due to a sewer backing up.  For example, the pipe clogs towards the middle or towards the street on your sewer line, causing sewage and water to back up in your house and small flooding, the insurance will pay for the damage caused from the sewer backup.

What decides if a insurance company will pay for a broken sewer line, all depends on the condition of the pipe and how old it is.  If the sewer line breaks due to it being old, and it needs to be replaced, then the insurance company is not going to pay out anything.  Insurance companies don’t pay for maintenance, they only pay for accidental and sudden losses.

The industry rarely pays out on this type of incident. The only time they were to possibly consider, is if its not due to a warranty issue, and the line must be up to date and new. Even then, there is more than likely no coverage. For Example: an insurance company will not pay out on a 50 year old clay line, that broke due to natural wear and tear and its at the end of its life use.

Please contact us with any questions, we can write insurance in 45 states.  Feel free to leave comments.

Why Should A Business Take Out Commercial Builders Risk Coverage

In the Commercial Builders Risk Coverage Form and Policy, the insurer determines the value of the covered building at actual cash value at the time of loss.  Coverage is provided on buildings and structures while under construction.  It provides protection during the process of construction but terminates either 90 days after completion or 60 days after any structure is occupied in whole or in part.

The coverage is written on a Completed Value Form with a Reporting Form Endorsement available.  The form is written equivalent to 100% coinsurance.

If you have a Commercial Property, make sure you have Commercial Builders Risk Coverage insurance.

So What is an HO-5 Policy?

When you are purchasing a Condominium, you need an HO-5 form.  This form is designed with the Condo in mind.  It provides open peril coverage on personal property and contents of the insured, in addition to open peril coverage on the dwelling and other structures.

Losses to personal property and contents are paid on an actual cash basis and losses to the dwelling are paid on a replacement cost basis.

Find out more by contacting Denvers Insurance and speak to one of our Insurance Agents.

So What is an HO-3 Property Policy and Why Should I Have One?

Homeowners 3 Forms in Property Insurance are for the owner-occupant of a dwelling.  The dwelling is used primarily for the owner as well as incidental occupancies including an office or professional occupancies.  Under the HO3, the dwelling and other structures are insured for risk of direct physical loss with losses paid on a replacement cost basis.

Under the HO3, the contents and personal property are insured for broad perils with losses paid on an actual cash value basis.  Coverage does not include losses to fences, driveways or walks caused by a vehicle owned or operated by the insured.

Protect yourself, your property and your personal property.  Make sure you have the right policy for your needs.  Never try to second guess, always be protected with the right insurance.

So What is a DP-3 Property Policy and Why Should I Purchase One?

Why should one carry a DP-3 Policy?  First of all, for those unfamiliar with a dwelling policy, the Dwelling Policy 3 is a policy used to insure private dwelling residential property. Occupation could include a homeowner who doesn’t qualify for an HO-3 or HO-5 policy, or if the property is being rented to tenants. A DP-3 is not designed for vacant properties.

The dwelling is insured under a replacement cost basis. DP-3’s vary company to company. Most companies include other structures coverage, of 10 percent of what the dwelling is insured for. Other coverages that can be endorsed and added to the policy include personal property, personal property full replacement cost, extended dwelling coverage, loss of use, law and ordinance, sewer back up, liability, medical payments and more.

For more information on insuring and buying a landlord insurance policy from us, please click here.