We Are Your Local Travelers Insurance Agents

Looking for a Travelers Insurance Agent? You are at the right place. We are appointed and represent Travelers Insurance and their products. Our agent code is 06×753. We are a full service National insurance agency. Here is a line up of products that we write-through Travelers.

  • Auto/Car Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Condo Insurance
  • Renter’s Insurance
  • Landlord Dwelling Insurance
  • Landlord Condo Insurance
  • Personal Umbrella Insurance
  • Commercial & Business Insurance
  • And More!

We service the following area’s in Colorado:

Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Castle Rock, Denver, , Centennial, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Wheatridge and more. Please visit this link for our map.

If you would like a quote, please contact us during normal business hours, or shoot us an email. Thanks for visiting our site!

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We Are Your Local Safeco Insurance Agents

Looking for a Safeco Insurance Agent? You are at the right place. We are appointed and represent Safeco Insurance and their products. Our agent code is 05-3429. We are a full service National insurance agency. Here is a line up of products that we write-through Safeco.                Click here to see our Agent listing on the Official Safeco Insurance Website.

  • Auto/Car Insurance
  • Collector Car Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Condo Insurance
  • Renter’s Insurance
  • Landlord Dwelling Insurance
  • Landlord Condo Insurance
  • Personal Umbrella Insurance
  • Commercial & Business Insurance
  • And More!

We service the following area’s in Colorado:

Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs, Commerce City, Castle Rock, Denver, , Centennial, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Littleton, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Wheatridge and more. Please visit this link for our map.

If you would like a quote, please contact us during normal business hours, or shoot us an email. Thanks for visiting our site!

Will The Insurance Company Inspect My Home?

When purchasing home insurance, there are some steps involved. One of them being inspecting your home after purchase of  the policy. When you buy a homeowners policy, the insurance company has the right for inspection. This can be at the beginning, or in the middle of the term. There are a couple of reasons why insurance companies does this.

  1. The insurance companies checks the assessor report, square footage, build and other factors to make sure that the home is insured to 100 percent of its value. This is to assure that property’s don’t go under insured.
  2. The inspector looks for pride of ownership. In other woods is the home being taken care and maintained. From there the inspector will note in his/her report their findings. This could be that the house is in good shape, or needs work.
  3. Liabilities are noted and sent back to the under writer. This could be a pool, trampoline, or any other liability.
  4. There are other steps that the inspector might through, such as an interior inspection, but for the most part, the first 3 steps, are the main steps.

After the inspection is done, the inspector will send his report back to the insurance company. From here, it will go through under writing, and if there are no flags, the policy gets issued. The insurance company may also require further steps, such as fixing a condition in the house. They could also completely deny issuance of a policy, but this only happens a small percentage of the time, usually due to a serious factor. (An Example is telling an insurance company that you own a Golden Retriever, but they find out you have a Pit bull).

Why A Trampoline In Your Backyard Is A Bad Idea

Trampolines are fun and good for exercise. They are also sometimes considered and attractive nuisance and are excluded on most home insurance policies.  By attractive nuisance, you as the homeowner are one hundred percent liable for any potential incidents or lawsuits. So for example, if little Johnny next door, sneaks over and injures himself on your trampoline, you are fully responsible. Even if you weren’t home and didn’t give him permission to be on your property.

According to a CBS News article, 98,000 people were treated in emergency rooms in 2009, due to a trampoline injury. The injuries have also doubled over the past decade, compared to the previous.

These injuries are not going to pay for themselves, and since your home owners insurance most likely has a trampoline exclusion, the homeowner is going to have to pay out-of-pocket.  Insurance companies use to cover trampolines on their policies. After injuries started staggering up, and personal injury lawyers started suing anyone and anybody, insurance companies got out of the business of insuring trampolines.

Our advice is DO NOT OWN ONE. Were not trying bash the Trampoline Industry, were trying to protect the home owner. Trying to protect him or her from frivolous law suits.  All it takes is for a trail attorney lawyer to represent little Johnny’s injury, and for you to pay out-of-pocket over 50,000 dollars. Even if you some how have an insurance policy that covers it, get rid of it. It’s a headache to completely avoid.

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

 

 

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.

Personal Articles Floater(PAF), Insuring Individual Valuble Items

A Lot of us when setting up homeowners insurance, forget a very important item on our policies. Personal article floater insurance. A lot of us have very valuable items, that we don’t insure. One of these very obvious items is mostly you or your spouses wedding ring.

In this blog, I am going to cover what a personal article floater insurance policy is, and why you might be cutting yourself by not insuring something important.

 

What is a personal article floater?

Since valuable things such as jewelry are limited on the amount of coverage a home owners policy’s will cover, the industry offers this policy. The industry offers policies for jewelery, guns, coins, stamps, golf clubs camera’s and other items. This all depends on what the insurance company offers. The policy insures the individual item. Both the insured and insurer agree on insuring at a certain amount. An appraisal or some sort of proof of value is required. Sometimes a deductilbe does apply, at usually a very low level.  The most common personal article floater policies are for jewelry, mostly wedding rings.

Is this policy idealistic for me?

This all depends on the client. If you have a valuable wedding ring worth 50 thousand dollars, yes you should insure it. That alone is a small investment and fortune. Sometimes people decide its idealistic to self insure. I know a couple of gun collectors who don’t insure there guns. Th reason is so much cost over time. Sometimes you are better off getting a really good safe, and locking up your valuables in there, or even getting a safety deposit box.

 

Ordinance And Law Coverage On A Home Owners Insurance Policy

home-insurance-homeowners-condo-insuranceHaving an older home or property, is almost sometimes like owning a beautiful antique. This could be your primary dwelling, seasonal property, rental condo or home. As newer homes are being built, your house keeps its individuality.  As we know, new code laws are either being updated or made to help try to improve, energy, safety, and other purposes. As a homeowner with your old house, this doesn’t effect you, because its most likely grand fathered in. Or Does it?

Most of the time it doesn’t effect the average homeowner. But when it comes to the possibility of a  insurance loss on your home or property, everyone can become vulnerable to new code laws. The chances are the older your home or structure, the less compliant they are with current codes. In the event of a total or partial loss of your property, for example due to a fire, when it is re-built it has to be compliant with all new county, city, city, state, federal and association codes.

This will cover you three ways:

  1. Loss to undamaged part of building or dwelling. (Example: The part of the undamaged building has to be demolished and rebuilt due to code.)
  2. Increased Demolition Cost: (Due to having to demolish and undamaged part of the building or dwelling)
  3. Increased Cost Of Construction. (Due to higher cost for compliance for new law codes)

Coverage is usually built in at, %10 of the structure/dwelling insurance amount. This can be increased with an endorsement or when a policy is started.

If you have any questions about your current policy, please contact us.

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A Nice Homeowners Insurance Inventory Check List- Courtesy Colorado DORA Division Of Insurance

It is always good to take time and produce an inventory of your homes valuables and property. Here is a link to the Colorado Division of Insurance, courtesy inventory checklist. Please keep in mind that it is always a good idea, to store these documents externally. I would recommend Google Documents.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We can write insurance in 45 states. Or Leave A Comment.

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.