2013 Wildfires Are Going To Hit Your Pocket Book…. Again…

Colorado is being hit hard again with wildfires. Unfortunately not only are the people who are directly affected going to be hurt by these fires, so are the rest of Colorado property owners. Millions if not billions of insurance losses has occurred this year..

These wildfires are going to drive up Colorado property insurance rates. In 2013, home insurance rates have gone up due to all the wildfires from 2012. The same thing will happen again to renewals 2014.

Lets start praying and possibly start doing some rain dances. Colorado needs rain and snow. BADLY.. Lets also hope we don’t get too much wind and hail. Even though hail does bring the BADLY needed moisture, the problem is that it destroys roofs.

Colorado the past decade is starting to show a state where property insurance has become a complex thing. Wildfires, wind and hail have caused this. Hopefully no more incidents will be passed on to the consumer’s pocket book in Colorado….

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Home Insurance Rates Have Gone Up In Colorado

A lot of consumers have been getting their home insurance renewal statements lately and have been going into shock!!   Home insurance rates in Colorado have gone up on average about 10 to 15% and in some areas 40%.  These consumers can thank the tremendous amount of property losses taking place in the year 2012.  These losses are from wind and hail that we received in the summertime and wildfires that have been going on since the beginning of the year.

These wildfires include the Little Sand Fire, The Treasure Fire, Weber, Waldo and Flagstaff,  Lower North Fork, The High Park, Springer, Woodland and Last Chance, Ironing Board and Pine Ridge.  These wildfires have easily exceeded over $500,000,000 in damage, though the number not official, wildfires alone could reach eight to nine hundred million.

The state on top of all the wildfires also received a large amount of wind and hail.  During the  months of May, June and July, Colorado received a large amount of wind and hail.  This took place throughout the state of Colorado.

These losses eventually get passed onto the consumer one way or another, either by requiring 1-2% wind and hail deductibles or the consumer has seen insurance rates going up.  Some companies are even requiring that you package your auto and home and especially your rental property.  Companies are going towards or already have requiring that you package all your insurance products with them. The standalone home or landlord insurance policy is more than likely going to go away in Colorado.

If you are one of the consumers who is getting non-renewed or your home insurance rates have spiked, or if you are having problems getting any type of insurance on your home or auto, gives us a call.   As brokers we have multiple sources and can bundle your insurance needs.

Sources: –Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

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Homeowners Insurance | Get A Free Home Insurance Quote

Homeowners Insurance Program

At Denvers Insurance & The Ahbe Group, we know that your home is one of your most important investments you could ever make. That’s why we never take short cuts, when we build our home insurance policies. Work with one of our agents, and she/he will guide you through the process to find a policy that is best for your needs. Let us invest time into you, just like you did with your house.

Types Of Policies We Can Write

We can write properties of all types. This could be a small house, to a multi-million dollar one.

  • Dwelling(DP-3) Insurance
  • Home(HO-3 & HO-5) Insurance
  • Condo Insurance(HO-6) (Unit Owners)
  • Renters & Tenants(HO-4) Insurance
  • Seasonal Home(HO-3 & DP-3) Insurance
  • Vacant Home(DP-1) Insurance
  • If you are looking for Landlord Or Investment Property insurance, please click here.

Coverages

We offer comprehensive, “worry Free” insurance coverage.

  • Dwelling Or Structure With (RC)Replacement Cost (some policies don’t qualify for replacement cost)
  • Extended Dwelling Coverage
  • Other Structures
  • Personal Property With (RC)Replacement Cost
  • Medical Payments
  • Homeowner Liability
  • Loss Of Use
  • Sewer Back Up
  • Identity Theft
  • and more!

Homeowners With Previous Claims & Loss History

Helping homeowners who have been non-renewed due to many claims is one of our specialties. If you no longer qualify for a policy with a standard company, we can help you out. This can be anywhere from just a couple of claims, all the way to a full list. We will also counsel on how to avoid non-renewal in the future, and eventually get you back into a standard company.

High Value Home Insurance

We understand that some customers may have high value homes, requiring unique comprehensive coverage. We have multiple markets that offer insurance for high value properties.

Unusual Risk Home Insurance

We know some properties are located in areas that make inherently more risky to insure. We have markets that fulfill needs for hard to place risk. For Example: Mountain houses in wild-fire risk areas with minimal fire protection.

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 Free Home Insurance Quote!

We offer up to 10 personal lines companies for home insurance. To get a free home insurance quote, please use our quick form, or contact us during normal business hours at (888)-270-0995. We will counsel you into how to receive the best price, for the most coverage. We will also advise on how to maximize discounts.

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).