In many ways, buying a condo is similar to buying a house: you get the freedom of owning your living space but you also have to take responsibility for what happens to it. So how similar are insurance coverages for condos and houses? Let’s find out. Condos vs Houses: The Ins and Outs of Your […]
Welcome to American Heritage Insurance Group! We are an independent insurance agency representing over 20 different insurance companies. Our products and services include insurance for your Home, Automobile, Farm and Business. We also offer insurance products in a wide variety of other areas including Classic Cars, Boats, Motorcycles, Vacant Properties, Flood, Directors and Officers, Professional Liability, Surety Bonds, Non-Profits, Builders Risk, Trucking, and Workers’ Compensation.
Our associates who work with current and prospective clients are licensed and trained in the various areas of Property and Casualty Insurance. They collectively have dozens of years of experience with the insurance companies we represent and the products they offer. We also commit ourselves to continuing education so we are more knowledgeable and current on the situations we address.
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Unlike homeowners, condo dwellers don’t own the building they live in or the land it sits on. Your condo or homeowners association (HOA) will carry a master policy to insure the building and pay for accidents that occur on the property outside or in the common areas. However, your HOA might not pay to repair […]
What is Condo Insurance? Condo insurance provides coverage for the inside of your condominium; the external areas fall under the jurisdiction of your condo association and must be covered under the association’s insurance policy. Depending upon the specifics of your condominium association’s master policy, your condo insurance may include coverage for: The interior walls Your […]
What is Renters Insurance? Renters insurance provides coverage for your lost, damaged, or stolen personal possessions. It also provides coverage for injuries to another person that might occur in your rented home or apartment. For example, if someone is hurt in your apartment, and the injury is deemed to be your fault, that person can […]
More Americans rent their homes than at any point since the mid-60’s. In the wake of recession, wage stagnation and student debt, the number of renters across the country has soared, and at this point more than 43 million households rent. Student debt is a particular factor here given that, like so many economic concerns, […]
When you’re packing for college, you may be thinking more about clothes, gaming consoles or the perfect laptop than insurance. Whether you’re heading to a campus dorm, renting a house or leasing an off-campus apartment, it’s important to protect your possessions. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re too poor to need coverage. Many students […]
Renters insurance is just like home insurance, only it’s for renters. Whether you are a student or self-employed individual who has rented an apartment, you need renters insurance for many good reasons. The top 5 of them are as follows: It Covers Losses to Personal Property Your personal property and belongings can be lost or […]
Renters insurance covers costs associated with damage to your personal property, personal liability damages, emergency medical expenses for guests and living expenses if your apartment becomes unlivable. However, not every event related to these categories will be covered by your renters insurance policy, as certain events or “perils” are excluded. Before you make a claim, […]
According to James Lynch, chief actuary, vice president of research and education at the Insurance Information Institute (III), there are five main factors responsible for frequently rising auto insurance rates. More miles driven. Not surprisingly, the number of accidents is directly related to how much people are driving. “When you go into a recession, a […]
There are several different categories of auto insurance and each covers a different aspect of your risk as a driver. Liability: If you are deemed at fault in a car accident, liability coverage will pay for repairs, medical costs for injuries suffered by others in the vehicle, plus other expenses related to the accident such […]
Auto insurance policies are confusing and boring documents filled with legal jargon that can be an absolute nightmare to read. Your policy is a legal contract binding the insurance company to perform specific actions under certain circumstances for an agreed upon price. Insurers want the contract to be as specific as possible, which is why […]
“Can you go ahead and give me your license, registration and insurance card, please?” That question never signals happy times. Almost always it’s asked for a driver pulled over for a traffic infraction or involved in a crash. The law enforcement officer can quickly verify your license and registration status via a real-time statewide database, […]
As of July 31, 2018, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 had the highest amount in NFIP payouts, at $16.3 billion. Hurricane Harvey of 2017 ranked second with $8.8 billion in NFIP payouts. Superstorm Sandy, which occurred in October 2012, ranked third, resulting in $8.8 billion in NFIP payouts. Hurricane Irma, also in 2017, ranked ninth with […]
Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, causing billions in economic losses each year. According to the National Flood Program (NFIP), 90% of all natural disasters in the United States involve flooding. There is no coverage for flooding in standard homeowners or renters policies or in most commercial property […]
Is Your Home Insured For Water Damage? Water is one of the most common causes of damage in homes, and it represents a large number of insurance claims. Water damage to your property can happen from any number of sources: Plumbing or Appliances Severe Weather or Storms Accidents Infiltration Causes of Water Damage in Insurance: […]
Check out the answers to some common questions about flood insurance. Answers all come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). I Don’t Have Flood Insurance – Why Do I Need It? Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster and cause millions of dollars in damage every year. Floods cost America, on […]
Premium Many factors influence your premium and it will also vary by insurance company. An independent agent can help you shop for the best price without compromising your coverage. Some of the things that can affect your premium include: The cost to rebuild your home (this is not the same as the purchase price which […]
If you leave your home unattended for weeks at a time, your homeowners policy likely won’t provide coverage in the event of a claim during the time it is unoccupied or vacant. As a result, any damages or losses that occur would have to be paid out of pocket. For these times, unoccupied and vacant […]
According to Primary Residential Mortgage Inc., Millennials are currently the largest class of homebuyers in the market. It may come as a surprise to some, but this young, tech-savvy generation is still set on finding a home, even during a volatile market with rising interest rates and fewer homes on the lower end of the […]
Water damage is the leading cause of property-related losses for homeowners, according to Chubb claims data. A recent Travelers report revealed similar findings. After analyzing eight years of claims data, the insurer found that 20% of homeowners claims were attributable to non-weather water issues including plumbing, sewer or appliance leaks and failures – making non-weather […]