Whether you’re a new homeowner or have lived in your house for years, we know how important your home is to you.
Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t just protect your house and property, it also protects your belongings, yourself and your guests. You’ve put a lot of hard work into providing a home for yourself and your family. FirstMark will find the best combination of homeowners insurance coverage, value, and price to protect your hard earned investment.
Coverage for your dwelling and attached structures such as garages and decks.
Coverage for a separate garage, a gazebo or a tool shed.
Your personal property such as your furniture, electronics, clothes, and dishware. Some exclusions apply for high-value jewelry, artwork, guns & furs.
Loss of Use
Pays additional costs of living away from your home if you can’t live there due to covered damage.
Covers lawsuit expenses and damaged caused by you or your dependents to third parties or their property.
Provides no-fault medical coverage. In the event, a friend or neighbor is injured on your premises.
Popular Coverage Options
Coverage to help cover the cost of restoring your identity if you’re the victim of identity theft.
If you have valuable keepsakes like fine art, jewelry, antiques, and other collectibles, like your wedding ring or your grandmother’s Victorian sideboard and crystal stemware set, you may need extra protection. With valuable articles coverage, belongings you specify are protected by an agreed dollar amount, and there is no deductible.
Equipment breakdown coverage will replace covered appliances with the same kind and quality in the event of an unexpected mechanical or electrical breakdown not caused by normal wear and tear or corrosion.
Losses caused by earthquakes are excluded by homeowners’ policies, which means your home and contents would not be covered in the event of an earthquake. Do you need an earthquake policy?
Earthquake, Landslide and Flood (DIC Policy)
Losses caused by landslide, earthquake and flood are excluded on all homeowner’s policies. If your home is in the path of a potential landslide, please contact us today so we can discuss the best policy for you.
Water/Sewer Line Coverage
What is water/service line coverage?
Service line coverage is a type of insurance that reimburses you for damage to utility lines that you’re responsible for as the homeowner. It can be packaged with homeowner’s insurance for a small additional premium. It provides coverage for common causes of service line failure up to a limit of $12,000, subject to a $500 deductible. Includes repair or replacement with environmentally friendly materials, excavation costs, expediting expenses, and coverage for outdoor property.
How does water/service line coverage work?
As the homeowner, you’re on the hook financially for subterranean lines or pipes running through your property; if your water pipes crack or your power line is severed, it’s your responsibility to fix. Standard homeowners’ insurance typically won’t cover broken utility lines, but homeowners have a couple of options for insuring this potentially expensive home maintenance issue — the costs of which run homeowners an average of $2,587, according to one estimate.
Some examples of the types of service lines covered include communications, compressed air, drainage, electrical power, heating, waste disposal and water. This coverage does not include septic systems or on-site wells.
In the event of a line or pipe leak or break or rupture, service line coverage will generally cover the costs of repairing or replacing the line as well as the excavation and landscape restoration after necessary repairs are complete. Another perk of service line coverage is that in many cases you can utilize the same convenient claims service that’s available for standard home insurance claims, such as 24/7 claim reporting, a curated selection of licensed repair companies, in-house claim adjusters, and more.
Among the companies that provide service line coverage, you’ll generally see it offered in amounts of $10,000 and $25,000, although higher and lower coverage amounts may also be an option depending on the carrier.
Home Insurance Discounts & Savings
Get the coverage you need to protect your home and belongings with our customizable Homeowners Insurance options.
Get a Package Deal
Save up to 15 percent when you combine your homeowners and auto policies as a FirstMark Package.
Multiple Policy Discount
Save even more with a multiple policy discount when you also add coverage for your motorcycle, boat, or RV.
Less Than 10 Years Old
Qualify for a newer home discount when your house is less than 10 years old.
Choose a Higher Deductible
A higher deductible will lower how much you pay for your home insurance premium by shifting part of the loss payment to you. For example, if you have a $500 deductible, you’ll need to pay the first $500 of a loss out of your own pocket. A higher deductible will lower your home insurance bill but will also increase how much you’ll end up paying yourself if you file a claim.
What is homeowner’s insurance?
I’m thinking about buying my first home. Am I required to have insurance?
Does my home insurance cover damage caused by earthquake or flood?
What is the difference between water damage and flood damage?
Water damage is usually caused by water coming from something like a burst pipe, an overflowing toilet, a dishwasher that leaks all over the kitchen floor, or a roof that leaks after a hard rain.
Flood damage is caused by water coming from something like an overwhelmed levee that breaks, a clogged drainage system, a river or lake that overflows or even just the ground being inundated with too much water after a torrential storm. Water seeping into your basement after a heavy rain or winter runoff is usually also considered flood damage.
What is a flood?
What are home contents?
We recommend keeping an inventory of your home contents that you can refer to in the event of a claim. Our home inventory app with free cloud storage makes it easy.