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Washington homeowners insurance coverage
Washington homeowners face many challenges living in the Pacific Northwest. Fault lines in the western region of the state remind residents of the importance of earthquake preparation. Of course, winter can potentially bring frozen pipes and ice dams. Liberty Mutual understands the needs of Washington homeowners and offers customized homeowners insurance coverage to fit your specific situation.
What types of homeowners insurance coverages are recommended in Washington?
The following insurance coverage comes standard with any homeowners policy:
- Personal property coverage
- Personal Liability and Medical Payment to Others
- Dwelling (Property damage to your home)
- Hurricane damage1
- Additional Living Expenses/Loss of Rent
Note that most tornado damage is generally covered under these standard coverage policies.
The following insurance coverages are recommended for homeowners in Washington:
Flood insurance: Homeowners insurance generally does not cover damage caused by floods, which can be a serious problem across the state’s varied landscape. Coastal storms, seasonal rain events, and melting snow can all contribute to floods—including flash floods—in the state of Washington. Keep in mind that even if you are not in a flood zone, flooding frequently occurs outside of flood risk areas.
Liberty Mutual offers flood insurance in partnership with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). While flood insurance needs to be purchased separately and is often optional, it may be required to secure a home loan if you live in a high-risk flood area.
- Personal property replacement cost: If your belongings are lost or damaged in a covered loss such as from theft or a wildfire, this coverage will cover the cost of brand-new replacement items.
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The following optional homeowners insurance coverages should be considered by all homeowners in Washington:
- Blanket Jewelry
- Escape of Water
- Inflation protection
Is homeowners insurance required by law in Washington?
No, homeowners insurance isn't required by law in Washington, but your mortgage company will most likely require it in order to get a loan.
What is the average cost of homeowners insurance in Washington?
The average cost of homeowners insurance in Washington is $1,087 per year according to NerdWallet.2 That’s 38% lower than the national average. However, this rate may be higher or lower for you depending on the value and age of your home, the coverage you select, your claims history, and a wide variety of other factors.
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