Do you want the guns insured?
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When applying for home insurance, should you disclose the amount of firearms you have, monetarily-speaking? It's a question on my quote....
I imagine if you dont disclose them you would have no claim if they were stolen or damaged. I would hope they wouldnt charge a higher premium due to guns in the house but I dont know how all that works.
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Of course, but they are in a safe and I don't really care that they know how many firearms I have.
It depends on what you have. I had to get a separate policy for the guns all together when I was in PA/VA. Here in IA they are included but I had a higher premium due to the $$$ value of our collection.
Some insurance companies are even "funny" about what kinds of guns you have, the company I was with in PA and VA wouldn't insure my Bushmaster, as it's an "assault weapon" The company I'm with now doesn't care and insured them all.
My insurance comes with a $5,000 cap on firearms automatically. I purchased an inexpensive rider to raise the limit to $50K.
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Answer all questions honestly. Failing to do so can have some nasty consequences (from loosing coverage on things to insurance fraud). Read and understand your policy carefully.
Take photos and videos detailing the contents of your entire house. Scan/xerox receipts or appraisals for valuable items and your insurance policy as well. Store them with an out of state relative and on a encrypted flash drive in your bug out bag.
In the event you need to file a claim it really helps to have documentation of what was lost.
It's a 'specialty' item and there are policy "limits". IF the values are above the limits on the policy, they will suggest an endorsement or expansion of coverage ..... for a fee.
Read your fine print. They may not cover guns or limit the total amount covered to a low number.
Mine wanted the names and serial numbers. I didn't have much of an issue with it since it is just to allow them to be reported stolen if it comes to that.
I wouldn't call some more controversial weapons like AR-15s or AK-47 clones by those names. Just Sabre Defense Rifle or Rock River Arms Carbine. Some home owners will not cover 'assault weapons'. They can't define what an assault weapon is when asked, but still will hang up on you.
I think I have 10k coverage right now, but thinking I need more. I wonder how the figure accessories. They are not *firearms* so Aimpoints, ACOGs, cronographs, timers etc should be covered by your normal HO coverage, right?
I have a blanket rider on my homeowners insurance that covers personal, household/garage items up to a given dollar amount. I've got each of the firearms photographed, documented and stored in the safe, along with a copy of the documentation in the bank safe deposit box (photo, description, bill of sale, etc). The insurance company doesn't care (or need) to know the details, unless/until a loss occurs. YMMV.
I visited with my insurance agent just this past week to check coverages and amounts. I specifically asked if my firearm collection needed to be scheduled. My agent called the underwriter to check and in my case, no. Unless I had some really expensive collector's grade firearms.
You really need to make sure about your policy. I was prepared to take out an additional policy for about $500 per year in premiums until I found out I was already covered under my existing policy.
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For example, mine is "blanket" coverage of personal items up to $XYZ amount. If my place gets cleaned out, I make a list of what's missing and the total dollar value to replace the items, then I get a check cut. I would think that many insurance policies can be set up in this way, if you ask or push.