Your Washington D.C. home insurance policy provides coverage for your dwelling, the physical contents within your house, and for any liability you may incur for injuries or damage to other people or their property while on your property. It is not like life insurance that protects your spouse and your loved ones. It is not like auto insurance that protects you, your car and other people who may be involved in an accident. When your insurance company writes a policy, they do not care if you are married, single or divorced.
It is a bit of a stretch to say that your marital status will play any significant role in deciding what type of home insurance you might want to buy for your Washington D.C. home. You may need to buy more insurance if you get married and your spouse brings in a case full of diamond rings and other valuable jewelry.
Normally, the content coverage of your standard home insurance policy is equal to one half of the value of the dwelling, but if you have unusually high-valued items, you can buy additional coverage to protect those items if damaged, lost or stolen.
If you decide to get married and move out of your home into another, you will have to get a new home policy, but that is not really based on the fact that you have a spouse, but rather, on the value of the new home and the risk of loss that it presents to your insurer.
Your marital status can play a personal role in deciding what insurance policy you ultimately choose to buy. As your independent agent, we are here to make sure you get the right home insurance coverage you need no matter what your marital status or personal living situation is in your home. Give us a call and we will help make sure that your policy meets your needs.