Home Insurance Accidental Damage vs Listed Events
Oh no, your home or contents has been damaged and you’re left wondering if your insurance will cover it. Well... it depends on the type of home and contents insurance you have in place and whether there is accidental damage cover or listed events cover included as part of your insurance policy or as an added extra. Insurance terms, like accidental damage or listed events, can be tricky to understand, so below is a breakdown of different insurance terms to help you understand what they really mean for you.
What is home and contents insurance?
It is important to check your specific home and contents PDS to see what is and isn’t covered with your individual home and contents insurance policy. If you need help interpreting all these insurance terms, reach out to an insurance broker to help you make sense of your policy and to check if your insurance aligns with your needs and expectations.
Home Insurance Accidental Damage
What is accidental damage?
Accidental damage is an additional or optional extra that can be added to your home and contents insurance policy to provide additional coverage.
Accidental damage provides insurance coverage for the financial loss that occurs when your home or contents are damaged. For example, accidental damage may provide coverage if your television is broken or dropped, a window breaks or some walls are damaged.
Accidental damage is usually defined as events that are unforeseeable or unintended and are not deliberately caused. So you can’t just drop your TV when you think you’d like a new one!
It is important to note that all insurance companies will use a different policy definition when they offer Accidental Damage on their policies so don't get caught out!
Listed Events or Defined Events
Listed events are specifically mentioned, that is, “defined” or “listed” on your home and contents insurance policy. These events are included and specified and outline the areas that your insurance provides coverage for. Events that are not listed or defined in your home and contents insurance policy, can be then excluded from your insurance coverage.
Each insurer may include or exclude different listed or defined events on various insurance policies.
Check your home and contents insurance policy to determine what are the listed events that are included and what might be excluded.
How an insurance broker can help you navigate insurance complexity
Insurance brokers can assist you in navigating the specific details of your insurance policy. Connect with your insurance broker to consider how accidental damage coverage may be applicable for you.
Advisr does not provide advice and does not hold a financial service license (AFSL). All information above has been provided by Abbie Wilson.