Minnesota home insurance
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Minnesota homeowners insurance coverage
Minnesota homeowners face many challenges throughout the year. Harsh winters bring frozen pipes, ice dams, and snow. Hot summers mean thunderstorms and hail that unexpectedly can damage property. Liberty Mutual understands the needs of Minnesota homeowners and offers customized homeowners insurance coverage to fit your specific situation.
What types of homeowners insurance coverages are recommended in Minnesota?
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
The following insurance coverages are recommended for homeowners in Minnesota:
Flood insurance: Homeowners insurance generally does not cover damage caused by floods, which Minnesota is particularly prone to due to increased rain events and its numerous lakes, rivers, and streams. 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 fire, 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 Minnesota:
- Blanket Jewelry
- Escape of Water
- Inflation protection
Is homeowners insurance required by law in Minnesota?
No, homeowners insurance isn't required by law in Minnesota, but your mortgage company will most likely require it in order to get a loan.
What is the average cost of homeowners insurance in Minnesota?
The average cost of homeowners insurance in Minnesota is $1,921 per year according to NerdWallet.2 That's 18% higher 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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- Basic information about your property
- Basic information about you, any co-owners, and occupants
- Ownership or mortgage status
- Details about your home's construction and any safety features
- If you have an existing homeowners insurance policy