We often talk to our clients about adding jewelry and other items as Scheduled Personal Property, or SPP, to your Homeowners, Renters, Dwelling, or Condo Insurance Policy. Have you ever wondered how SPP is different than the regular contents coverage included on your policy?
While your typical homeowners policy includes limited personal property coverage for the contents of the home, sometimes there are limits placed on certain categories of valuable covered items. For example, a homeowner insurance policy might have a $1500 sub-limit on jewelry. If you had a loss for a necklace valued at $400, you would probably be fine getting it covered under your homeowners insurance policy (assuming it was lost under a covered peril), but if you had a necklace worth $5700, you would most likely only be covered up to that $1500 policy sub-limit. Many homeowners choose to seek additional coverage through a scheduled personal property endorsement to their policy.
Scheduled Personal Property also provides broader coverage for the scheduled items. For example, if your wedding ring drops down the drain while you are washing dishes it may not be covered unless it is included as a Scheduled Personal Property item on your policy. Also, if a loss were to happen to a SPP item, the policy deductible doesn't apply.
What types of items can be added as SPP?
Each item that is added as Scheduled Personal Property to a policy is listed individually and needs to be appraised before they are added. If it is a recent purchase, the receipt might work in place of an appraisal. Please contact your Alliance General Insurance agent at 515-232-9271.