When to Review Your Insurance Policy

A lot can change in a year: a new job—or the loss of one; a new baby—or your last child leaving the house; your first home—or a bigger one; a spouse who is no longer working—or who now has a job. All of which can impact your insurance.

That’s why reviewing and updating your current policy is so important. But how often should you review your policy? A good rule of thumb is to have your AAA insurance agent review your policies every 12-18 months, and even sooner if a life-changing event has occurred. Your agent will sit down with you, at no cost, and help you reassess your coverage amounts.

What other times should you review your policies?

Home upgrades: Remodeling can add substantial value to your house. Before the work begins, check to see if you’ll need increased insurance coverage.

Liability: Check the liability coverage on your homeowners or renters policy to be sure it’s enough, especially if you’ve added features like a swimming pool, hot tub or trampoline.

New valuables: If you’ve purchased expensive items like jewelry or art, check your policy to make sure these are covered.

Coverage from multiple companies: If your auto, life and homeowners insurance policies all come from different companies, it may be smart to consider consolidating them and taking advantage of a multi-policy discount.

College students: Inform your agent if your child will be going to college in a car covered by your policy. You should also check to see if they’ll need a separate renters’ policy.

An annual insurance policy review will guarantee you have the proper coverage and the best rates. To schedule an insurance policy review with a AAA Ohio insurance agent please fill out this request form, call (888) 222-6446 or stop in your local store.