You have the right to replace your homeowners insurance completely or in parts. To achieve this, you should first get new coverage, then cancel your previous insurance coverage. This avoids the possible gap in insurance. Contacting an experienced Texas-licensed property insurance agent for guidance is advised.
To switch your homeowners insurance company to another one, take the following steps:
Shop for a new policy that suits your home insurance needs better.
Get approval for the new policy before canceling the current policy to avoid a coverage gap. A coverage gap will cause you to cover bills out of pocket if a peril occurs, so it is not encouraged. Someone with a coverage gap may also find it difficult to get insurance, and when they do, it may be more expensive than normal.
Next, inform your current insurer of your decision to switch by sending a notice of cancellation to the company in person, by telephone, email, through an insurance agent, or through the online portal provided by the insurance company.
While making a switch, it is imperative that there is no gap in coverage and that the new policy adequately meets all your insurance needs. Contact a knowledgeable Texas-licensed insurance P&C agent for counsel before deciding to switch your homeowners insurance company. An agent can help to find a better policy and make the transition smooth by handling the paperwork and communications with the insurers.
If you must replace your homeowners insurance policy with another one from your current insurance provider, you must take the following steps:
Discuss with your insurer’s P&C licensed agent to find out what the company can offer to meet your needs.
If the company has a new policy or coverage that meets your new insurance needs, the agent will guide you through the documentation and completion of the necessary paperwork for the new policy.
If the company does not provide the coverage you desire, talk to a knowledgeable independent Texas-licensed P&C agent. The agent will shop for a better replacement that meets all your current insurance needs and assist in handling the paperwork to purchase the new policy.
Pay the required premium to effect your new homeowners insurance policy to replace the old one.
Cancel your old policy. Ensure the cancellation date falls on or after the new policy's start date. Your agent will handle the necessary paperwork with the insurer.
To replace your current homeowners insurance policy in Texas, you must first find a company that can offer you a better policy that meets your new insurance needs. The steps to take when you find a better insurance deal include:
Carry out a thorough investigation of the new insurance options you find and make comparisons.
Compare the contract terms, including the policy’s clauses, exclusions, price quotes, and coverage plans.
Choose a suitable one and complete the application forms for the new policy. Submit and get approval.
Cancel your current coverage only when the new deal has clicked to ensure that no gap occurs in your coverage.
In Texas, you research to get better deals and replace your policy by yourself or through a licensed agent.
Researching the available options by yourself: The Texas helpinsure portal maintained by the Texas Department of Insurance provides helpful information for self-help. You can use the portal to gather most of the information you require. However, this option has certain limitations. You cannot access all the available deals, so you only have a few options. This is because there are some deals that only licensed insurance agents can access in the industry. As such, it is better to consult with a Texas-licensed agent for the best results when planning to switch your insurance coverage.
By contacting knowledgeable and Texas-licensed property insurance agents: Agents have access to multiple insurance providers and coverage options. They are trained and licensed to help you with the process of replacing your homeowners insurance policy with a more favorable one. They understand the local market and have the necessary connections in the industry to get you the best deals. Also, engaging the services of an agent does not cost you anything. Licensed insurance agents will provide the professional help needed to find the best coverage that fits your needs among several options. They will also assist you with replacing your homeowners insurance policy.
Yes, you definitely can switch your homeowners insurance to another company. Some of the reasons you may want to switch your policy to another company are:
You recently relocated or plan to move to a new location after you have sold your home
You found an insurance company with a better offer than the current one, such as lower premiums and more coverage that fits your needs better
You consider the customer service of your current provider unsatisfactory
The value of your home has increased.
Before you begin the process of switching to another company, contact a knowledgeable Texas-licensed property agent who can help you access better deals, policies, and available discounts in the industry.
When you change your homeowners insurance company, the new insurer will give you a new policy contract with a new start date and end of term. Typically, the policy document will contain new coverage terms and exclusions that will likely differ from your previous coverage plan.
Be sure to study the cancellation terms of your new coverage plan before accepting the policy. Contact your new insurer if you encounter clauses that require explanation in the policy document. Although most insurance companies in Texas will not charge you for early cancellation, some insurance providers may require the payment of statutory cancellation levies for administrative purposes when clients cancel their policies early. Contact an experienced Texas-licensed property insurance agent for counsel before switching to a new homeowners insurance company.
Yes, you can change homeowners companies at any time, but it is best advised to schedule the change towards the end of your policy term. Be sure to check the cancellation terms of your current coverage to be fully aware of any penalties or cancellation fees. It is also advisable to consult with a Texas-licensed property insurance agent before changing to another homeowners insurance provider, so they can let you know the best time to switch.