Your home is the center of your daily life, and likely your most valuable asset. When your home is damaged or destroyed, you need your claim settled by an insurance company that understands this simple fact. Statewide Insurance Agency can help you find the homeowner’s insurance quotes that will best meet your needs and provide the most valuable combination of tailored coverage, quality service and fair pricing.
Insurance Quotes for All Kinds of Homes
Depending on where you live – a house, apartment, or condominium – the right home insurance policy can provide you peace of mind as well as the money you need to repair or replace your home and/or belongings. Contact us for more information today!
Oklahoma– What you need to know about homeowners insurance
Whether you own or rent, insuring the place you call home can help protect you financially if you suffer a loss due to fire, theft, vandalism, or other covered events. It will also cover you in the event someone is injured while on your property and wins a legal judgment against you.
Homeowners policies differ by which losses are covered, which coverages you choose, and what type of residence you own. You choose which policy is best for you, whether it’s a comprehensive policy that cover losses such as fire, hail, smoke, falling objects, vandalism and theft of personal property, or whether it’s a policy that covers only specified losses.
Statewide Insurance Agency is here to help you find the right insurance for your home
Whether you’re a home or condo owner, a renter, or a landlord, Statewide Insurance Agency will work with you to find a home insurance quote that fits your needs. We specialize in making it easy to choose the home insurance coverage that gives you the best value for the best price.
Your home insurance policy is most often made up of the specific options you choose, so how much you’ll pay for your policy depends on:
The Right Coverage. The Right Price. The Right Value
The amount you pay for your homeowners insurance depends on many factors. Think of your personal housing situation, and the assets you want to protect.
Protection for Your Home
Property or Dwelling Coverage typically pays to repair or rebuild your home if it’s damaged or destroyed by an insured event like a kitchen fire or windstorm.
Protection for You and Other People
Personal Liability Coverage applies if someone is injured or their property is damaged and you are to blame. The coverage generally applies anywhere in the world.
This covers medical expenses for guests if they are injured on your property, and in certain cases covers people who are injured off of your property. It does not cover health care costs for you or other members of your household.
Additional Living Expenses
If you can’t live in your home because of a covered loss, your home insurance policy will pay additional living expenses—commonly for up to 24 months—while damage is assessed and your home is repaired or rebuilt.
Protection for Your Belongings
Your home is filled with furniture, clothes, electronics and other items that mean a lot to you. Personal Property Insurance helps replace these items if they are lost, stolen or destroyed as a result of a covered loss.
Scheduled Personal Property Coverage
If you have special possessions such as jewelry, art, antiques or collectibles you may want to talk to your agent about this additional coverage. It provides broader coverage for specific items.
If You Rent Out Your Home
Landlords may have the option to buy optional liability coverage for the risks posed by tenant-occupied dwellings. Visit our Landlord Protection Insurance page for more information.
Edmond, Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Yukon, Midwest City, Choctaw, Moore and Norman – Protect the Things that Matter to You
Make an inventory of your home and personal belongings. If possible, make a list as well as take photos or video – using two inventory methods can help expedite the claim resolution process. Keep this list somewhere other than your home. Keep in mind that your policy doesn’t cover damages caused by poor or deferred maintenance on your part.
Every home is unique – talk to us today to find out how to get the best price and value on homeowners insurance for you.
U.S. Homeowners Give Record High Satisfaction Scores To Their Insurers
J.D. Power Study Surveyed Policyholders Who Filed a Claim
March 13, 2017
NEW YORK, March 13, 2017—About one of every 15 U.S. homeowners insurance policyholders files a claim each year and these claimants are now giving insurers their highest ever satisfaction ratings, according to the Insurance Information Institute  (I.I.I.).
The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study  gives U.S. home insurers a record score of 859 (on a 1,000-point scale). The industry’s cumulative score stood at 846 in 2016. Five factors are considered when assessing policyholder satisfaction: settlement; first notice of loss; estimation process; service interaction; and repair process.
“Insurers are the nation’s economic first responders and, as such, are continually working to improve how they help Americans recover their lives and businesses in the wake of tragedy and catastrophe,” said Sean Kevelighan , president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). “This year’s J.D. Power and Associates survey results are a clear reflection that the industry’s hard work and dedication are delivering the intended results.”
These all-time high claims satisfaction scores are even more remarkable given that incurred losses and loss-adjustment expenses for U.S. property/casualty (P/C) insurers grew by 7.6 percent  year-over-year when comparing the first nine months of 2016 to the first nine months of 2015, according to an analysis developed by Dr. Steven Weisbart, the I.I.I.’s chief economist.
Incurred losses reflect the dollar amount of a home insurer’s claim payout whereas a loss adjustment expense is the sum an insurer pays for investigating and settling claims, including the cost of defending a lawsuit in court.
Moreover, Dr. Weisbart noted, catastrophe-related claims through the first nine months of 2016 were already at their highest level since 2012—the year of Superstorm Sandy—and the fourth quarter of 2016 pushed those numbers even higher after insured claim payouts from October 2016’s Hurricane Matthew.
The federal government agreed that 2016 was a volatile, and costly one, estimating 15 separate weather and climate events last year caused more than $1 billion in economic losses, not all of them insured, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (NOAA).
“Property and casualty insurers have redoubled their efforts to improve the settlement process and fine-tune their customer interactions, efforts that have been clearly recognized and appreciated by homeowners who experienced significant losses this past year,” J.D. Power said.
The study also noted opportunities for improvement, most notably in water-related and other complex claims that take a long time to settle and that cause significant lifestyle disruption. J.D. Power noted, “Insurers that manage to get the settlement process and customer interaction equation right in these types of disruptive and often catastrophic scenarios are those that raise the bar for the industry.”
The study is based on more than 6,600 responses from homeowner’s insurance customers, and was fielded between January and November 2016.
THE I.I.I. IS A NONPROFIT, COMMUNICATIONS ORGANIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.
Oklahoma home insurance rates increased roughly 30% during a 5 year period ending in 2017 despite the fact that our weather was pretty good in 2014 – 2017.
These increases have Oklahoma homeowners scrambling to find quality home insurance with stable companies without the high cost that many insurers are still trying to charge.
In our opinion, the following 5 companies offer the greatest home insurance value in Oklahoma and, in our opinion, these companies will have the best chance of saving Oklahoma consumers money as you seek quotes for your homeowners insurance needs. All 5 of these companies offer outstanding coverage, excellent claims service, they usually have a lower cost than competitors and they offer good rates on car and home insurance bundles.
1. Progressive Insurance
2. Safeco Insurance ( a Liberty Mutual Company)
3. Travelers Insurance
4. State Farm Insurance
5. Allstate Insurance
Almost 90 million dogs are owned as pets in the United States according to a 2017-2018 survey by the American Pet Products Association.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Among children, the rate of dog-bite–related injuries is highest for those 5 to 9 years old. Over half of dog-bite injuries occur at home with dogs that are familiar to us.
Homeowners and renters insurance policies typically cover dog bite liability legal expenses, up to the liability limits (typically $100,000 to $300,000). If the claim exceeds the limit, the dog owner is responsible for all damages above that amount.
Some insurance companies will not insure homeowners who own certain breeds of dogs categorized as dangerous, such as pit bulls. Others decide on a case-by-case basis, depending on whether an individual dog, regardless of its breed has been deemed vicious. Some insurers do not ask the breed of a dog owned when writing or renewing homeowners insurance and do not track the breed of dogs involved in dog bite incidents. However, once a dog has bitten someone, it poses an increased risk. In that instance, the insurance company may charge a higher premium, nonrenew the homeowner’s insurance policy or exclude the dog from coverage.
Some insurers are taking steps to limit their exposure to such losses. Some companies require dog owners to sign liability waivers for dog bites, while others charge more for owners of breeds such as pit bulls and Rottweilers and others are not offering insurance to dog owners at all. Some will cover a pet if the owner takes the dog to classes aimed at modifying its behavior or if the dog is restrained with a muzzle, chain or cage.
Dog owners are liable for injuries their pets cause if the owner knew the dog had a tendency to bite. In some states, statutes make the owners liable whether or not they knew the dog had a tendency to bite; in others, owners can be held responsible only if they knew or should have known their dogs had a propensity to bite. Some states and municipalities have “breed specific” statutes that identify breeds such as pit bulls as dangerous; in others individual dogs can be designated as vicious. At least two states, Pennsylvania and Michigan, have laws that prohibit insurers from canceling or denying coverage to the owners of particular dog breeds. In Ohio, for example, owners of dogs that have been classified as vicious are required to purchase at least $100,000 of liability insurance.
The American Kennel Club reports that while many municipalities have enacted bans on specific breeds, several states have laws barring municipalities and counties from targeting individual breeds.
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I am very thankful for this team of professionals that serve our customers everyday with quality homeowners insurance and car insurance at prices that are usually lower than our competition. Moreover, we monitor every renewal for accuracy and competitiveness. Our goal is to place your home and car insurance with one of our quality companies that you can build a long term relationship with. However, we all know that, occasionally, that doesn’t happen….our renewal process allows us to see these issues and start working on them well before the policy renews.
Our Specialty: Home and car insurance in Oklahoma….we don’t try to be experts in all lines of insurance.
Our Experience: As of this writing, every staff person has an Oklahoma Agents License to service and sale and our staff of 7 has 108 years of combined personal insurance experience.
Our Motivation: We desire slow, steady growth through long term client relationships.
Our Commitment: To place your best interest above our own.
“Okstatewide.com – when you tired of fighting homeowners insurance in Oklahoma”
Travelers, Safeco and Progressive Insurance are 3 of our favorite homeowners insurance and automobile insurance providers to quote and sell in Oklahoma because…..
1. they offer excellent coverages
2. their claim service is what you expect it to be and
3. they offer rate stability….they don’t price gouge you on your renewal.
Most Independent Insurance Agents represent 10 or more companies homeowner insurance companies in Oklahoma and they are usually willing to quote any of them. That is where Statewide Insurance Agency is different….we only quote products of companies with proven track records of price, coverage and service stability.
Furthermore, you do not have to ask us to review your home insurance policy when it renews…..we do it automatically as one of the agencies most important processes.
Please consider Statewide Insurance Agency the next time you need a quote on your home or car insurance in Oklahoma.
The rising cost of home insurance in Oklahoma has all of us looking for cheap home insurance or ways to lower your homeowners insurance cost without sacrificing quality coverage.
Did you know that almost all reputable home insurance companies in Oklahoma perform an exterior inspection of your home after you accept a quote or policy and sometimes again at the policy renewal? A poorly maintained home will often result in an Oklahoma homeowner having to accept a home policy or home insurance company that is inferior to others on the market.
When springtime rolls around in Oklahoma almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s something even more important to keep in mind: home maintenance.
So, when it’s time to set your clocks ahead for daylight-saving time and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, give your home a checkup, too. Here are some suggestions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development:
Interior and appliances
Roof, siding, windows
Yard and exterior
Remember, winter weather can cause significant damage that is easy to spot, but it often results in wear and tear that homeowners can miss if they aren’t looking closely. It’s well worth it to spend a little time on home maintenance this spring, so that wear and tear doesn’t turn into something more serious.
In in Psychology Today, a 2009 article described mindfulness as the practice of staying in the present moment. Instead of being distracted by thinking about the future, dwelling on the past or allowing lots of white noise in your head over everything but “the now,” being mindful allows you to fully invest in the current moment and pay attention only to what’s in front of you.
Mindfulness and Insurance – There are a million things you could insure and a million things that could go wrong. But taking a step back and putting things into perspective about what truly matters to you can take the stress out of the process of deciding what to insure and what not to insure. When Oklahoman’s purchase home insurance, it’s essential you allow yourself time to be quiet and mindful. It is normal to feel anxious when thinking about all the perils facing your home and vehicle, when working on final expense and legacy planning, when imagining your future potential disabilities and anticipating all the liabilities and other negative aspects of life that make insurance necessary. To be properly insured and prepared, however, you must allow yourself to be fully invested in the process of home and auto insurance planning rather than distracted and intimidated by what-ifs.
Mindful Insurance Planning – Instead of being bullied by the unknown, be sure to stay focused on the facts while you are planning your insurance portfolio like the risks that anyone in your position may actually face and the value of the property you want to protect. It’s really that simple and knowing this will allow you to fashion a much more secure financial future.
Being frightened of a possible accident that hasn’t yet happened, or being overwhelmed by the amount of data you must consider as you buy homeowners insurance hurts rather than helps you purchase insurance. Deliberating the amounts you need to protect your family won’t make it any easier to select the types of policies that offer you the kind of protections you’re looking for. Instead, it makes you feel doubtful and powerless during what should be a very empowering process.
When you give yourself the mental space to be mindful, you can approach the task of buying insurance as practically and detached as possible. This will help you to deliberate and reason the practical risks you face each day and assign a dollar value to them. From there you can make relevant adjustments as you consider your budget versus potential premiums.
Your insurance agent can help in keeping your emotions in check and your approach to insurance planning practical. If you are ready to start looking for insurance policies that will protect you and your family, give us a call.
We are Statewide Insurance Agency and we specialize in Oklahoma homeowners insurance and Oklahoma auto insurance. https://okstatewide.com
Imagine how devastating it would be to lose your home in a tornado or fire. Now imagine not being able to rebuild it completely because you didn’t have the correct amount of insurance. Selecting the proper amount of coverage is the single most important decision you can make with your Oklahoma Homeowners Insurance policy. Without it, you may not have enough coverage to rebuild after a total loss. This is called “insurance to value.” Below are some explanations and tips to help you make the right choices for your needs — and remember, if you need help, Statewide is just a phone call away! What is insurance to value? Insurance to value is the relationship between the amount of coverage selected (typically listed as “Coverage A” or “Dwelling Coverage” on your policy declarations page) and the amount required to rebuild your home. Insuring your home for anything less than 100% insurance to value could mean you wouldn’t have enough coverage to replace your home in the event of a total loss Why is the cost to rebuild different from the market value? A home’s market value reflects current economic conditions, taxes, school districts, the value of the land and location, and other factors unrelated to construction cost. The cost to rebuild your home is based only on the cost of materials and labor in your area. It is important that you insure your home based on its reconstruction cost, NOT its current market value Why is reconstruction more expensive than new construction? New-home builders typically build many homes at once, and solicit bids from various sub-contractors to receive the best pricing. Their business model is based on economies of scale. For example, they may purchase 20 bathtubs at once, securing a lower unit cost. These economies of scale don’t exist when building a single home. How can I make sure I have the correct amount of insurance? Work with your agent at time of purchase to be sure that you receive an accurate quote home insurance quote. Ask us about additional coverage options that may be available. Review your insurance to value calculation on a regular basis with your agent. Tell your agent about any changes or improvements that you make to your home. What if I don’t want to rebuild? Talk to your agent, many times market value home insurance policies cost less and make sense if you aren’t interested in going through the rebuilding process. Statewide Insurance Agency – Edmond, OK