What is covered by homeowner’s insurance?
A standard Wisconsin homeowners insurance policy typically includes three major types of coverage: dwelling coverage, which helps pay to repair or rebuild your home if it’s damaged or destroyed by a covered, sudden, accidental event; personal property coverage, which helps pay to repair or replace your belongings; and liability coverage, which helps in case you’re financially responsible for injury to others or damage to their property for incidents covered by the policy.
Home Insurance Coverage Options in Wisconsin
The new Farmers FlexSM Personal Home policy in Wisconsin gives you three highly customizable packages as a starting point:
- Standard - Basic coverage for an affordable price
- Enhanced - Provides higher coverage limits and additional optional features
- Premier - Coverage with higher limits and the broadest choice of optional features
Read more about other types of Home insurance coverage.
Within each Farmers Flex customizable package, you have the flexibility to adjust coverage types, select coverage options and choose policy limits.
Guaranteed Replacement Cost
Don’t worry about escalating construction costs — for covered losses, with Guaranteed Replacement Cost, we’ll guarantee coverage for the full cost to rebuild your home, even if it exceeds your policy limits.
FORTIFIED RoofTM Upgrade
This coverage pays to rebuild your damaged roof to enhanced standards to help resist severe storms.
Water Backup and Sump Overflow
This coverage can help pay to fix water damage caused by water backing up through drains and sumps.
Cyber and Identity Shield
Coverage for many forms of identity theft and cyberattacks, and monitoring services to help you prevent them from happening.
Emergency Mortgage Assistance
This option can provide three months of mortgage payments, up to $10,000, while your home is uninhabitable when you rebuild after a covered loss.
If your house is more than just your home, get coverage for your home business, too.
Coverage for renting part or all of your home through a home-sharing business.
When you purchase a policy with Farmers, you’re not just getting insurance backed by almost a century of experience. You can also get other benefits and savings, such as:
- Declining Deductible
Earn $50 toward your applicable deductible each year your home policy remains in force.
- Multi-Policy Discount
Save by purchasing Home, Auto and select other policies with Farmers.
- Claim Forgiveness
When you’ve been claim-free with Farmers for five years, we won’t increase your premium for a single claim.
Wisconsin home insurance discounts
Farmers Flex Personal Home also offers a variety of savings opportunities for eligible home insurance customers in Wisconsin. For example:
Home Buyer Discount
Theft Protection Discount
Claim Free Discount
Fire Protection Discount
Water Protection Discount
You might qualify for additional discounts on your home insurance. Ask your Farmers agent about discounts available in Wisconsin.
This information provides only a general description of coverages and potential discounts. Not all products, coverages and discounts are available in every state, and they can vary by state. Eligibility requirements can vary by state. Coverages and discounts are subject to the terms, limits, provisions, exclusions, restrictions and conditions in the policy, including applicable endorsements. Contact Farmers for details and additional information.
Is home insurance mandatory in Wisconsin?
No. Home insurance is not mandatory in Wisconsin, at least not by law. But if you have a mortgage on your home, your lender will almost always require you to have home insurance to protect their investment. Wisconsin home insurance can provide coverage for covered losses to help you protect your home if a big storm or another disaster hits, or you are at fault for someone else’s injury or damage to their property.
Buy a Farmers® home policy, get a SimpliSafe home security system included.
With security system monitoring, you can also get a discount on your home policy.
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