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An Overview of Home Insurance: An Interview with Brian Flanagan of All Access Insurance Services, LLC

By Brian Flanagan

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

All Access Insurance Services, LLC began operations in February 2001 in the city of Oceanside, California. We are a full-service insurance agency offering quality insurance protection from a variety of admitted California insurance companies. The clients at All Access Insurance enjoy the benefit of receiving unparalleled customer service coupled with very competitive prices. Business partners Mirka Holbrook and Brian Flanagan worked together for six year at an agency in Oceanside prior to founding All Access Insurance Services. Mirka Holbrook was the office manager and Brian Flanagan worked in sales.

What are some of the services your company provides?

We provide insurance for homes, autos, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and commercial risk. We are licensed insurance agents in California and Arizona.

In general, what is homeowners insurance supposed to provide for homeowner?

Home insurance coverage covers:

  • Dwelling
  • Other structures
  • Personal property
  • Loss of use
  • Liability
  • Medical payment
  • Earthquake (optional)
  • Flood(optional)

What are some of the different types of policies available?

  • Condominium Policy
  • Renters' Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Vacation Rental Insurance
  • Secondary Dwelling Insurance Policy

What does the average home insurance policy typically cover?

Home insurance will cover your home and personal property against fire, malicious mischief, theft, water damage, and lightning. Policy will not cover regular wear and tear.

Do most insurance companies require home inspections? What different type of home inspections are there?

Yes, insurance companies will inspect your home when policy is purchased. They typically inspect only the outside of the house. If the home is large or if the requested coverage is above a certain limit, a high value inspection is completed by the insurance company. High value home inspections are more thorough and require the inspector to enter the home. Inspectors not only look at the overall condition of the home, but make sure the home is insured up to value.

What are some factors that influence the rate on my home insurance policy?

Cost of the policy is based on, age of dwelling, zip code, amount of coverage (calculated based on square footage and style and quality of home), and also prior claims.

What are my options if I want to cancel my home insurance policy?

All cancellations and changes need to be in writing and signed. Make sure a policy has been replaced prior to cancelling your current policy.

What are some common claim concerns that may arise with my policy?

Most claims are caused by fire or water. We do see some theft and vandalism claims as well.

Do you have any other tips when it comes to choosing an insurance policy?

Tips:

  • Shop around
  • Combine your auto and home for additional discounts
  • Make sure your insurance company is highly rated
  • Pick an agency with a good reputation

What is the best way for people to get in contact with you or your company?

Call us at 800-808-2695 or come in to our office. Customers can also get a quote or get valuable information by visiting our website at www.allaccess-insurance.com.

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