Sunday, July 7, 2019

Home insurance: What is it, and how does it work?

Most people will assume that the home is a huge asset and achievement in their lives, it is certainly very natural, considering that the house is obtained with a very long process and hard work over a long period of time.

By looking at the facts above, it is reasonable that you will always want all the best care and protection for your home. This will prevent you from experiencing a certain amount of risk of loss that can come at any time, because basically nobody of you can predict when the calamity will come. For that, you need a protection from the beginning, namely by using home insurance.

Home Insurance and benefits

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Although not as famous as life insurance and health insurance, home insurance has also been well-known and widely used by Indonesian people. This is because the high public awareness of the risks of loss and natural disasters can occur at any time.

Home insurance is an insurance that provides protection against the onset of fire, theft, or damage caused by natural disasters.

By having home insurance, then all forms of risk of loss arising from various mentioned above, will be borne by the insurance company. That way, you can be calm and comfortable because your assets have the utmost protection that will keep you from worrying and even frightened of those things.

Imagine, what happens when a fire disaster strikes your home and spends the entire building and assets in it at once? This incident will certainly be very scary, isn't it?  Considering that home is a high value asset and has a historical value for you and your family, you will be emotionally hit by the event. So what about the improvement?

If you do not have insurance, then any loss arising from such incident will be your own responsibility. It's easy if you have enough funds, but what if you don't have the funds for it? So it is certain that you and your family will be stuck and have financial difficulties, disruption in handling the work that brings a fixed income every month, it is difficult to return to the initial position or condition.

Never as a result of home insurance issues, the protection is enormous and has very important benefits for you and your family. Not only big damage, but other minor improvements due to natural disasters will also be covered by it.

Types of Home Insurance

When you talk about protection, then it is reasonably possible that you will always want the best protection you can get. This of course you do with the goal of minimised the risk of loss that may be incurred at any time in the future. Based on the services provided, home insurance can be distinguished into two types, namely:
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1. Property All Risk/Industrial All Risk

This is a type of fire insurance that is unnamed perils, namely to provide assurance against all the risks that occur in the property and or also insured interests, except the risks stated in the exceptions, namely: War, terrorism, nuclear and radioactive; Delays, loss of market share or business interruption; Deliberate, employee dishonesty: mechanical and boiler damage; Wear, corrosion, nature of the goods themselves; pollution or contamination.

Warranties provided by Property All Risks (PAR) insurance services, including:
  • Guarantees for riots, strikes, evil deeds and Hurtnutrients.
  • Guarantees for hurricanes, storms, floods and water damage.
  • Guarantees for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
  • Guarantees for landslides and land movements.
Essentially, property All Risk (PAR) insurance is only applicable to non-industrial buildings, such as: offices, residential houses, hospitals, schools and other property buildings. As for the industrial building, such as: factories, warehouses, malls and shops, will be used insurance type Industrial All Risk (IAR)

2. Indonesian Fire Insurance Standard Policy (PSAKI)

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This insurance is a standard policy issued by the Indonesian General Insurance Association (AAUI) as a form of fire insurance service. The benefit of this property's insurance product is to provide protection to the property and/or the interests of also insured that are directly caused by: fire, lightning, explosion, the fall of airplanes (aircraft), and smoke (smoke).

However, in addition to the key benefits listed in the PSAKI, fire insurance may be expanded with guarantees of other risks not guaranteed in PSAKI, such as:
  • Riots, strikes, damage due to evil deeds, Huru Hara.
  • Floods, hurricanes, hurricanes and water damage.
  • Landslides.
  • Insurance.
  • Business interuption (loss of profit)

How Home Insurance works

Before deciding to buy a product, then you always want to know about the pattern or the workway of the product. Thus, you will not be disappointed or even feel harmed by the occurrence of purchases made. This will also happen in home insurance, you want to know clearly the benefits and workways applied by the insurance company in the product you are about to purchase.

Example: You have a house with a building area of 100 square meters, with a house coverage value of Rp 400.000.000,-.

The sum insured will be obtained by calculating the amount of funds that will be needed to build a 100-metre house at this time. If the fund is currently needed RP4 million to build each one square meter, then for a house of 100 square meters will be required funds amounting to Rp 400.000.000,-.

However, in addition to the physical building of the house, you can also insure the assets contained in the House. For example, the value of assets you have is Rp 100 million,-, the total value of your coverage is Rp 500.000.000,-

After obtaining the insured value, you can multiply the value by a unit of Permil, so that you finally find the annual premium value that you are required to pay, namely Rp750,000. This number is certainly very far compared to the value of coverage that you will get, right?

Tips for choosing home Insurance

Nowadays there are many insurance companies that provide home insurance services, so you have a lot of options. However, given the importance of the protection you will get from a home insurance service, it is reasonably well to consider this very mature. Here are the tips for choosing a home insurance that you can make consideration for:

1. Choose the best insurance Company

The main thing that you must consider is to choose a best insurance company, this you can do by searching for adequate information from the Internet or by going directly to the insurance company that is in your standard.

Find an insurance company that has a good credibility and reputation, it will be the guarantee of the services you will get from them. Use only a trusted insurance company that can meet your needs for qualified insurance services.

2. Use the right policy

Make sure you know well, fill in the overall insurance policy you will buy and use. This will prevent you from risking losses as well as problems that occur as a result of a police interpretation error from the beginning. If it turns out that you are having trouble learning the contents of the policy, then it's good to ask an expert or an insurance broker. 

3. Choose adequate coverage

In purchasing an insurance policy, make sure the amount of premiums you pay has fulfilled adequate protection coverage, so that you can avoid the risk of getting a low coverage value. Calculate and carefully consider each component of coverage that you will get, so you can get the most out of your insurance purchases.

Insure Your home now                                                           

As a high-value asset, it is reasonably well equipped with insurance coverage. Do not weigh the weight to pay a premium in the home insurance you buy, it will be directly proportional to the protection benefits you will get.


  1. Ubezpieczenie domu jest bardzo istotne

  2. Sepakat bgt nih kl insurance is an protection :)

  3. bagaimana kalau rumah sudah dipindah milik? contoh, dari ayah kepada anaknya. adakah si anak boleh claim insurance itu jika terjadi sesuatu pada rumah tersebut?

  4. I don't really understand about insurance, but I believe that those who do insure their home want to do the best to protect what they have. And maybe I will be one of them when I have the right reason to do so.

  5. Hello, I liked the entrance. I'm really not familiar with this kind of insurance. It's always useful to know a little about this kind of things. regards

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