These home and contents calculators may help your client avoid underinsurance.
To get the most out of their home and contents insurance your client needs enough cover to rebuild their home or replace their belongings. The calculators will help them estimate their sum insured.
The buildings nsurance calculator will estimate the cost of rebuilding their home (which isn’t the same as its real estate value). The estimate will reflect the location and size of the home, and the materials and labour needed. It will also factor in costs that are often overlooked, such as architect and surveyors’ fees and removing debris.
For complete peace of mind your client can also get a valuation from a quantity surveyor or other qualified professional.
Buildings Sum Insured Safeguard
The Buildings Sum Insured Safeguard benefit is like a safety net. It’s designed to help protect against underinsuring your client's property. The Certificate of Insurance will confirm if the policy includes the benefit.
If it does and we accept a claim that exceeds the buildings sum insured, we’ll pay up to 30% more than the buildings sum insured shown on the Certificate of Insurance.
If your client lives in an area that’s prone to bushfires they may need to factor in the cost of implementing additional bushfire protection measures following a major or total loss. This can be costly – in some cases homeowners have had to boost their sum insured by more than $250,000.
The level of additional bushfire protection needed depends on your client’s Bushfire Attack Level (BAL). A BAL assessment will help to establish how much extra cover they need. This figure should be added to the estimate generated by our home calculator to determine their sum insured.
We recommend your client reviews their sum insured each year, to take varying costs and any recent renovations into account.
The contents insurance calculator will estimate the cost of replacing your client’s belongings. The estimate will reflect the value of their possessions, including higher risk items such as jewellery and art work. Our Contents insurance includes new-for-old replacement on most items.
We recommend your client reviews their sum insured each year, to factor in varying costs and new purchases.