Earthquake Insurance in NJ
In New Jersey we worry about hurricanes, nor’easters and snow storms each and every year. Flood insurance is a must for many areas on top of your standard homeowners. However, there is one type of insurance that often gets overlooked in New Jersey. But, it was proven just this month that it is a very wise investment. If you haven’t thought about it yet, here are some reasons why you should consider earthquake insurance in NJ.
Earthquake Shakes NJ
It is true that roughly 81 percent of the biggest Earthquakes happen along the “Ring of Fire” which is the Pacific earthquake belt that runs up the west coast of the United States. While most of your major earthquakes occur there, that does not mean that there are not many more major and minor ones going on all over the country, and the world all the time. Just in 2011 alone there were two significant earthquakes. One centered in Virginia that cause significant damage to the Washington Monument, and one in Oklahoma that was the state’s largest quake ever recorded in modern times. And of course, NJ was shook by an earthquake just this past month centered in Bernardsville.
Expect The Unexpected
Most U.S. households and businesses don’t carry insurance to cover earthquake damage. And it is not covered in your standard policies in New Jersey. An earthquake is something you can’t predict and can’t prevent. Less than one percent of the people affected by the 2011 Oklahoma earthquake were insured, while half the total losses from the 2011 Virginia quake were uninsured as well. It’s not something you expect and you hope it will never happen here in NJ. But the fact is it does happen and for a minor investment you can be protected from the unexpected.
Get Covered For Earthquake Damage Now!
New Jersey residents are not covered from earthquakes, landslides and sinkholes as a part of conventional homeowners policies. Now is the time to consider adding these provisions to your policies. Bogle Agency Insurance in Lyndhurst, New Jersey is here to help. We can guide you on making the best decisions for the safety of your home and your family.