On your condo insurance policy, you may see Additions and Alterations. What is this? Do you need it? To understand that, let’s look at a standard, base condo policy first.
Standard Condo Policy
The standard condo policy is primarily based off the coverage C – Personal Property coverage. Coverage A – Dwelling will automatically be 10% of the Coverage C amount. For example, let’s say that your coverage C limit is $100,000. Your coverage A would be $10,000. For most condo policies, this isn’t enough coverage, and you need more coverage A.
Additions and Alterations
This higher coverage A amount shows as “Additions and Alterations”. In our example above, let’s say you need $80,000 for your coverage A. The automatic coverage above was $10,000. The additional $70,000 is this “Additions and Alterations” If you wanted to remove this, you would have to lower your coverage A back down to $10,000.
Most condo policies do need increased coverage A to properly cover your unit. This will depend on the type of coverage your condo association has, though.
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