HO3 vs DP3 Insurance
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HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Nancy [FL]) Mar 29, 2011 3:58 PM
       HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Colin [CO]) Mar 29, 2011 4:43 PM
       HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Reid [KS]) Mar 30, 2011 3:14 AM
       HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Lisbet [IA]) Mar 30, 2011 9:43 AM
       HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Rick Waldman [FL]) Jul 21, 2013 5:02 PM


HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Nancy [FL]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2011 3:58 PM
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Shopping for new homeowners insurance on my primary. Can someone please tell me the difference between HO3 and DP3 insurance? Statefarm is dropping my policy but trying to get me to let them rewrite me with Citizans and offered me a DP3 policy. I have better quotes, and plan to move all my insurance, but just wondering what DP3 is.

They also told me that because of my animals, Citizans would only write with "Zero" libability on the property. While all the other quotes I am getting is at 300K libability with zero for the animals. I am o.k. with the zero for the animals, but not zero period. I even used the analogy, if someone walks on my property, trips on their shoelace, I have zero protection? Yes, you have zero protection! Not happening... But, I am wondering what is the difference?

--67.233.xx.xx




HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Colin [CO]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2011 4:43 PM
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Hi Nancy, my understanding is that HO3 is for Home owners (primary) and DP3 is for rental property. As you state that this is your primary residence then I'd question the company to clarify the situation --124.144.xxx.xx




HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Mar 30, 2011 3:14 AM
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see a local independent agent and see what they can offer you --99.72.xxx.xxx




HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Lisbet [IA]) Posted on: Mar 30, 2011 9:43 AM
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Ok- this is my area of expertise from my day job. HO3 is going to be better coverage for you. DP (dwelling fire) policies are actually where hazard insurance started- they were around before homeowner's form policies were. They are less comprehensive and have fewer bells and whistles, and at my company, we no longer offer DP policies for owner occupied dwellings, we use them only for rental properties. Now, it will vary by carrier what exactly is available endorsement-wise on a DP3 policy, but generally speaking, DP policies don't have the extra endorsements available that may homeowners want (125% dwelling replacement, backup of sewer and drain coverage, personal property replacement cost, ability to schedule jewelry etc.) I'd question the fact liability aspect as well- are they saying you would have no liability coverage at all, or just that no animal liability. I would not put a DP3 on my primary home if I had better options. I know the homeowner's market in FL is really hard right now- my company is not currently writing any new home policies in the state. Definitely talk to an Independent agent to see what they can offer you. I think you can do better. --155.188.xxx.xx




HO3 vs DP3 Insurance (by Rick Waldman [FL]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2013 5:02 PM
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DP3 vs. HO3

If the property is a multi family (2-4 family) and you, as the owner, live in one of the units, then you can use the tried, true, and tested HO-3 homeowners policy (with a few tweaks) to cover the entire building, its contents, and your liability exposure.

However, if you, as the owner, do not live at the property, you will need the proper Dwelling & Fire Policy to cover the building properly. The most popular of the policies is the DP-3.

The DP-3 is an “open Peril” policy that covers losses to the home’s structure, loss of use or rental coverage, and personal liability.

If the multi-family owner has an HO-3 on the property and lives elsewhere, they will NOT be covered for any losses by the insurance company. This is considered a material misrepresentation of facts. Most rental properties that are not owner-occupied must be insured under a DP-3.

Homeowners’ Policy

(HO-3) Dwelling & Fire Policy

(DP-3)

The HO-3 has been the most common homeowner’s policy for 60 years and is adequate for the majority of homeowners and their insurance needs. The DP-3 is for rental properties that the owner does not occupy. It only covers the basics of the house.

Coverage A. Dwelling. The amount of money your policy will pay to rebuild your home if it is destroyed.

Coverage A. Dwelling. The amount of money your policy will pay to rebuild your home if it is destroyed.

Coverage B. Other Structures. The amount of money your policy will pay to rebuild other structures on your property such as sheds & patios.

Coverage C. Personal Property. The amount you have to replace all of your “stuff” in the event of a loss.

Coverage D. Loss of Use. The funds you will have to rent another place while your damaged home is fixed or rebuilt.

Coverage D. Loss of Use or Fair Rental Value. The funds you will have for the tenants to rent another place or stay at a hotel while your damaged house is fixed or rebuilt.

Personal Property Replacement Cost. Ensures you get the full price to fix or replace any lost personal items in a total loss.

Coverage E. Personal Liability. In the event that you become a defendant in a lawsuit, the insurance company will provide up to $1 Million is coverage.

Coverage E. Personal Liability. In the event that you become a defendant in a lawsuit, the insurance company will provide up to $1 Million is coverage. Especially important for rental properties. Not all DP-3 policies offer Personal Liability and the insured may have to get a separate Liability Policy for this protection.

Coverage E. Medical Payments to Others. If someone falls and is injured on your property, the medical payments will be covered up to this amount.

NOTE: If the insured owns a primary home and has personal liability on that homeowner’s policy, he/she can extend the liability to cover the rental (multi-family) property.

Optional Coverages & Endorsements. There are many additional coverage items you can add to your HO-3 such as sewer backup, personal jewelry, identity fraud coverage, business pursuits, etc.

--32.179.xx.xxx





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