Actual cash value vs. replacement cost: Which one’s best for you? Posted in Home Imagine this situation. About five years ago, you bought a new flat screen TV for over $1,000. Then after a thunderstorm rolls through, it won’t turn on. It’s destroyed. So, you file a claim with your insurance company, but you’re left confused when your settlement check is less than $1,000. After all, that’s what you paid for the TV, right? It all comes down to the type of contents coverage you’ve selected in your homeowners insurance policy: actual cash value or replacement cost value. But you can avoid this confusing situation by reviewing your coverage options with your independent insurance agent ahead of time. Check out our infographic about actual cash value and replacement cost to help you understand the difference so you can choose the right coverage for your home insurance policy. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Related resources 4 reasons to add water backup coverage Posted in Home When it rains, it pours. And if your sump pump fails, it can pour inside your home, too. Learn why homeowners are choosing to add water backup coverage to their home insurance policies, as well as six tips to prevent a water backup. How to make the most of your annual insurance review Posted in General, Auto, Home, Life When was the last time you reviewed your insurance? As a good rule of thumb, when there’s a change in your life, your insurance will need to change, too. Here are six ways to get the most out of your annual insurance review.