Mark Your Calendar for an Annual Insurance Review

Mark Your Calendar for an Annual Insurance Review

Many consumers renew their policy each year without even cracking it open to see if anything has changed. Life throws curveballs and insurance policies need to be in tune with how we live and the everyday changes that happen.

You may not know that renovating your home or adding a new driver may impact your coverage.

Here are some questions you should consider and discuss with your independent agent to make sure you have the right coverage.

Home and condo

  • Have you made or are you planning to make any home renovations?
  • Did you add a pool?
  • Have you installed a security system?
  • Have you put in additional smoke/gas alarms?
  • Did you add a water detection device?
  • Have you replaced or upgraded your roof to be impact-resistant or energy-efficient?
  • Have you acquired a trampoline?
  • Do you spend a lot of time on the computer?
  • Are you renting out your condo or home for short- or long-term stays?
  • Have you changed the number of people in your household?

Life changes

  • Are you adding any new drivers to your policy?
  • Has your marital status changed?
  • Did you get a new pet?
  • Have you retired?
  • Are you moving or considering a move?
  • Did you purchase a vacation home?


  • Have you purchased or inherited any vehicles?
  • Has your driving record remained violation free?
  • Have you been in an accident?
  • Are driving more or fewer miles?
  • Are you living in a new neighborhood?

New purchases

  • Have you bought or sold a motorcycle?
  • Has a new household member obtained their motorcycle license?
  • Have you purchased or sold a recreational vehicle?
  • Have you made any improvements to a recreational vehicle?
  • Have you bought or sold a boat?
  • Have you changed where you store your boat?
  • Did you make any upgrades to your boat?


  • Do you have people visiting your home frequently?
  • Have you been in a lawsuit?
  • Do you participate on any non-profit boards?
  • Does a house cleaner come to your home on a regular basis?
  • Have you hired someone to plow your driveway or mow your lawn?
  • Do you walk your dog in your neighborhood or local park?
  • Are you carpooling with other families?

Valuable items 

  • Have you purchased any expensive artwork?
  • Did you start a wine collection?
  • Have you gotten engaged?
  • Have you added any new jewelry to your collection?
  • Did you invest in high end audio or video equipment?
  • Have you inherited any costly items?

Home business

  • Did you open a home business?
  • Have you added any office equipment to your home?
  • Did you hire any employees?
  • Have the days or times clients can visit your home changed?

Schedule an insurance review with your independent agent today and feel confident that you are covered in all the right places.

Read the original blog from Hanover Insurance Group here.