The better your coverage, the less you will have to pay out of your own pocket if disaster strikes. Self Protection: You need enough liability coverage to protect yourself from lawsuits resulting from your negligence or events that could occur on your property. Lender Requirements: Your housing lender will require you to cover the house for at least the amount of the mortgage or the replacement cost of the dwelling.
Policy Requirements: Insurers may impose some coverage requirements for replacement cost protection. Preferred plans usually require policy limits at 100% of replacement cost. Standard plans usually require policy limits of at least 80% of replacement cost.