Dwelling Fire Program – Rate Change

The rates for the Dwelling Fire Program have been revised effective September 1, 2019. This is the first revision since 2011. Producers, please check with us before quoting premium or accepting payments for all policies that have an effective date of September 1 or later.

My Property Insurance Was Cancelled

So you just received a cancellation or a nonrenewal from your insurance carrier – now what should you do? We recommend that you follow these steps: [Read more…]

Payment Options

New Business

  • Full payment by check or money order with a new application or 25% plus $5 to use the quarterly payment plan.

Payment Frequency Options

  • Annual. 100% of the annual premium with no service fee.
  • Quarterly. This plan requires 25% of the premium plus a $5 service fee for each payment. The Iowa FAIR Plan Association will direct bill a policyholder 30 days before each installment is due.

Mortgagee Billing Options

  • Mortgagees and/or additional insureds can be billed on renewals only.

Payment Types

  • Checks or money orders should be made payable to the “Iowa FAIR Plan Association”.
  • A current bill can be paid directly from a checking account, debit or credit card.  Click here for more information.
  • The Iowa FAIR Plan Association does not accept cash.

Eligibility

The Iowa FAIR Plan Association does not guarantee policy issue. Non-acceptable dwelling or commercial risks include any property that:

  • is vacant or unoccupied or;
  • has one or more open claim(s) or;
  • has unrepaired damages from any previous claim(s) or;
  • is noncompliant with local building codes and/or condemned.

Additionally, properties are ineligible for the Homeowners 8 Program if there are unsafe conditions, including, but not limited to: [Read more…]

Replacement Cost vs. Acutual Cash Value