Bad habits with no pro­tec­tion

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE say­ing “you never know if you’re in­sured un­til you make a claim” may ring true for mil­lions of Aus­tralians in the event of an un­fore­seen home in­ci­dent. A sur­vey re­veals the care­less at­ti­tudes and habits of home­own­ers in re­la­tion to their most valu­able pos­ses­sions. In­cred­i­bly, two in three Aussies not only don’t know the value of their pos­ses­sions, but they also don’t know what they’re in­sured for.

A sur­vey of an in­de­pen­dent, na­tion­ally rep­re­sen­ta­tive panel of 1000 Australian adults, com­mis­sioned by home in­sur­ance com­par­i­son ser­vice com­pare the mar­ket.com.au, found that 69 per cent of those with a home and con­tents pol­icy don’t know the true value of their con­tents, and 42 per cent don’t keep records of their pos­ses­sions.

Com­parethe­mar­ket .com.au spokesper­son Abi­gail Koch, said it is im­por­tant peo­ple un­der­stand what is and isn’t cov­ered by their in­sur­ance pol­icy so that they are not caught out when they go to make a claim.

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