Amite City may be small, but each of its 4,400 citizens knows how to have fun. Between the Oyster Festival in March and October’s Tangipahoa Parish Fair, Amite City residents can enjoy the good times and great food the Pelican State is Famous for.
However, this small town also lies in the path of many of the storms that hit its big city neighbors, and that makes homeowners insurance in Amite City, LA absolutely essential. Unfortunately, it can also make coverage expensive.
But Kin* is different. Amite City homeowners who work with us often find affordable policies and the kind of service that generates consistent five-star reviews. Read on to see how we work to bring affordable homeowners insurance to Amite City.
The cost of homeowners insurance in Amite City
Louisiana is no stranger to high home insurance costs. With an average annual premium of $1,968, it has some of the most expensive coverage in the nation. Amite City homeowners get a bit of a break, paying an average of $1,731 per year, but that’s still a lot to spend on Louisiana home insurance.
Most insurance companies look at several factors to determine your premium, including characteristics of your home like:
- Square footage.
- Building materials.
They may also consider other factors, like your location or the claims history of the house.
How Kin is different
We consider similar characteristics, but we also use granular data to figure out your premium. This allows us to:
- More precisely evaluate your risk.
- Tailor your coverage to meet your unique needs.
- Remove inefficient processes.
All together, that means we can usually price our policies more accurately than our competition.
What homeowners insurance in Amite City, LA covers
Homeowners insurance in Amite City, LA is your protection from the financial devastation that can happen if you experience events like fire, theft, or windstorm. Policies typically cover your:
- Dwelling. Policies placed through us insure your home for its replacement cost coverage to help pay for repairs in the event of damage from a covered peril.
- Other structures.You can also get coverage for other structures on your property, including sheds, fences, and swimming pools.
- Personal property. Home insurance also typically covers your personal items, such as furniture, clothing, and electronics.
- Loss of use. If your home is uninhabitable after a claim, then your insurance company may help payfor your additional living expenses.
- Personal liability. Policies usually pay damages if someone claims you are responsible for their injuries or property damage.
Policies purchased via Kin also have medical payments coverage. This pays your guests’ immediate medical bills if they’re injured on your property.
One thing you don't have to worry about when it comes to covering your home is Lousiana hurricane insurance. Every homeowners insurance policy we sell in Amite City covers damage caused by common perils, including fire, theft, vandalism, hail, and windstorm. If a named storm causes damage, you’ll have to pay a hurricane deductible in addition to your standard deductible. However, water damage from a named storm is not covered by homeowners insurance. That requires flood insurance.
Unique risks in Amite City
To say Amite City faces a hurricane risk is an understatement. The most recent example is Hurricane Ida in 2021, when authorities declared a state of emergency and a curfew to protect the town’s residents. But Ida was just the latest in a long list of hurricanes and tropical storms that have passed through Amite City stretching back to the 1930s.
Amite City also averages 65 inches of rain every year, more than the national average, and that puts parts of the town at risk for flooding. While the Amite City flood map shows most of the town in Flood Zone X, there are some areas designated as Flood Zone A.
Tips for lowering Amite City home insurance costs
We’ve seen Amite City homeowners earn discounts when they:
You can also save by increasing the deductible on your home insurance. This strategy works because you assume more risk in a claim so the insurance company lowers your premium. However, you need to choose a deductible that you can afford if you experience a loss.
We offer the following standard and hurricane deductibles:
- Or 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, or 10% of Coverage A
If you have any questions about getting insured in Amite City or would like a quote, enter your address or call us at 855-717-0022.
*Kin is Kin Insurance Network Distributor, LLC, a licensed surplus lines producer.