Having enough insurance

In the unfortunate event that something catastrophic were to happen, do you have enough insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding your entire home and replacing all your contents?

What is underinsurance?

Underinsurance can happen when you don’t have enough insurance to cover the costs of rebuilding your home or replacing your home’s contents.

While underinsurance can happen with any type of policy, it's most common with home and contents.

If you’re underinsured, it means that if something happens to your home or contents, you won’t have enough insurance to rebuild and cover your loss.

Sometimes you can become underinsured over time – as you gradually accumulate more belongings, or the costs of building materials and rebuilding your home increases over time. It’s important you review the amount you're insured for regularly, to check that you still have the cover you need.

 

Estimating the cost to rebuild and the value of your contents

Tools such as CGU's online calculators can be useful to help you estimate how much your home and contents are worth1.
 
It’s a good idea to make sure you’re insured for the right amount by regularly reviewing your estimates.
 
Review your insurance every year to make sure the amount you’re insured matches what it would actually cost to rebuild your home and replace all your contents. 
 
If you need more assistance, consider speaking to an insurance specialist.

 

Things you should know

1 Building and contents calculators are provided by CoreLogic and should only be used as a guide. These calculators' estimates may be different than estimates you get during your quote. We do not guarantee the accuracy or currency of the estimates.