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Home Contents Insurance

Postby skooch » Mon, 08 Nov 2010 3:08 pm

Hi,
Could anyone recommend a good home insurance policy ? I have been looking at the main ones from AXA, DBS and HSBC and they all seem so different. I also noticed that there is no real cover for accidental damage within the home, is this the norm for Singapore ?
Also, because I rent, is the insurance transferable to a new property when I move house ?

Thanks

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Postby Pleased » Wed, 24 Nov 2010 7:33 pm

Dear Skooch,

Home Contents Insurance includes a few types:
- those that insure only moveable items like valuables etc
- or those that also includes the fixtures and fittings.

As for your question regarding coverage for accidental damage within the home, it depends on what kind of accident you are talking about. For instance, if you mean accidents due to your accidentally breaking a glass chandelier because you were practicing tennis in your room, then you wouldn't be able to find such coverage because anyone who wants to replace his chandelier for free could do that and get reimbursement.

Generally, home contents insurance are issued on a named perils or all perils basis.
- In a named perils policy, the document would state to you what you are insured against. Anything that is not stated in the named perils section or excluded in the exclusions section would not be covered.
- In a all perils policy, anything that is not specifically mentioned in their exclusions section are deemed to be covered.

If/when you move house, you would have to inform your insurer and they would either raise or lower your premium depending on the condition/housing type/location of your new place in relation to your old place. That, or you might get a proportional refund on the policy term remaining and then you'd have to draw up another policy based on your new accommodation settings.

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Re: Home Contents Insurance

Postby InTheBlue » Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:52 am

Skooch - did you get a good policy in the end? I am looking for one now.

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Postby chipandputt » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 4:39 pm

This is interesting.. i'm considering one myself !
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Postby InTheBlue » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 5:14 pm

Is there anyone out there that has thought about cheaper insurance for the members of this site as a group? I'm sure one of the insurers will give us a group discount.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 5:17 pm

Nice thought, but at the same time, it would be like the auto scam with the insurance policies here. Especially some of our members who are always trying to find an "easy" way, or wanting answers to "tests" to ensure passability through immigration. I doubt that the insurers would go for something like that. They make us jump through hoops now with corporate group policies as it is.

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Postby InTheBlue » Fri, 04 Feb 2011 5:31 pm

Shame that with all the people on this forum, we can't work out a way to help ourselves but typical of the insurance companies to make it difficult.

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Postby InTheBlue » Wed, 09 Feb 2011 7:30 pm

So what was the result Skooch as there are a couple of us still looking around?

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Re: Home Contents Insurance

Postby matchy » Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:56 am

skooch wrote:Hi,
Could anyone recommend a good home insurance policy ? I have been looking at the main ones from AXA, DBS and HSBC and they all seem so different. I also noticed that there is no real cover for accidental damage within the home, is this the norm for Singapore ?
Also, because I rent, is the insurance transferable to a new property when I move house ?

Thanks


it is very subjective to the term accidental damage as you could be the main culprit destroying the item to get a claim....so the insurance company do not wan to take the risk in such situation.

but if you talking about those damage caused by REAL damage like fire outbreak or floods, the insurance company will still honour

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Re: Home Contents Insurance

Postby nakatago » Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:00 am

matchy wrote:
skooch wrote:Hi,
Could anyone recommend a good home insurance policy ? I have been looking at the main ones from AXA, DBS and HSBC and they all seem so different. I also noticed that there is no real cover for accidental damage within the home, is this the norm for Singapore ?
Also, because I rent, is the insurance transferable to a new property when I move house ?

Thanks


it is very subjective to the term accidental damage as you could be the main culprit destroying the item to get a claim....so the insurance company do not wan to take the risk in such situation.

but if you talking about those damage caused by REAL damage like fire outbreak or floods, the insurance company will still honour


Please stop replying with your non-sensical posts. You're posting to old threads and not adding to the conversation--neither content nor color. I've also seen that you've done this in other Singapore forums as well.

You have enough posts to send PM so you might as well send the PM to that person.

However, the moment we find out you're going to spam or solicit anything--publicly or privately--you will be banned.

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Re: Insurance

Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 16 Oct 2012 7:09 am

motivated_86 wrote:You ca try different insurance companies offering good plans. You may contact me at spammer@hotmail.sg and I could advice you.

So which part of the 'no soliciting' rule is it that you don't comprehend? :roll:
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