‘Secret’ Money-Saving Home Insurance Option
The American Association of Insurance Services created the cosmetic damage exclusion in 2013 – available in nearly all states – that aims at protecting consumers from scammers and tries keep home insurance rates more affordable. It makes cosmetic damage coverage optional. Home owners can then decide if they want to pay for cosmetic-only wind and hail damage. If the damage impacts the safety or structural functionality of the home, the home insurance policy will kick in.