How you're covered
Montana doesn't require homeowners insurance by law, but if you finance your home, your lender may require you to have a homeowners insurance policy. Your policy's coverages are designed to safeguard your property and assets. A typical policy will include the following:
- Dwelling coverage protects your home's structure (roof, walls, etc.) as well as attached structures, like a porch.
- Other structures coverage protects detached structures, such as a fence or shed.
- Personal property coverage protects your personal belongings, including furniture, clothing, and electronics. Certain items, like jewelry, art, and collectibles, are often only covered up to a specific limit, so you may want to purchase an endorsement to schedule these items on your policy at the coverage amount needed, also known as "adding a rider.”
- Personal liability coverage protects you financially if you're legally responsible for another person's injuries or damage to their property.
- Medical payments to others pays for medical expenses due to a covered occurrence.
- Loss of use coverage helps cover costs associated with an increase in living expenses, up to your policy's limit, if you're unable to stay in your home while it's being repaired or rebuilt due to a covered loss.
Keep in mind, coverage under your policy is subject to exclusions and conditions within your policy. It’s important to read your policy to understand the coverage provided.
Learn more about homeowners insurance coverages.
Common claims in Montana
In the summertime, wildfires can be prevalent in Montana. In the wintertime, that danger shifts to snowfall, along with related issues caused by cold weather, including frozen pipes. Your home insurance policy may cover damage to your home's structure and belongings caused by covered perils, up to your policy's limits (minus your deductible).
Learn more about how home insurance may cover storm damage.
Rising water levels can cause flooding issues for Montana homes regardless of the season, although it tends to be less of a concern in the summer months. A flood insurance policy may protect your property and belongings against flood damage.
Helping you save
Progressive offers several discounts to help you save on homeowners insurance policies. Some of the most common discounts include:
- Alarm System
- Quote in Advance
- New Purchase
See more about the home insurance discounts we offer.
How much is homeowners insurance in Montana?
Your cost for Montana homeowners insurance varies based on many components, including your location, type of home, and coverage limits. Learn more about factors affecting home insurance pricing.
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Fun facts about homes in Montana
Montana's homeownership rate is about 67.7%, only slightly higher than the national average.
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Lord of the Rings fans will love "The Shire of Montana" in Trout Creek. Nestled in the Cabinet Mountains lies a "Hobbit House" cabin with a Tolkien-inspired design.