Does home insurance cover volcano damage?

My daughter is considering moving to an area with volcanic activity. Will she be protected from volcano damage?

In order for volcano damage to be covered by homeowners insurance, eruptions would have to be listed as a named peril on the policy. Alternatively, there would have to be an open peril policy without any exclusion for volcano eruptions.
Generally speaking, homeowners insurance rarely addresses volcanic eruptions overtly.
While eruptions may not be included in a policy, some related events like fire and fallen objects may be explicitly covered. This may provide some indirect protection from volcanoes.
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Alexah Grinnell
Answered on Jul 27, 2021
Alexah Grinnell has been working in the insurance industry for 5 years with a primary focus of coverage consulting in the sales department. She has been working for Jerry Insurance since July of 2019 and has also has experience working for AAA and State Farm. She currently lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and 3 kids

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