How soon can I make a claim after purchasing home insurance?

Answered by Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert Alexah on January 15, 2021

Brady asked

I'm in the process of getting a new homeowners policy. How soon can I file a claim on this policy?

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Alexah

Home Insurance, Car Insurance Expert

You can file a claim immediately after the homeowners insurance becomes effective, as long as it’s due to an event that occurred after the policy came into effect. For example, if you have a fire in your home on January 15 and start a new homeowners policy on January 16, the fire is not going to be covered. Insurance companies will investigate claims thoroughly if they are made not long after a policy starts to avoid fraud.


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