INDIANA BASIC PROPERTY INSURANCE UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAIR PLAN PRODUCTS
1.     What are the product options?
 
Effective 4/1/2014 the Indiana FAIR Plan will offer the following policies.
·        Dwelling Fire Basic (DP-1) policy - Actual Cash Value
·        Dwelling Fire Broad (DP-2) policy - Actual Cash Value
·        Modified Homeowners (HO-8) policy - Actual Cash Value
·        Homeowners Broad (HO-2) Broad Form - Actual Cash Value 
 
2.     Who can apply for a Homeowner’s policy?
A homeowners policy form is available only for owner occupied properties.    Non-owner occupied applicants can choose between a Dwelling Fire Basic policy  (DP-1) or a Dwelling Fire Broad form policy (DP-2).
 
3.     Do all that apply for a Homeowners policy qualify?
No – owner occupied property must meet the Indiana FAIR Plan’s underwriting criteria.
 
4.     Does the Indiana Plan offer Replacement Cost option under a Homeowners policy?
No- all policies issued by the Indiana FAIR Plan are written on an Actual Cash Value (ACV) basis.
 
5.     What happens if an applicant does not qualify for a Homeowner’s policy?
If an applicant applies for a Homeowners policy but does not meet underwriting criteria, the Indiana FAIR Plan will contact the applicant and their agent and the applicant will have the option to apply for either a Dwelling Fire Basic policy (DP-1) or a Dwelling Fire Broad policy (DP-2) if certain criteria are met. The applicant must submit a written request requesting to proceed with a Dwelling Fire policy.
 
6.     What is the amount of premium deposit to bind or secure coverage?
 
The Indiana FAIR Plan requires a premium deposit of $250 or the annual premium.  
 
7.     Can Earthquake Coverage be added to all Indiana FAIR Plan   
        policies?
 
Yes – Earthquake Coverage is available under Dwelling Fire and Homeowner policies.
 
8.     Can Mine Subsidence coverage be added to all Indiana FAIR Plan policies?
 
No - Mine Subsidence is only available to properties that are located in one of the designated Indiana counties. Your agent will have a list of counties that are eligible for mine subsidence.
 

You should discuss what type of policy and coverage you need with your agent. Your agent can provide you with a quote that will show the differences in premium for all policy types.