Home Insurance for Nevada


Homeowners insurance provides basic financial protection from damage to your property and liability for injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people.

Homeowner policies may also cover property damage you or members of your family cause to others. A homeowner’s policy combines coverages for fire, windstorm, theft and liability into one convenient policy. Damage from most perils is covered under your homeowner’s policy, but there are exceptions.

The most significant exclusions are damage caused by flood, earthquakes and neglect. Usually you can obtain coverage for damage caused by flood or earthquake under separate endorsements if necessary. A typical homeowner policy covers not only the dwelling itself but also attached garages, detached structures on the property and personal property against a wide variety of losses.

A homeowners policy usually also provides some protection from liability. This includes damages arising from the home itself or the front yard when for example a neighbor slips on your sidewalk and is injured. Most homeowner policies provide some basic coverage for bodily injury and medical expenses.

The coverage amount can be increased with additional premiums. To protect the home and personal property it is recommended that you purchase replacement cost coverage for your home rather than actual cash value. In most cases the cost difference is small.

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Nevada Homeowner Policies

  • HO-1

    covers damage due to fire or lightning, windstorm or hail, vandalism or malicious mischief, theft, damage from vehicles and aircraft, explosion, riot or civil commotion, glass breakage, smoke, volcanic eruption, and personal liability. This policy is seldom used in Nevada.

  • HO-2

    Covers perils listed in HO-1, plus building collapse; freezing or discharge of water from internal plumbing, heating, air-conditioning systems or domestic appliances, falling objects, weight of ice, snow or sleet, rupture or bursting of steam or hot water heating systems, and damage from sudden electrical currents to appliances or devices or fixtures or wiring.

  • HO-3

    Covers loss to physical property except when caused by certain exclusions (e.g. earthquake and flood) and all perils covered by HO-2 for damage to or loss of personal property (damage to contents); and personal liability. This is the most popular homeowner policies. A loss to the dwelling is settled on a replacement cost basis. Personal property losses are settled on the basis of actual cash value. For an additional premium, a special (HO-15) endorsement can be added to the HO-3 policy to provide “all-risks” coverage on unscheduled personal property. Most major insurers today exclude mold from the standard policy.

  • HO-5

    Provides all risk coverage for building and personal property but rarely used today. You may still have an HO-5 policy if you purchased your policy many years ago.


  • HO-8

    Is for older homes it resembles the HO-1 policy, but provides limited theft coverage and loss settlements are usually based on actual cash value.

  • HO-2

    Covers perils listed in HO-1, plus building collapse; freezing or discharge of water from internal plumbing, heating, air-conditioning systems or domestic appliances, falling objects, weight of ice, snow or sleet, rupture or bursting of steam or hot water heating systems, and damage from sudden electrical currents to appliances or devices or fixtures or wiring.

  • HO-4

    is intended for renters/tenants and covers personal property for all of the perils covered under HO-2 and personal liability. The HO-4 policy does not cover the house or apartment being rented since it would be covered under the landlord’s policy.

  • HO-5

    Is intended for condominium owners and covers personal property and liability, their portions of the building and loss of use from the similar perils as covered under HO-2.


What is best for me?

There can be many variations in these policies. Be sure to read your policy carefully and consult with an agent so you fully understand coverages and exclusions defined in your policy.

Other Things to Know About Home insurance in Nevada


Many homeowners insurance companies offer discounts for non-smokers, for having multiple policies with the same company, for installing certain security features and for a host of other reasons.

Be sure you talk to one of our agents and get all the discounts available to you. Many insurance companies look at a consumer’s credit history to decide whether to issue or renew an auto or home insurance policy or how much to charge. Keeping a credit report clean will lower your insurance rates. Prices for homeowner coverage can vary greatly among insurers. We can help connect you with several agents to simplify comparison shopping.

Many homeowners are not adequately prepared for a home related loss. To prepare, take a complete inventory of your home. Write down each item and record as much information about the item as possible including date of purchase, serial number, estimated value etc. You should also list or photograph any unique features of your home. The more complete your inventory, the easier it will be for you to recreate the list to support your claim in the event of a home related loss. Keep a copy of the inventory at an offsite location.

Our customers shop from Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley, Enterprise, NV and other great cities in The Silver State to find cheap homeowner insurance from top rated insurance companies.

Nevada Flood Insurance Coverage


Did you know most home and business insurance policies don’t cover flood losses? If your community is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), you’re eligible for federally sponsored Flood Insurance coverage for your home or business.

Flood insurance covers the structure of your home and your personal property. The limits and details of flood insurance are different from those of your standard homeowner’s policy.

Floods can happen in all 50 states: on coasts, on mountains, along rivers, in the desert, in towns and cities of every size. In recent years, roughly 25% of all flood insurance claims came from areas not considered high risk.

Don’t get caught in the flood, it’s easy and inexpensive, ask your Bravo Insurance Representative today for more info.