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In addition to Home/Business Asset Inventory Documentation we also offer:

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Note: As with most inventory services, we are not certified appraisers, but documentation specialists. We rely on the information reported to us by the client to properly document the value of all items. Please have your receipts and appraisals available at time of service.

Associates Inventory Service - Home and Business Asset Inventory Documentation Services

Insurance Reccomendations

Are you properly insured?

Be sure that all your items are covered under your current policy.  Did you know that most homeowners policies have coverage limits and/or require special riders on certain items?  You may have items in your home that are not even covered under your policy or may only be covered up to a fraction of what they're worth.  Some of these items that require special coverage are:

•  Antiques   •  Artwork   •  Jewelry   •  Cameras   •  Furs   •  Firearms   •  Silverware   • 
•  Collections   •  Computer hardware/software   •  Property used for business   • 

Throughout your inventory, we will try to point out items in your home that may need special coverage and can help you build a list of questions that you may want to ask your insurance agent so you can better understand your policy.  The detailed reports you receive as part of your inventory package, along with your questions, will enable you to go over your policy in detail with your agent to make absolute certain that you are properly insured.

Don't wait until disaster strikes to find out what your
homeowners insurance policy does not cover!

When filing a claim for destroyed or stolen items, pre-recorded documentation will make a claim easier and more credible. Be sure that all your items are covered under your current policy. You might be surprised at the list of exceptions that some insurance companies have listed. However, most insurance companies do suggest a documented record of your belongings. The format is not the same across the various insurance companies but the expectation is!

Here are a few insurance company quotes regarding the value of a home inventory:

Travelers Insurance

"Conducting a Personal Property Inventory" literature states: "Take the time to compile an inventory of your home now, and it will save you precious time and frustration later." "Benefits of having a personal property inventory include:

  1. Helps to ensure you have the coverage you need.
  2. In the event of a loss, it makes it easier for you to file a complete and prompt claim, supported by accurate documentation.
  3. Helps determine the replacement cost of your lost or damaged possessions to settle your claim quickly."

Farmers Insurance Group

The following can be found on the back of their "Household Contents Inventory Record Book" - "This record can be worth thousands of dollars to you. Keep it in a safe place outside your home."

State Farm Insurance

They offer the following under their "Home Inventory Tips" - "The threat of loss of property from fire, theft, or other causes is always present. An accurate inventory and proof of ownership at the same time of a loss can make claim settlement easier and faster."

Allstate Insurance

Under their "Your Property" section, they ask you to ask yourself, "Do I have an inventory and photographs?"

AAA Insurance

On the Personal Property Inventory webpage, AAA states: "Do you really know how much each item is worth today? If you were to suffer a loss, your insurance company would want to know as many details as possible...Photos and videotape can provide many details that could otherwise be forgotten."

AIS recommends that you contact your Insurance Agent, personally, to get any and all information that Your Insurer offers.  It might be the best phone call you ever made.

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(406) 245-3676

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Associates Inventory Service
1040 Lost View Drive
PO Box 50687
Billings, MT 59105


Phone: 406-245-3676
Toll Free: 877-240-4647
Mobile: 406-698-6506
E-Mail: info@AssociatesInventory.com

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