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No, they are not the same.

HOA - Basic Coverage, is a Homeowners Insurance Policy Form "A", Also known as a HO1 policy.

The HOA is the most common home Policy Form purchased in the United States. It is usually based on ACV valuation rather than on Replacement valuation in the event of a claim. Although it is generally the most affordable Home Insurance one can buy, it also tends to offer minimum coverages.

HO2 - Extended Coverage, Also known as an HOB or Homeowners Policy Form "B"

HO3 - Broad Coverage, is also Known as an HOC Policy, Homeowners Insurance Policy Form "C".

The HO3 Home Insurance Policy is considered the Cadillac of Homeowners Insurance Policies offered in The United States. It is based on Replacement Coverage valuation and offers the broadest, most expansive coverage available but also is the most expensive.

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Should you have insurance when you buy into a hoa?

Absolutely, yes. Unless you can afford out-of-pocket expenses that will arise in the case of an insured event covered by the HOA's master policy, best practices dictate that you carry your own insurance. When you visit your insurance broker, take a copy of the HOA master policy with you. Buy the insurance that you require to protect your possessions and the parts of the interior that you own that are not insured under the master policy.

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What type of insurance is needed for vacant land owned by your HOA?

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Are insurance company told us our roof was to worn out for a claim but gave us 600 dollars anyway A few weeks later we had a major hail storm and you have major roof damage can you refile a claim?

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If a tenant lives in your condo and a common area pipe leaks on their car causing damage should the HOA cover this or will your homeowners liability insurance cover this or neither?

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Can a HOA board of directors be sued for fiduciary neglect?

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