Definition: Homeowners Insurance
Homeowners insurance is a specific type of insurance policy that protects homeowners against losses and damage caused by perils such as fires, storms, or burglary. It also covers legal costs if someone is injured in your home or on your property. Earthquake and flood coverage is typically not included in standard homeowners insurance policies, but you may be able to add on this additional coverage (flood insurance is often required in flood zones). Your home insurance premium is typically paid monthly, along with your monthly mortgage payment.