Declaration Page

By Lia Kopin-Green
June 22, 2022

What is a Declaration Page?

A declaration page, also known as a policy declarations page or dec page, summarizes what is covered by your insurance policy, including which damages will be covered and which will not, as well as the process for filing a claim. This page is typically found at the start of the paperwork for an insurance policy. This way, if you need to access information about your insurance policy quickly, you won’t have to sift through loads of paperwork.

Despite the name, the declaration page often exceeds a single page, depending on the type of insurance and the specifics of its coverage. This document will come in handy anytime you need to check in on the coverage, limits and deductibles of your insurance company. It can also be used as proof of insurance when purchasing a home or car.

Upon receiving a declaration page, it is important to read it carefully and inform your agent or insurer immediately if there is any missing or incorrect information. Your declaration page will be updated and a new copy will be sent to you if any changes have been made to your insurance policy throughout the benefit period.

Key Takeaways

  • A declaration page includes all of the important details about an insurance policy, such as which damages will be covered, how to process a claim, and the various costs associated with the policy.
  • You can use a declaration page as proof of insurance.
  • As soon as you receive your declaration page, check for errors since these may complicate the claims process.

What is Included in a Declaration Page?

Your insurance declaration page should stipulate the key details from your policy, including but not limited to:

  • The policyholder’s name and address
  • The policy number
  • Which individuals are covered by the insurance
  • What type of events and/or damages will be covered
  • Liability limits
  • Limits and deductibles
  • Endorsements
  • The duration of the policy and when it expires
  • Any relevant surcharges or discounts
  • Price of the policy or policy premium

Common Errors on a Declaration Page

Once you have received your declaration page, the first thing you should do is carefully review it for any mistakes or missing information. Any errors in the document can make it difficult for you to file a claim in the future. If you spot anything wrong on your declaration page, notify your insurance agent or company as soon as possible so that the necessary changes can be made.

The following issues may be found on insurance dec pages:

  • Typos in names or addresses
  • Incorrect deductible or coverage amounts
  • Missing discounts
  • Missing information of people that should be covered by the policy

Bottom Line

You should always have a copy of your declarations page with you. It can be incredibly helpful in case you need to file a claim, so you can determine what will be covered by your insurance and what will need to be paid out of pocket.

In conclusion, in case you need quick, up-to-date and relevant information about your insurance policy, this resource will be a great help.

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