4 Point Inspections-What are they?

The Four Point Insurance Inspection consists of the following four systems:
• Roof inspection
• Electrical Inspection
• HVAC (Heat, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
• Plumbing
A four point inspection is generally required on older homes in order to purchase insurance. Requirements vary from company to company.

The Four Point Insurance Inspection was created after Hurricane Andrew struck Florida in 1992. It is performed on behalf of the insurance companies and, typically, as a requirement for the insurer offering insurance to the new homeowner. The four point insurance inspection benefits both the insurance company and the insurer. The Four Point Insurance Inspection has taken on added importance for older homes. As insurance companies are beginning to see the benefit of the inspection, the program is spreading to other areas of the country. The benefit to the insurance company is, reduced loss risk on homeowners insurance policies.

In 2002, the Florida Legislature passed a law that combined the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association (FRPCJUA) and the Florida Windstorm Underwriting Association (FWUA). This resulted in the creation of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), which more efficiently and effectively provides insurance to, and serves the needs of, homeowners in high-risk areas and others who cannot find coverage in the open, private insurance market. It is funded by premiums paid by the insured and from other insurance companies paying into the program to reduce their overall losses. While the four point insurance inspections were started by Citizens, they have quickly spread to most, if not all of the insurance companies that provide coverage in Florida.

- Hoffman Home Insurance

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