How does depreciation on items work?

When assessing a claim for Luggage and Personal Effects we use depreciation to measure the current value of the item in question.

For example, you may have a five year old camera that you bought for $1000 received $400 back from your insurance. 

The reason you would have got $400 back is because the camera is five years old, and many personal items depreciate in value over time.


If you have a valuable item which is less than 12 months old and have a copy of the receipt, you can insurance this for it's full value as a high value item with incurs an additional premium.


Please note that an excess is applicable per claim and you can choose your excess level when purchasing your policy..


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