INSURING YOUR GLASSES AS PART OF YOUR CONTENTS
Homeprotect does not provide standalone glasses insurance. Rather glasses can typically be covered under home contents insurance – both inside and away from the home. Read more about our contents insurance.
Cover away from the home
To be insured for damage to your glasses away from the home and theft of your spectacles away from the home, simply include the value of your glasses in the total amount to be insured under personal possessions cover, when you get your online quote.
You can also opt for accidental damage cover which will cover you if you sit on your glasses and break the glasses frames, or your toddler knocks your spectacles off your face, then you’re going to need help getting them repaired or replaced quickly so you can get on with your life.
Our Claims team work hard to turn around claims very quickly. There’s only a £99 compulsory excess applied to the policy, meaning that the first £99 of your new or repaired pair of glasses is paid by you, but the rest is covered by the home insurance policy.
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What’s covered by contents insurance?
Having contents insurance means you won’t be out of pocket if you need to repair or replace your belongings after they’ve been stolen, damaged or destroyed.
What we offer
Quick fix for uncontrollable leaks
Have a home emergency, such as electricity failure, faulty locks or vermin infestation? With the 24/7 Home Emergency cover, which we provide as standard, you can typically get an engineer at your home within four hours. And if you’re worried about an uncontrollable leak in your home, we aim to have an emergency plumber to you within two hours.
Extreme weather conditions may extend response time. Policy terms and claim limits apply.
New for old
Where we replace an item, we will do our best to meet the original specification on a ‘new for old’ basis. If we can’t find an exact replacement, we’ll offer you a suitable alternative, or a full cash settlement.
We provide Legal Protection cover as standard, giving you access to telephone legal advice on any personal legal issue, under the laws of the UK, any European Union country, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Switzerland and Norway.
What isn’t included?
Items stolen from unoccupied vehicles.
Damage caused by pets.
The cost of repairing or replacing items following a mechanical or electrical fault.
Contents Insurance Cover Levels
Our contents insurance is designed to protect your belongings against insured events such as fire, storm, flood, escape of water, theft, malicious damage, subsidence, landslip or heave.
Covering the value of all your possessions in the home, on a new for old basis.
For you and your pets, in case you can’t live at your home while it’s being repaired after an insured event.
up to £10,000
Covers emergencies that occur in your home like uncontrollable water leaks, electricity failure, faulty locks and vermin infestation. Two levels of cover are available.
up to £500
Family legal protection
Provides a 24/7 legal advice helpline and up to £25,000 cover for claims involving contract disputes and property damage. For a claim to be successful, there must be reasonable prospects (more than a 50% chance) of winning the legal case. Two levels of cover are available.
up to £25,000
Liability cover involving accidental death, bodily injury or illness or property damage that you are legally liable to pay.
up to £5 million
Cover for portable items that you take out of your home, like bags, clothes and sports equipment
Gadgets, bikes and valuables away from the home
Cover for electronic gadgets (e.g. mobile phones, laptops, tablets etc), bikes (including electrically assisted bikes) and valuables (e.g. watches and jewellery) that you take out of your home.
Covers situations when unexpected accidents happen, such as spillages on the carpet, breakages around the house or drilling through hidden pipes. Two levels of cover are available.
Your Questions Answered
No, we can only provide cover for your glasses as part of a Contents policy.
Yes, the policy covers you for theft of your glasses from the home. If they were stolen away from the home, you can claim for this if you had included the value of the glasses in your General possessions cover when you bought the policy.
No, sorry but you are not insured for damage to your contents caused by your pets.
Yes, if you purchased Accidental damage cover for your contents insurance.
Yes. However if the glasses/spectacles are worth £1,500 or more, and you need cover away from the home then you will need to specify them on your policy.
Not as standard no, but you can opt to add accidental damage cover for your contents insurance which will include accidental damage to your spectacles. Note that, in the case of making a claim, as with all insurance policies, there will be an excess to pay. Read about the excesses in the Policy Booklet.
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