GSP Insurance Group Blog
Total Insured Value (TIV) is an important concept in the world of insurance. TIV is a term used to describe the total amount of money that an insurer is required to pay out if a policyholder makes a claim. It's the upper limit of liability for an insurance company to cover for their policyholder.
TIV is often used when insuring large commercial or industrial properties, such as factories, office buildings, and warehouses. The TIV for a property is determined by taking into account the value of the building, as well as the cost of any equipment or inventory that is stored inside. It's important to note that TIV is different from the market value of the property, and it's often much higher than the market value.
Calculating TIV can be a complex process and typically involves a professional insurance assessor, who will visit the property and assess the value of the building and its contents. They will also take into account factors such as the age of the building, the quality of construction, and the potential risks of loss.
It is important for the policyholder to provide accurate information and to report any updates regarding the TIV, since a policy with a low TIV may not be adequate to cover a loss in the event of a disaster. It's also important to keep in mind that TIV is not always fixed, as the value of the property or equipment may change over time. In those cases, policyholders should schedule regular TIV reviews.
In the end, TIV is a crucial concept for any policyholder with valuable assets that need to be protected. It's an essential aspect of insurance coverage that provides peace of mind and security for businesses and property owners. An adequate TIV coverage can ensure that a policyholder is properly protected in the event of a loss, and that the insurer can pay for any necessary repairs or replacements.
It is important to keep in mind that this is general information and different policies may have different details and requirements regarding TIV. It's always a good idea to consult your insurance agent for more information about your specific policy and coverage.
Lee Songer- Partner @ GSP Insurance Group
GSP Insurance Group