State Treasurer of Iowa

Tip from the Treasurer: Save money and protect your wellbeing

Wanting the excitement of a tax return to last throughout the year? Receive discounts and save money by looking into home insurance policies. Deadbolts, fire extinguishers and smoke alarms are just a few items that qualify for additional discounts from many insurance companies. Most insurance companies offer discounts of around 15% when you take precautions against fire, burglary and natural disasters.

Homeowners can take advantage of these common home additions to lower premiums and further protect themselves and loved ones:

  • Alarm system
  • Reinforced roof
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Updated plumbing, electrical and heating/cooling systems
  • Gas-detection alarm
Homeowners should check their policy provider to see what other discounts they may be entitled to, and to learn how to further save on insurance costs.


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