This week, I’m talking with Michelle Tennant, vice president of Product Management in the Erie Insurance Personal Lines division.
Michelle has been with Erie since 2001 and has helped to develop Erie Insurance’s Auto, Umbrella, and Renters insurance products, as well as its Homeowners insurance coverages.
Erie Insurance has been in business since 1925, and for nearly a century we’ve been providing home, auto, business and life insurance.
We are based in Erie, Penn., and we serve customers in about 12 states. We know insurance can be complicated so with every policy, we have a knowledgeable independent agent within your community that can guide you through the process to get the right coverage for your life.
Why You Need Homeowners Insurance
Every homeowner has homeowners insurance but many don’t know why — what is the purpose of homeowners insurance?
Michelle: Homeowners insurance provides financial protection in the event something crazy happens, like an accident or weather-related event that damages your home.
At Erie Insurance, we think about this in a few different ways.
First is the home itself — the structure. It would cover the exterior of your home if there is damage.
Next is your personal property. A policy will cover valuable items that are