The bottom line
AIG home insurance is best for homeowners with high-value homes and assets who need a policy with high coverage limits — it only writes policies for homes with insured values of more than $750,000 in most states ($1 million in New York). It's especially ideal for those in high-risk areas prone to wildfires or hurricanes — it offers complimentary disaster mitigation and protection services to further safeguard your home.
Its base policy also includes several premier coverages you’d pay extra for with other carriers, including guaranteed replacement cost coverage, water backup coverage, and increased limits for blanket personal property coverage. But you’ll need to purchase multiple insurance policies through AIG Private Client Group in order to get covered — it doesn’t write stand-alone home insurance policies.
If you're looking for a more traditional home insurance company with modest coverage options, multiple discount opportunities, and competitive rates, AIG isn't for you. You'll find better policies with more appropriate coverage options elsewhere.
Offers higher coverage limits for high-value homes
Guaranteed & extended replacement cost coverage available
Complimentary wildfire and hurricane mitigation services
Basic coverages offered
AIG homeowners insurance policies include these six basic coverages to protect your home, belongings, and personal liability:
Dwelling: Pays to repair or rebuild the structure of your home after a covered loss.
Other structures: Pays to repair or rebuild other structures on your property not connected to your home, including detached garages, storage sheds, and fencing.
Personal property: Pays to repair or replace your personal belongings after a covered loss, including furniture, clothing, tech gadgets, and other stuff you own.
Loss of use: Pays for hotel stays, restaurant bills, pet boarding fees, and other temporary living expenses after a covered loss if you need to live elsewhere while your home is being rebuilt.
Personal liability: Pays for legal and medical expenses if someone is injured or their belongings are damaged while at your home and you’re found legally responsible.
Medical payments: Pays for small-dollar medical bills if someone is injured while at your home — regardless of who is at fault.
Additional coverages offered
Additional coverages that come standard with AIG’s base policy — rare compared to other insurance companies — include:
Guaranteed replacement cost for your home: Pays the full cost of rebuilding your home after a covered loss — regardless of whether the rebuild cost exceeds your dwelling coverage limit.
Extended replacement cost for your home: Extends your dwelling coverage limit up to 50% or 100% (varies by state) in the event rebuild costs exceed your policy limit after a covered loss.
Replacement cost for your personal property: Pays to replace your personal belongings with new items, regardless of depreciation or wear and tear.
Blanket and scheduled personal property: Offers higher blanket personal property coverage limits than standard home insurance policies, as well as the option to schedule coverage for specific items to ensure your belongings are fully protected.
Business property: Offers up to $25,000 in coverage if your work laptop or other business property is damaged in a covered loss.
Water backup: Coverage if water backs up through your sewer or drains, or if your sump pump stops working.
Loss assessment: For homes located in an HOA, this policy add-on offers up to $100,000 in loss assessment coverage for your portion of damage to common areas in your shared community that you’re responsible for.
Contents away from premises: Offers worldwide coverage for your personal belongings in case they’re damaged or lost while you’re away from home.
Landscaping: Covers damage to your landscaping after a covered loss, including a high $5,000 limit for any one tree, shrub, or plant.
Building ordinance: Pays the extra cost of getting your home up to code after a covered loss.
Personal property coverage for private staff: Covers damage to the personal property of private staff employed at your home.
Damage caused by pets: Covers the cost to repair or replace your own personal belongings that are damaged by your pets — standard policies limit coverage to your guests’ property only.
Food spoilage: Covers spoiled food if your refrigerator or freezer stops working due to a power outage or breakdown.
Reimbursement for fire department charges: Reimburses you for out-of-pocket fees if the fire department is called to your home.
Lock replacement: Pays to replace your locks and keys — without having to pay a deductible.
High-deductible policy options: Lower your insurance rates by taking on more up-front risk with a high-deductible policy — with options up to $100,000.
Cash settlement option: Choose to receive a cash settlement after a total loss rather than rebuilding your home.
Here are four optional coverages you can add on to your AIG homeowners insurance policy for extra protection:
Equipment breakdown: Offers up to $1 million in coverage to repair or replace AC systems, computers, entertainment equipment, and other tech gadgets that break down due to mechanical or electrical failure.
Green rebuilding: Covers the added cost to rebuild your home with eco-friendly materials after a covered loss.
Deductible waiver: If your deductible is $25,000 or less and your home insurance claim is greater than $50,000, AIG will waive your deductible.
Household SafeGuard coverage: A special endorsement offered through AIG that pays for expenses incurred after a traumatic event, including kidnapping, home invasion, stalking, or car-jacking.
Protecting your home through AIG also comes with several complimentary mitigation and preventative programs, including:
Wildfire Protection Unit: This service helps you proactively protect your home against wildfire damage if you live in a high-risk area, including access to a fire-blocking agent called Thermo-Gel that can be applied to your home and landscaping. It also provides ongoing monitoring in the buildup to a wildfire and access to private firefighter services as it nears your home.
Hurricane Protection Program: This program helps homeowners in coastal areas prepare for hurricane season through access to a hurricane mitigation specialist who recommends ways to fortify your home against wind and rain damage. It also provides ongoing monitoring in the leadup to a hurricane, as well as expedited claims and access to qualified restoration companies after the storm hits.
Architectural Legacy Service: Designed for homeowners of historic or architecturally significant properties, this program offers a risk assessment of your property, custom reports outlining your home’s history, and recommendations for local specialists trained in restoring historic residences.
Smart Build Service: This program is the most preventative of all. If you’re building a new home, AIG sends risk managers to help craft the architecture in a way that best minimizes risk.
AIG scores a 3.8 out of 5 on our price rating scale thanks to its slew of smart home, security, and multi-policy discounts it offers homeowners. This score doesn’t factor in the average cost of an AIG homeowners insurance policy, since it varies so widely depending on the home’s rebuild value, location, features, and more.
AIG earns a solid score on our customer experience rating scale. It had fewer complaints than other home insurance companies in 2021, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) National Complaint Index Report. And earned an above-average score in J.D. Power’s overall customer satisfaction survey. However, AIG didn’t fare as well in J.D. Power’s claims satisfaction study — earning the second-lowest score of the companies surveyed.
AIG earns a high score on our coverage options rating scale thanks to its slew of premier coverages — including guaranteed replacement cost coverage, water backup coverage, and increased blanket personal property coverage — that come standard with its base policy.
AIG earns a respectable score on our financial strength rating scale due to its solid rating of A- from AM Best, and sub-par ratings from Standard & Poor's and Moody’s — scoring A+ and A2 ratings, respectively.
How much does AIG home insurance cost?
Because AIG is designed exclusively for homes valued at $750,000 or more, rates vary widely based on where your home is located, its rebuild value, custom features and fixtures, and the wealth of unique artwork, jewelry, and other priceless possessions you have to insure.
What discounts does AIG offer?
You can save on the cost of AIG home insurance if you qualify for any of these smart home, security, or multi-policy discounts.
Smart home discounts
Burglar alarm: Must be a direct-reporting or central station system
Fire alarm: Must be a direct-reporting or central station system
24-hour signal continuity: Ensures uninterrupted communication with central station or direct-reporting fire and burglar alarms
Residential sprinkler system: Discounts vary depending on if the sprinkler system protects all areas of your home (living space, basement, garage) or just mechanical areas
Sprinkler system water flow alarm: Must activate a central station or direct alarm
Automatic water shut-off valve: Must actively monitor all plumbing in your main residence and automatically close and shut off the master plumbing valve if a leak occurs
Temperature monitoring system: Must activate a central station alarm to prevent freezing of home systems
Gas leakage detector: Must activate a central station alarm to prevent gas explosions
Automatic seismic shut-off valve: Must be attached to gas lines and automatically activated during an earthquake
Back-up generator: Must be permanently installed to kick in for heat, light, alarm, and sprinkler systems
Lightning protection system: Must include lightning rods and lightning surge protection for all electrical wiring and electronic devices throughout the house
Guard gated community: Your gated community must limit car and foot traffic to entrances controlled by guards or locked gates, require identification upon entrance, and announce visitors
Security protection for entire external perimeter: Must include one of the following: closed-circuit TV cameras monitored 24/7, detection system outside the residence that’s motion-activated and monitored 24/7, or a 24/7 on-site security guard
Full-time caretaker living at the residence year round: Only applies if there isn’t a 24/7 on-site security guard
Perimeter gate protection: Car and foot traffic is limited to entrances controlled by locked or electronic gates — doesn’t apply if you already live in a guard-gated community
Excess flood policy credit: Applies if you have an AIG excess flood insurance policy with a premium of $2,000+
Private collections policy credit: Applies if you have an AIG private collections policy for your art, antiques, or other priceless possessions that has a premium of $1,000+
Personal excess liability policy credit: Applies if you have an AIG personal excess liability policy with coverage limits of $5 million+
AIG home insurance state availability
AIG offers home insurance policies in all states except Hawaii and Alaska.
What to expect with AIG home insurance
How to get a quote: You can get an AIG home insurance quote online through Policygenius or by scheduling an appointment with an AIG Private Client Producer by calling 877-418-1016 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customer service options: You can get in touch with an AIG customer service representative for payments and billing support by calling 888-978-5371.
How to file a claim: You can file an AIG home insurance claim by contacting your independent insurance advisor or calling 888-760-9195 for immediate assistance.
How to cancel your policy. You can cancel your AIG home insurance policy by contacting your independent insurance advisor — their contact information should be listed on your policy’s declaration page.
AIG vs. other home insurance companies
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Frequently asked questions
Is AIG a good insurance company?
AIG is a good insurance company for high-net-worth homeowners looking to take out multiple insurance policies with high coverage limits and exclusive coverage add-ons. But if you're in the market for a more traditional home insurance policy for a home insured for under $750,000, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
What type of insurance is AIG?
AIG is a luxury insurance carrier that offers a suite of insurance policies for high-net-worth individuals, including home, auto, yacht, valuable collections, equine, and excess personal liability coverage.
Is AIG leaving California?
While AIG left the voluntary home insurance market in California, it’s still writing home insurance policies in the Golden State through its excess and surplus (E&S) subsidiaries.