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Relocating to North Carolina? Here are Your First Steps

Have you made the decision to move to North Carolina? Don’t hesitate!  We have it all here…thriving cities imbued with Southern charm, picturesque beaches, and gorgeous mountains. We have the tech hub of RTP, some of the best universities in the country, and a vibrant food and music scene. If you are an outdoor recreation enthusiast, a cultural arts lover, or a die-hard sports fan, North Carolina has something special in store for you.

But first you will need to get settled in: buy or rent a place to live, switch over your driver’s license and car registration, and get your NC insurance policies lined up.  All this can seem daunting, but the insurance part doesn’t have to be.  Carolina Insurance Professionals is a one-stop shop for all of your insurance needs.  We can help you transition your health, home, auto, boat and umbrella policies.  We are local and family-owned and pride ourselves on being there for our customers all year long.

So where to begin? Let’s start with health insurance in North Carolina.

Health Insurance in North Carolina

If your employer is not providing group coverage health insurance, you will want to purchase a policy on your own.  While the Open Enrollment period is from November 1st to December 15th, relocation from outside the state is a life event which does qualify you for an exception to the closure (called and SEP or Special Enrollment Period).  Ask a North Carolina Agent to help you understand if you will qualify for a subsidy, and whether you should make your purchase on the Exchange or directly from the insurer.

Homeowners or Renter’s Insurance in North Carolina

You will also want to speak with an Agent to assess your homeowner or renter’s insurance needs.  How much coverage should you buy, and will your policy cover the total replacement value of your dwelling and its contents?  Also, is it wise and cost-effective to add an umbrella policy to provide extra protection in case of an accident or lawsuit?

Auto, RV and Boat Insurance in North Carolina

Finally, you will need coverage for your autos, as well as RV’s and boats if you have them.  You may be able to enjoy significant cost savings if you bundle these policies together with your homeowners policy.  Ask one of our Agents about this type of package. We want to make sure you have the best homeowners insurance for your situation. 

Come join us in beautiful North Carolina…

Y’all are going to love it here!

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