Actual Cash Value (ACV) Definition
Actual Cash Value (ACV) is defined as the cost to replace with new items of same kind and quality, less depreciation. It’s not what you originally paid for the item.
Replacement Cost Value (RCV) Definition
Replacement Cost Value (RCV) is defined as the cost to replace the lost items. It provides you with the necessary money to replace your items.
Actual cash value vs. replacement cost
The difference between actual cash value and replacement cost is a deduction for depreciation.
EINSURANCE recommends that you choose replacement cost although you might need to pay extra to get that premium service.
Replacement cost gives you the full amount back for all of your belongings that are destroyed, stolen, or damaged. It is the most cost-effective option compared with actual cash value.
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