Saga home insurance

Learn more about Saga home insurance

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Last reviewed 06 January 2022

Why choose Saga home insurance?

  • Award winning home insurance cover
  • Covers up to £1 million for buildings and up to £100,000 for contents
  • UK-based call centre with no automated menus

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Who is Saga?

Saga was founded as a travel company by Sidney De Haan at a hotel in Folkestone, Kent in 1951.

The company, currently chaired by his son Sir Roger De Haan, has been selling insurance, car finance and a magazine since the 1980s. It’s been running cruise ships since the 1990s, offering a link with its humble beginnings in tourism. 

Insurance makes up the largest part of the company, which has more than 1.4 million customers, with home cover a key component.

Saga’s home insurance has attracted plaudits in recent years, including being named Best Big Insurance Company and Best Home Insurance Provider at the Insurance Choice Awards 2021.

Saga home insurance policy details

Saga offers home insurance specifically for the over-50s.

Its cover comes in two levels: Saga Select and Saga Plus.

Saga Select is its most basic policy, offering no-fuss cover to suit most homeowners. With it you can protect your home with up to £1 million of buildings cover and up to £100,000 contents cover. You can also choose to include accidental damage and cover for your personal belongings away from your home. 

Saga Plus covers everything Select does, but incudes some added extras. It also includes a 3-year fixed price guarantee, if nothing changes, which ensures your premiums won't rise for the next three years.

Not all policies and types are available through our site, so the exact levels of cover and benefits may vary. Before buying home insurance, we recommend you check the cover and benefits included.

Saga also splits its home insurance into two cover types:

Saga buildings insurance includes:

  • Up to £1m repair and rebuild cover
  • Alternative accommodation cover up to £100,000 with Saga Select, or sum insured with Saga Plus.
  • Property owner’s liability up to £2 million if legal action is taken against you.
  • Lock replacement cover of up to £1000 with Saga Select, or sum insured with Saga Plus, if your locks are damaged, or your keys are stolen or lost.
  • Trace, access and repair cover up to £5,000 with Saga Select, or sum insured with Saga Plus, for water or domestic oil leaks, even if caused by wear and tear.
  • Accidental damage cover if you stain your carpet, or burn your kitchen tops for example. Available as an optional extra on Saga Select and included as standard with Saga Plus.
  • Trauma Cover of up to £1,000 if you need someone to upgrade security following a violent crime at your home, plus £1,000 for counselling.

Saga contents insurance includes:

  • Up to £100,000 contents cover.
  • Automatic cover for items under £2,500 without the need to specify what these are.
  • Personal belongings cover for items outside of the home of up to £2,500 per item or £10,000 in a single event. Available as an optional extra on Saga Select and included as standard with Saga Plus.
  • Replacement of matching sets such as earrings or sofas with Saga Plus policies. This means if Saga can’t repair or replace individual items that match, you get a new set.

Saga home insurance policies are provided by a panel of insurers who all meet its high standards of quality and service.

Saga home insurance optional extras

Saga offers a range of extras that you can add to your insurance for a cost, allowing you to tailor your policy to your needs. 

Many are included as standard with Saga Plus policies.

Saga optional extras include:

  • Personal belongings cover
  • Accidental damage
  • Home insurance legal cover
  • Home emergency cover

Personal belongings cover, the benefits include worldwide protection for possessions up to £10,000 per incident and up to £2,500 per item.

Accidental damage cover protects you against sudden and unexpected loss or damage in your home.

Saga home emergency ensures unlimited call-outs and up to £2,000 of cover per incident for such issues as burst water pipes and blocked drains, plus internal electrics. Optional cover for boiler and heating is also available.

Home insurance legal cover provides online safety support, which offers advice and support for issues such as fraud, plus legal costs of up to £100,000 for a range of disputes where the legal team believes your case can be won.

Contact Saga home insurance

You can contact Saga by writing to:

Saga plc
Enbrook Park
Sandgate
Folkestone
Kent 
CT200 3SE

Alternatively call 0800 068 8411 for general enquiries. 

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