Difference in Conditions (DIC) coverage is an insurance policy that is designed to provide broader coverage for specific risks that may not be covered by a standard insurance policy. It is typically used to fill gaps in coverage or provide additional protection for perils that are excluded or limited under a standard policy.
DIC coverage is commonly used in property insurance, where it is intended to provide an extra layer of protection against catastrophic events such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, or acts of terrorism. These perils are often excluded or have limited coverage under standard property insurance policies. DIC coverage essentially "fills the gap" by extending coverage to these specific perils.
DIC policies are typically purchased as an endorsement or as a separate policy in addition to an existing property insurance policy. The coverage and exclusions of a DIC policy can vary depending on the specific needs of the insured and the insurance company providing the coverage. The policy may have specific terms and conditions, including higher deductibles, specific limits, and additional requirements.
It's important to note that DIC coverage is usually designed to be complementary to an existing insurance policy and is not meant to replace standard coverage. Instead, it is meant to enhance and expand the coverage provided by the underlying policy.
DIC coverage can be complex and specific to each situation, so it's essential to thoroughly review the policy language and consult with an insurance professional to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the coverage and any limitations or exclusions that may apply.