A Homeowners Insurance Plan Made Just For You
Get the coverage you need for your home at a price you can afford.
Everyone Deserves To Live Covered.™

A lot of people have homeowners insurance plans that don’t actually fit their needs, which means they are either overpaying or are undercovered. At Cornerstone Insurance, we take the time to get to know you first and then put together a plan that actually fits. That way, you get the most value out of every dollar and get the homeowners coverage you need without overpaying.

5-Star Tampa Home Insurance Agency

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Looking for homeowners insurance Tampa residents can count on? Cornerstone Insurance is here to help. We are a family-owned and operated Trusted Choice® independent personal lines insurance agency serving Floridians in Tampa, Orlando, Ocala, Jacksonville and many towns and cities in between. 

Our independent Tampa agency offers a one channel insurance solution for Florida residents. Because we are independent, we offer our clients many of the top A rated home insurance carriers in the state, at the best premiums and with the service, diligence and professionalism they deserve. 

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3 Easy Steps to Better Coverage
Step 1

Get A Quote

Because we take the time to get to know you and ask the right questions, we’re able to put together a quote that fits you best, so you don’t overpay for your homeowners insurance.

Step 2

Review Your Options

As an independent insurance agency, we are able to work with a wider number of providers than most agencies, so you get the best value for your policy.

Step 3

Breathe Easy!

We’ll walk you through the whole process, help you cancel your previous coverage, and are here for you whenever your insurance needs change.

Here's What Our Clients Have to Say

5.0
Based on 271 reviews
4.8
Based on 16 reviews
5.0
Based on 6 reviews
We use Cornerstone for both our regular home insurance as well as flood insurance policies. Their customer service is always great. Recently called to add a flood insurance policy and Gina was great to work with thoroughly exploring and explaining all of my options which resulted in me getting the best insurance policy for my needs. Highly... recommend Cornerstone Insurance as an agent.read more
Michael W.
Michael W.
21:55 08 Jul 21
I found the customer service and integrity of the Cornerstone Insurance Agency to be refreshing and outstanding. They listened to my concerns and thoroughly researched multiple options within their insurance portfolio, and offered me several viable options to consider. I really appreciate the knowledge and responsiveness of Kelly Daiker for... auto insurance , she was really very good. Pammie Busey did an excellent job of doing an annual review of my homeowners policy and again offered options and advice. She was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. Both agents were a pleasure to work with. This agency "gets it" when it comes to customer service, which I personally find lacking in many companies and businesses today.read more
James M.
James M.
20:34 28 Jun 21
Although I was working with two agents already, I reached out to my niece and asked her who assisted with home insurance when she purchased her house 3 years ago. She said she was working with Ileana Zumbado, and that she was wonderful to work with. It didn’t take me long to realize that Ileana Zumbado is wonderful to the 9th power and knew she... was the one I wanted to work with. Needless to say, i said thank you and goodbye to the others. Ileana is very responsive and patient. She clearly navigated me in the ever changing world of insurance in FL, providing options which enabled me to make an informed decision with my coverage choice. Ileana clearly explained and educated me on what I could do to qualify for lower premiums with wind mitigation improvements. Coming from the northeast, all of this was a new adventure and Ileana a very trusted advisor and part of the team. I can only rate my experience with Ileana as a max 5 here, otherwise it would be a 12. I highly recommend her.read more
Nancy L.
Nancy L.
19:18 26 Jun 21
Cornerstone Insurance Inc. was recommended to me by a family who retired after owning multiple successful insurance agencies throughout Florida. Cornerstone lived up to their recommendation and exceeded my expectations. As a layperson when it comes to matters like homeowner's insurance, Licensed Agent 2-20, Ileana Zumbado, was nothing short of... exceptional. She was professional in all senses of the word. She was incredibly knowledgable, patient and thorough in answering my rather rudimentary questions, and displayed exceptional follow-up and follow through. Our current policy was set to expire shortly and with a hectic work week I lost track of the fast approaching, looming expiration date. Ileana contacted me just to remind me of the deadline - not just to promote purchasing a policy through Cornerstone. That kind of customer service is something I seldom experience - especially in a field as complicated and competitive as insurance. I did seek other quotes from other companies, just for comparison, and no other company was able to offer me anything comparable to Cornerstone.Their detailed, personal attentiveness is unrivaled. Cornerstone Insurance, furthered by agents like Ileana Zumbado, has earned my highest esteem. I will never search for another insurance company again. Ileana's commitment and competence demonstrated that they are an extremely reliable and reputable company, deserving of my utmost trust and continued business. Thank you to all of Cornerstone, and especially Ileana, for your tremendous assistance and undeniable expertise.read more
Meghan D.
Meghan D.
17:21 19 Jun 21
I worked with Ileana Zumbado on my Homeowners and Flood Insurance. She is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her. Very glad she's my agent.
Elizabeth B.
Elizabeth B.
17:10 03 Jun 21
As I was shopping around for a better rate on homeowners insurance I contacted Cornerstone Insurance. Kelly began searching for policies that were similar to my current one, but at a better rate. Within a day she presented me with several options. I now have a better policy with a lower premium. The staff was most helpful and professional. I would... certainly use them again.read more
Liz B.
Liz B.
23:38 02 Jun 21
Gina was great to work with. Nothing but professional, expeditious, and worked really hard to get me the best rates. Thank you so so much!
Armand A.
Armand A.
22:11 11 May 21

Homeowners Insurance Options in Florida

In recent years, many carriers have non-renewed or are no longer issuing new policies in the state. As a result, the homeowners insurance Tampa residents have to choose from has become more limited.

At Cornerstone Insurance, we have investigated and vetted the insurance companies still writing and selected to represent only the top rated and most experienced carriers of the group. This gives our clients the assurance of knowing that their home and property is protected by an insurance company that is financially stable and ready and capable of paying claims if a disaster occurs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Homeowners Insurance

When shopping for home owners insurance, Tampa residents often make the mistake of using the purchase price of the home as the basis for the amount of coverage they request. Often times, the purchase price of the home is not the same as its replacement cost. This is especially true if the house was purchased several years ago. As building codes change and inflation pushes up the price of materials and labor, replacement costs tend to become higher than purchase price or even market value. Make sure you are dealing with an agent that understands these differences, and will write you a policy with adequate coverage to replace your dwelling in the event of a total loss.

Also Consider Extended Replacement Cost in Case of Disaster: If a major disaster strikes your area, it is wise to carry extended replacement cost on your homeowner policy to account for a possible spike in material costs to rebuild the home.

The standard home insurance Tampa residents buy does not include flood insurance. So if your dwelling is ever damaged by a flood, you would be responsible to pay the costs directly out of pocket. To make sure you are fully covered, it is wise to purchase additional flood insurance for your home.

Make sure you have high enough individual liability limits in case someone is injured on your property and submits a claim against you. In general, you should have at least enough to match your financial net worth. If net worth exceeds the maximum liability coverage of the homeowners insurance, Tampa residents should consider an umbrella policy to give them the additional liability coverage they need.

Most home insurance policies in Tampa, FL have a 2% hurricane deductible. This means that if your home is insured for $100,000, you would be responsible to pay the first $2,000 out of pocket due to hurricane damage. The higher the deductible, the lower your annual premium, but make sure you can afford to pay that deductible if a hurricane ever does damage to your house.

Because we are independent, we offer our clients the best carriers, at the best premiums and with the service, diligence and professionalism you deserve. We represent many of the top homeowners insurance carriers, including:

  • American Integrity Insurance
  • Tower Hill Insurance
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Heritage Insurance
  • Federated National Insurance
  • Florida Peninsula
  • Edison Insurance
  • Gulfstream Insurance
  • Lighthouse insurance
  • United Property and Casualty
  • Universal Property and Casualty
  • Safepoint Insurance