One little policy does a lot. A homeowner policy reimburses you for damage to your home from a variety of causes. If your home is totally destroyed or you cannot use it for a period of time, your homeowner policy will also cover that. The insurance extends to your home's contents and liability for damage to property of others or injury caused to someone by you or a family member. Your policy can be personalized to include greater levels of protection for important property, home office situations, liability for boat ownership and additions and alterations to your residence.