Actual cash value or replacement cost?
An actual cash value (ACV) plan means insurance providers will pay out a claim for the value of items at the time they were damaged, taking into account depreciation. For example, if an older TV is lost or damaged, the pay-out will be to the value of the item at its loss. Of course, an old TV will not be worth what it was new. This means customers with an ACV plan will rarely cover the price of buying a replacement.
Replacement cost plans do cover full reimbursement and consider the full value of the item and not depreciation. For example, the older TV would be fully replaced for a product of similar make and quality. This type of coverage means customers can fully replace their lost or damaged items, provided the policy is of a high standard.