What is the difference between Actual Cash Value and Replacement Cost Value?


Replacement Cost– The term replacement cost or replacement value refers to the amount that an insurance carrier would have to pay to replace an asset at the present time, according to its current worth.

Actual Cash Value– Actual cash value is the amount equal to the replacement cost minus depreciation of a damaged or stolen property at the time of the loss. It is the actual value for which the property could be sold, which is always less than what it would cost to replace it.