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First Premier Home Warranty

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LAST UPDATED: September 14th, 2023

First Premier Home Warranty was incorporated in 2020, but its founder is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of  experience in the industry. The company offers two extensive home warranty plans starting at less than $1 per day after paying the warranty policy premium. Policies are available to homeowners throughout the country*, and quality service is ensured through a vetted network of qualified service technicians — First Premier’s service fee starts at $45.

Continue reading to learn more about this home warranty company or jump down to read First Premier Home Warranty reviews from real customers.

*Service may not be available in all states. Get a quote or speak with a First Premier Home Warranty representative to confirm if the company’s plans and coverage are available in your state.

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The Good

  • First Premier Home Warranty Plans
  • Coverage for Various Property Types
  • 24/7 Claim Service
  • $45 Service Call Fee
  • Service and Labor Guarantee
  • No Transfer Fee
  • Policy Payment Flexibility
  • No Home Inspection Required
  • First Premier Home Warranty Reviews

First Premier Home Warranty Plans

First Premier Home Warranty offers two basic plans to choose from, the Premier Plan and the Platinum Plan.

Both warranty plans are available to purchase through monthly or annual payments. Both include a mix of appliances and systems, rather than separating appliance plans and systems plans, as most home warranty companies do.

An appliance or system must be in working order on the policy’s effective date to receive coverage.

Here’s how the First Premier Home Warranty Premier and Platinum Plans compare:

  Premier Plan Platinum Plan
Plumbing system/stoppage
Sump pump
Water heater
Ceiling and exhaust fans
Built-in microwave
Dishwasher  ✔
Garbage disposal
Trash compactor
Garage door opener
Whirlpool bathtub
A/C system  
Heating system  
Clothes washer/dryer  

First Premier Home Warranty also offers extensive optional coverage options that can be added to either plan:

  • Pool/spa
  • Additional spa
  • Limited roof leak
  • Central vacuum
  • Well pump
  • Septic system
  • Septic plumbing
  • Second refrigerator
  • Stand alone freezer
  • Water softener
  • Refrigerator ice maker
  • Free standing ice maker
  • Additional A/C system
  • Additional heating system
  • Additional water heater
  • Additional garage door opener
  • Additional over/range/stove
  • Additional clothes washer
  • Additional clothes dryer
  • Sprinkler system

Each optional coverage option is priced individually and will be added to the overall cost of your chosen plan. For specific pricing information, you will need to contact a First Premier representative.

Coverage for Various Property Types

First Premier Home Warranty policies cover various property types, including the following:

  • Dwellings with less or more than 5,000 square feet
  • Existing and newly built homes
  • Single-family homes
  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes
  • Mobile homes

Dwellings larger than 5,000 square feet can also be covered by First Premier, including single- and multi-family dwellings (up to a four-plexes) through the standard options. However, people looking to cover multi-family properties should note that shared systems in multi-family residences are not eligible for plan coverage. 

If you are looking to cover a shared water heater, for example, be careful to ask questions and thoroughly read the terms of service to know what you can expect and whether the provider offers any upgrades to fill this coverage gap.

24/7 Claim Service

Claims can be submitted over the phone to the 24/7 First Premier Home Warranty service hotline. You can email customer service or fill out an online contact form, but this doesn’t activate the claims process. After a form is submitted online, you will be contacted by a contractor relations representative to discuss your claim.

$45 Service Call Fee

First Premier Home Warranty has one of the lowest trade service fees in the industry, starting at $45.

Service and Labor Guarantee

If service work performed under this contract should fail, then the company will make the necessary repairs without an additional Trade Service Call Fee for a period of 90 days on parts and 30 days on labor.

No Transfer Fee

Customers can transfer their contract at any time with no fee.

Policy Payment Flexibility

First Premier Home Warranty offers annual contracts that can be purchased in one lump sum or split into monthly payments.

If you choose an annual plan and decide to pay up front rather than in monthly installments, you could save $50.

No Home Inspection Required

First Premier Home Warranty doesn't require a property inspection before you can buy or start a home warranty. Instead, the company has a 30-day wait policy before your policy becomes effective.

First Premier Home Warranty Reviews

First Premier Home Warranty reviews on are limited in comparison to other home warranty companies, but customer sentiment is primarily positive — 64 percent of First Premier Home Warranty reviews are 4 or 5 stars.

Positive reviews typically highlight the following:

  • Quick claim response time (within 24 hours)
  • Responsive and helpful claims department
  • Initial sign-up discounts
  • Knowledgeable sales agents

Limited negative reviews typically mention the following:

  • Difficulties reaching customer service representatives
  • Service call and repair delays

Negative reviews are limited in comparison to positive reviews for this home warranty company, but it is important to make note of both perspectives.


The Bad

  • Coverage Restrictions
  • Cash in Lieu of Repair or Replacement
  • Emergency Repair Process
  • Contractor Authorization

Coverage Restrictions

Covered appliances and home systems must be in proper working condition on the policy's effective date and located inside the home's main foundation, or in the garage (attached or detached). However, exceptions allow coverage for the following items not fully contained within the building's footprint:

  • Air conditioning
  • Exterior pool and spa
  • Septic system
  • Well pump

Cash in Lieu of Repair or Replacement

First Premier Home Warranty shoppers should know that, at the company's discretion, you may be offered cash back instead of a repair or replacement. The settlement amount offered is equal to what it would cost First Premier to repair or replace the broken mechanical system component or appliance, which may be "less than retail" — meaning, the company will give you money, but it won't cover the total amount that you may spend if you to pay to fix the issue on your own.

If you have covered systems or appliances that are deemed irreparable or totaled (not cost-effective to repair), your contract only covers a replacement that costs less than the depreciated value of the system or appliance that's not working. That amount does not include labor to install it either. The company does not claim responsibility for installation in this circumstance.

Emergency Repair Process

First Premier Home Warranty doesn’t provide an in-contract timeframe when it comes to emergency repair assistance. First Premier’s website states, "We will determine what repairs constitute an emergency and will make reasonable efforts to expedite emergency service."

Contractor Authorization

According to its Terms and Conditions, First Premier Home Warranty has the "sole and absolute right" to choose the contractor who performs your service call. If you choose a service pro on your own, prior approval from First Premier must be authorized.

Under certain circumstances, the warranty provider may request or approve you to contact an independent service provider. If this happens, customers will be reimbursed for an authorized amount.

You will only be reimbursed if you get prior approval from First Premier before contacting on your own and getting claims approved. Before reimbursement, the warranty company needs acceptable proof of repair and an itemized cost receipt.

Some home warranty companies allow customers to choose their own contractors without the need for authorization, making it much easier for homeowners to work with a contractor they trust and then get reimbursed when service is complete.


The Bottom Line

First Premier Home Warranty offers home appliance and system coverage with two plans to choose from — the Premier Plan and the Platinum Plan. Both plans cover a variety of home appliances and systems, and both plans can be customized with an array of optional coverage options.

Compared to other home warranty companies, First Premier Home Warranty has a low service fee starting at $45. The industry average service fee is $65.

Customers benefit from a 24/7 service line to call-in claim requests, as well as parts and labor guarantees, though appliance and system replacements and repairs depend on some exclusions and calculations.

The majority of First Premier Home Warranty reviews are positive, outlining fast and responsive service. Some common First Premier complaints mention the opposite, including difficulties reaching customer service and a confusing claims process.

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Germaine Ortiz/David Chase Coram, NY

Starting in August, we have asked for a paper copy of the contract/benefits should we need to use your services.. I have called several times during the past three months or so and each time I was told they had been mailed. To date, we have not received anything.

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David England Pickerington, OH

New customer and have had no interaction at this point. But, still have not received a policy.

2 years ago

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Reply from First Premier Home Warranty

David, We had the policy re-mailed out and emailed again. It automatically goes out once you sign up. Try looking in the junk or spam folder since it is a large attachment it can store it there.

May. 21st, 2021


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Bill Parker Graham, WA

not very responsive to some concerns i echoed to them

2 years ago

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Reply from First Premier Home Warranty

Bill, We apologize for any dissatisfaction you have experienced. We take the utmost care to ensure that every interaction with our customers meets their expectations. Your complaint is being taken with extreme seriousness. We are in the process of conducting an internal investigation to determine if there were any missteps. It is of paramount importance to us that we ensure the highest levels of customer service. Should you have not received that level of service, we will work with you to resolve this matter amicably. A Senior Director has been assigned to this case. Once again, we offer you our sincerest apologies, and are looking forward to settling this complaint.

May. 21st, 2021