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Category: Renters Insurance

The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...

Beginner’s Guide To Renters Insurance

Landlords carry commercial property insurance to protect them from loss in case of a covered disaster, such as a fire or explosion. But this coverage protects only the building structure and the landlord, not your belongings when you are renting a house, apartment, or condo. Renters insurance can help replace your personal items lost in a disaster. What Does Renters Insurance Cover? Named Perils The...

What Does My Renters Insurance Cover?

If you are renting a home or apartment, it is important to have renters insurance. Although there is no legal requirement that you carry renters insurance, it may be required by your landlord under the terms of your lease. It helps protect both you and your landlord by ensuring that, if something happens on the premises, either the landlord’s insurance or your renters insurance will...

Water Damage to the Home…How Can it be Prevented?

Water damage accounts for about 25% of all homeowners’ property insurance claims. Some of these problems are the result of events beyond our control such as torrential rain and hurricanes. Significant water damage is often caused when ordinary household appliances or plumbing fail. We can do quite a bit to avoid the costs and inconvenience of water damage.   Step one: Locate the “main water...

In-Home Business? Here are some exposure concerns...

IN-HOME BUSINESS: The U.S. has experienced rapid growth in home-based businesses in the last decade; there are over 11 million home-based business in the country. The question is, do they have proper insurance? Most home-based business owners assume that their “homeowner policy” provides coverage for their business. That policy specifically excludes business liability exposures and offers only limited coverage for business personal property (BPP). If...