Renters insurance is among the top recommendations for college students

Renters insurance

Once again, this year, students heading off to college are being advised to make sure a policy is in place. College students that head out to live on their own for the first time can sometimes find it difficult to believe that the worst can, in fact, happen, and that their possessions can be the victim of those disasters, so they are being reminded to purchase renters insurance in order to protect themselves against those potential losses. There are many responsibilities that these students face, but protecting themselves from losses…

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Homeowners insurance focused agents are missing large opportunity

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A new J.D. Power report has shown that these professionals are not taking advantage of the long term benefit of renter customers. According to a new report from J.D. Power, agents who place all of their focus on homeowners insurance customers are not taking advantage of the opportunity offered to them for greater long term success that stems from the relationships that they can build with renter customers. As the needs of tenants grow, due to changes in their lives or circumstances, they could provide additional opportunities. Renters coverage may…

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Renters insurance missing among 66 percent of tenants

Renters insurance

Two out of every three Americans who rent their home are risking all of their possessions. A recent study has just revealed that only 34 percent of American tenants currently have active renters insurance, which means that the majority of them are taking a gamble with all of their belongings should they ever experience a fire, burglary, or other peril that is typically covered by the policy. Among the most commonly cited reasons that those without coverage gave was cost. However, at the same time that tenants were saying that…

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Renters insurance now available from Esurance in Illinois

Renters Insurance

Coverage premiums in the state will be starting as low as $16 per month. Although Esurance is best known for being an auto policy company that sells directly to the consumer, in Illinois, it is now also offering renters insurance to residents of that state. The policies are available to both existing and new customers of the insurer. This added renters insurance is being sold as an add-on to the auto coverage, which is the main product offered by the insurer. It is not, however, being sold as a standalone…

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Renters insurance purchased by less than half of tenants

Renters Insurance

Though people who rent their homes are aware of the risks, less than 50 percent buy coverage. The data from the U.S. Census Bureau, in combination with a renters insurance survey performed by Allstate, has shown that only 45 percent of tenants have purchased coverage. Still, tenants have a fear that fire will destroy their possessions. Moreover, 54 percent of the survey respondents indicated that it would take a minimum of three years to replace their possessions if they should ever be lost to a fire or other disaster. Though…

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Insurance tips for the start of the new school year

As the time grows nearer to the start of the new school year, it is important to look over your insurance needs and consider whether or not they are being met by your current coverage, as there are many issues that can alter your protection requirements at this time. A child’s grade level change, a newly licensed teen, or having a family member who is a college freshmen can each impact the type of insurance you need for auto, health, and homeownership. First, have a look at your auto insurance.…

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