5 Reasons to Get Personal Property Insurance

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You must already know about home insurance which protects your home against various threats like fire, burglary, water damage, etc. However, did you know that most insurance plans contain personal property coverage too? What’s Personal Property Coverage? Personal property coverage aka contents coverage insures your belongings including furniture, home appliances, jewellery, etc. It may also cover items that are outside your home such as your luggage when traveling, bike, etc. If any of these things are damaged/destroyed by natural disasters like fire, or stolen, then you may get adequate compensation…

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Jewelry insurance appeals to diamonds and heirlooms

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Expensive rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, bracelets and other items need separate coverage. Engagement rings, great-grandmother’s necklace and other expensive items can benefit from jewelry insurance coverage. Their coverage under homeowners or renters policies is very limited. Often, there is inadequate protection offered for the full value of a high-value piece. Renters and homeowners policies offer protection but only up to a certain limit for all pieces. Homeowners and renters insurance policies will usually limit jewelry coverage at around $1,000 to $5,000. However when it comes to more expensive pieces, this…

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300th School Partner Accelerates Growing Collegiate InsurTech Platform

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GradGuardä adoption by campuses demonstrates momentum for innovative ways to reduce the cost of college through modern renters and tuition insurance programs.   GradGuard™ – a leading authority on protecting the investment in higher education, announced today at the annual National Association of College & University Business Officers – Student Financial Services Conference that with the additions of Creighton University, University of Pittsburgh, New Jersey Institute of Technology & Valdosta State University, GradGuard has surpassed the 300 school mark in 2019. According to John Fees, co-founder of GradGuard, “Our school partners are…

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Wells Fargo is leaving the California renters insurance market due to violations

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The financial services giant gave up its license in the state as a part of a wider settlement. Wells Fargo is no longer licensed to sell or broker California renters insurance for at least three years. The firm has given up its license for personal insurance in the state as a part of a settlement with California. The bank agreed to the settlement over allegations of signing unknowing customers up for policies. Aside from no longer being able to sell California renters insurance and life insurance coverage, the bank also…

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Homeowners insurance customers are more satisfied than ever, says J.D. Power

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A new survey showed policyholders are happier than ever before with their home insurers. Satisfaction among homeowners insurance customers is higher than it has ever been before, according to a new J.D. Power survey. The “U.S. Home Insurance Study” results show the highest scores in the survey’s history. The results of the U.S. Home Insurance Study from J.D. Power were the highest ever. On a scale of 1,000 points, the 2018 study recorded an 818, among homeowners insurance customers. This represents an increase of 10 points over the 2017 results.…

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Open source insurance policy becomes Lemonade’s new way to stand out

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This unique new form of coverage allows anyone to be able to edit the wording and design. AI-powered insurer, Lemonade, has launched a new open source insurance policy. This represents a first in the world. Lemonade is known for its innovative strategies and is often associated with world’s firsts. The policy is meant to be open to the “wisdom of the crowd” in its writing and creation. The insurance company has launched what it calls Policy 2.0, according to a Lemonade press release. The idea behind this new open source…

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Do you have Christmas present insurance in case the Grinch hits up your tree?

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Insurance companies remind consumers that this is one of the biggest times of the year for home break-ins. Leading insurers across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and other countries around the world are issuing reminders to look into Christmas present insurance. Burglaries spike in November and December in countries where Christmas is celebrated by the majority. In fact, some estimates suggest that there is a 43 percent spike in break-ins during November and December as thieves try to get their hands on expensive gifts. This helps to…

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