College dorm insurance season has arrived

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Parents and students alike are considering whether they need this additional coverage. College students are preparing to move out of their parents’ homes and dorm insurance is among the considerations many must face. Parents and students alike are looking into the potential risks that could cause a student’s electronics and other possessions to be damaged or stolen. These student residence policies typically cover laptops, mobile devices and other tech as well as other possessions. Many students enjoy the peace of mind offered by dorm insurance because it goes beyond covering…

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Lemonade insurance company heads into California with new license

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The tech-based insurer launched in New York and sells renters and homeowners insurance policies. The new Lemonade insurance company that made a splash in New York when it launched in the second half of 2016 is now stepping into California. This new tech-based insurance startup promises consumers an application process as short as 90 seconds. Moreover, the Lemonade insurance claims payment process can be as quick as 3 minutes, according to the company. The insurer received the necessary approval from the California Department of Insurance for the sale of homeowners…

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$300k renters insurance settlement proves you shouldn’t blowtorch a squirrel

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A woman tried to clean the fur off a dead squirrel with a propane torch and burned down the building. A recent renters insurance settlement case serves as an important caution to anyone who would be inclined to use a blowtorch on a squirrel. A Michigan woman learned this the hard way after she and her boyfriend burned down her apartment complex. The couple had been at the woman’s home when they decided to try to remove a dead squirrel’s fur. The woman’s boyfriend was using the blowtorch to take…

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Homeowners insurance lacking in over 9 in 10 UAE homes

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Recent findings from Zurich have revealed that the current trend is headed in a downward direction. It took a massive fire in a Dubai residential tower, last year, to truly draw the attention of property owners in the United Arab Emirates to the importance of homeowners insurance, but it looks as though the climbing trend has come to an end and is starting to drop once more. A recent study has shown that over 9 out of every 10 people don’t have their homes covered. The homeowners insurance study was…

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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 still battling with consumer misunderstandings in Atlanta

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Research is indicating that many tenants feel that coverage is less affordable than it actually is. Though the number of tenants is on the rise, according to national American statistics, over half are not protecting their possessions and their place to live through renters insurance. The primary reason that tenants have identified as a barrier to coverage is an inability to afford it. Recent research performed in Atlanta and other major American cities have shown that a misunderstanding of the cost of renters insurance is leading many tenants to refrain…

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Renters insurance missing among 66 percent of tenants

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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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Why Renters Insurance Is a Necessity

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When you rent a place to live, it is necessary to understand that the property insurance that your property owner has, does not cover your personal assets and belongings – This is where renters insurance steps in. Therefore, it is always advisable that you take out renters insurance before moving in. As a tenant, you may find this type of insurance necessary when you are going to share spaces with other tenants, the place is a temporary housing facility, has shared bathrooms or kitchens with the owner’s family, or the…

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Renters insurance in North Carolina to increase 13.2 percent

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Rates for homeowners policies will not be affected by this change. North Carolina’s Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has announced that he is stepping away from his decision for slightly decreasing rates for rental insurance and other types of coverage for properties that are not occupied by their owners, due to a court battle declared by the industry. An out of court settlement has now been reached for the case between the industry and the Insurance Department. A compromise was reached in the settlement that fell between the 2.6 percent decrease in…

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Renters insurance customers can risk losing coverage

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Tenants who sublet their space may not be permitted in their policies. The growing number of people who are leasing apartments and are holding off buying homes has also increased the number of renters insurance policyholders that are risking their coverage by taking actions that are not allowed by the terms of their policies. Subletting is a common activity but is not one that is typically allowed in a policy. According to the statistics collected by a commercial real estate firm, Reis Inc., the average cost of rent in the…

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