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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Home insurance policies should be reviewed as holiday shopping begins

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Even before the Christmas tree goes up, coverage should be consulted to be sure it’s enough. The last thing a homeowner wants to do is to make a claim on home insurance policies over the holiday season. However, this coverage can play an integral role in putting things right if the worst should happen. The risks of peril and of loss usually spike over the holidays. Therefore, homeowners are being advised to make sure the coverage they have is enough for their needs. Burning candles, piles of gifts, icy sidewalks…

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Student insurance policy tips for parents

Back to school supplies student insurance policy

It’s back to school shopping time again and pupils are being reminded not to forget the right coverage. As college students head to the back to school sales to make sure they have the right supplies and tech, parents are looking at student insurance policy tips. These are very important as the top crime on American college campuses is theft. Due to the presence of large amounts of technology, burglaries and thefts involve much higher values. At one time, burglaries meant there was a risk to a walkman or possibly…

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What are the Benefits of Identity Theft Insurance?

Identity Theft Insurance

Why should I get identity theft insurance? While others say that a subscription to credit monitoring is way better than having identity theft insurance, they obviously haven’t looked at the perks and the importance of identity theft insurance.  Credit monitoring should be taken for its literal meaning.  The word really stands for what it does.  But after finding out that your identity has been stolen, you are primarily liable for clearing up the charges on your credit card.  Yes, of course, your name can be cleared, but just think about…

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Basic Information about Renters Insurance

Renters Insurance

The scenario is simple: you decide to rent a house or apartment, hand over a deposit, and receive the keys. You move your items in, arrange them, and pay your rent (and utilities) monthly. But what happens when your apartment becomes damaged in a flood or fire, if someone breaks in and steals your things, or if a friend or other visitor trips, falls and ends up in the hospital? Moving into a rented apartment or house is easy. The tricky part involves protecting your belongings (among other things) from…

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NavStar Technologies to use new technology to meet auto insurance industry needs for vehicle theft

Commercial product and service producer for the monitoring, tracking, and reporting of high-value assets, NavStar Technologies, Inc., has announced the development of a new hardware platform that is designed to address the monitoring and tracking needs of several segments of the insurance marketplace – primarily for automobile insurers. The company will be leveraging this new product to provide the auto insurance industry with a solution with an ultra-low cost in order to help recover some of the over 700,000 vehicles that are reported as stolen every year in the US,…

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Burglary risk can be reduced with a security system

The Associated Press has reported that burglaries in American homes are on the rise, as thieves seek to obtain items made out of gold, which achieved a top price of $1,891 per ounce last month. Gold jewelry such as chains, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings, are all very easy to carry and can be sold in a melted form so that they don’t leave any trace as to their source. The same cannot be said about laptops, televisions, and other electronics. In order to reduce their vulnerability to this trend,…

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Is renter’s insurance necessary or a luxury for students living away from home?

The back-to-school season is upon us and college students across the country are moving into their new homes for the coming school year; a process that involves expensive personal possessions, such as computers, electronics, bicycles, clothing, and other personal items that would be costly to replace though they are highly prone to damage or theft. While some students already have protection through their parents’ homeowners insurance, many policies will not cover students who aren’t living on campus. That said, many tenants fail to realize that their property is not covered…

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Back-to-school shopping should include adequate insurance coverage for college students

According to the New York Insurance Association (NYIA), it is more important today than ever before that college students obtain adequate insurance coverage for their personal belongings. The reason for this is that school supplies no longer consist of clothing, pens, and notebooks. Instead, they involve a wide variety of expensive possessions that would be quite costly to replace should they ever be damaged in a disaster such as a fire, or if they were ever stolen. Everything from electronics to furnishings, to books come with a large price tag.…

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Cadillac Escalade tops the HLDI’s list for the fourth year as most likely to be stolen

For the fourth year in a row, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has placed the Cadillac Escalade at the top of its list of vehicles that are most likely to be stolen. The institute has based its rankings on the claims data from auto insurance companies from 2008 and 2009. According to the HLDI, among the vehicles holding the top ten positions with the highest frequency of theft, eight are large vehicles from Ford or General motors, including trucks and SUVs. The remaining two on the list are different…

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