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Why Renters Insurance is Important

Posted July 26 2013


Renters Insurance If you are a renter, you have probably considered purchasing renters insurance. While you may have concerns about adding another insurance policy to your budget, renters insurance is more affordable and important than you may think. Imagine coming home and finding your apartment or rental has been gutted by a fire, or perhaps burglarized. Most renters incorrectly assume their items would be covered under the homeowner’s insurance policy. This is only true if any damage that occurs is due to neglect of the landlord. If the robbery or fire were not technically due to landlord negligence, then their insurance policy would only cover the physical structure of the property and not any of your personal belongings inside. If you were in fact the victim of a robbery or fire, would you financially be able to recoup everything you have lost? For most people, this would cause a serious financial and emotional strain. 

 

There is one way, however, to protect yourself – by purchasing a renters insurance policy with the proper level of coverage for your lifestyle and belongings. MHG Insurance Brokers has helped people find the proper rental insurance policy that fits their needs and budget. Most people are surprised to learn just how cheap renters insurance is, considering how valuable the policy can be if the situation arises. Many policies range as little as 10 dollars per month, depending on the area you live and the amount of coverage you desire. 

Our skilled insurance brokers can explain to you the details of a standard renters insurance policy. Depending on your personal situation, there are also insurance add-ons that can supplement the standard policy. These add-ons usually have an additional cost and include:

  • Full-replacement Cost Coverage – Your standard insurance policy will pay you the cash value of the items lost; this “cash value” is calculated by the price you paid minus any depreciation. If you want to be compensated for the actual cost to replace these items (in today’s value), then ask an MHG broker about supplementing with Full-replacement Cost Coverage.

  • Floods and Earthquakes – Most standard renters and homeowners insurance policies will not cover flood or earthquake damage. If you live in a zone where these types of natural disasters are common, you may want to consider an additional policy to cover your belongings.

For less than the price of a daily cup of coffee, arming yourself with the proper level of renters insurance can offer you peace of mind when it comes to the valuable property you have worked so hard to obtain. Let one of our experienced and knowledgeable brokers help you determine what level of coverage you need and present you with quotes from top-rated insurance companies. Don’t lose your belongings to an unexpected fire or burglary. Protection is easy and very affordable with the right renters insurance policy. Call MHG today at 954-828-1819 to learn more. You can also visit us at mhginsurance.com