Reviewing Your Current Insurance in the New Year

A new year means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. New personal or financial goals, dealing with new purchases from the holidays, or a new business year. Regardless of your situation or plans, one thing everyone should do in the new year is revisit their insurance. Whether it’s homeowners, renters, auto, or business policies, reviewing your current insurance alongside your ambitions for this year is the first step to meeting your resolutions. Continue reading Reviewing Your Current Insurance in the New Year

A Guide to Renting an Apartment in College

College is an amazing experience, but renting a college apartment can be a nail-biter. If you’re new to the leasing market or were burned by a previous encounter, it pays to go into any leasing office with a plan. Below, we outline several steps to prepare to meet a landlord, sign a lease, and get the right renters insurance. Learn how renting an apartment in college only get better with the right protection for you and your possessions. Continue reading A Guide to Renting an Apartment in College

What Policies Should You Bundle with Renters Insurance?

Whether it’s an apartment or house, if you’ve signed a lease, renters insurance is a vital part of your protections for possessions. And while getting the right policy with the right coverage should be first and foremost, making sure you’ve got the right additional coverage—from other policies, endorsements, and changes to premiums and deductibles—is also crucial. Learn what policies you should bundle with your renters insurance to get the most out of all of them and the right coverage for your needs. Continue reading What Policies Should You Bundle with Renters Insurance?

Renters Insurance and Theft: How to Prepare & Claim

We all know that sickening feeling when you find an empty bike rack, broken window, or something suspiciously missing after a party. Theft, especially in the shared spaces that occur in apartment situations, might feel unavoidable—but it can be planned for. Learn about how renters insurance and theft interact, get a plan together to better protect your property, and learn how to file a claim if the worst does occur. Continue reading Renters Insurance and Theft: How to Prepare & Claim

Renting Your Second Apartment: Getting Better Renters Insurance

When we move apartments, we always say how we’ll “do things right” this time and make changes for a better living situation. Hopefully, everything goes smoothly: no damaged furniture during the move, a great new space, and a better environment for your needs. But something is missing: when you rented your first apartment, how was your renters insurance? Today we’re going to talk about how for renting your second apartment your renters insurance can fill the gaps you did (and didn’t!) know about. Continue reading Renting Your Second Apartment: Getting Better Renters Insurance

What to Know About Renters Insurance Before You Sign the Lease

Whether it’s your first lease or not, before you sign on the dotted line with your landlord, it’s important to take stock of a few things. And we’re not talking about just dealing with the moving truck or making sure you’ve got enough boxes, nor just mail forwarding and changing addresses; we’re talking about protecting everything you’re moving and yourself. Regardless of if you have a current policy or you’re in the market for one, learn what you need to know about renters insurance before you sign the lease. Continue reading What to Know About Renters Insurance Before You Sign the Lease

When and Why You Should Get Renters Insurance

Even when you’re just renting, your apartment is your home. That’s why it’s important to treat your renter’s insurance just like a homeowner should treat theirs: not as a minimum requirement, but as an actual safeguard to possessions, liability, and other risks. There are many situations and factors that make getting renters insurance not only favorable but vital. Learn when and why you should get renters insurance for your needs. Continue reading When and Why You Should Get Renters Insurance