Why Get Renters Insurance?
If you rent a house or live in an apartment, renters insurance can help provide you with a group of coverages. These policies help you recover after a loss of your belongings or living arrangements. Unexpected events such as theft, visitors injury, and break in's may be covered under these indivudal policies.
Personal Property Coverage
This component of renters insurance may help you recover your belongings after they have been damaged or destroyed. This coverage applies to certain risks, like if the home or apartment catches on fire. If you were to lose your clothing or furniture due to a fire, the cost of replacing them may be covered. Although, there may be coverage limits. A coverage limit is the maximum amount that your policy will pay for a replacement.
Coverage For Theft
Your policy may include coverage for theft or break-ins inside or outside of your home. For example, if you had an expensive item stolen from your vehicle, your policy may cover the loss. It is important to keep in mind that like other policies, you may have a deductible to pay first.
How Much Coverage Do You Need?
When you think about the amount of belongings you own, it can add up rather quickly. How long would it take you to replace all of those things if they were suddenly lost? Take an inventory of all of the things you own to get an idea of how much coverage you would need. Also, remember that the cash value and replacement values may be different. Decide what you need based on the cost of replacing everything and whethr its cash value is higher or lower than it's relacement value. This means taking into account for depreciation of an asset.
Things To Consider
There are a lot of factors when it comes to renters insurance. Let the Oklahoma Insurance Connection help you with your policy. Call us today or send a message to get started.