3 reasons to buy renters insurance
If you rent your home and you're on the fence about renters insurance, we're here to help. Without further ado, here are the top 3 perks of a reliable renters policy.
Renters insurance protects you and your things
Renters insurance is an inexpensive safeguard against expensive and unpredictable incidents. If your bike was stolen, renters insurance can help you replace it. If you get sued because someone was hurt in your home, or you (or your pet) accidentally cause damage at someone else's home, you have financial protection. If your laptop, TV, and sound system burn up in a fire, your items could be covered. And if your identity is stolen and you have identity theft coverage on your policy, your renters insurance can help you restore your good name.
Renters insurance also covers expenses if you've been displaced and need a temporary place to stay. Your landlord's insurance policy doesn't cover any of those things — even if a pipe bursts or the electrical system causes a fire, the cost of replacing your stuff gets put on you, the tenant. The landlord is responsible for the structure of your rental and not the beloved things within it.
Renters insurance can help you replace your things, help you pay for legal liability, and help you protect your identity. Which leads us to…
Renters insurance is affordable
Renters insurance is affordable. In 2011, the average renters insurance for policies bought through Esurance cost just over $17 per month* — less than a cup of coffee per day. To put that in perspective, replacing a stolen $600 laptop without renters insurance would cost more than 35 times the average monthly premium — or about 50 cents a day for over 3 years. And that's just for one item.
Renters insurance goes with you
If you have renters insurance, your stuff is protected no matter where it is. If a thief nabs your laptop or smartphone from your car, it's renters insurance, not auto insurance, that often saves the day.
Renters coverage has off-premise protection for your stuff almost everywhere you take it. Your beloved bike, chained up outside your apartment (or workplace, or wherever) receives as much coverage as it would in your home — and the same goes for the rest of your stuff.
Grab a free renters quote
Renters insurance protects your wallet by protecting your things. Being caught in a bad situation can be financially devastating without renters insurance, but on average you can get all the protection you need for less than $20 a month.*
Start your free renters quote to see what you'd pay for a reliable renters insurance policy.
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*Average monthly cost based on renters insurance policies purchased between 1/1/2011 and 10/31/2011. Your premium will depend on the details of your selected coverage and your specific property.
Coverages, discounts, and billing options are subject to state availability, individual qualification, and/or the insuring company's underwriting guidelines.
This page is intended to provide you with general information about renters insurance, and to help you understand the various kinds of coverage. It does not describe or refer to any specific policy or coverage. For information about your particular coverages, we encourage you to read your policy contract and consult your insurance representative with any questions.