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The Five Types of Insurance Every College Student Needs

Parents face many challenges in preparing a child for college. The process generally starts in the junior year, including monitoring grades, applying for scholarships and grants, and visiting various college campuses. The focus on college can become an all-consuming task. Once a college is chosen, and your child is accepted, a new set of challenges arises.  One neglected area to add to the college "to-do"...

Beginner’s Guide To Renters Insurance

Landlords carry commercial property insurance to protect them from loss in case of a covered disaster, such as a fire or explosion. But this coverage protects only the building structure and the landlord, not your belongings when you are renting a house, apartment, or condo. Renters insurance can help replace your personal items lost in a disaster. What Does Renters Insurance Cover? Named Perils The...

What Does My Renters Insurance Cover?

If you are renting a home or apartment, it is important to have renters insurance. Although there is no legal requirement that you carry renters insurance, it may be required by your landlord under the terms of your lease. It helps protect both you and your landlord by ensuring that, if something happens on the premises, either the landlord’s insurance or your renters insurance will...

Majority of Renters Are Uninsured; Renters Insurance Can Provide Important Financial Protection This Hurricane Season

Although the majority of homeowners purchase insurance for their home, when it comes to renters, only 35 percent have renters insurance, according to a poll conducted for the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). The number of renters is steadily increasing. According to an April 2013U.S. Census Report, the share of housing occupied by renters rose to 35.4 percent in 2013—up from 34.1 percent in 2009. And...

Insuring Your Student’s Home Away from Home

When students go off to college they usually take their computers, TVs, stereo equipment, most of their wardrobe, and anything else that they can cram into the car. Whether they’re taking all their worldly possessions or just enough to get by, they’ll need insurance to cover the things in their dorm room or apartment. So before they take off for college, make sure they’re covered...