Get to know your rental insurance options
Bancorp has been protecting renters in Oregon, Idaho and Washington for more than 33 years.
Personal Property Coverage
Coverage for your personal possessions including furniture, clothing, and appliances in the event that they are damaged or stolen.
In the event that someone is hurt in your home or yard or you damage property at someone else’s home. This coverage can help cover the loss.
Additional Living Expenses
Your home will be protected against losses from events such as fire or lightening, weight of snow, ice or sleet, windstorms, hail, theft or vandalism.
It is surprising how many renters never even think about buying renters insurance. Renters insurance is very affordable and if you have a fire, or any other various issues, you may be shocked at how costly it will be to replace your laptop, furniture, TV, pots and pans, dishes, clothes, sports equipment, etc.
HOW MUCH DOES RENTERS INSURANCE COST?
Renters insurance is a great bargain. In fact, it costs as little as $0.51 cents a day. So, why don’t more people buy renters insurance?
Everyone has a lot to lose and those things you’ve accumulated over time are going to be expensive to replace. Get a quote today to ensure you are covered in the event the unexpected occurs.
What Does Renters Insurance Actually Protect?
Your Personal Property: That is everything you own in your apartment. The coverage will cover your stuff from fire or theft. When you buy personal property insurance, there are two different forms of coverage you can purchase, actual cash value or replacement cost.
Actual Cash Value will replace your stuff with like kind and quality less depreciation. Now if your furniture used to be mom and dad’s chances are the depreciated value will be close to zero.
Replacement Cost will replace your stuff with like kind and quality for what it will cost you to replace it today. Because it’s our job to think about what happens before it happens to you, at Bancorp Insurance we recommend our customer’s purchase replacement cost protection for their personal property. The difference in cost is pennies a day. But when you are forced to go out and refurnish your apartment all at once you will be thankful that you can do so without worrying about where you are going to get the cash.
Liability Insurance: Renters never think about liability insurance, but you should. In fact, statically speaking, you are much more likely to have a liability claim than a fire claim.
Here is how liability insurance works: Let’s say you decide to have a few friends over for a nice little party. While everyone is talking and having a good time, one of your long-time buddies decides to show off to one of the neighborhood girls that have stopped by. Before you know it, he’s doing a handstand in the middle of your living room and as he loses his balance his foot hits the girl in the face knocking out two of her teeth! Great, she is holding two teeth in her hand on the way to your bathroom to stop the bleeding. There is blood on your carpet and down the hall where she slammed the door shut.
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As you can see, our protection team understands the way home insurance works. Let us identify the kind of policy and coverage you need when obtaining premium quotations to find the best values.
A few days go by, and you get a call from the girls’ mom who tells you her daughter will be getting the dental work done and her next question is, “do you have rental insurance”? If your answer is yes. Good for you, your insurance company will take care of the bills. If your answer is no…. then it’s a fight between you and your friend who gets to pony up the money. Yeah, he kicked her in the head, but it happened in your apartment at your party, they were both invited guests.
Liability insurance will also pay it someone slips and falls at your place and breaks an arm or if you accidentally cause a fire and the apartments around you become uninhabitable due to fire, smoke or water damage. Maybe your washer overflows and floods the apartment downstairs, that is covered under your liability section of your renters insurance.
Loss of Use: Speaking of uninhabitable. In the case of the fire, there were four apartments in that house. Now, it does not matter how the fire got started or by whom, but four different families have no place to live. Loss of Use covers you for the additional cost you incur because you can no longer live in your apartment due to a covered cause of loss, like smoke damage, fire, storm damage etc. Normally, bugs or vermin are not considered a covered cause of loss. You need to take that up with your landlord if you have bugs or mice or rats, etc.
But the extra cash it will cost you to move into a hotel for a few days and eat out at restaurants until you find a new place to live will be covered by your renters insurance under loss of use for a covered cause of loss.
Don’t forget to ask your agent how bundling your auto insurance can save on monthly premiums.