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    Are Roommates Covered by My Tenant Insurance Policy?

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    If you live with roommates, you may be wondering if they’re covered under your tenant insurance. Read this article to find out!

    As a renter, purchasing tenant insurance is an important way to protect yourself from financial loss due to property damage or liability claims. However, you may be wondering if each roommate needs renters insurance, or if they’ll be covered under your policy. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the answer to this question, as well as some other information about this important coverage.

    Related Read: What to Include in a Roommate Agreement

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    What Does Tenant Insurance Cover?

    Tenant insurance is a type of insurance policy that is designed to protect renters from financial loss due to property damage, theft, or liability claims. Specifically, tenant insurance typically covers four primary areas:

    Personal liability

    This type of coverage protects renters if someone is injured on their property and they are found to be at fault. It can also help pay for legal fees or damages if the renter is sued.

    Contents coverage

    Contents coverage is designed to replace or repair personal belongings that are damaged or destroyed as a result of a covered loss. This may include things like furniture, electronics, clothing, and jewelry.

    Additional cost of living

    In the event of a covered loss, this type of coverage can help pay for temporary living expenses while a renter finds a new place to live. This could include hotel and food costs, among other things.

    Enhanced water coverage

    This optional coverage may be added to a tenant insurance policy to protect against damage caused by floods, sewer backups, or other types of water damage that are not typically covered by basic tenant insurance policies.

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    Are Roommates Covered by My Tenant Insurance?

    APOLLO Insurance offers a convenient option for policyholders to add roommates to their tenant insurance policy while purchasing. This allows up to three individuals living on the rented premises to be covered under the same policy.

    By adding roommates to a policy with APOLLO Insurance, renters can ensure comprehensive coverage for all individuals residing on the property. This includes liability protection, ensuring that all tenants are covered in the event that someone is injured on the premises.

    Does My Tenant Insurance Cover Anyone but Myself?

    In most cases, the tenant’s immediate family (including spouses and children) as well as any other dependents under the age of 21 in their care will be included in the coverage provided through their policy. This means that if an accident were to occur at the rental property that resulted in damage to your spouse or children’s possessions, you would be able to file a claim with your insurer.

    APOLLO offers tenant insurance for you and your roommates that’s as effortless as it is affordable. Get your quote in less than a minute and we’ll send your documents directly to your inbox.

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    Originally published April 1, 2023, updated October 27, 2023

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