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    Your Guide to Student Tenant’s Insurance

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    With all the excitement of heading to post-secondary, insurance may not be the first thing on your mind. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at why it’s important.

    When it comes to student tenant insurance (also referred to as student renters insurance, or student rental insurance), you shouldn’t need to do more studying and research to find a good policy. In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at some commonly asked questions about student tenant’s insurance.


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    Do Students Need Tenant Insurance?

    As a university student living in a rental property, it’s important to consider purchasing student tenant insurance coverage. Your landlord’s insurance policy covers building damage, but it won’t cover your personal belongings or liability if an accident occurs. Tenant insurance can protect you financially if your personal property is damaged or stolen, and also provide liability coverage in case of accidental damage or injury to someone else. Students often have items like laptops, textbooks, and electronics that are costly to replace if lost or damaged. Tenant insurance can help you avoid these out-of-pocket expenses and provide peace of mind while you focus on your studies.

    What Kind of Coverage Does Tenant Insurance Provide For Students?

    Tenant insurance provides various types of coverage for students, such as:

    • Firstly, it covers personal belongings in your student rental property such as electronics, textbooks, and furniture. That way if your laptop is stolen or your apartment floods, you can file a claim to receive financial compensation.

    • Secondly, tenant insurance provides liability coverage which protects you if someone is injured while visiting your apartment or if you accidentally cause damage to someone else’s property. This type of coverage can help cover legal fees and medical expenses in case of an accident.

    • Additionally, a good tenant insurance policy will also provide additional living expenses coverage which pays for temporary accommodations and meals if your apartment becomes uninhabitable due to damage covered by the policy.

    Overall, tenant insurance provides essential comprehensive protection for student tenants against unexpected events that could result in financial loss.


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    How Can I Choose the Right Policy?

    It’s important to choose the correct amount of insurance in your policy. Here are a few steps you should take to ensure you get adequate coverage:

    • Take an inventory of your personal property and estimate its total value to determine how much coverage you need. This includes items such as electronics, furniture, clothing, and jewelry.

    • Once you estimate the value of your belongings, choose a policy with enough coverage to replace them in case of damage or theft.

    • You should also consider liability coverage that will protect you against legal expenses and medical bills if someone is injured in your apartment.

    • It’s also important to review the policy carefully and often to understand what is covered and what isn’t covered so that there are no surprises when filing a claim.

    • Finally, consider adjustable factors such as deductible amounts and monthly premiums when selecting a policy that fits within your budget.

    APOLLO provides effortless insurance solutions for student renters properties, so you can focus on important things like your grades and social life. Get a free quote in less than a minute and have your new policy emailed directly to your inbox.


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    Originally published March 7, 2023, updated August 25, 2023

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