If your property’s damaged by an insured peril. Your renters policy will have limits in their policies. Although endorsements can help supplement coverage.
Optional endorsements available to renters are:
Sewer and drain backup
A backed-up sewer or drain can cause a lot of damage to a property. Renters are also responsible for their own personal belongings. This means any items damaged in a water backup.
Jewelry and other valuables
Most renters insurance policies have gap coverage for jewelry and similar valuables. This cover is at a few thousand dollars. If your valuables are worth more than a few thousand. Then an endorsement can help insure them at their proper value.
Claim limits for electronic equipment may not be a set dollar amount. This will depend on your policy, because if the limit is not a dollar amount. Then it may be a percentage of the renters insurance total personal property coverage.
Identity theft protection is reimbursement coverage for the cost of services to repair a stolen identity.
Refrigerated property coverage
Refrigerated property coverage protects the contents of freezers and refrigerators. If your electricity is out long enough to spoil them. This covers electric outages caused by damage to the power transmitter and mechanical failure.
Sports equipment and musical instruments
Sports equipment and musical instruments have per-item and claim limits. Since standard limits range from $500 to $2,000. High-priced items like parachute systems and pianos are valued over policy limits. Endorsements can help protect this price difference.
If you want to buy collections endorsements. Then policyholders will need to have a collection valued by an appraiser. The limit should take into account the value of all collections, not just a set.
If you live in an area prone to natural disasters, renters insurance policies may also have the following endorsements:
Earthquakes are not an insured peril covered by renters insurance. Although if your renters insurance provider does not offer an earthquake endorsement. Then you can buy a separate earthquake insurance policy.
States like Florida are more susceptible to sinkholes. Policyholders in states that are more prone to sinkholes. For instance, should consider a sinkhole endorsement.
*Floods are not insured perils
Floods are not covered under renters insurance. You also may not add as an endorsement. To protect their belongings, renters may buy flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program. This will protect up to $100,000 worth of property.
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*Please review your own policy for details on renters insurance. Renters insurance varies by insurance company and policy.