Why renter's insurance is important
March 18, 2009
KALAMAZOO--A fire March 12 at Hidden Hills apartments affected dozens of Western Michigan University students and left several with nothing but the clothes on their backs. This most recent of several apartment fires in predominantly student housing has called attention to deficiencies in several areas, including the need for tenants to have renter's insurance.
In an effort to raise public awareness of the problem, emergency planning and public safety officers from the county, city and university, as well as the American Red Cross issued a fact sheet this week.
Facts about renting in Kalamazoo
Facts about renter's insurance
How to obtain renter's insurance
Many students may find it easiest--and least expensive--to deal with their parents' insurance agent from their hometown, or with the insurance company that covers their automobile, but remember it always pays to shop around. Get recommendations from friends and call a few agencies or comparison shop online.
Cost is not the only consideration. As with all insurance, it's important to know what is covered and what is not, and how good a particular company is at paying claims.
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