Sarah Schlichter is a NerdWallet authority on homeowners, renters and pet insurance. Prior to joining NerdWallet, she spent more than 15 years in digital media as a writer, editor and spokesperson. Sarah enjoys delving into complicated topics and helping readers understand the ins and outs of their insurance coverage. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
- Education: B.A. in English from Bryn Mawr College
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MetLife Homeowners Insurance Review 2023
MetLife home insurance policies are now serviced by Farmers Insurance.
The Best Home and Auto Insurance Bundles for 2023
NerdWallet found the best insurance companies that offer home and auto insurance bundling.
What Does Flood Insurance Cost?
Average flood insurance costs are changing under a new rating methodology from the federal government.
Openly Home Insurance Review 2023
Openly’s policies include guaranteed replacement coverage for your home — a rare perk.
How Much Home Insurance Do You Need?
Checking your policy limits on a regular basis can ensure that your coverage doesn’t fall short.
Does Home Insurance Cover Roof Leaks?
A standard homeowners policy may cover sudden, accidental roof leaks.
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Water Damage?
Damage from a sudden leak might be covered; flood damage probably won’t be.
AKC Pet Insurance Review
AKC offers lots of flexibility in its plan, but you may end up needing to pay extra for some basic types of coverage.
Bivvy Pet Insurance Review
Bivvy’s affordable rates may seem appealing, but they come with relatively low coverage limits and few options.
Spot Pet Insurance Review
Spot pet insurance boasts a wide breadth of coverage and offers both an accident and illness plan and an accident-only plan.
How to Approach Buying Home Insurance for the First Time
Proactive research will make the home buying process easier.
Pets Best Pet Insurance Review
Pets Best gives customers plenty of coverage options and price points, including an accident-only policy and optional wellness plan.
Lemonade Pet Insurance Review
Lemonade’s digital-first offering is a good bet for pet owners who want to do everything online. But its policy lineup is limited.
Trupanion Pet Insurance Review
Trupanion offers some features that are unique in the pet insurance industry.