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.
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How Renters Insurance Works
Renters insurance is relatively inexpensive and can offer financial security in case of a disaster.
EPremium Renters Insurance Review 2023
EPremium renters insurance is available only at participating rental properties.
ERenterPlan Insurance Review 2023
ERenterPlan is a policy available only at participating properties.
The Hanover Renters Insurance Review 2023
The Hanover sells renters insurance through local agents, with a choice of three coverage packages.
Country Financial Renters Insurance Review 2023
Country Financial sells renters insurance through local representatives in 19 states.
Erie Renters Insurance Review 2023
Erie offers generous coverage and good service, but its policies are available in a dozen states only.
American Family Renters Insurance Review 2023
American Family offers lots of coverage and discount options, but its renters policies aren’t available in all states.
USAA Renters Insurance Review 2023
Unlike most companies, USAA covers flood and earthquake damage for renters. But its policies aren’t available to everyone.