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Do You Think Your Smart Devices Need Insurance?

We live in the ‘Smart Age’, with our technological devices including all the intelligence we need: phones, televisions, security systems – you name it.

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What protection can the average person get to shield these important gadgets? If you already have a homeowners or renters insurance plan in place, you may not have to look any further! The standard policy includes personal property coverage that protects you from technological device losses and damages!

“When my smartphone was one of the losses in a home burglary, I was delighted to discover that my homeowners insurance actually covered it!” M. Y. PRIME Insurance Agency Client

Homeowners Insurance

Homeowners insurance not only covers your home’s actual structure, but also the non-excluded items within it. If you are wondering what the limitations are, review you policy: usually the personal property limits (Coverage C) will be a specific percentage of coverage A - the primary portion of your policy. For those wondering, your policy typically covers personal property that can be brought out of your house as well.


Renters Insurance

There’s a common misconception that if someone rents a home, the landlord’s insurance policy protects the personal property within it. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though. Landlord Insurance simply covers the structure. Renters need insurance to cover their possessions. Once in place, the policy will protect electronics to the specified limits you are insured for.

What if your device breaks down or is lost?  This is a concern for anyone because these types of things do not last forever. While a standard homeowners or renters insurance policy will not cover wear and tear (or damage from an earthquake or flood), you can opt for personal property coverage that will replace the cost value of your device, giving you the amount necessary to purchase a new one – even if the original cost was less.

Beware, though, your coverage will only apply if your loss is more than your deductible. The following serves as an example:

-          Device loss value = $300

-          Insurance deductible = $500

          Insurance payout = $0!

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Summary: “When my smartphone was one of the losses in a home burglary, I was delighted to discover that my homeowners insurance actually covered it!” M. Y. PRIME Insurance Agency Client


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