What is renters insurance?
Renters insurance helps protect you and your belongings if the unexpected happens. A landlord's insurance policy covers the building, but not your personal things. If you rent an apartment, condo, house, etc., you need renters insurance. Get a renters insurance quote today and we'll show you how to easily and affordably protect what you care about.
Personalized Coverage for Renters
What type of damage does renters insurance cover?
A renters insurance policy provides low-cost coverage for you and your belongings for things like:
Fire & Smoke Damage
Vandalism & Theft
Items Covered By Renters
If you are a renter and have a jewelry collection of items like engagement rings, wedding bands, diamond bracelets, etc., you may also need special coverage for these along with your renters insurance policy. If that's you, we can help you with a jewelry insurance policy for those valuables.
Save Time Managing Your Renters Insurance Policy
GEICO makes it easy to add coverages, make a payment, or file a renters insurance claim.
Endorsements are "add-ons" to an insurance policy, providing extra protection for certain items. Check out the additional types of coverage that may benefit you and other handy tips on our Renters Resource Guide.
Renters Insurance Discounts and Savings
How much is renters insurance?
How much you pay for renters insurance depends on how much coverage you choose to buy and what deductibles you select. The good news is a renters insurance policy can cost as little as $12 per month! Using our personal property calculator, you can customize your renters insurance policy to fit your needs. You can also create a virtual inventory list using our Personal Property Scanner in GEICO Mobile. Then, check out how much you can save on rental insurance with discounts! Our suggestions below may help you find the most affordable insurance for apartments, houses, and wherever you may live. Use our zipcode tracker to calculate your renters insurance quotes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I estimate the value of my personal property for renters insurance?Our Personal Property Insurance Calculator helps you determine how much rental coverage fits your situation.
How do I create an inventory after getting renters insurance?
Is there anything specific I should know about renters insurance in my state?Some states have specific renter insurance coverage requirements and discount options. You can learn more about these requirements on our state pages.
How do I make a payment on my renters insurance policy?Making a payment on your renters insurance policy is easy. We can help with payments and other ways to manage your policy online.
Does a college student need renters insurance for their apartment?Most property owners require renters insurance. Check out more info in our renters FAQ page.
Is there a GEICO Local Agent near me?We have many GEICO Local Agents across the country ready to help you with your insurance needs. Find a local agent near you.
How are landlord and renters insurance different?Landlord insurance primarily protects property owners, covering the building's structure and potential loss of rental income, but it doesn't include tenants' personal belongings. Renters insurance is designed for tenants to safeguard their possessions, provide liability coverage, and assist with living expenses if the rental becomes uninhabitable. In essence, landlord insurance protects the person who owns the home while renters insurance protects the person who rents the homes and personal belongings.
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The above is meant as general information and as general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages. These descriptions do not refer to any specific contract of insurance and they do not modify any definitions, exclusions or any other provision expressly stated in any contracts of insurance. We encourage you to speak to your insurance representative and to read your policy contract to fully understand your coverages.
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