Interest in Renters Insurance Climbs after Illinois Storms

December 11, 2013
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An insurance agent in central Illinois says he’s noticing an increase in the number of inquiries about renters’ insurance following the deadly November tornadoes.

The (Peoria) Journal-Star reports one of the newly insured is Jesse Hunter.

Washington man and his family had discussed getting a renter’s policy before a Nov. 17 twister destroyed their duplex, but never got around to purchasing the coverage. He says they didn’t know they’d be unprotected.

Now, they’re insured – even if the policy won’t cover the damage from the storm.

Patrick Sams is a financial representative for Country Financial. He says the two dozen tornadoes that hit Illinois have been a reminder to people to get the policies, which also covers theft, fires, floods and personal liability.


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  • December 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    RT says:
    Sadly, a lot of renters think their belongings are covered under their landlord's insurance. I'm always amazed at how little even my extended family members know about insuran... read more
  • December 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm
    Mike says:
    "He says they didn't know they'd be unprotected". And where did this genius think he was going to find protection? hmmmm?
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