HO4 policy, as renter's insurance is formerly known, normally covers home electronics such as TV, stereos, gaming systems, alongside appliances great and small. Some companies require an additional fee to cover home computers, so be sure to read the fine print before signing up.
And here's an important note to remember when looking at different companies' policies, according to Insure.com:
One thing to look at is whether the insurance company will offer "actual cash value" (ACV) or "replacement cost coverage" for your belongings. As the name implies, ACV coverage will pay only for what your property was worth at the time it was damaged or stolen. So, if you bought a television five years ago for $500, it would be worth significantly less today. While you'd still need to spend about $500 for a new TV, your insurance company will pay only for what the old one was worth, minus your deductible.
Replacement cost coverage, on the other hand, will pay what it actually costs to replace the items you lost, again minus the deductible. In some regions, most insurers write ACV coverage. In others, they'll quote you replacement cost coverage by default. Replacement cost coverage will cost you more in premiums, but it will also pay out more if you ever need to file a claim. Let your agent know about any particularly valuable items you have. Jewelry, antiques and electronics might be covered only up to an amount that won't pay for their replacement.
Considering the amount of home tech items the average person has these days, what comes down to the equivalent price of a Xbox 360 seems fair enough for a piece of mind. For more details about the general information of renter's insurance, read here.
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