One of the questions that we at HBW Insurance Group, serving the greater Catonsville, MD area, are often asked is whether you can add a roommate to your renters’ insurance policy. Once we say that you can add a roommate to your policy, we are asked about the pros and cons of adding a roommate to your renters’ insurance policy. Read on to learn some of those pros and cons.
The Cons of Adding a Roommate to Your Renters Insurance Policy
One of the most significant downsides to adding a roommate to your renters’ insurance policy is that you now have to recalculate your policy limits to ensure it meets the coverage level needed for you and your roommate. If you are added to an existing policy, you have no control over ensuring the policy is paid for or changing the policy limits as you see fit.
The Pros of Adding a Roommate to Your Renters Insurance Policy
Adding a roommate to your renters’ insurance policy has many benefits, with one of the biggest being the price. When you share a policy, the cost of splitting a policy is generally cheaper than each roommate buying their own policy. Sharing a policy makes sense for those on a tight budget.
There are pros and cons to adding a roommate to your renters’ insurance. Still, as a general rule of thumb, most insurance professionals recommend maintaining separate renters’ insurance policies so you know exactly what is covered and what is not covered regarding your policy and so you have complete control over your own policy limits. If you want to purchase a renters insurance policy in the greater Catonsville, MD area, please contact us at HBW Insurance Group to learn more.