You can purchase renters insurance for as little as 35¢ a day, but the cost varies by the coverage you choose, how much coverage you buy and the deductible (the amount you agree to pay before a claim is paid) you select. Mercury offers many discounts* to bring down the cost even further, such as multi-policy and loss-free (no claims for a specified period of time).
As a renter, you may not have to replace the home you’re living in, but you might need to replace your possessions and valuables. Additionally, you may need protection against liability claims, or to cover the cost of living elsewhere should your residence become inhabitable due to a covered loss. Many landlords also require tenants to purchase renters insurance that includes a minimum of $100,000 of liability coverage.
The amount of insurance needed varies person-to-person and Mercury offers many coverage options to fit each person’s insurance needs. There are also three pre-packaged quoting options (Gold, Platinum, and Titanium) for renters looking for a quick quote. We encourage you to speak with a Mercury agent, who will help you select the right coverage for your needs.
Yes, you still need renters insurance even if your landlord already has insurance for the building. Your landlord’s policy won’t cover your personal belongings or any liability lawsuit that may be brought against you.
Yes, your electronics are covered by your policy. Mercury’s policies have a pre-defined limit of $5,000 for home computers, but you can purchase additional coverage if your system is worth more. Mercury also offers a Home Systems Protection endorsement to cover your home electronics and appliances in the event of a mechanical breakdown.
Yes, collectibles/collections and jewelry are covered if stolen, however, there is a maximum amount your policy will cover. You can purchase additional coverage for the value of your collectibles if they exceed the pre-defined coverage limits. Mercury also provides customers with the ability to insure valuable jewelry, such as an engagement or wedding ring. We suggest you talk to your Mercury agent for details.
Yes, Mercury’s renters insurance provides liability coverage that will pay for the medical expenses for visitors or workers who are injured at your rental property. If that person files a lawsuit against you, your renters insurance policy will help cover the costs of your legal defense, too.
Each renter’s needs are unique. You will have your own dedicated Mercury agent who will work to create a custom plan for you.
While it’s not required to show a list documenting all of your personal belongings, Mercury does require proof of purchase or an appraisal report if you want to purchase additional coverage for your valuable belongings.
Here are a few of the events covered by Mercury’s renters policy:
Mercury doesn’t offer earthquake insurance, but your Mercury agent can arrange this coverage through the California Earthquake Authority. We recommend that you talk to a local Mercury agent for coverage details.
Our base policy covers the actual value of your personal belongings, which reduces the amount of liability for physical deterioration and depreciation. We offer the option to upgrade your policy to cover your personal property at the replacement cost, which is the amount necessary to repair or replace the damaged property with no deduction for depreciation.
Mercury offers many discounts.1 Here are a few for which you may qualify...
1Discounts subject to qualification requirements and may not be available in all states.
You can file a claim 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just call our claims hotline at (800) 503-3724 to get things started.
When renting out a place that you own, you will need to purchase Dwelling Fire insurance to cover damages to the structure of the building, your personal property in the unit/house you rent out to others and liability claims that may arise from renting out the unit/house.