Progressive Renters Insurance Review 2020


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Progressive renters insurance policies come from third parties, not from the company. If you need a renters policy for your home or apartment and you already have car insurance with Progressive, it’s worth checking renters rates to see if Progressive’s multipolicy discount can save you money.

About Progressive renters insurance

Progressive functions as a broker to sell renters insurance through the Progressive Advantage Agency, which works with about a dozen third-party companies such as Nationwide, Assurant, Homesite and American Strategic Insurance, or ASI. Though you can buy a renters policy through the Progressive website, one of these companies will actually administer your policy and pay out for any claims you make.

Progressive advertises an average car insurance discount of 12% for those who bundle their auto policy with renters insurance purchased through the company’s website.

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Progressive renters insurance coverage

Regardless of which third-party company you’re insured with, your Progressive renters insurance policy will typically include the following standard types of coverage:

  • Personal property coverage for your belongings.
  • Liability coverage for lawsuits and legal expenses.
  • Medical payments coverage in case someone gets injured on your property.
  • Coverage for temporary living expenses if you have to move out while your home is under repairs due to a covered loss.

You can also add these two types of optional coverage to your policy:

  • Coverage for water damage from the backup of sewer or sump pump systems.
  • Personal injury coverage in case you’re sued for slander or libel.

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Progressive renters insurance discounts

Discounts vary depending on where you live and which third-party company you’re insured with, but may include the following:

  • Discount on your auto policy if your car is insured with Progressive.
  • Discount for getting a quote at least three days before your policy takes effect.
  • Pay-in-full discount.
  • Paperless discount.
  • Discount if you live in a gated community or your complex has a security guard.

If you get your renters policy through ASI, a subsidiary of Progressive, you could also be eligible for a single deductible for both auto and renters insurance. That means you’ll pay only one deductible if you need to file claims for the same incident on both your auto and renters policies — for example, a car break-in that involves vehicle damage and stolen personal items.

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More about Progressive

Website: At Progressive.com, you can get an online quote for renters insurance or for a renters/auto insurance bundle. You can also find answers to common renters insurance questions and get information about your policy. However, if you’re looking to file a renters claim, you can’t do it through the Progressive website but instead must contact the third-party insurer directly.

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Other insurance: Progressive sells and administers the following types of insurance policies:

As with renters insurance, Progressive offers numerous other types of policies through third parties. You can get quotes and purchase these policies through Progressive, and may get a discount if you combine certain policies. Below are the types of insurance you can get through Progressive’s partners:

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