Ohio Renters Insurance

Whether you rent a loft in downtown Cleveland or a four-bedroom home near Dayton, renters insurance in Ohio can help you repair or replace your personal belongings if they’re damaged or stolen.

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How much does renters insurance generally cost in Ohio?

Renters insurance in Ohio can cost as little as $14 a month (or $166 per year) for around $35,0001 in coverage, about the same as the national average, according to 2021 data (the most recent available) from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). Keep in mind that insurance premiums in most states have changed since then. Also, your cost may be different depending on things like how much personal property you want to cover, what deductible you choose and risks specific to your location. 

What does Ohio renters insurance typically cover?

Typically, renters insurance policies in Ohio can provide coverage against damage to or loss of personal belongings if caused by events such as:

  • Fire
  • Vandalism and theft
  • Lightning strikes
  • Wind
  • Hail
  • Explosions
  • Falling objects
  • The weight of snow or ice

Flooding — a common risk in Ohio — is not covered, but special flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be available for renters.

Is renters insurance required in Ohio?

No state laws require you to have renters insurance in Ohio. However, landlords can require you to have a renters policy as part of a lease agreement. While not legally mandated, renters insurance may help pay for another person’s medical bills or repairs to their property if you’re found legally responsible for their injuries or property damage. Renters liability coverage may also help cover your legal expenses if you’re sued over an incident that occurs in the place you’re renting. Keep in mind that your landlord’s insurance provides coverage for the building itself, but this likely does not include your personal belongings.

Red Carnation

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Ohio chose the red carnation as its state flower in honor of native son William McKinley, who often wore one in his lapel. President McKinley gave away his last lapel carnation moments before he was assassinated. — Ohio Statehouse

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Does Renters Insurance Cover Theft?

Your renters policy helps cover the contents of your apartment for a number of perils — including theft. If someone walks off with your laptop or sound system, your policy can help cover the cost to go out and buy a new one.

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