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Updated October 22, 2009
Last modified: March 13, 2012
The Information We Collect and Why We Collect It
We collect information to provide better services and products to all of our users - including processing your insurance quote, providing customer service regarding your insurance policy, advising you of products that you may find useful, and as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. As a part of our business, we ask for your Personal Information. You may also be asked to submit information about other individuals for the purpose of insuring those individuals. In such instances we may collect third party Personal Information and we will assume that you have the authority to provide us the information.
We may collect information about you in several ways:
The Way We Use Your Personal Information
Some of the ways we may use your Personal Information include to:
Marketing Communication Preferences and Opt-Outs
You may unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving marketing communications by following the unsubscribe instructions included on a particular communication or by sending us a message at the address below. Please be sure to include your name, email address and specific information that you no longer wish to receive to: Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC, Privacy Department, 241 A Street, Suite 400, Boston, Massachusetts or you may email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that you may not elect to stop receipt of communications pertaining to the processing or servicing of your application, product, or account which you may receive periodically unless you cancel that product in accordance with that particular product's terms and conditions.
Federal law also gives you the right to limit some but not all marketing from Next Generation Insurance Group's affiliated companies. You may limit our affiliated companies, such as our financial services affiliates operating under the brand names listed at this webpage from marketing their products or services to you based on certain of your Personal Information that we share with them. This information may include your account history and credit history. Your choice to limit marketing offers from an affiliated company will apply for at least five (5) years from when you tell us your choice. Before your choice to limit marketing expires, you will receive a renewal notice that will allow you to continue to limit marketing offers from any Next Generation Insurance Group affiliated company for at least another five (5) years. If you have already made a choice to limit marketing offers from our affiliated companies, you do not need to act again until you receive the renewal notice. If you prefer to limit the marketing from an affiliated company, please contact us at email@example.com or 866-305-0063. Please note that your choice to limit marketing offers will not apply in certain circumstances as provided under applicable law, such as when you have an account or policy with the affiliated company that is marketing to you. An opt-out request from one joint customer will apply to all joint customers on the policy or account.
Non-Personal/Anonymous Information Collection
In some instances, we may collect non-personal (aggregate or de-identified) data through cookies, web logs, web beacons and other technologies. This information is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance, and effectiveness of our products, services and websites. For example, we may track X number of visitors to one of our website's pages or that Y number of men and Z number of women applied for a quote. However, this use does not identify those individuals nor would we disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
We may share your Personal Information with authorized affiliates and unaffiliated third parties for our everyday business purposes, for example to provide a requested transaction, including processing insurance quotes and related insurance transactions and to provide customer service and support, and as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
We may also disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform marketing or other services on our behalf or with whom we have joint marketing agreements. We only provide these companies with the minimum amount of Personal Information necessary to perform the service and we require them by legal agreement to keep your Personal Information confidential and to use it only for the limited purpose of providing such service.
Some of the ways we may also share your Personal Information may be to:
As discussed above, we may share your Personal Information with our affiliates for a variety of purposes. If you prefer to limit the sharing of your Personal Information among our affiliates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-305-0063. Please note that your choice does not limit us from sharing certain information about your transactions or experiences with us. An opt-out request from one joint customer will apply to all joint customers on the policy or account. If you have already opted out, you don't need to opt out again because your request will never expire.
We comply with any state laws and regulations that may impose additional restrictions on disclosure of Personal Information about consumers in those states for certain purposes.
We maintain the privacy of your personal health information, if any, that we collect as required by applicable state and/or federal law. We will keep confidential any personal health information you provide us, unless such disclosure is authorized by you or is otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.
Security of Your Personal Information
Next Generation Insurance Group is committed to protecting your Personal Information. We restrict access to Personal Information about you to personnel who need to know that information in order to perform their job duties. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with state and federal regulations to guard your Personal Information.
Next Generation Insurance Group uses various technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs so that we can collect information to improve user experience and to help us better understand user traffic, navigation and our email effectiveness. These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to our websites such as your browser type and your referral website address. We may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address and clickstream behavior on our websites (for example, the pages you view and the links you click). You can generally remove, block, or disable cookies by using the settings located in your Web browser.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Next Generation Insurance Group does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13, and no part of our websites are structured to attract anyone under 13.
Access to or Correct Your Personal Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect and maintain. You may correct factual errors by sending us a request that credibly shows error. Note that to protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How to Contact Us
Should you have any privacy-related questions or comments please send an email to: email@example.com.
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What is protected with property coverage?
Renters Insurance is designed principally to cover your personal property such as clothes, electronics, furniture or other personal items owned by you.
Your basic policy provides important coverages such as Theft, Fire, and Windstorms. In addition, Flood is covered in select states and Earthquake coverage may be purchased for an additional cost in the state of California. Flood coverage is not available in AL, AZ, AR, GA, NH, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY.
Special limits may apply to certain personal property such as cash or jewelry. For a complete list of exclusions, limits and terms, please review your policy, or give us a call.
Is my property covered throughout the world?
Yes. College Renters Insurance covers your property in your residence hall, off-campus apartment and anywhere in the world while you travel or study abroad.
What’s not covered?
As with a typical renter's policy, College Renters Insurance does not provide coverage for all losses. Examples of losses that would not be covered would be mysterious disappearance, intentional loss, war, nuclear hazards, illegal acts, pollutants and mold. For a complete list of exclusions, limits and terms, please review your policy, or give us a call.
Are my laptop and smartphone covered?
If you have purchased a College Renters Insurance policy, your smartphone and laptop are covered if damaged, subject to the terms of the policy as well as the deductible.
Are my items covered when in storage?
If you purchase a College Renters Insurance policy, coverage applies to your personal items when in storage. Please call to speak with an agent or refer to the policy for details.
In the event of a loss, what should I use as proof of my personal property?
The best way to maintain proof of personal property is to keep a detailed and thorough inventory of your personal property. If you have them, receipts of purchase are the best proof of ownership. If not, pictures of the items with the brand names, serial numbers and models are also acceptable.
How is theft defined in the policy?
Theft is defined as “the physical removal of an object that is capable of being stolen without the consent of the owner and with the intention of depriving the owner of it permanently.” If your personal property has been stolen, you should follow up with your local or on-campus police force to file a police report.
What is replacement cost?
The Replacement Cost loss settlement reimburses you for the cost to replace a damaged item with one of similar type and quality, subject to your policy deductible. With the Actual Cash Value settlement (ACV), the depreciation of item is taken in to consideration. For example, a loss settled under Replacement Cost for a laptop would likely allow you to replace it with a similar device in today’s dollars. If your policy has the Actual Cash Value loss settlement, coverage would be provided for a fraction of the replacement cost value as this coverage takes depreciation into consideration.
What is liability coverage and why do I need it?
Liability coverage can help protect you and your assets from financial risk if you are found legally liable for an injury to another person or damage to another person's property. For example, if someone slips and gets injured in your apartment, or you unintentionally burn the wall of your residence hall while making dinner, the resulting costs may be covered. Please call to speak with an agent or refer to the policy for coverage details and exclusions.
How do I know if I am eligible for this plan?
Our College Renters Insurance is a “guaranteed issue” policy. This means that there are very few restrictions on who can enroll. You must be 17 or older to enroll online, and your insured residence must be in the United States. Coverage under this plan is not available in AK, RI, FL or CT – but if you click on the enroll button above and you live in one of these states, we’ll send you to a trusted partner that offers similar coverage.
Does a parent’s homeowners policy cover a student’s property?
That all depends! There are several factors to consider to determine whether your student’s personal property is covered under a homeowners insurance policy. First, check to see if your homeowners policy has restrictions on coverage based on where your student lives – many policies will not cover students living off-campus, but will cover students who live in the residence halls. Second, check to see if your homeowners policy has any exclusions around student status, as many policies will only cover full-time students.
Homeowners deductibles are also often high and small claims such as laptops, bicycles, or smartphones may not have coverage if they fall within the deductible. It is sensible to purchase a lower cost College Renters Insurance policy with a low $100 deductible and premiums that will not increase after a claim is made.
I’m a parent. Can I purchase a policy for my student?
Yes. Parents can purchase a policy for their child. When asked for the “insured’s name”, please list your son or daughter’s information. When asked for “your name”, please list your information so we can add you as an interested party on the account.
How do I make a claim?
To report a claim, please give us a call. We’ll get you in touch with the right people. You can report a claim over the phone 24/7. Be sure to have your policy number handy when reporting a claim.
How do I change my coverage or my address?
You must speak directly with one of our friendly agents in order to make any modifications to your existing policy. This includes a change of address, name, additional insured, or coverage limits. To speak with an agent, please give us a call. Our agents are available Monday through Friday, 8AM – 8PM, EST.
Who underwrites College Renters Insurance?
College Renters Insurance is underwritten by Markel American Insurance Company, Waukesha, WI.
MKL – NYSE), a member of the 2.3 billion dollar Markel Corporation.
Rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Markel has been in business for over 80 years. N14 W23800 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.
*If you live in AK, CT, FL or RI, your policy may be underwritten by Assurant Specialty.