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College students may want to consider purchasing renters insurance

Wynita Cannon, Insurance Account Representative Wynita Cannon, Insurance Account Representative
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia's Insurance Commissioner has some advice for college students.

Ralph Hudgens says students moving into off campus housing should purchase renters insurance. It covers the loss of electronics, jewelry, and other belongings due to theft, fire, or other disaster. Insurance agents say students need to document their valuables.

"The main thing that you want to make sure with all renters insurance is you have to document what you own, from anything from snapshot, to just going around with your phone videoing everything that you own,” said Wynita Cannon, Insurance Account Representative.

Agents say renters insurance is affordable for students starting at about $10 a month for $20,000 in coverage.

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