preserve your collectibles


preserve your collectibles

Art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles are often irreplaceable. So, making sure your valuables are properly protected is of the utmost importance. This MasterKit will shed light on common specialty items that need additional insurance coverage and provide expert tips to make sure they'll last for generations to come.
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Protect Your Prized Possessions: When to Get Additional Insurance Coverage

Find out which items need additional insurance coverage so you can keep your most valuable belongings fully covered.

Whether it's an expensive engagement ring or a rare stamp collection, some things aren't covered by your standard home policy. Knowing what items require additional coverage through insurance riders now will save you worry later.

A standard home insurance policy covers theft of your jewelry – but only up to a $1,000 limit. As of 2016, the cost of an engagement ring was, on average, $5,978.1 So if there's a ring – or more than $1,000 worth of jewelry – under your roof, you probably need a rider to have it covered in full.

Silver or silver-plated flatware collections are a popular target for burglars – and are usually covered up to $2,500 if stolen, which is a fraction of the replacement cost. If there's a set of silver in your home, you should consider additional coverage to protect its full value.

Rugs, Artwork, and Antiques
The standard liability limit for rugs is usually around $5,000, and standard coverage for other valuable items is limited in your base policy. Get an appraisal on heirlooms like these to determine the necessary additional insurance coverage to protect your one-of-a-kind items.

Whether you have a sports memorabilia shrine, a rare coin collection, or a vault of vintage comic books – most policies only cover collectibles up to $2,000. Keep your pride and joy protected with a rider policy that covers your collection for its full value.

Whether it's a stamp collection or a diamond ring, some valuables require additional insurance coverage:
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