Does homeowners insurance cover a child who attends college out of town?

My son has moved out to attend college. This has me wondering if homeowners insurance covers people like him, a dependent who lives outside the home.

Answer
For the answer to this question, it is best to talk with your insurance agent or look over your policy for details. But in most cases, your home insurance can extend some coverage to a dependent away at school.
If your child is renting an apartment, then they’re likely required to buy renters insurance. You should be aware that if their apartment complex requires renters insurance, the building management will not accept a copy of your home insurance policy because it is not specifically covering the dependent at the unit.
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Savannah Grabek
Answered on Mar 03, 2021
Savannah Grabek is an expert in Personal Lines insurance. She has 5 years experience in the insurance industry. Savannah began her carrier working with just property insurance and is now tenured in all personal line including home, auto, motorcycle, boat and umbrella. She previously worked for GEICO and has now been working with Jerry insurance for the past year. Savannah lives in New York with her son, fiancé, and puppy Bear. In her free time she enjoys spending quality time with her family and hiking with her dog.
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