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Old December 24th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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camera rental insurance and personal equipment insurance

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Are there any insurance companies out there that you can recommend for equipment rental insurance on rented equipment. Also, how about on my own personal equipment? thanks in advance.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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Schedule it on your homeowners or rental insurance.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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Not sure how it works outside of Canada but here your homeowners/renters insurance WILL NOT cover professional gear ESPECIALLY if transported from your home. Consult an insurance agent for a definitive answer in YOUR jurisdiction. ANY other answer is asking for trouble when you need it most.
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Old December 25th, 2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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If it's professionally used gear, then it's probably best to get business insurance. Most homeowner's insurance excludes items used commercially.

There are a variety of companies that write "marine" insurance, which covers you against loss or damage. Mine, which I get through The Hartford, also carries a $25K rider for rental gear I pick up. It's generally a requirement in most rental houses, before they'll let you leave with the gear.

Unfortunately, it's not cheap. But then, it's a business expense, and less expensive than writing a check to cover your own loss if someone decides they want your gear more than you do.
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