Insure an iPhone, iPad, and other expensive electronics for cheap
If you’ve ever dropped your iPhone or spilled a drink on an iPad you probably realized a little too late that getting these expensive devices insured is a good idea. There’s a lot of confusion as to what’s the best way to go about insuring expensive gadgets though, and there’s a million third party warranties and insurance plans out there that range from $100-$200/year that will cover the iPhone, iPad, your MacBook, etc.
Before you jump into any particular service though, check out something called a “personal articles floater” policy:
you can insure these types of items [iPhone, iPad] on a mini insurance policy known as an inland marine policy, or more commonly, a “personal articles floater”, and the cost is pennies on the dollar
I’d never heard of this until one of our readers sent us this link from an insurance industry blog that recommends the policy.
Apparently a personal articles policy can cover nearly anything, and often cost as little as $15-$20 per year. The other great part? There is usually no deductible, and they cover against any kind of loss: theft, damage, loss, you name it.
I imagine you just contact your general home owners or renters insurance agent to discuss adding this type of policy, and I must say this seems like good advice for not just your iPad and iPhone, but maybe your iMac, MacBook, and other expensive gadgets as well.