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Storage Insurance

When you store something, you want to keep it safe. Most storage locations are safe, but there's always the chance of something going wrong—from a fire that spreads through multiple units to thieves breaking in and looking for valuables to sell, even a well-secured item could be at risk. Storage insurance can help mitigate this risk by providing coverage in case the stored items are damaged or stolen. This coverage is available to both businesses and individuals.

Storage Insurance for Businesses

Does your business store any equipment or inventory at an off-site location? Using self-storage facilities and other 'miniature warehouses' has become more popular in recent years, especially among companies who need just a little extra space, but storing objects in these off-site locations can remove them from the safety of your existing business plan.

Getting the right amount of storage insurance can make sure that anything stored offsite can be replaced if it's damaged while you're not looking. Be sure to ask a Mid-America Specialty Markets agent about how much coverage your business needs—standard policies for storage insurance tend to have low limits, so if you're storing valuable equipment or inventory, you'll need to make sure your policy is enough to cover any losses in full.

Retail insurance does not apply to items that are being stored in the company's warehouse, on the shelves of a retail location, or anywhere within its normal offices. Those items are covered by other plans, typically commercial property insurance, and would not benefit from this type of coverage.

Storage Insurance for Individuals

Are you one of the millions of people with products kept in storage? If so, your assets may be at risk—and it's not just thieves you have to worry about. Many facilities are also exposed to problems like mold growth and weather damage, and you may not even know your belongings are at risk if you don't check them on a regular basis.

As someone with items in storage, you want your belongings to be safe and protected until you're ready to take them out of wherever they're being kept. Getting a storage policy now can help ensure that even if the worst occurs, you'll be able to get reimbursed for the items you lost.

 

1. "Storage Units Easy Prey for Thieves." ABC News. 2013. Accessed April 12, 2016. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/05/storage-units-easy-prey-for-thieves/

2. "Mold, Theft and Hurricanes: The Risks of Self-Storage." WSJ. August 3, 2005. Accessed April 12, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB112303337889003384.

Our Locations

MASM / Columbia

2800 Forum Blvd, STE 4B
Columbia, MO 65203
Main office: 573-447-4990

*MASM / O'Fallon

1656 Bryan Rd
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Main office: 636-978-3696
Toll free: 888-978-3696

MASM / Springfield

330 W Plainview Rd, STE F
Springfield, MO 65810
Main office: 417-865-1558

MASM / Clever

6809 State Highway 14 W, Ste F
Clever, MO 65631
Main office: 417-743-2288
Toll free: 888-978-3696

MASM / Joplin

1401 E 7th St, Ste B
Joplin, MO 64801
Main office: 417-553-0692

MASM / Lamar

128 W 10th St
Lamar, MO 64759
Main office: 417-682-3131

MASM / Neosho

613 W Coler St
Neosho, MO 64850
Main office: 417-451-9177

MASM / Nixa

204 Village Center St. Suite 7
Nixa, MO 65714
Main office: 417-595-4430

MASM / Seneca

908 Washington Ave
Seneca, MO 64865
Main office: 417-776-5433

MASM / Shawnee, KS

6208 Richards Dr
Shawnee, KS 66216
Main office: 913-322-3388