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Goodcover 1st Anniversary Highlights

Christopher Lotz 12 Feb 20213 min read

Goodcover 1st Anniversary Highlights

One year ago we launched our modern renters insurance offering to all Californians. Here’s a recap of an uneventful... scratch that, historic year...

Goodcover's Series A Funding: Accelerating Affordable Renters Insurance Offering in California and Beyond

Christopher Lotz 29 Oct 20203 min read

Goodcover's Series A Funding: Accelerating Affordable Renters Insurance Offering in California and Beyond

At Goodcover, our mission is to elevate financial peace of mind with affordable and effective insurance for all. We launched earlier this year with our first product, modern renters insurance. Today we’re announcing funding that will accelerate delivering on that mission. Our $7.5M Series A financing is led by Goodwater Capital, with participation from Fuel Capital, Broadhaven Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Liquid 2, and TransRe. We’re especially thrilled to collaborate with the team at Goo

Goodcover Member Dividend 2020

Christopher Lotz 21 Sep 20202 min read

Goodcover Member Dividend 2020

Members get a dividend this year of 1.89%. Goodcover is modeled after a cooperative where members premiums are pooled together to cover claims. Any unused portion is returned to them as an annual dividend.

Evictions & Rent Relief: resources for renters during COVID-19

Team Goodcover 31 Aug 20202 min read

Evictions & Rent Relief: resources for renters during COVID-19

This pandemic has impacted everyone, but unlike for homeowners, the help available for renters has been limited and scattered. To help tenants find information during this time, we’ve created a resource page for renters [https://www.goodcover.com/rent-relief-resources/california/] to help them find organizations supporting renters and their rights. Most frequent questions are coming around evictions, a last resort dispute between a landlord and a tenant that can lead to dire circumstances. To

Is insurance more expensive in Black neighborhoods?

Christopher Lotz 6 Aug 20206 min read

Is insurance more expensive in Black neighborhoods?

Black neighborhoods pay 20% more in renters insurance. With the recent Black Lives Matter protests much of society has been re-examining explicit and implicit sources of discrimination against Black people in America. What are the conscious and unconscious ways our society and economy harm Black citizens? Housing and its associated cost has historically played a critical role in institutionalizing racism and segregation. Even insurance companies have historically discriminated against Black pe

Coronavirus and Crime – what the COVID is happening in SF?

Christopher Lotz 12 May 20205 min read

Coronavirus and Crime – what the COVID is happening in SF?

Coronavirus and crime trends, a look at the impact COVID19 and stay-at-home order is having in San Francisco.

Why is Renter's Insurance Required by some Landlords?

Dan Di Spaltro 17 Apr 20202 min read

Why is Renter's Insurance Required by some Landlords?

Landlords have begun requiring tenants to buy renter's insurance, we go into the details on the rationale behind that. They are after one specific protection...

Displaced by a crisis like COVID-19? What to know about your renters insurance coverage.

Team Goodcover 31 Mar 20205 min read

Displaced by a crisis like COVID-19? What to know about your renters insurance coverage.

If you’ve had to move because of the COVID-19 crisis, you might be asking the status of your insurance: is my stuff still covered? Do I need to update my insurer? Is my insurance going to get cancelled? We’ve been fielding these questions from our Members as colleges and universities have shut campuses, people have moved home to be with family, and some such as nurses and EMTs have temporarily moved to be closer to their life-saving work. (PS If you are a medical responder, we’d love to pay the

COVID-19: Free Renters Insurance for Medical Responders

Christopher Lotz 27 Mar 20203 min read

COVID-19: Free Renters Insurance for Medical Responders

Goodcover is offering Nurses, Doctors, and other medical responders free renters insurance for the rest of 2020.

Goodcover & COVID-19: Full Service and Flexible Deadlines

Christopher Lotz 24 Mar 20203 min read

Goodcover & COVID-19: Full Service and Flexible Deadlines

Firstly, I hope you and your family are safe and healthy, and staying home as much as possible. To our Members and community, here’s how we’re serving you during this time: * Goodcover remains open and operational during the COVID-19 crisis. * Claims management and support remains unaffected. * We have implemented a 60 day grace period on overdue premium payments. * We have extended our deadlines for providing various documentation, appraisals, and valuations. Goodcover remains open Acc

Save for Later - a Goodcover quote feature

Dan Di Spaltro 1 Mar 20201 min read

Save for Later

At Goodcover, we like to say Insurance is a considered purchase. To us this means that you grab a cup of coffee, open your laptop, sit down, make some choices, and buy a policy. This also means someone else special in your life might be involved in this process. Enter save for later. We added a feature during the quoting process to email yourself a link. You can pick up where you left off on any device after you click that link. Surprisingly, we've seen ~60% of people who use the feature start

Announcing Goodcover Renters Insurance

Christopher Lotz 6 Feb 20203 min read

Announcing Goodcover Renters Insurance

At Goodcover, our mission is to make financial security accessible for all. Today we’re launching our first product that helps us reach this mission: Goodcover Renters Insurance.

Goodcover is modern, fair, cooperative renters insurance.

Our mission is to build a community of Members enjoying financial peace of mind at the lowest possible cost. Get your instant quote and become a Member today; if you’re switching we’ll do the work for you and you’ll get a refund of anything you’ve prepaid.

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