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What is a rider to an insurance policy?

A rider is simply a separate document that has special provisions not included in the main policy it is attached to. If you have special property not covered under your homeowners policy, like a valuable jewelry collection for example, you can purchase a rider to the main policy to cover the special property.




Brenda Procter, M.S., Consumer and Family Economics, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia













If you'd like to learn more about this and other personal finance topics, the University of Missouri offers 'Personal & Family Finance,' a correspondence course, through the Center for Distance and Independent Study (800-609-3727). Information about this course is available at





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