Kara McGinley

Property and Casualty Insurance Expert

Expertise

Homeowners insurance, renters insurance, auto insurance

Education

Kara has a B.A. in English and a minor in Communications Studies from East Carolina University

About

Kara McGinley is an insurance editor at Policygenius, specializing in home, auto, and renters insurance. She previously worked as a freelance content writer and copywriter for various tech startups. Kara has been writing about insurance since 2019, and is an expert and making complicated topics like property insurance easy to understand. Her work and insights have been referenced in Kiplinger and WRAL.com. 

Her other writing can be found in Teen Vogue, Brokelyn.com, The Culture Crush, Mask Magazine, and more.

Appearance Highlights

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Selected stories from Kara

Which disasters are covered by homeowners insurance?

Published September 24, 2021 | 6 min read

Home insurance covers disasters both big and small — from burst pipes to tornadoes to house fires. However, your policy won’t cover flood or earthquake damage.

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Claims Diary: My car was stolen ... or was it?

Published September 16, 2021 | 5 min read

Vehicle thefts are on the rise for the first time in years. Here’s one man’s story about filing an insurance claim after his car was stolen.

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Costco homeowners insurance: How does it work?

Updated September 09, 2021 | 3 min read

Costco members can get discounts on Connect homeowners insurance when they purchase coverage through the wholesale store.

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