Insurance is one of the most important aspects of our present lives. Whether we live in increasingly uncertain times or whether we simply need more assurance that we will be taken care of, having proper and effective insurance coverage is vital. It is also critical, when getting a policy that you understand all the terms and conditions.
Very few of us have a lot of extra cash to throw around these days. One of the ways we can save money is by reducing our insurance costs. Trimming back to make sure we only cover what we need can certainly be a good idea, but it is important to make sure we keep the important things. When you are looking at your property damage areas for example, it can be far safer to raise your deductible than eliminate areas of coverage.
Theft is one of the most common insurance claims. When getting theft coverage for the home, car or apartment, too many of us underestimate the value of our possessions. That is, we consider what they are worth now rather than what it would cost to replace them and find ourselves underinsured. This is especially true with all the electronics we depend on. It is also critical to know who is covered by the policy as a visitor’s possessions may not be, which can lead to unpleasantness.
Health insurance should be getting easier, but is still a bit tricky. Even those of us who are covered by our employers may be served by investigating private insurance options. Employee policies are affordable because all members of a company divide the cost, but that doesn’t mean that everything you need or everyone in your family is taken care of. Understanding what is and isn’t covered can make all the difference in a crisis.
Did you suffer an unpleasant financial setback last year when a critical member – or worse, several — of your fantasy football team took a hit and was knocked out of play for the rest of the season? While those losses cannot be recouped, you can actually purchase fantasy league insurance to help you cope when the real world intrudes on what, too many, is a serious obsession. Not all companies carry this type, but it does exist.