We all need insurance for so many different things in our lives. We insure our homes, our cars, our health and even our lives. With so many different types of insurance out there – for so many different reasons – it can be difficult to keep it straight! This article will give you some advice on how to do it right!
If you are moving, be sure to check with your moving company to see what kind of insurance they carry. Most moving companies just have a “per-pound” policy on all contents. This might be alright if you just have fairly ordinary, large furnishings; however, if you have very expensive furniture, artwork, lots of electronics or other items that may not weigh much but are valuable, you should ask your insurance agent about supplemental moving insurance.
If you are an empty-nester moving to your new home, don’t take the risk of your hard-earned household items and valuables being damaged or lost in transit. Spend the money to insure your goods while they’re being moved to your new empty nest. Many moving companies offer such policies, and they are well worth the incremental extra expense.
Insurance is like any profession: it uses a lot of specialized words (indemnification, liability, etc.) So if you don’t understand something about a policy you’re about to buy, STOP. Ask the insurance professional you’re talking with to back up and explain in terms that you can understand. If you still don’t get it, make them explain it again. Nothing is worse than signing on for a policy that either costs too much or doesn’t cover enough, because you didn’t feel comfortable asking questions about it beforehand.
Check with your current insurance company for discounts before you consider switching insurers. You can even be upfront about the reason for your inquiry. If you have been a good customer you may be surprised what sort of deals your insurer may offer you. Good customers are valuable assets to insurance companies, and they will take steps to hang onto them.
Comparison shopping is always a sound investment of time when it comes to insurance. Many people only look at the company they already have, rather than seeing if there’s a better deal out there. It can pay off big time if you take the time to evaluate your policy; you could end up with huge monthly savings.
Have a good credit report to keep your insurance rates low. Your credit history can impact your premium costs. Customers who have poor credit or are considered high risk will be viewed as such by insurers, and therefore charged higher premiums.
As stated at the beginning of this article, there are a lot of options out there when it comes to insurance. Having the right information is essential to make the right decisions! Now that you have some great advice on insurance, you can make more informed decisions about your policies. Plan for the unexpected! It can make all the difference in the world when something goes wrong!