Insurance is a way of protection against financial loss in case of an accident. It’s a form of financial risk management, mostly used to offset the risk of some uncertain or contingent loss. Insurance works in the same way as life insurance or will work out in case you die. It pays the insured a specified amount upon the death of the insured. It works for people in almost all kinds of situations like business, family and personal.
There are several types of insurance that are available to individuals. Some of them are personal insurance, health insurance, travel insurance and homeowner’s insurance. Personal insurance mainly provides coverage for personal accidents like murder, violence or rape or loss of life. Health insurance on the other hand mainly provides health coverage for diseases, injuries and prevention of any disease that may occur to the insured individual. Travel insurance is provided to the insured to cover for any travel accidents that might happen to the insured while on travel.
Before taking out an insurance policy one should compare the rates of different insurance companies. One can easily get this information from various websites on the internet. The insurer will give a quote on the basis of various factors such as type of coverage, deductibles, periodical payments, etc. Some insurers may also provide the facility of combining multiple policies with one premium. In this case the insurer would offer different coverage limits for the same premium thus saving a lot of money.
The rates of premiums vary with different insurers. People living in high risk areas are likely to pay more than the normal premiums. These people include people who live in high crime areas or in areas where there is frequent rioting. High risk homeowners are likely to have to pay higher premiums than others. This is because they are at a higher risk of suffering damage or loss. Insured homeowners have options to increase or decrease deductibles according to their liking.
The deductible amount that has to be paid by the insured also affects the insurance rate. High deductibles will reduce the monthly payment and hence will reduce the amount of insurance that has to be carried by the homeowner. Lower deductibles will increase the monthly payment but it may also increase the amount of insurance that has to be carried by the homeowner. People may also want to choose higher coverage limits if they are self-employed. Higher levels of coverage may protect them from major losses.
Homeowner’s insurance may not be required if the insured is a landlord. Many insurance companies however, offer it as a service in case a tenant or his family suffers from a loss as a result of a fire. A property owner may also opt for liability insurance to protect him from lawsuits. This insurance protects him from cases arising due to injury on the property. Liability insurance is very popular among property owners because it covers not only acts of violence on the property but also incidents like slips and falls on the property.