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Importance of Car Insurance and Home Insurance Coverage

Jun 29, 2008
In today's world, having the right home and or car insurance is more important than ever. Car and home insurance are two of the most necessary forms of insurance you'll find. For that reason, they are also the most common forms of insurance protection. This is for obvious reasons, as they both provide extremely important protection for our family needs.

Home insurance in its most basic role provides protection for not only our families, but for visitors as well. This is very important, as home ownership is our number one investment, at least for most of us. For that obvious reason making sure you have proper home insurance is an absolute must. In fact, if you borrowed to purchase your home, like most homeowner owners have, your lender will require that you have adequate health insurance. It's important not to confuse home insurance with mandatory private mortgage insurance. Private mortgage insurance is insurance that protects the lender, should you default on your home loan. Home insurance protects you and your home from damage and liability.

In addition to the obvious protection that home insurance offers, homeowners insurance provides liability protection that insures you and your family. This ensures that if you have a guess at your home, and that guest has an accident your insured, against the liability that can result. Home insurance is often thought of as protection against damage to your own, but the liability protection that comes standard with most home insurance policies can be a real godsend. Now, when it comes to ensuring your valuables, most of your comment items will be protected under your general policy. Though I valued items such as a diamond ring, often require additional coverage.

Home insurance will provide for protection against most disasters. Flood insurance and earthquake insurance are not commonly included in your home insurance policy. If you live in an area that is prone to floods, prone to earthquakes, you'll need to purchase additional coverage. We learned firsthand the importance of having flood insurance from the Katrina disaster. We learned again, the importance of earthquake coverage from the resent devastation in China. You never know when these disasters will hit; you'll never know where they are going to hit, so make sure your number one investment is protected today.

In addition to the importance of having home insurance, car insurance plays a very large role in protecting us, our families, and others. In fact, it's so important that car insurance is required by most states and governments. This is also for good reason, as it is more important than ever to protect ourselves from others who drive irresponsibly, with no car insurance. Unfortunately, it's extremely difficult to enforce these laws, and frankly, these laws are not strict enough. The last, the enormous number of uninsured motorists on our streets, today. We must take a proactive approach to protect ourselves through the purchase of uninsured motorist car insurance. Uninsured motorist coverage is often made available at an additional cost to your existing coverage, make sure you have it. Uninsured motorist coverage doesn't just protect you against uninsured drivers, but protects you against under insured drivers. Because many laws require very minimal, car insurance requirements, you're subject to only partial repairs to your vehicle. This means that without uninsured motorist protection, a legally insured individual with coverage up to $10,000 can only provide a $10,000 settlement. If you're driving and $50,000 car, you can do the math; you'll get stuck with the majority of the bill.

The importance of having both car insurance and home insurance if you own a home cannot be stressed enough. Make sure you, your family, and others are protected, get insured today, if you aren't already. If the cost of insurance is an issue for you, you can shop several different carriers and find a competitive rate. Make sure to go with a high rate company, however, as you'll want them around when needed.
About the Author
If you're looking for a car insurance quote it's always a good idea to get quotes from a few different insurers. Many online services can provide you with a number of quotes, allowing you to select the most reasonable. You can do the same with home insurance as well, just go with a reputable carrier.
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