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Types Of Insurance For Your Life

Jan 20, 2008
As you already know there are many types of insurance. Knowing which policies will best suit your needs is a key to protecting yourself and your family from unexpected events. BY having the protection that you need, when you need it, you give yourself and your family a tremendous advantage when things go wrong.

If you have a family or run a business, you certainly need life insurance. Life insurance comes in many different flavors and choosing the correct policy is often confusing. One thing is certain, however, and that is you want to provide for your family in the event of your death. The actual type of policy that will best meet your requirements is something that only you, your spouse, and the insurance carrier can decide.

There is another side to life insurance, too. What if you do not have a family? In a case such as this, life insurance, unless it is provided free to you by your employer, may be an unnecessary expense. After all, who will be your beneficiary?

Other types of insurance, such as automobile insurance, are clearer to understand. If you do not own a car, you obviously do not need this type of insurance. If you do own a car and drive it, you almost certainly are required to have it by state law.

Homeowner's insurance is required by most lenders as long as you are paying on the mortgage. In the event something should happen to the home, the insurance on it will help cover the costs of repairing it or replacing it if it is completely destroyed.

Once the mortgage is paid, the homeowner is at liberty to carry or not carry insurance as long as that is allowed by state and local law. Even though a homeowner may be tempted to cancel homeowner's insurance or reduce the coverage once the mortgage is paid that is often a bad idea.

Disability income insurance is another type of insurance that most people should at least consider. A long-term disability insurance policy kicks in should you be injured or suffer from a disease that makes it impossible for you to continue working.

It is true that most employers carry worker's compensation plans that can help should you be out of work for an extended period of time, but worker's comp can be complicated and it often does not provide enough money to cover both medical expenses and household expenses. There are also time limits on how long you can receive payments. A long term disability policy can help offset those costs and help your family maintain a more normal lifestyle.

Health insurance is another of those very important policies that all people should have. Health insurance is often provided by employers, and for many people, this is the only affordable way they can get it. Often employers may offer a choice between HMOs (health maintenance organizations) and traditional fee-for-service care. Rates for HMOs are usually less expensive but they normally have more constraints on which doctor or hospital you can use. Privately purchased health insurance is much more expensive and should be well researched before you decide a policy.

The above are just a few of the many types of insurance that you may wish to look into. An excellent way to learn more about insurance and what you need is to speak with a qualified insurance agent.
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