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Oct
26

Guide to Cheap Car Insurance

A little bit of alertness and willingness on your part for comparison shopping pays off handsomely saving you in hundreds.

Accidents are common place and there are almost 100,000 of them every day, and if there is something between you and financial catastrophe it is insurance. This fact most normally leads one to resign to pay steep insurance premiums which can be avoided despite you having a less-than-perfect driving record.

We enacted a real life drama by picking up real people with real driving experiences from a family and a single person and shopped around for them with a view to find out how much they can actually save. The results are startingling:

1. The loftiest biannual premium quoted for the single man was $ 1,727 which was over three times the minimum amount of $ 533 for the family for the same coverage.

2. The maximum semiannual rate for the family's policy, $ 2,100, was over two times the minimum rate, $ 890.

3. Even those insurers that quoted best family deals quoted worst rates for the single.

The huge difference and consistent quotes emphasized the need for rationalizing car insurance. This is attributable to different formulas for calculating premiums which is a confusing combination of a number of variables like age, sex, driving record, place of living and the car you own. Spending a little time researching the company / policy which baseline meets your and your family's best interest will richly reward you.

Reality Check 1

The family in the study had a teenager who was driving since two years which obviously jacked up the premium of the family's policy. To top it, he had two speeding tickets last year and in addition his mom had also been booked once for over speeding. Although these are common place, the agreement made them risky in the perception of insurers.

Earlier, the family had been paying $ 1,061 every six months for insurance for their two cars 1990 Toyota Celica and 1989 Mazda MPV minivan. The policy included:

1. Liability amount for bodily injury and damage to property- $ 100,000

2. Medical expenses cover of $ 2,000 / person

3. Comprehensive coverage of $ 100

4. Collision coverage deductibles at $ 200

5. Uninsured and underinsured for coverage motorist at $ 100,000

Fine-tuning and shopping

We began the search in the background of above figures and recommended the family to hike their liability protection as below:

1. $ 100,000 / person

2. $ 300,000 per accident

3. $ 50,000 for property damage

4. $ 100,000 / person and $ 300,000 per accident

5. $ 250 for deductibles

6. We left the medical coverage without a change

The result was the drastic reduction in six-month premium to $ 890 an almost $ 350 a year for greater coverage.

The low premium is also attributable to the teenager being now assigned to Mazda, a confirmation that assigning teenagers to an older car still works.

Reality Check 2

In the other case …

Oct
26

Life Insurance: Back to Basics

Life Insurance: A Slice of History

The modern insurance contracts that we have today such as life insurance, originated from the practice of merchants in the 14th century. It has also been acknowledged that different strains of security arrangements have already been in place since time immemorial and somehow, they are akin to insurance contracts in its embryonic form.

The phenomenal growth of life insurance from almost nothing a hundred years ago to its present gigantic proportion is not of the outstanding marvels of present-day business life. Essentially, life insurance became one of the felt necessities of human kind due to the unrelenting demand for economic security, the growing need for social stability, and the clamor for protection against the hazards of cruel-crippling calamities and sudden economic shocks. Insurance is no longer a rich man’s monopoly. Gone are the days when only the social elite are afforded its protection because in this modern era, insurance contracts are riddled with the assured hopes of many families of modest means. It is woven, as it were, into the very nook and cranny of national economy. It touches upon the holiest and most sacred ties in the life of man. The love of parents. The love of wives. The love of children. And even the love of business.

Life Insurance as Financial Protection

A life insurance policy pays out an agreed amount generally referred to as the sum assured under certain circumstances. The sum assured in a life insurance policy is intended to answer for your financial needs as well as your dependents in the event of your death or disability. Hence, life insurance offers financial coverage or protection against these risks.

Life Insurance: General Concepts

Insurance is a risk-spreading device. Basically, the insurer or the insurance company pools the premiums paid by all of its clients. Theoretically speaking, the pool of premiums answers for the losses of each insured.

Life insurance is a contract whereby one party insures a person against loss by the death of another. An insurance on life is a contract by which the insurer (the insurance company) for a stipulated sum, engages to pay a certain amount of money if another dies within the time limited by the policy. The payment of the insurance money hinges upon the loss of life and in its broader sense, life insurance includes accident insurance, since life is insured under either contract.

Therefore, the life insurance policy contract is between the policy holder (the assured) and the life insurance company (the insurer). In return for this protection or coverage, the policy holder pays a premium for an agreed period of time, dependent upon the type of policy purchased.

In the same vein, it is important to note that life insurance is a valued policy. This means that it is not a contract of indemnity. The interest of the person insured in hi or another person’s life is generally not susceptible of an exact pecuniary measurement. You simply cannot put a price tag …