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Insurance: A Necessity for Peace of Mind


There are many choices for insurance. Insurance is a policy where you pay in a certain figure, that you do not usually get back, and pays out in the event of a certain situation. The details vary according to the type of coverage.

Health insurance was invented to help with your medical care. You will typically pay in a certain amount every month called premiums and you may have invest a certain percentage on your presciptions and doctor's visits but the insurance is created to help you with the costs. It will also help you in emergencies such as a broken bone, accident or a sudden illness. Insurance is there to benefit you if you are having a baby or any other time you require regular care.

Car insurance is intended for accidents; either your fault or someone else's. You pay on your car insurance premium every month (or quarterly or yearly) and if you are in an accident, the insurance can cover damages. There are two basic kinds of car insurance; liability and full-coverage. Liability will only cover what you are liable for. Full-coverage will cover anything that happens to your car, your body or to the other party in an accident.

The main purpose of life insurance is to cover the survivors of the person who dies. Life insurance can be used to pay off debt, cover burial expenses or take care of surviving children. Life insurance can be very important, especially if you are leaving a spouse that doesn't work, young children, or debts. In the event of your death, the life insurance company would award the amount of the policy to your beneficiaries.

As the name implies, home insurance is meant to protect your home and property. There is home owner's insurance and also renter's insurance. Renter's insurance will take care of personal items that are in the home and most often cover damages to the house itself if there were a robbery or similar damage to the property. This will keep the renter from having to pay the owner personally if damage to the property occurred as a result of a burglary.

The home owner's insurance will protect the same things; damage to personal property and also to the premises. Many insurance plans cover natural events such as floods or earthquakes. Some plans cover fire and others do not. Most cover fire only if it was not set by the owner.

There are many other kinds of coverage that are necessary for business owners, including disability and business interruption insurance. The only way to assure proper coverage is to consult with an agent and one that has your particular situation in mind.

Martin Shiverman is founder of FGA Insurance an excellent resource site dedicated to information on Insurance.


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