Many people believe that finding the right insurance is a struggle, but that is only true if you don’t know the right way to find what you need. Like anything else, you need to be educated about the right way to look for the insurance you want if you want to find it. This article contains a number of tips on insurance that will help you get what you are looking for.
It may go without saying, but someone needs to put it out there. When it comes to insurance, just tell the truth! I heard a story about a guy who had his windshield shattered who did not report it to his insurance company for two weeks. In that two weeks he changed his policy to include zero deductible comprehensive so it wouldn’t cost him anything to fix it. Lo and behold the insurance found out! Can you guess where he is now?
You’ve probably heard the phrase about 15 minutes can save you 15%, but you might find that by spending just a couple of minutes on the phone with your current insurance provider can also save you money. When your insurance coverage is nearing the expiration date, call your insurance provider and ask them for a re-quote on your policy. They will have the incentive to give you the most favorable pricing in order to retain your business. Since they already have all your information, it probably won’t take 15 minutes and you can save time and money.
Your insurance rates are likely set by zip code. If you live near a big city, the closer your zip code to the actual city center, the higher your rates will be. Consider this when looking for a new place to live. Just one zip code away could seriously lower your payment.
Taking a higher deductible lowers your monthly premiums, but not without a price. However, you need to remember that raising your deductible will incur more out-of-pocket expenses from you, should you be involved in an accident. Take the time to calculate how much this might wind up costing you when making your choice.
Go over your insurance policy regularly. You are likely to find ways to save, problems with the policy or perhaps you need to update who is covered. These mistakes are adding to your insurance bill unnecessarily. Thus it is worthwhile taking time to check your insurance policy carefully.
Picking the correct insurance policy is part of a smart financial strategy. For example, if you pick a policy that has a low deductible, the cost each month will be higher, but you are secure in the event of an accident. Or, you could choose the risky option by having a high deductible amount, your monthly cost will be much lower, but if something happens you will have to pay a significant amount of money for the deductible.
As was stated in the beginning of this article, finding the right insurance is really a matter of education. If you know the right way to look for insurance, you will have an easier time finding what you need. Apply the advice from this article and your finances and insurance policy will be a match made in heaven.