- Date : 01/05/2018
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You may think you don't need insurance but you do! Read on to find out why
When life proceeds smoothly with no bumps along the road we tend to get a bit complacent about financial security. While it is important to make progress in terms of investments and acquisitions, we should ensure that we are securing ourselves and our assets as we proceed. The process of insurance has been evolved to safeguard the interests of people from uncertainty by providing certainty of payment at a given contingency. This could vary from motor accidents to health problems to property damage and even loss of life. Here are a few reasons why insurance is extremely important for every individual:
- Provides security:
The absence of an earning member in the family can make things very rough. Having a life insurance would at least make sure that your family is financially supported in case of some unforeseen incident.
- Encourages savings:
Insurance not only protects against risks and uncertainties, but also provides a secure investment channel as well. The payment of premiums regularly enables systematic savings. The insured gets a lump sum amount at the time of the maturity of the contract.
- Medical support:
Medical insurance policies are ones that cater to expenses incurred from treatment of various health conditions. Since anyone can be a witness to unforeseen illnesses and because the cost of healthcare is rising, a health insurance policy is considered to be essential for every individual.
- Transfer of risk:
Insurance functions on the principle of the transfer of financial risk from the insured to the insurer. An insured individual’s expenses are recompensed by the insurer. This reduces the financial burden of paying for vehicle repairs, health expenses etc.
The issue with insurance, however, is that customers are spoiled for choice. There are so many options to choose from, so many different policies to explore, and it can get confusing to choose the right one. That was before we prepared the Lazy Investor’s Guide to Insurance, an e-book that compiles and simplifies everything you need to know in one simple place, in an easy-to-read manner. So now you don’t have to work hard to find time to do your research.