The promise that something will be paid in case of loss. Used to cover important items and reduce personal risk. This tag covers how to get it, how to keep it, what kind, and why you should have it.

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COBRA and “in progress” expenses

I'm leaving my job in a few days, and I have significant "in progress" dental expenses. I haven't received any official COBRA information yet. I'm worried that any appointments after my last day at ...
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renter's insurance for causing property damage

It seems that renter's insurance only covers the tenant's property and perhaps guests. I suspect that a far bigger financial risk for a tenant is in liability due to causing a fire, flood or other ...
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How to insure belongings on road trip?

I'm shipping my car with a reputable carrier across the country. I am going to put some of my belongings in the trunk. I have insurance on the car, but if I wanted to insure the items in the trunk ...
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Insurance against final value

If I have property/land for sale at a higher value than that which it was purchased can I insure against the selling price? Say my family home that has sentimental value above the retail value and I ...
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What is the difference between Health, Medical and Life Insurance (India) and Which one I should take my self and which one for my wife?

What is the difference between Health, Medical and Life Insurance (India) and Which one I should take my self and which one for my wife? I want to take insurance for safety + tax saving purpose. What ...
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Is there a rule of thumb to help “Sanity check” insurance costs?

My house insurance is up for renewal. I'm busy and I don't want to spend a lot of time getting quotes, especially since this policy is tied to another one that is hard to get and that we could only ...
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I own but do not live in a flat. Am I responsible for damage caused to neighboring flat? [closed]

I am on the title and mortgage of a flat with my wife (soon-to-be ex-wife). I moved out of the property a couple years ago and still pay my part of the mortgage. Since then my (soon-to-be ex)wife has ...
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Should I pay the insurance discounted rate or the full rate for an ambulance ride under my deductible?

I had to call recently an ambulance because of a food allergy. By the time I reached hospital, I was okay. Last month, I recieved a bill of 3500 USD. I am just wondering, is it a fair charge? Since my ...
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Where to get liability insurance for car rentals, as an add-on to Visa Collision Damage Waiver?

For car rentals paid for entirely by Visa credit cards, Visa usually provides a benefit called the Collision Damage Waiver, which in my experience is pretty good. It does not however cover personal ...
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Do I need ID theft Insurance?

Identity theft insurance? Dave Ramsey says yes. Consumer reports (CR) says no. The complication is that Dave recommends an identity theft insurance from Zander Insurance, where as CR says to say no ...
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Car Accident - Can I get Cash/Check instead?

My vehicle (pick-up truck) was legally parked on a street and a car struck my truck and caused some damage to the body and bumper. When I called, the other driver's insurance company told me to take ...
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Could my insurance company be giving my healthcare providers kickbacks?

This may seems like a far-fetched conspiracy theory, but this has happened to me twice now... Scenario goes like this: My insurance policy covers X but not Y (or X has a lower deductible than Y). I ...
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Why would I enroll in a Limited Purpose FSA, on top of an HSA?

Open enrollment is coming up and I have the option to open both an HSA and a limited purpose FSA, which only covers dental and vision expenses. Why would I participate in both?
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Should my live-in significant other and I both have renter's insurance?

My significant other and I both have our names on the lease for our shared apartment. We are not married. She has a renter's insurance policy that she claims is enough to cover both her belongings and ...
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Why do people buy insurance even if they have the means to overcome the loss?

Insurance companies are businesses and their goal is to make money. It follows that if you are neither lucky nor unlucky, you will end up in the long run losing money by stipulating an insurance. I ...
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Paying for Long Term Care Insurance for relative

My mother-in-law (in her 60s) has no assets, and a pension (state and Social Security combined) of less than $700 month when she retires. Currently, I'm paying for LTCI ($150/day, 90-day elimination, ...
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Personal liability insurance with no car or house

Is it possible to get a personal liability insurance if I don't drive (I don't have a driving license and I don't own a car) and if I don't own a house (I am renting)? The use case I'm thinking about ...
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Is insurance worth it if you can afford to replace the item? If not, when is it?

I am talking here exclusively about insurance for items (not for health or other type of insurance where lives and liability are at risk). Let's say I have a 1-year old Macbook (costs $2000+tax new) ...
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Is the Chrysler extended warranty coverage worth it?

Is it suggestible to take Chrysler bumper to bumper lifetime insurance? I bought a Jeep Cherokee 2014 and initial warranty info looks like this. Warranty Basic - Miles:36,000 Basic - Months:36 ...
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Car insurance versus personal liability insurance

I'm in the market for car insurance for the first time, and I'm trying to understand the best way to approach it. I've talked to some insurance salesmen, and they consistently try to convince me that ...
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Does insurance cover injury playing rec sports

If I get hurt playing recreational soccer after work, will my employer insurance cover my medical/hospital expenses?
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Insurance for a house which is not homeowners insurance?

My wife and I moved last summer, and our former home is still on the market. We were recently informed by our homeowners insurance company that because the house is no longer owner occupied, they will ...
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Equifax credit report insurance quotations

I have just ordered a credit report from equifax. The credit report shows up all healthy except for a large number of (genuine) 'insurance quotations'. These are car insurance quotations that I have ...
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When is an event worth insuring against?

Inspired by another question, what factors should generally be considered when deciding wheter or not to insure yourself against events with a financial impact? The linked answer makes mention of any ...
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Having two different employer healthcare plans

I currently have two healthcare plans, one is United Health Care and one is Anthem Blue Cross. I'm able to get my health insurance in full from my old job which is why still have it(ABC). Anthem Blue ...
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Can one insure a home's AC unit?

My mother-in-law would like to insure her single family home AC unit while my wife and I are informally renting a room with her. Is this possible? Although the unit is 10 years old and runs fine, she ...
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What's the catch with accidental death/disability mortgage insurance?

I just bought a house. Now I'm getting ads in the mail every day or two trying to sell me accidental death insurance for my mortgage. (AKA critical illness mortgage insurance, mortgage protection ...
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Homeowner's policy - will insurance pay coverage amount in case of a loss?

I am reviewing my homeowner's policy that is due for renewal and I think I may have too much coverage. My question: will the insurance company pay the coverage amount if the building is a total loss ...
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How does an insurance policies Six Month Premium work?

So, I'm wondering... How does an insurance policies Six Month Premium work? Say full coverage would cost me $200/month and liability would cost me $100/month, but I decided to get full coverage and ...
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Can I deduct my individual Health Insurance Premium in Tax

I have a my own LLC and working as self employee for this company. I am working on 1099 for this company. Since there is only 2 employee (including my spouse), I can't take health insurance from my ...
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What is the simplest way to describe indexed universal life?

Indexed universal life seems to be pretty popular these days, but it also comes off as very complex with a lot of small print. Without getting too complex, whats the simplest way to describe what it ...
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How to start disability insurance when already disabled?

I'm not entirely certain this is the right place for this question, but I can't think of anywhere better either, so here it goes. I am currently suffering from moderate-severe depression and anxiety, ...
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Can mortgage insurance replace PMI?

So I recently bought my first house, and admittedly have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to home financing. I did not put down 20% so I have to have PMI until I pay off the principal up to 20%. ...
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When does it make sense to cancel collision and comprehensive auto insurance?

I have owned my car for about 8 years now and have had collision and comprehensive auto insurance the whole time. The starting value of the car was around $20K. The trade-in value is currently ~$6K ...
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What happens if the term insurance company closes?

I have bought a term insurance plan for 35 years. I pay yearly premiums, and will do so for a long time if everything goes well. My question is, what will happen if say after 20 years the company ...
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Tax on insurance payment due to car deemed as total loss?

What is the the IRS's view on insurance payment for a car that was deemed a total loss? Is the state tax for each state in this scenario the same? Or, do different states have different approaches? ...
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Why does my insurance premium go up when I remove my wife?

I was messing around with my insurance policy to see if I could get my premium to go down a little bit, so I was just curious; How much is my wife making my premium go up? As it stood, my premium ...
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What is the added advantage of a broker being a member of NFA in addition to IIROC

If my broker is a member of the national futures association, what extra protection does it give me over the fact that it is also a member of IIROC? I am particularly referring to this: ...
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How do I judge if I am being made a fair offer by a car insurance company?

My girlfriend got into an accident with her (registered under my name) 2003 Honda civic. She was pulling out of the drive way(taking a right, basically parallel to the road) and got hit on the quarter ...
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Liability insurance for hobby

Maybe I'm paranoid or something but it is hard not to be one when all you see in the news how some people sue others based on ridicules charges and then settle for millions. My situation: I work full ...
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Why do credit cards come with insurance, and what is the benefit for the user?

I have savings and don't need to borrow money, but still need a credit card for those payments that can't be made otherwise: primarily car rental and some online purchases. I've noticed that many ...
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Why the borrower needs to pay premium for mortgage life insurance

There is a product called mortgage life insurance. Apparently if I have the insurance and I die , the insurance will pay the bank the remaining mortgage. It is for the bank's protection, not mine. ...
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Does the life/disability insurance policy on my car apply now that it's paid off?

My husband and I had purchased life/disability insurance on our new car in 2007. In 2008, my husband became ill and passed away at the end of that year. Recently, I found the policy and took it to the ...
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What is the use of mortgage insurance premium paid to CMHC

When I bought my condo, because I could only put down 10%, so I had to pay CMHC (Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation) insurance premium (about 12 000 dollars I believe but I could be completely wrong ...
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How can I improve my auto insurance score?

My auto insurance score on Credit Karma is 805. It also says insurability is poor. I was wondering if there is a way to improve that score? I have never had an accident and I am never late on my ...
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The doctor didn't charge the health insurance in time, am I liable?

I got a bill for an emergency room visit for one of my kids. It was the weekend and that was where the insurance told us to go. Luckily no stitches needed. Fast forward 7 months and I get a bill ...
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Life cover until death means?

My LIC insurance policy says : "Maturity Return : Sum Assured with Bonus on Policy maturity. Life cover continues till death" what does it mean to cover life after maturity & returns?
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Do laddered term life-insurance strategies give significant savings over getting re-rated with shorter term policies?

I have been reevaluating my life-insurance strategy and having remembered an article about using laddered term life insurance to give you a higher amount of coverage in the short term with reducing ...
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Why do people take out life insurance on their children? Should I take out a policy on my child?

I've always found those flyers that the schools send home in September contemptible. But maybe I'm the one in the dark...? If the purpose of life insurance is to replace a wage-earner's income in ...
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What kind of company is USAA?

I'm a member with USAA. My membership eligibility is based on family membership. I'm a little bit confused about what kind of company USAA is. I have the general idea that it is a company that ...