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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What is Loss Assessment Coverage?

I am buying a condo and looking for condo unitowners insurance (HO6 policy). What is Loss Assessment coverage? Can I use it to pay any special assessments imposed by HOA e.g., when they have to do ...
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Is robinhood backed up by an insurance company

Robinhood is a mobile broker that charges $0 commission, but because it's unclear how their business model makes money, I have read a lot of skeptical threads about it.... My question is that is this ...
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How does a tuition insurance payment affect 529 withdrawals?

Qualified college tuition and expenses were paid from a 529 plan in 2014. The school sent a 1098-T and the 529 plan sent a 1099-Q and everything was fine on my 2014 taxes. In 2015 my child has left ...
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Do I need Personal Injury Protection if we have great health insurance?

We don't have any maxes on our insurance and our deductibles are not too bad so it seems like carrying personal injury protection on our car insurance is a waste. I want to lower it to the min 20/40k ...
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Child Insurance Policy-if proposer is missing

I have taken an insurance policy for my son, which is having premium waiver rider in case of my death or disability...Just wants to know what will happen..if I along with my husband gets missing..
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What happens if a person with life insurance goes missing and is found many years later?

Suppose a person has life insurance and goes missing while the policy is valid. His body is not found, noone saw anything which would be an evidence of the person death. Suppose going missing is not ...
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Contribution Principle for Insurance

I was reading up on Contribution Principle of Insurance when I came across the following example used to explain the concept In the homeowner example, if the owner bought two $250,000 policies on ...
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Do you need to have insurance on an unused car?

I'm buying a car and garaging it until I can fix it. Do I need to have insurance on it to be able to register it (so I won't get fined for not registering it) or can I just register it like that since ...
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What is the difference between pre-tax and post-tax paycheck deductions?

I am getting insurance for about 4 months, the length of my contract with a company. I am given the option of having the cost deducted from my paycheck pre-tax or post-tax. What is the difference? ...
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Query about Personal Accident cover

I work in a MNC in India. I have a query about Personal Accident cover. I read in a ET article as 'cheap and essential'. When I asked around about this with few individuals, they advised to buy ...
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At what damage amount should I pursue a homeowner's insurance claim?

We have a recently built house (2008). This past year, a roof leak materialized. I am out of pocket $3250 for several contractor visits that tore out interior drywall, recaulked flashing and siding, ...
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I am thinking about cancelling my car insurance. Will there be any hidden costs down the road?

I own my car outright and just moved to a large city. Public transportation and access to a roommate's car makes transportation easy. I am thinking about storing my car at my parents house and ...
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Insurance coverage for a difficult to find vehicle

How will a claim and potential lawsuit go for a vehicle which is only booked on Nada at $17k high retail, but would cost $25k - $35k or more to find a replacement in average condition/poor condition? ...
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minimize personal property coverage on homeowners insurance

This month, my homeowners insurance is due for renewal. I noticed that the personal property coverage is beyond $100k, which exceeds my needs by at least two orders of magnitude. Honestly, my personal ...
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Actual Cash Value (ACV) of a remodeled mobile home

I have an investment mobile home manufactured in 1972. Last month a contractor was removing trees and landed a big one on my mobile home, cutting it in half and totaling it. My question is regarding ...
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Need a higher car insurance premium as a dependant?

I'm looking to purchase a new car; my current car is 15 years old and has a lot of miles on it. I started a new job that is much further away from home and I need something more reliable. Anyway, I ...
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What's the reason I can't have insurance with more than one company?

Excuse my pure ignorance on this matter, I barely understand the basics of any insurance. When I first moved to the UK years ago I have been told that I can't have life, health, car, contents ...
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Should I Purchase Health Insurance Through My S-Corp

I currently have an S-Corp, of which I am the only employee. As of this year, I started purchasing my own health insurance through healthcare.gov. In previous years, my wife and I were insured ...
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Is it safe to have pension plans with an insurance company with a strong brand but not-that-good credit rating?

I am looking for a pension plan and as part of my investigation, I am checking the credit ratings of the company(eg Moodys). What I am seeing is that the company is having a Baa2 rating. Though the ...
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Which types of insurances do I need to buy?

I work in a MNC in India and can save up to Rs.10000 per month. My parents and sister are dependent on me. I like to use this 'extra' money to buy insurance for any contingencies. So far, I have ...
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How can you find out what life insurance a deceased person had?

So it seems like the way life insurance is supposed to work for a deceased person is that the beneficiary is supposed to somehow inform the insurance company of the insureds death (presumably by ...
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How to protect a Stock you still want to own from a downturn?

I have a few stocks on my portfolio that I still like and I still believe I should own. They still meet all my buy signals, so I will still buy them today. However, the stock market is not doing ...
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How do insurance companies calculate cost of replacement, specifically for a bike?

I had my bike stolen from my apartment. My renter's insurance covers "cost of replacement" for my bike. However, my bike was 8 years old and the model is no longer made. Bike costs in general have ...
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Why buy insurance?

I don't understand why people buy insurances when they know that odds are is not their favor. Is it not better bet to stay uninsured, and save money? I am not talking about house insurance. About ...
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long-term disability question what plan to pick?

At my work I am offered two plans. 1st one is for $55.08 per year pre taxed 60 percent and the 2nd $480.68 per year post tax 65 percent. I am 52. What's the best option?
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What to do with expired cards (credit, debit, insurance cards, …)

I wonder if it is safe to throw away expired cards (credit cards, debit cards, health insurance cards) with name and card/account/ID number as trash. Even if other people have them, will they be able ...
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“$100 Copay before deductible/40% Coinsurance after deductible”

I'm shopping for health insurance. (U.S., federal exchange, I'll be losing COBRA which is a qualifying life event.) One of the plans describes its emergency room costs as: $100 Copay before ...
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Buying insurance (extended warranty or guarantee) on everyday goods / appliances?

I have a practice of never buying insurance except when the law demands, such as car insurance, or when the loss would be too great to bear, such as house insurance, and this policy has saved me a lot ...
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How to dump whole life insurance?

I'm 5 years into my whole life policy with NWM and realizing that its just not a good investment. I've put in about 25k and now have 17k in cash value. I would like to take out that 17k and invest it ...
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How to get individual long-term disability insurance when you already have a group LTD plan with your employer?

I am a tech worker. My employer offers group LTD that covers 60% of my salary? I went out in the market to get an individual policy but my agent cannot find a company who will underwrite a policy with ...
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How many assets do you need before you should buy an umbrella insurance policy?

I've heard of umbrella policies before and I've seen some questions about them on the site, but I don't know how many assets you need before an umbrella policy is worth it. Does $50K of assets ...
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Change in health care deductible with newborn

My wife has health coverage (different from mine) through her employer. Her deductible is $1300. In May my daughter was born. Until then my wife incurred a lot of expenses and met the deductible. ...
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Claiming loss of income due to water damage in residence

I have been recently required to vacate my residence due to flooding. The ceilings, floors and fittings need to be removed from the bathroom, kitchen and hallway, rendering the property uninhabitable ...
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How does an insurance policy's 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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How does visibility of a house from the road or neighbors effect home owners insurance costs?

When applying for home insurance I was asked: Is the house visible from the road? Is the house visible from neighbors' houses? How are the answers to these questions likely to change the ...
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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 ...
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Do we have to pay insurance while on short term disability?

My wife is about to go on short term disability for 3 weeks for maternity leave. Her work is telling her that we need to keep enough money in our account to cover her insurance premiums while she is ...
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Should I car share or buy a car?

I recently got a job that pays 25k€ a year (I get 1.5k€/month after taxes I live in a heavily taxed country). My company will pay me my master's and engineering degree that I begin in september at ...
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Downside to large deposit instead of insurance policy?

On VRBO (and perhaps others) there is an option to either pay $79 for an insurance policy covering $3000 in damage to the property or place a deposit for the same amount: Assuming that... The ...
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flex spending when transitioning from full time to perdiem

I am moving from a full time position with health benefits and $2500 in flex spending to a perdiem position. I gave my notice to decrease from full time to perdiem without benefits as of 7/6/15. How ...
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Should I report driving tickets on my international driving permit to insurance companies

I have an international driving permit I got from India for driving into United States. I have 2 tickets on it in US. Now that I have got my own driving permit in US, should I report to insurance ...
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Is my car overinsured if my net worth is high enough?

My net worth is approx. 200k (distributed in checking for emergency, bonds indices for bigger emergency, and stocks for retirement) and I make between 15k-35k per year (it varies). I've been ...
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Can my mortgage company force me to buy condo hazard insurance?

I live in the United States and have a mortgage for my condominium. After 10 years under my current policy, I suddenly received a letter from the lender, saying "A review of our records indicates we ...
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Do I need to insure a large check when sending via mail?

My girlfriend has a bank account that is on hold because of a stolen debit card number. She recently signed a contract for 90k but has the first check in my name for 60k. She is stuck in London for a ...
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Does liability auto insurance protect any of your assets?

I'm confused about the Liability auto insurance. Some online resources appear to say that you must have as much liability insurance as the total value of all your assets, whereas others just say to ...
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FHA loan just commenced : Any way to get any of the up-front mortgage insurance back?

Background : I ended up in a nasty situation where my FHA lender had over 7 weeks to prepare, and through indolence, was going to miss closing. Lender became very unresponsive - multiple multi-day ...
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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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Supplemental Insurance for Martial Arts Students

I would like to know if there are supplemental insurance policies for people who study martial arts (living in the United States). Specifically, I would like to find a policy that covers injuries that ...
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Can I use FSA funds to pay for expenses outside of insurance start period?

I started a new job on February 2, 2015. But my plan year starts on October 1, 2014 and goes until September 30, 2015. I had a doctors visit that I will have to pay completely for because I was not ...
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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 ...