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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Can an employer refuse to remove a spouse who recently acquired their own health insurance coverage?

My spouse recently took a new position with benefits. Where I have been providing benefits through my employer I contacted them and ask to remove my spouse. At first, they said not a qualifying ...
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Insurance for car rental [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the best way to have a good insurance coverage when renting a car without a credit card or car insurance. Here is my situation: I've arrived 6 months ago in the US, and am ...
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Explain me the benefit of insurance policy

I have taken a life insurance policy from ICICI called "ICICI Pru Saving Suraksha LP". The details of my policy is given below. Term: 15 years Premium Amount: Rs 50,000.00 Sum Assured: Rs 500,000.00 ...
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Can you get umbrella insurance from a different company from where you get your basic home/auto insurance?

I presently have auto and house insurance with a single company (call it company X). They have a local agent and the cost and responsiveness is quite nice, so I'd rather not leave them. However, the ...
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What is the difference between Uninsured Peril and Excluded Peril

I was reading up on past Charted Institute Insurance (CII) Exam papers and I came across the following question 1) Insured Perils 2) Uninsured Perils 3) Excluded Perils In my opinion, ...
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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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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 add-...
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Getting Earthquake Insurance on a new Mortgage

I live in the bay area, CA where there are many earthquakes. I was recently reading: http://blog.petetheplanner.com/financially-what-happens-when-your-house-burns-down/ which stated that your home ...
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What's the understanding of acquisition costs in insurance? [closed]

Acquisition costs are defined as: Direct costs an insurer incurs to "acquire" the premium—for example, commissions paid to a broker or fronting company. These costs are required to be expensed ...
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How to recover value from a term life insurance policy?

This happened in Canada. A person has a life insurance policy that matures in 2024 (in 9 years) and he has been paying monthly premium since 1996 (for 19 years). He lost his job and is not able to ...
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Auto insurance medical expense payments

My auto insurance offers an option for 'Medical Expense Payments' which says it: Pays medical expenses such as surgery, x-rays, ambulance, and physicians, regardless of who was at fault. ...
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Does it make sense to look for medical plans outside “Obamacare”?

Does it make sense to look for medical plans outside of the ACA Exchanges (such as the https://calheers.ca.gov/ in California), or are those as good as it gets? If it's illegal for the insurer to ...
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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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Term insurance or Pension plan?

5 years back when I was single and needed an investment to reduce tax liability, I bought a life insurance policy. The cover is 10,00000 INR but it has a money back option which pays 100000 INR, every ...
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Insurance company sent me huge check instead of pharmacy. Now what?

I received a $20,000 check from my insurance company that was supposed to go to my specialty pharmacy. It's made out to me. Since it was obviously a mistake, I called the pharmacy, and they said to ...
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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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Insurance broker - Online vs. physical location?

I have had my home & auto insurance with USAA for a couple of years now, and have never filed a claim. I have heard people recommend finding a broker with physical presence, to deal with face-to-...
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What is the most honest explanation of aquisition fee in unit link?

When people combine insurance and investment, they are buying products called unit link. Usually, 100% of premi is gone for acquisition fee. Different insurance agent do it differently. The worse of ...
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Auto liability insurance and underinsured policy

I live in MA. Recently I was in an accident where the over driver was at-fault 100% and is not contesting this. I was moderately injured and had several dr appoints and tests for broken ribs and being ...
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Condo hazard insurance — who takes the next step? Everyone else is refusing

I live in California. The bank (in Atlanta) who has our home loan needs to see proof of our condo master hazard insurance policy or they will buy us a policy. The agent who sold the policy told me ...
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How do I minimize my risk when loaning someone my car?

My wife and I recently had a third child, so we bought a minivan to replace her compact car. Since the car is over 10 years old with almost 150K miles, we know it won't bring us much money, so there ...
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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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Deposited a 1m Life Ins. benefit check to WF. Do you foresee any issue dividing it up in 1/4?

Deposited a 1m Life Ins. benefit check to Wells Fargo. Do you foresee any issue dividing it up in 1/4 by opening three other accounts and either writing a check or wire to move? Concerned with any ...
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How to take a home inventory?

An answer to the question Spring cleaning for your finances? Is there any activity that should be done annually, with respect to your money? mentioned home inventory: The Inventory is also very ...
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Why can you not have more than one car or homeowners insurance policy?

It is not only possible, but often encouraged to have more than one life insurance policy (for example, the first term policy you have, plus a new one as your financial needs have changed, plus one at ...
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Buying a home, it appraised higher than the purchase price, does this affect mortgage insurance?

I'm kind of curious, does the fact that my home appraised higher affect mortgage insurance payment at all? It appraised for about 2% higher than I'm paying for it, and it'd be nice to remove a year of ...
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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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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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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?