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Questions tagged [insurance]

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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Insurance cost deductions from paycheck

I switched from full-time to per diem status on March 9th. For my paycheck through March 9th they deducted my usual cost for benefits, but then they did the same thing 2 weeks later when I wasn't ...
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Net salary in Germany for programmers

I got an offers as a freelancer to work from Germany (the company is not German but I will live in Germany when I'll work for them). Since I'll be a freelancer in need to give them an hourly rate for ...
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How to use Social Security survivors benefits data in calculating the amount of needed life insurance?

I see a question How much life insurance do I need? , but I want to buy least amount of Life Insurance but still cover my kid and spouse. We all get annual social security statements and it mentions ...
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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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Insurance Producers and Church Tithe

Getting ready to sit for my examinations and these questions popped into my head. Curious about the nuances of illegal inducement in these circumstances. I know there are issues with gifts greater ...
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Do I need to report a critical health condition years after I signed-up for three insurance companies?

I need help with some simple questions related to insurances that I purchased. I hope that any insurance agent here can answer them, at least briefly. I have not been able to contact the insurance ...
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How to prepare for losing employer-provided insurance in my emergency savings?

I have an emergency fund that covers the next N months of life's expenses: rent, utilities, food, etc. But I recently realized I haven't accounted for insurance that is currently provided by my ...
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How to properly tune insurance deductible/excess for risk appetite

We all know you can arrange a higher deductible (USA) or excess (UK) to pay a lower insurance premium. My question is, is there an established method to identify what is the optimal size of ...
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Do I need life insurance if I can cover my own funeral costs?

I'm fairly well off and could cover the cost of a funeral out of personal savings and investments. I'm also single, in my late 20s, and live alone. Unfortunately, my family (parents and siblings) aren'...
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Is playing the lottery worth it in the same way that insurance is?

I was reading this question, and it made me wonder - If insurance is worth the expected loss because of the catastrophe that it could prevent, can playing the lottery be worth the expected loss ...
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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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Should I get a release of liability statement before paying for damages?

A sink in my condominium overflowed without me realizing it, and water went into my neighbor's condo, below me. There's damage to her drywall, and I agreed to pay to have it replaced. I received ...
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Are you covered if homeowners insurance policy information is incorrect?

I'm wondering if an insurance company could deny my coverage if a disaster happens and, after the fact, they determine that information I supplied when signing up turns out to be inaccurate. For ...
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Do typical auto insurance policies pay attorney fees directly, or only reimburse for them?

How are lawyers paid by insurance companies in the case of a lawsuit? In other words, let's say that an insured motorist is sued for personal injury. Does the motorist's insurance company engage and ...
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How to get liability insurance for an electric kick scooter in California?

I just purchased a Segway Ninebot ES4 electric kick scooter. I'm from the Netherlands but live in the United States (California). I have a global liability insurance but it excludes motorized ...
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Are small insurances worth it?

Small insurances like phone insurance, tire insurance, etc. Are these worth it? In general I always have a bad gut feeling about any insurance. I just don't like the idea of paying for stuff I never ...
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Should I continue with ULIP

I am from India. I have a ULIP (Unit Linked Insurance Plan) worth Rs 75000 per year which I started in June 2018. The plan is for 10 years and I have already paid for 1 year. I bought this to get a ...
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Still enrolled in Medicaid after starting new job

I just started a new job and I am still enrolled in Medicaid officially. Can I still use Medicaid until my new company sponsored health insurance kicks in?
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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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Requirement to purchase Collision Damage Waiver for car hire excess coverage

I recently took out a car hire excess reimbursement policy from a reputable third party insurance company (AIG). The policy states that CDW is required in order to receive reimbursement for a claim. ...
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What is the typical time taken for SIPC to return money and stocks to brokerage clients when the broker goes under?

SIPC's job is safeguard the money and securities of brokerage clients when broker goes bankrupt. One of the tasks is to speed up the return of these possessions to the clients. Going by past ...
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Can the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) itself go bankrupt?

The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) insures investor accounts up to $500K: Terms of SIPC help. Customers of a failed brokerage firm get back all securities (such as stocks and ...
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My mortgage handler mishandled my flood insurance proceeds - course of action?

My home flooded in August 2016. I received an insurance payout very timely. My mortgage lender, Whitney bank placed the funds in an escrow account and informed me that I must use a contractor and ...
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car insurance claim, police report, minor damage and carfax

I parked my brand-new car on the street at night and woke up next morning to find out that someone, perhaps on the bike has hit it and the side mirror cover is off. The small dent on the side of the ...
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What are the practical implications of buying a house in a high Earthquake risk area?

I am purchasing a house in Indio California, that is described as being in an high risk Earthquake area. That sounds scary but the actual stats for the area are less so: Nearest Earthquake: 2.9 ...
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Gambling as geopolitical insurance

I am a British citizen living in Germany. I do not know the odds of any particular outcome of Brexit (and I'm not sure how to calculate any odds, as I don't have any relevant expertise in politics or ...
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Insurance CoInsurance company discloses financial claim information to the doctor office without consent, resulting in debt harassment

My Mother's insurance requires her to pay all doctor office fees upfront and then file an individual claim for reimbursement. Is it illegal for an insurance company to disclose financial claim ...
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Why does Geico ask me not to reveal the limits of my liability coverage in case of a car accident?

I read on my "Evidence of Liability Insurance card" issued by Geico in California, US: What to do at the time of an accident: […] Do not reveal the limits of your liability coverage to anyone. Why ...
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Can I pay off mortgage in full to keep my insurance claim check?

I've received an insurance claim check due to water damage in our house and the check was made in my name as well as my mortgage company's name. We believe that we can do the necessary repairs for ...
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How do the ultra rich protect their money? [duplicate]

FDIC insures each account up to $250,000. A few billion / 250,000 = way too many bank accounts. So how do the ultra rich insure their fortunes?
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How Is Insurance Fundamentally Different Than A Ponzi Scheme?

After watching this video from the WSJ about long term care its problem, it seems to indicate the following: Actuaries didn't think people would live as long as they have, so they wouldn't need the ...
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Why many travel insurances don't cover country of nationality?

It seems that it is common practice among many (but not all) travel insurance companies to exclude country(ies) whose nationality the traveler possesses (even if the traveler does not live in his ...
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Insurance premiums as an investment opportunity

Here is the scenario: Let's say you are an insurance company and you pool premiums from policyholders in pools of different risk (low, medium, high). Now you want to propose to other people to stake ...
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What is covered by CDIC savings deposit insurance?

In the unlikely event that a financial institution fails in Canada, what is covered by the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation? What is the limit of coverage?
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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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How does my current insurance work?

Sorry for the vague title, in case location matters this is done in Europe, Austria. And all of this was handled by the same agent. I will first write down what this is about and then ask the ...
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How to estimate specific insurance benefits?

I pay for a private occupational disablement insurance plan. This is on the first look a good thing from my point of view, because 25% of all employees encounter a disablement preventing them to ...
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HSA Distribution Reversal Challenges

I had been paying out of network dental providers the full amount on day of service with my Cigna HSA debit card. Then I received checks for the part insurance covers and deposited those in my bank ...
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What are things to look for when buying home insurance?

Rolling around to another insurance renewal period on my homeowner's policy. Aside from the premium and deductible (lower is better) and the coverage level (higher is better), what are the ...
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Business Bank Account vs Personal Bank Account

What is the best practice when opening up a business bank account for a business that I anticipate to be worth more than $250,000. Does the FDIC insure amounts more than this for business accounts? Or ...
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Why isn't auto insurance included in DTI

The debt-to-income ratio includes monthly payments such as your mortgage, car payments, student loan repayments, and child support. However, it doesn't include payments such as auto insurance. I ...
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What would happen if something were insured twice? [duplicate]

This is purely hypothetical and I'm not sure how it would work. Let's say that I own a house and I insured the building and its contents. Then I contacted another insurance company and I insured the ...
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Is it advised to minimize life insurance cover as investments grows over the time?

I am investing for retirement. I have covered myself with term/life insurance. I understand importance of insurance; that is not what I am asking here. Premiums paid for insurance are expense. ...
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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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Are there any statutes of limitations on insurance claims?

I damaged my car a year and a half ago, and at the time I was mad and embarrassed at my mistake to the point that I just ignored it ever happened, even though I have full insurance on the vehicle (no ...
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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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Is buying a powerful motorcycle on loan is a good idea?

I am thinking of purchasing a Ducati motorcycle. Its price, including taxes, is about $22K. I don’t own a car so I have no car payments. I had a $50k education loan which I paid off. I have about $...
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Is life insurance a financially sound safety net?

I'm the sole provider of a household of two - myself and my wife. I make enough to keep us both afloat, with a sizeable chunk of luxury on the side. For practical numbers, I am a month away from ...
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Claim Money to upgrade

I received money to replace my gutter but not my downspouts, I received money for painting so my downspouts and gutters match. Can I use that money to put towards downspouts instead and just pay the ...
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Health insurance for psychological Skype consultations

I consult with an overseas psychologist via Skype. My current BCBS health insurance pays 80% when I visit my US psychologist. I don't know how to make the international health insurance since this is ...