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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Which insurance should I use for international shipping?

My cousin is moving back to his home country and he is shipping all his stuff via international shippers. And they provide two types of insurances. They are as follows: All Risk Insurance: Your ...
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What options do you have when the at-fault party's claim adjustor is low-balling you?

United States & New York state here. Although the first few paragraphs might make it seem like a legal question, it is not! It's an insurance question, and more specifically, about how to handle a ...
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purpose of uninsured/under insured coverage

If one has comprehensive coverage along with Liability ( Bodily and property), so why does one may need uninsured/under insured coverage for vehicle insurance if he already has Collision.
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UK Financial Ombudsman - Insurance Complaint

Apologies if this is the wrong 'stack' for this question, I did consider law, but a quick search of stacks showed insurance questions being asked here. I had car insurance, I was hit, they party had ...
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Car Insurance Renewal Quote Negotiation

So, once again for the sixth time in a row I have ended up switching car insurer at the end of a 6 month policy term. Every time I received a renewal quote from the insurer I was with which was ...
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Is the auto insurance quote I have been provided a rip off?

I just moved to Philadelphia, PA from Houston, TX and wanted to update my auto insurance policy (with Allstate). I gave them a call, and with 1:1 coverage options AND a newly-acquired (ie I did not ...
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Grandmother's MetLife policy showing up as unclaimed property

Last week, a former co-worker encouraged me to search for unclaimed property in Michigan. I've done this before (several years ago) and did not find anything. However, since I changed jobs a few years ...
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Understanding Premium increases in Long Term Healthcare policies

Question confined to Long Term Healthcare policies that provide a fixed daily benefit (unrelated to cost of care) over a fixed number of months. In trying to explain why a premium increase (of 50%) ...
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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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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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disability insurance on a car loan

I have a car loan which i am the primary borrower and my daughter is the second . I recently became disabled. The bank put the disability insurance on the loan . My question is will they pay my car ...
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Executors distribution

If I am a beneficiary and inherit a property and and insurance policy. Can the executor put a large chunk of the money back into the estate without my consent. There are no debts on the house, just an ...
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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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How to obtain “Negative Equity Insurance” aka “Home Equity Protection” aka “Equity Protection Policy” in the UK?

I'm searching for an insurance policy to protect against negative equity on a residential real-estate. The risk I'm trying to protect against is that house prices will fall. I'm looking for ...
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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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Does COBRA make sense anymore with the ACA?

I recently changed jobs. Job 1 ended in March, and Job 2 started immediately after the end of Job 1. The health insurance provided by Job 1 continued to the end of March. The health insurance coverage ...
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Health insurance coverage for recent immigrant

How does someone obtain health insurance coverage in Washington state as an immigrant.
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Should I use Social Security survivors benefits in calculating the amount of life insurance needed?

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 up to an extend. We all get annual social security statements ...
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New mortgage co reversing claim decision by old mortgage co

I had a claim in March of last year due to hail/storm damage. The claim was paid by insurance to me and mortgage co. Then the mortgage co sent all the payments due, out to me in my name and the ...
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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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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, no one saw anything which would be an evidence of the person death. Suppose going missing is not ...
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Health insurance payment does not match up explanation of benefits. What's going on?

My wife and I utilized the services of a chiropractor who happened to be out of network with my insurance provider (will name in an edit if it is important). My Explanation of Benefits says that out-...
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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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car insurance — absolute cheapest possible way to make / get it [closed]

I'm aware that it's possible to make your own car insurance company. That being said, does anyone know of the absolute, cheapest possible car insurance there can be? I'm not concerned at all about ...
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Mortage Insurance or higher life insurance

Does it make sense to try and get mortage insurance (and potentially other long term debt insurances) or just increase life insurance to cover the mortage if you die? The goal being to not encumber ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?