Frequently asked questions

What is insurance?

Insurance is a financial arrangement where an individual or entity pays premiums to an insurer in exchange for protection against specified risks or losses.

Why do I need insurance?

Insurance provides financial security and protects you from unforeseen events. It helps cover potential losses, medical expenses, property damages, or liability claims.

What types of insurance are available?

There are various types of insurance, including health insurance, auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and more.

How are insurance premiums calculated?

Insurance premiums are determined based on factors like the level of coverage, risk profile, age, health status, location, and past claims history.

What is a deductible?

A deductible is the amount the policyholder must pay out of pocket before the insurance coverage starts paying for the claim.

Can I customize my insurance policy?

Yes, many insurance providers offer customizable policies to meet specific needs. You can often add or remove coverage options according to your requirements.

How do I file an insurance claim?

To file a claim, contact your insurance provider and provide all necessary details about the incident. They will guide you through the claims process.

What is the difference between term life insurance and whole life insurance?

Term life insurance offers coverage for a specific period, while whole life insurance provides lifelong coverage and builds cash value over time.

Will my insurance rates increase after filing a claim?

Filing a claim may affect your future premiums, depending on the type and frequency of claims you make.

Can I switch insurance providers?

Yes, you can switch insurance providers. However, consider factors like policy coverage, premiums, and reputation before making a decision.

Does my credit score impact my insurance premiums?

Yes, in some cases, insurance companies may consider your credit score when calculating premiums, as it can be an indicator of risk.

What is liability insurance, and why is it essential?

Liability insurance, also known as Professional Indemnity, covers costs if you’re legally responsible for injuries or damages to others. It’s crucial for protecting your assets in case of a lawsuit.

Can I transfer my insurance policy if I move to a new location?

Yes, you can usually transfer your insurance policy to a new address. However, premiums might change based on the location’s risk factors.

What does “exclusion” mean in insurance policies?

Exclusions are specific circumstances or situations that are not covered by your insurance policy. Review your policy to understand what is excluded.

Is travel insurance necessary when going abroad?

Travel insurance is essential when traveling internationally to protect against trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost luggage.

Can I add additional drivers to my auto insurance policy?

Yes, you can usually add family members or other drivers to your auto insurance policy. Their driving records may impact the premium.

What is the difference between personal and commercial insurance?

Personal insurance covers individuals and their possessions, while commercial insurance protects businesses and their assets.

Is life insurance necessary if I don’t have dependents?

Life insurance can still be beneficial as it may cover funeral expenses or leave a financial legacy for loved ones or charities.

Does homeowners’ insurance cover natural disasters like earthquakes or floods?

Standard homeowners’ insurance typically does not cover earthquake or flood damages. Separate policies are available for these risks.

Can I cancel my insurance policy at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your insurance policy at any time. However, there might be cancellation fees, and you may lose any prepaid premiums.