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5 Common Insurance Mistakes You Should Avoid While Still Saving Money

Avoid these basic mistakes, and you’ll be well on your way to obtaining the finest insurance for your budget and requirements

When buying a home, car, flood, or renters’ insurance, avoid these blunders.

It feels good to save money. And it’s a terrific approach to explore when you hunt for insurance coverage. But reducing or eliminating essential coverage is similar to a diet without exercise-concentrating just on figures and not results. You shouldn’t risk ending up being seriously under-assured and facing substantially larger expenditures if a tragedy happens.

Below are the 5 very common home, car, flood, & renters insurance made by people, as well as tips for minimizing those blunders and still save money (we term them better ways to save):

  1. Insuring a house for its market value rather than the expense of reconstructing it.

Some homeowners might think that they can cut the level of insurance at the house when the real estate price decreases. However, insurance is intended to cover the costs of reconstruction, not the home selling price. You should ensure you are covered enough to fully reconstruct your home and replace your assets, regardless of what the real estate market is doing.

The Better Way to Save: Increase your budget. By increasing from $500 to $1000, up to 25% of your premium payments could be saved.

  1. Choosing an insurance company based on pricing.

Choosing a price-competitive company is critical. However, make sure that the insurer you select is financially sound and has decent customer support.

The Better Way to Save: Check a company’s financial stability with independent rating organizations (some well-known ones: A.M. Best, Moody’s), and inquire about the experiences of friends and family members with insurers. Choose an insurance company that will respond to your demands and process claims in a fair and timely manner.

  1. Withdraw from Flood Insurance.

Flood damage is not covered by regular renters and homeowners’ policies. The NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program)  and certain commercial insurance companies offer coverage. You may be unaware of the danger of flooding, but remember that 25% of all flood losses occur in areas with low risk. In addition, annual weather patterns can trigger floods, such as the spring runoff from melting winter snow.

The Better Way to Save: Check with the NFIP to see whether a property is located in a flood zone before buying a home; if so, a less risky zone may be considered. If the flood zone already exists, consider mitigating activities to lower the danger of flood damage, and take into account the buying of flood insurance. Additional flood insurance information is available at

  1. Just getting the amount of liability permitted by law for your vehicle.

The least is just that—the minimum amount allowed by law. Therefore, purchasing just the least amount of liability insurance means you’ll end up paying more out of your pocket later. And if you’re sued, those expenses can put your financial security in jeopardy.

The Better Way to Save: Consider withdrawing and/or full coverage of older automobiles valued lower than $1,000. In general, the insurance sector and consumer groups suggest a least $100,000 in physical injury protection per client and $300,000 per accident.

  1. Refusing to get renters insurance

Your property and additional cost of living are covered by a renter insurance policy if you have to leave due to an insured event, including fire or a hurricane. Likewise, in cases where anyone is hurt at your home and decides to sue, it offers protection for your liability.

The Better Way to Save: Consider taking advantage of multi-policy discounts. Purchasing multiple policies with the same insurer, such as life,  renters, car, and life, will save you money.

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