There are so many different types of insurance available to Americans that it can be overwhelming. Whole life, disability, longevity ins, mortgage protection, pet ins, cell phone-ins, but there are really three specific types of insurance that almost all adults need.
Renters / Home Insurance:
Renters or Home Policies are very similar forms of insurance. Both generally cover you for liability, personal property, and loss of use. Home Ins. additionally covers the structure when you own it. The moment that you are free and clear of your parent’s insurance policy, perhaps when you graduate from College or High School, “You Should Purchase a Renters Insurance Policy.”
A small amount of coverage for your personal property is helpful, but really its the liability insurance that you want and need. Liability insurance can helpful for various situations that you can find yourself in.
Add in a personal injury endorsement to expand the liability protection.
American Health Insurance may be overpriced, but it is a right and necessary product when compared with the alternative = no health insurance. Not having any health insurance can have a devastating change in anyone’s personal net worth. Ignore health insurance at your own peril.
All Americans really should either get private health insurance. health insurance through their employer, or Medicaid or Medicare through the government.
Consider all the various coverage options when you shop for health insurance.
Auto insurance is insurance for your automobile and you the driver. It is pretty difficult to be allowed to buy a car without auto insurance these days. However, when transacted through third parties it can happen. This is a big mistake, not only is it generally illegal not to have insurance on an auto of a certain state-determined minimum standard, but it can also be financially ruinous not to carry auto insurance at all times. Don’t skip the insurance for even one day.
Young Adults should either be on their parents auto insurance or their own. Knowing when to split off onto your own policy can be complicated. However, once you are out of the house, have the title in your name, its usually time to get the insurance policy entirely in your own name.
For folks that do not own a car, consider purchasing Non Owner Auto Insurance. Non-owner auto insurance allows you to have car coverage when you drive someone else’s car. People that use other peoples cars or rent cars or have some savings should consider this.
Consider purchasing the highest amount of uninsured motorist coverage that you can afford.
The Three Big Ins Forms Americans Truly Need:
There you have it, three insurance forms that all Americans really should buy. Yes, there are all sorts of useful insurance policies that many consumers should consider such as term life, short and long-term disability ins, and earthquake ins – but many of those are not true for everyone. These three can really are for all adults.
Johnson is an independent life insurance broker based outside San Francisco CA. He believes in insurance consumer education and is an avid advocate of consumer rights.