When you need coverage, you should consult your insurance agency to find the right policy. You may not be aware of some of the policies available to you. While you may think that your traditional insurance will cover everything, you may be surprised to find out why traditional homeowner, rental, medical and auto coverage falls short.
Different types of cover
If you decide you need any of these additional options, you should check with your insurance agency to see if they offer the coverage in question. Not all policyholders offer these policies. You may need to obtain these additional offers from other agents.
If you have a dog, you may want to purchase a dog bite or a “pet liability” plan. While you might think that your furry friend would never hurt anyone, there is always a chance that it would. According to the Insurance Information Institute, half of all incidents occur on owner’s property. Although the owner’s liability can cover medical costs, there can be complications, such as when incidents occur far from home. A specific dog bite policy will help manage any unforeseen problems.
Those who live in coastal areas will want to obtain flood insurance. This protects your property from damage due to flooding. What most homeowners don’t realize is that traditional homeowner’s plans don’t cover this damage. This is why it is important to purchase these fonts separately.
Burial coverage gives surviving family members money to pay for your funeral and burial expenses. The cost is minimal, totaling only a few dollars per week or month. This policy is not often sold through a traditional insurance agency. You will either need to go to a broker or buy from a funeral home.
Personal electronic equipment policies give you more protection than the standard homeowner’s plan. A traditional plan does not cover damage caused by installation errors. These programs provide repair or replacement of electronic devices such as computers, stereos and televisions.
If you have valuables like jewelry or high-end electronics, you want extra coverage. While your landlord’s plan covers some items in the event of fire or theft, it doesn’t cover everything.
Some companies offer their full-time employees short-term disability. However, if your business is not one of these groups, you should consider adding short term disability. Medical plans will help cover doctor and hospital bills, but it won’t help cover normal monthly bills that can pile up if you have to take time off work. While not all short term disability programs are the same, this is something you should check to make sure you are not falling behind on your bills.