5 Common Insurance Errors that can cost you money

February 15, 2023

Insurance is an item that we frequently are forced to have, but don't want to use. Every penny paid seems like a waste until you finally need it. That's When you don't want to find out you've made a huge mistake and saved a few bucks to be on the hook for thousands. If we must do it, let's do it right.

Choosing Car Insurance Based Solely On Price

When choosing car insurance, you may want to go with the company that offers the cheapest price on policies. But If you do your homework, you may find that you can get even better coverage for the same price as those discount brokers. So, it is wise to shop around and not base your decision solely on the price of the policy.

Going with Basic Liability Insurance

While it might be tempting to purchase the least amount of insurance for your car, basic liability will cover the cost of an accident, but it won’t protect you from paying your medical bills or getting your car fixed. If you are at fault, liability insurance will pay to fix the other driver’s car and any injuries they or their passengers may have sustained. But you’re left paying completely out of pocket for your expenses that could add up to thousands of dollars. That’s why purchasing full coverage for your car is a much better option because it will protect you in the event of a car accident. While it may cost a little more, it will be worth it in the end.

Not Purchasing Enough Life Insurance

So, you have a life insurance policy at work, and you don’t feel the need to get a private policy? This is how many people feel. But if your work policy is less than $50,000, you should consider getting more insurance. Medical bills and funeral costs can add up and you don’t want to leave your loved ones with that burden. So why not go out and get some supplemental life insurance to cover those unexpected events?

Waiting Too Long Before Buying Life Insurance

Many people feel like they are too young for life insurance, but that is simply not the case. Getting life insurance at an early age will allow you to not only be covered but help you avoid paying high premiums too. The older you get, the more it will cost you to purchase life insurance and if you face health issues in the future, you may even be denied altogether. So as soon as possible, you should be signing up for life insurance.

Not Choosing Renters Insurance

Are you a renter? If so, then you should have your items covered by a renter’s insurance policy. But many people fail to purchase renters insurance. This often occurs because renters somehow believe that they're covered by the landlord’s policy. That could not be further from the truth. Without renter’s insurance, your items will be completely lost if there is a fire, flood, or burglary.