Understanding Insurance Claims
An Insurance Plan can get us off our worries. May it be an Educational Plan, Health, Life, Auto, Accident or Retirement Insurance Plan. Living in a country where everything is fast-paced, having an Insurance Policy is a necessity. The absence of these much-needed Plans could cause you a lot of troubles. Imagine, what to do when someone in the family is sick? Paying your hospital bills could be worrisome and how would you send your children to school without an Educational Insurance?
Some people have different kinds of Insurance Plans to secure their life and that of their family. However, an insurance claim also provides negative feedbacks that discourages people from thinking of the necessity of acquiring an insurance Plan. Definitely, an Insurance Plan means benefits but somehow, claiming those benefits could be tedious and time-consuming. Insurance claims need not give us so much trouble if we just understand how Insurance companies work on our Insurance claims. So to fully understand issues and save us a lot of troubles claiming our insurance, let us take a look on this.
How to File
There are many things that you need to set in place when you first start out working as a courier driver. However, one of the most important things on your list should be to ensure you have adequate insurance.
Finding suitable insurance is essential. Not only is insurance a legal requirement, but a policy that covers all your needs will also serve to provide you with peace of mind while you work. Here is what you need to know.
Courier Insurance is not Standard
Insurance is a legal requirement for every driver – in fact, even if you are not using your van a lot, it must still be insured. However, if you use your vehicle to carry out delivery work, you should be aware that you’ll need more than just standard vehicle insurance. As a courier driver, you will be considered a higher risk than other road users, because you will stop frequently, you have deadlines to meet, and you may also transport valuable goods that need to be covered under a policy. It therefore makes sense to
Do I Need Public Liability Insurance?
If you are Self Employed, or own a Business you must have Public Liability Insurance in case of an accident. A member of the public, a contractor, Client or member of staff (if you are an employer) can claim compensation against you. As a tradesman or any worker on site – you have a Duty Of Care to those around you to work safely and with professional integrity – but accidents do happen, there will always be unexpected professional oversights. You must protect your livelihood in case someone claims against you – otherwise you could lose everything.
‘Where there’s blame, there’s a claim’ is our culture these day’s, and accidents will always happen in the work place and on site despite best intentions and anyone who gets injured, or property becomes damaged as a result of you or your business could be eligible to claim against you.
The most common types of claims fall into a small number of categories:
• Slips, trips and falls-these make up the majority of claims, and are the hardest to prevent.
With a wide range of insurance products available today it is important to understand the differences and benefits to you and your specific situation. A basic portfolio for any person but more specifically for a self-employed person should encompass the 4 following aspects.
By far one of the most important products for anyone, specifically self-employed people is disability insurance. We all work to handle our weekly and monthly expenses in addition to providing the “little extras” if we have anything left over. Employees of a company for the most part will have benefits provided to them however, being self-employed our livelihood depends on our ability to go to work and earn an income. In the event your ability to work is suddenly removed, disability insurance could be the key to your survival. Your income is the fuel for everything. Remove that and over time all else will fall apart.
Life insurance has so many uses that it could essentially apply to everyone. However, the general consensus of life insurance is that it is suitable only
Designed to cover professional practitioners against claims of negligence made by clients or patients, professional liability insurance goes by many names. When used in the medical profession, it is commonly called medical malpractice coverage. Notaries public also require this security, but they refer to it as errors and omissions insurance. Real estate brokers, management consultants, and even website developers are all eligible for protection.
What’s It For?
Insurance is used to protect people in case something unfortunate happens. Auto policies protect them in the event of an accident; medical policies protect them from unexpected illnesses; commercial policies protect them from a number of mishaps. If there is a fire, theft, or an accident on the job, the commercial variety will cover it.
Why You Need It
Few companies are fortunate enough to survive for a protracted period of time without getting sued by a client, customer, or employee. Liability coverage from an insurance company is the only shield most businesses have against litigious attorneys. This goes double when an employer competes in a risky industry like construction. Why?
Let’s begin with the question; why are agency values important? Agency values are important because they will likely determine the success or failure of your agency. Now that gets my attention.
Whenever the success or failure of a business venture rests on one concept, it warrants the time and effort to understand what’s behind the question; what focus or concept do we believe will best produce the result we desire. So, one might ask; just exactly what are some agency values.
To begin, Values are what drives effort and effort is what produces results, good or bad. Effort in the wrong places seldom produces the right results. So there are really two things here that are important-Effort and Direction. While both are important, Effort comes first-you gotta have some before you can direct it. Today we are only talking about Effort, Direction is for another day.
An example of how values drive Effort is often and most visibly played out in sales. A lot of sales activity (Effort) often produces more sales but possibly not the right sales
Cyber security has become a growing concern for U.S. companies over the past couple of years, and for good reason. Information breaches have not only become increasingly common, but also much larger. Nothing illustrates the state of modern web security quite as well as the most recent breach, which saw hackers target the IRS by exploiting faulty security to compromise over 100,000 taxpayer records.
Similar breaches have also affected much smaller companies, and it’s common to see a forward-thinking insurance company racing to adapt. Here is what you need to know to determine if, first, you’re actually in need of cyber insurance and, second, what you should look for in a policy.
Are You At Risk?
If you work with customer information of any kind, then the answer is likely yes. The term to look out for here is Personally Identifiable Information, or PII. It’s not a technical term, but rather a legal term that carries some teeth if you have to deal with it.
At its root, PII is any piece of collected information that could potentially allow a third party to identify a
Protection for You
You’ve got a state-of-the-art child daycare built around a warm, clean and safe atmosphere. The teachers are handpicked professionals that give kids undivided attention, stimulation and fun learning. Children are happy. Staff is fulfilled. Parents are proud. What could go wrong?
Unfortunately, a lot of things – that your general business liability insurance does not cover.
Childcare Claim Examples that Really Occurred!
• Third Party Liability: After a Montessori School stated they could not admit a child due to licensed limited capacity, the parents sued for racial discrimination. The parents insisted that the school had a non-admission policy for African American children and mentioned the fact that the student body did not contain even one African American. Defense and Settlement costs totaled: $67,000.
• Internet / Email Liability: An administrative assistant for a childcare facility sent an email to all employees instead of her intended single recipient. The email contained an embarrassing inappropriate joke. The center’s director instructed the employee to send a subsequent apology email to everyone. Just 2 months later, an employee that was laid off due to company
If you’re a Canadian and have been in the workforce for a decade or more, then you know that your income purchases less today than the first year of your working career. Inflation is a part of our society and while our government continues to devalue our money by printing more and more of it, inflation will undoubtedly continue. This is not only a Canadian concern though. All around the world people are feeling the effects of inflation due to excessive money printing; but more on that another time. The long-and-short-of-it all is this: YOUR MONEY WILL continue to BUY LESS as the years go by.
A quick 100-year calculation using the Bank of Canada (BoC) inflation calculator showed the cost of a fixed “basket” of consumer purchases in 1915 was $100.00. At the end of 2015 that cost was $2,083.61. More recently, over the last 10 years prices have gone up 18.01%. Has your income gone up by the same or greater?
The answer is probably, No.
Whether you’re a six-figure earner or you make 30k
Unemployment insurance (UI) is a form of insurance that American society has with itself. Its purpose to create a savings pool from which qualified workers can draw if they are out of work under certain circumstances. By receiving an income during periods of unemployment, recipients can afford basic necessities until they can again be productively employed. Considering how dependent the American economy is on consumer spending, the inability of people to engage each other economically can have drastic and eventually far-reaching consequences.
The UI social safety net differs somewhat from other welfare type programs in that it is not based on economic need, but upon past employment history and the circumstances surrounding the worker’s separation from their previous employment. People that have been in the workforce for longer periods of time are generally able to receive benefits for more weeks. Since UI is a form of replacement income, the dollar value of benefits a person can receive is tied to the wages they received while working.
Viewed from one perspective, UI functions as a type of government mandated savings
When you need coverage, you should look to your insurance agency to find the right policy. You might not be aware of some of the policies available to you. While you might think your traditional insurance will cover everything, you might be surprised to find out where traditional homeowner’s, rental, medical, and car coverage fall short.
Different Types of Coverage
If you should determine that you need any of these supplemental options, you should check with your insurance agency to find out whether they offer the coverage in question. Not all underwriters offer these policies. You may have to get these supplemental offerings from other agents.
If you have a dog, then you might want to purchase a dog bite or “pet liability” plan. While you might think that your four-legged friend would never harm anyone, there is always a chance that it could happen. According to the Insurance Information Institute, half of all incidents happen on the owner’s property. While homeowner’s liability may cover the medical costs, there can be complications, such as when incidents happen away
For those who are looking to save some money in the new year, it may be beneficial to research some ways to reduce the costs of car insurance premiums. There are a variety of ways to pay less money each month. The following are some ideas to consider implementing in order to reduce monthly spending:
Liability Coverage on Older Vehicles
For anyone who has older vehicles, carrying only liability insurance is one way to reduce premiums. This is especially helpful for those who have older vehicles in addition to their vehicles used for primary transportation. Removing the collision and comprehensive pay can be a good way to reduce spending, particularly if the value of the vehicle is low. It could be that the cost of insuring the vehicle is higher than the replacement value.
One main consideration with this idea is whether or not there are payments due on the car. For anyone who is still financing, the agency may not allow a drop in coverage until it is paid in full. Also, if there is no way to replace the vehicle in the event of a
You want your home and family to be protected in case of an accident. It is the best thing you can do. However, that protection can be a little fickle. Your insurance agency may reimburse you in the event of certain problems, but it might not provide funds for other issues. In fact, if you do not have some of these policies, you may be footing the bill yourself in the event of an accident.
Everyone knows it’s a necessity to get an insurance agency to write a policy for a home, but many do not think about getting a policy when they are renting. Yes, your property owner has coverage for their property in the event of a fire or another incident. However, that policy does not cover your valuables. A typical policy only costs a few dollars a month and includes some liability coverage as well.
Like your children, your four-legged family members need annual checkups and vaccinations in order to be in top health. In the event that they need an operation at some point, it can get expensive.
Responsible people when purchasing a home, car, business, or want to prepare financially for the future obtaining some kind of insurance policies. On the other hand trying registering a car or purchasing a home having a mortgage without insurance, would not be permitted by law. I can’t think of any other for profit industry that has the power in getting our governments to make life changing legislature. Here is why I think they’re able to accomplish controlling many facets on what we can and cannot do?
It all begins with people they hire called actuaries, they assess risk factors in people’s lives. Then those statistics determine our insurance costs. As an example an eighteen year old male, living in a major city, driving a Honda Civic will pay a small fortune with their car insurance. They have determined males of that age have more accidents, the chances for theft is higher in a big city, and there are many Honda Civics out there meaning more claims. Still using driving, I agree that wearing a seatbelt can save a person’s life in
There are many insurance plans available to offer coverage for various sorts of damage or accidents. All families should have at least one of these three.
Types of Homeowners Policies
Homeowner’s insurance falls under one of six categories. HO-1 and HO-2, as they are more commonly known, cover only the property against specifically listed damage. These policies vary as to what damage is covered, and neither protects belongings located on the property. HO-2 forms offer more coverage than an HO-1.
HO-3 protects against all types of damage, not just specifically listed damage. It also protects a select list of belongings located within the structure from specific damage.
HO-4 and HO-6 cover only belongings. Renters use these policies as the landlord or management company holds coverage on the dwelling. As with HO-1 and HO-2, HO-6 offers greater protection than HO-4 and is more expensive.
HO-5 is similar to HO-3 in that it covers the property as well as personal belongings. The difference is that HO-5 covers all belongings, not just a set few. It is also
At some point in everyone’s life, insurance becomes a necessity. Whether coverage is required by law, like an auto policy, or by prudence, it is a virtual certainty that you will need to hedge against loss. The run of the mill policies (life, home, auto) are understandable. If you lose your home in a flood, you’re going to be glad you had coverage. But then there are others that make you scratch your head. The fact of the matter is, if you’re willing to pay the premiums, no matter how strange or even impossible the scenario, someone will cover it. Here are some examples of the odd, outlandish, and otherworldly things people have insured.
Yes, this exists. And it’s not just a one-off occurrence; there are companies in parts of the Southwest that make their revenue almost exclusively off of covering people in the event that they are taken into a spaceship by extraterrestrial beings. In most cases, it operates as a special form of life insurance. If someone is abducted by aliens and
Unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, more commonly known as drones, are high technology devices used for various purposes. The increasing popularity of drones has enabled many entrepreneurs to use them to their advantage. This is a relatively new business in the whole world as many people are still not very well informed about this latest technology. For those who already are indulged in this business, it is very important to get the drones insured. It looks a relatively new concept, right? Well, yes it is.
It is a very new concept but extremely effective in the coming years. If you have a very successful business with drones then in case of an accident, most of the cost would be saved if it is insured. Getting drone insurance will even help in gaining more clients as some people are reluctant in investing without insurance. With insurance coverage in hand, you will have comfort knowing that you are covered in case of any mishap or loss because UAV technology still has not taken perfection. The first question I’m asked is does every drone need insurance? The answer is a simple
Finding the right insurance policy can be a difficult task. Whether you are looking for an auto, homeowner, life, or business policy, there are many different factors that can determine whether any given policy fits your needs. Looking at the different categories and particularities of each policy can help you make an informed decision.
Auto policies cover both commercial and non-commercial drivers. Finding the cheapest plan is unlikely to save you much in the case of an accident. On the other hand, the best coverage will carry a much higher monthly premium. Plans become cheaper as you age, and some companies provide financial benefits for good driving. For example, some companies will offer a discount in return for placing a recording device in the vehicle. This can be a good option for cautious drivers who need to save money. The DMV recommends checking with at least three companies before choosing a plan that fits your specific needs.
Learning about the location and history of your house will play a large part in deciding what sort of coverage you need. You can also look
The last decade has brought tumultuous changes to the insurance industry and especially to the way insurance is sold. We now find ourselves in a world where insurers have become some of the top spending advertisers in the country with Progressive coming at #22 and Uncle Warren’s Geico at #5. Each of those insurers individually spent more on advertising than perennial television spender, Budweiser, who finishes the list at #25. All of this ad spending is working and last year Geico passed Allstate to become the second biggest auto insurer in the country.
This deluge of advertising has been largely focused on price, and it is no secret that it has convinced the average consumer that personal lines insurance is a commodity where the only thing that matters is finding the lowest price. Many analysts such as McKinsey and Nomura Equity Research have declared that insurance is now a commodity. Those of us who work in the industry understand that this is simply not true. Personal lines insurance is not by any means a commodity that ought to be bought on
Though you might not be aware of it, standard Homeowners insurance policies – as well as auto, boat and business coverage – are limited. The gap in coverage is why when damages or losses occur, you may be submitting a claim that will not compensate to the full extent you expect. For this reason, many opt for buying an affordable personal policy.
The Ins and Outs of a Personal Umbrella Policy
Because more than eighty percent of umbrella liability claims are in relation to car accidents, any driver could face catastrophic losses without it. Envision the following true-to-life risk examples.
• A sixteen year old boy drove his father’s car. He did not see the stop sign at the corner and crashed head on to another automobile. The other driver incurred severe injury to his back.
• A woman worked overtime for two weeks due to an overload of work. She was so tired when she drove home one evening that she fell asleep at the wheel causing her car to veer off the lane onto the