Basics Of Insurance

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For those who are new to the world of insurance and don’t have an idea of what the term insurance means, let’s do a quick definition of the word insurance.

Simply put, insurance is a contractual agreement between two parties called the insurer and the insured, where the latter make payments known as premiums to the former in return for an insurance policy which puts an obligation on the insurance company (insurer) to pay for the financial loss of the insured arising from a specified happening or a particular event. In other words, the insurance company pay a certain amount of money for the particular kind of loss that is stated in the agreement.

An insurance agreement could be for your car, building, office equipments, motorcycle, pet, burglary, etc. It could also involve protection for some unusual types of financial losses such as we see in a situation where certain footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas etc. insuring their legs against injuries on the playing turf.

In a nutshell, what an insurance policy does is to give the policy holder a financial covering in the event of a particular accident happening and restoring him to his former state before the accident.

Note that when choosing an insurance company to do business with, it is pertinent you take your time to find out certain information about the firm such as; their financial stability, frequency of payments to clients, industry rating as well as their strengths compared to that of competitors, goodwill, and so on. All these are important, so as to avoid putting your money in an organization that won’t be able to give you financial covering in the long run.

How do I get an insurance policy?

You can get an insurance policy through various available means. The most popular way is to get policies through commissioned agents. Some of them are staff under the payroll of the insurance companies, while others are simply entrepreneurs who sell policies of various insurance firms for a certain amount of profit.

However, in today’s world you can get anything you want right there in your living room through the internet. So many online insurance agencies that you can talk to have a presence on the web. You can always get your desired insurance policies from them. They are always open to online support and chatting if you need help and clarification on any issue.

You will do yourself a whole lot of good by checking them out.


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