Insurance is a way to protect yourself or your belongings from unexpected events that could cause financial loss or damage. It works by spreading the risk among a large number of people who pay a relatively small amount of money called a premium. In exchange for this premium, the insurance company agrees to provide financial assistance if a covered event occurs.
Here’s a simple example to help illustrate how insurance works: Let’s say you have a car and you buy car insurance. You pay a premium to the insurance company, typically on a regular basis (monthly or annually). If you have an accident and your car gets damaged, the insurance company will help cover the cost of repairs or replacement, depending on the terms of your policy.
Insurance can cover various things like health, home, car, life, and even business-related risks. The specific coverage and terms vary depending on the type of insurance and the policy you choose. The insurance policy outlines what events are covered, what is excluded, and how much the insurance company will pay in case of a claim.
It’s important to note that insurance is based on the concept of pooling risk. By spreading the risk among many policyholders, insurance companies can afford to pay for the losses of the few who experience them, providing a safety net for individuals and businesses.
In summary, insurance is a way to protect yourself financially against unexpected events. By paying a premium to an insurance company, you can transfer the risk of potential losses to them, allowing you to have peace of mind and assistance when you need it most.
Will turning in a claim automatically increase my insurance?Mike Spence2023-05-23T13:54:59-06:00
Different insurance companies will have different formulas on determining your insurance premium; one of which can be claim frequency and severity. It is our recommendation to discuss your specific claim with our claims manager to see if turning in a claim makes sense. However, all possible liability claims need to be turned in; as the insurance company needs to be put on notice.
What is an adjuster?Mike Spence2022-03-31T11:22:25-06:00
An adjuster is a representative of the insurance company that helps settle a claim. They are not employed by us. We do not settle claims as this is done by the adjuster. However, we will assist in making sure a covered claim is paid fairly and promptly.
DISCLAIMER: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Read your policy or consult with your agent for details. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to final underwriting and acceptance by the insurance company providing such products or services.
This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Be sure to read the policy, including all endorsements, or prospectus, if applicable.