Why to Get Insured?
Everyone plans for his future and wishes to shield it from monetary risks. With the stride of time, monetary pressure may arise in form of children’s higher education, their marriage, business, career, etc. To cover all this, there are several financial products available in the market but the finest product to secure future against any kind of uncertainties is Insurance. Insurance is a product which grants security against miss happenings like unexpected death, accidental and theft security to vehicles, loss or harm to property and belongings, etc. Choice of right insurance product may secure one from the losses from any possible uncertainties that may take place in the future.
Is all Insurance Necessary?
Today’s world is of cut through competition where every company is coming up with various plans nearly customized to fulfill the needs of particular segment of clients. They are providing insurance plans to cover almost every risk associated from life to belongings. Some of the plans available in the market are related to Critical illness cover, Insurance-related hacking of websites/cyber crime, Kidnapping and ransom Insurance, Travel insurance to cover risks associated with travelling, any particular organ or part of the body, Jewelry and ornaments and costly items and flood and earthquake insurance. After going through such classes of available covers, one has to think what he needs in reality. Are all the products necessary for him? The answer is No; every product is not meant for everyone.
Some Insurance products which one should think twice or resist from buying are discussed below:
1) Kidnap and ransom Insurance: This insurance product covers the risk associated with Kidnapping. In the event of any case, there may be demand for heavy cash which one would, in normal case not find easy to fulfill. So this policy covers such risks. Normally, these types of policies are available for terrorist or crime based areas. So one should think before taking this type of policy as it would be wastage of money.
2) Disease specific Insurance: Almost all the good traditional health plan covers major diseases. They also cover accidental treatment expenses and critical illness. Some of the disease or pre existing disease is not covered by them. Particular Disease Policy covers diseases, which are normally not covered by traditional health plans. However, paying extra to cover that disease for which one can pay from his pockets easily is not worth. One should analyze properly before taking such policies.
3) Flood & Earthquake Insurance: Flood and Earthquake Insurance are designed to covers the risks associated with natural calamities. In the event of flood or earthquake, there may be a heavy loss to the property and belongings. So, this insurance covers to pay for such losses. However, earthquake and flood don't occur everywhere. There are some particular areas in the country which is affected by flood and Earthquake. So, this insurance policy should not be taken by those who live in areas other than that mentioned above.
4) Travel Insurance: Travel insurances are meant to cover the losses associated to travel. This covers the losses arising during travelling like accidental treatment expenses, loss of baggage, loss due to delayed timings, loss to any part of the body in accident etc. But all these expenses are covered somewhere in one’s health plan, wealth insurance and life insurance. Further, if the accident happens during travel, the expenses of treatment are paid by Railway/Airlines as the case may be. So, taking travel insurance is not worth and the same should be avoided.
5) Money Card Insurance: Credit or debit Card Insurance secures the chances of loss that may arise due to loss or theft of such card. In the case of loss, the card may be misused and false purchases may be made. However, all the good Debit/Credit Card issuing Companies and Banks nowadays provides proper security for the same, and they also covers such losses. So, there is no need to take separate insurance for this.
What to do finally?
The business of Insurance is growing by tremendous speed in the world of Globalization. The old time is out when there were only few insurance products available in the market like Life Insurance, Property Insurance and Vehicle Insurance at most. Now there are so many products available, which may fulfill everyone’s requirement. However, one should properly analyze his needs and conditions before he plans to purchase any policy. There are many unnecessary products available in the market, you need to focus on only such products, which suit to your requirement and there’s no need to think anything outside it.
About the author:
Amit sethi is an MBA (Fin) graduate and a Financial Consultant. He has spent 8 years in Equity research and Stock broking sector. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org