One of our biggest concerns is whether insurance policies are affordable or not. Most insurers will consider that their coverage is very affordable, considering the amount of financial assurances they provide. However, due to the varying financial situations, many consumers find that insurance policies are typically unaffordable. In this case, we should be able to determine whether an insurance policy is affordable. When we determine affordability, we need to decide whether the plan provides the same amount of coverage compared to other plans. Consumers should be able to assume that the risks are fair for both sides. In this case, consumers would avoid purchasing the policy if the plan isn’t available at reasonable prices. Consumers need to perform significant amount of researches to determine whether they have fair price. The prices of insurance coverage can be determined by specific locations, general environmental conditions, ratings and proximity of emergency services, general economic condition on local community and global scale.
Premiums could also be determined by specific or general factors, such civil unrest and crime rate that are usually beyond our ability to control. Credit scores and financial status are factors that can be controlled by businesses and individuals, so we should be able to determine whether we are financially capable of handling the unexpected. High premiums could be caused by higher risks and occupation safety hazards. Some building could have pending approval on building codes, regulations and laws. The age and overall condition of building or car could also affect the amount of premiums. Climatic conditions may cause higher premiums, for example hurricane and earthquakes could have high probability to occur during specific periods, which make damages and loss of lives a certainty. In the case of personal-related insurance, our marital status, gender, age, employment outlook, occupation and educational level could ensure improved performance. Person’s criminal history, driving record, general wellbeing and health will also have significant influences.
It is clear that there are many factors we need to consider before we expect to get affordable pricing. In general, we should take into consideration all hazard, perils and risks that are generally unavoidable. In case something bad happens, consumers should make sure that they could gain financial protection. In this case, consumers need to perform their own evaluation, based on what may happen to them. Overall, the costs should be very low compared to the assets and items being insured. That’s one very important component to make sure that the policy is highly affordable.
People generally have an assumption of invincibility and that’s the reason why many people don’t consider insurance as a high priority element. In fact, some of them don’t consider insurance as requirements. They will be more encouraged to purchase insurance plans if the employer insists or if the plan promises a kind of investment returns. In any case, it is important to make sure that we allocate enough money to maintain our insurance coverage. In many cases, only insurance coverage could provide us with the kind of protection we need.