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March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 140

There are many things in life that people spend a good amount of their hard earned money to obtain. Items such as a car or a house require a significant investment. If damage to these items were to occur, investments can be lost or require even more investment to repair them. Insurance is designed to protect an investment and relieve some of the financial burden associated with replacing, repairing, or liability associated with ownership. Unfortunately, many people shy away from insurance because they see it as an unnecessary expense when in fact it is indeed necessary.

Large investments such as cars and houses are exposed to the elements. Often times the elements can be damaging especially when a large storm approaches. With insurance, the damage caused by natural disaster, also known as acts of God would be covered to help the owner repair or replace the item. Basic insurance coverage will cover most natural disasters for all other natural disasters, policyholders can opt to purchase additional coverage. When considering the amount of damage that can be done by natural disasters and the costs associated with repairing or replacing damaged items, the difference is unmistakable.

Part of ownership of almost anything requires the responsibility of liability. This means that a person is liable for damage caused by his or her property. For a car this means that should a person's vehicle be involved in an accident that is his or her fault, then the liability falls on him or her to pay for the damages. Likewise, with home ownership if a person were to slip and fall on another's property due to negligence, the property owner would be liable to pay for medical care for that person. Insurance helps protect owners from having to take on the complete burden of liability.

As mentioned previously, when basic insurance coverage is not enough then policyholders have the ability to purchase add-ons. These add-ons extend the coverage of the insurance policy or in some cases give additional benefits to the policyholder. Just like with the basic insurance policy, the costs of adding add-ons to an insurance policy far outweigh the policyholder being completely financially responsible for additional damage. The benefits that some add-ons provide will typically give the policyholder money savings that make purchasing add-ons a worthwhile investment.

Large purchases such as a house or a car require a rather large investment. Most people are not capable of replacing these large investments at any time so they purchase insurance to protect their investment. This gives the peace of mind and the ability to repair or replace the items without having to invest large amounts into them again. Insurance policy add-ons give the extra security and peace of mind that people want and need to know that their investment is well protected. There are also insurance policies that can protect smaller investments as well. Consulting a local insurance agent can help a person get the information they need to purchase insurance and protect their investments.

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