The Five Steps to Insurance Planning
One of the first “grown-up” things you do is to get insurance. Maybe it’s renters’ insurance when you’re first starting out. After that, you move on to life insurance, home insurance, and car insurance.
Whatever your insurance needs are, meeting with a licensed insurance agent can help ensure you have all the coverage you need.
Find an insurance agent
The first thing you need to do is to find an insurance agent. Ask trusted friends or family members if they can recommend one. Look for reviews online and make sure that the person is licensed – this is required in all provinces.
Meet with your insurance agent
Your insurance agent may ask you to bring some information to the meeting – such as your current salary or the estimated worth of your house. The point of your first meeting is to determine what kind of insurance you need.
Review your insurance options
One of an insurance agent’s primary duties is to help you make an informed decision about your insurance coverage. Your insurance agent should explain the following:
- What a policy does and doesn’t cover
- How much a policy costs and what your deductible is
- How to file a claim if needed
Your insurance agent will talk to you about different scenarios where you could need insurance to help determine the best coverage for you.
Once you’ve settled on the amount of coverage you need, your insurance agent will then check to see if you are eligible for any discounts. They will then let you know how much your policies will cost and enroll you in them.
File a claim
If you get into a situation where you need to file a claim, your insurance agent can help you file a claim and update you on its progress.
It’s essential to be adequately insured – so contact an insurance agent or us today!