The reason we purchase insurance is to protect the valuable things in our homes in case an unforeseen disaster occurs. Some people may not take as much time as they should when thinking about purchasing insurance on their homes or cars. They might just go ahead and get it without much knowledge or thought. This is a big decision so you should put some thought and effort into this.
One of the ways that can save you a lot of money is if you buy self insurance. If you familiarize yourself a little bit about insurance you will be able to do this yourself. The basic idea of self insurance is using deductible options and eliminating unnecessary coverage. A higher deductible saves you money in your premium. That’s why we call this self insurance. You are taken on a risk when you change your deductible from $100 to $500; it creates a risk of $500 of physical damage. This can also be done on you homeowner insurance policy. When you do that you will lower the premium that you pay and be covered for any major losses.
This will save you a lot of money in the long run. Keeping your deductibles $500 or higher will save you a lot of premium dollars. Also, there are options that you can eliminate from your auto and homeowners insurance to save you money. Some times rental reimbursements and towing benefits are added to the auto insurance. If you self- insure for these items you can save premium dollars too.
If you grasp the whole self insuring concept you can save yourself a lot of money and it will be a lot easier to purchase insurance. So go out and learn about self insuring or ask your local insurance agent. You too can save yourself bundles of money.