Chapter 19, Insurance Section I Life Insurance 19-1 Understanding life insurance and calculating typical premiums for various types of policies Calculating the value of various non-forfeiture options Calculating the amount of life insurance deeded to cover dependents’ income shortfall. Section II Property Insurance 19-4 Understanding property insurance and calculating typical fire insurance premiums Calculating premiums for short-term policies and the refunds due on canceled policies.
Chapter 19, Insurance Section III, Motor Vehicle Insurance 19-8 Understanding motor vehicle insurance and calculating typical premiums Computing the compensation due following an accident.
Section II, Property Insurance 19-4 Understanding Property Insurance and Calculating Typical Fire Insurance Premiums Steps to Calculate typical fire Insurance Premiums: Step 1. From table 19-4, locate the appropriate rate, based on structural class and area rating, for both the building and the contents. Step 2. Calculate the number of $100 of insurance coverage desired for both the building and the contents by dividing the amount of coverage for each for each by $100. Step 3. Multiply the number of $100 for both the building and contents by the rates from Step 1. to find the annual premium for each. Step 4. Add the annual premiums for the building and the contents to find the total annual premium. Total annual fire premium = Building premium + Contents premium
Everybody’s Business Here are some rules to remember when buying life insurance: Evaluate and understand your needs. Buy from a company licensed in your state. Select an agent who is competent and trustworthy. Shop around to compare costs and benefits. Buy only the amount you need and can afford. Read and understand your policy. Inform your beneficiaries about the insurance you own. Ask about lower premiums for nonsmokers.
Everybody’s Business It is important to check your insurance coverage periodically or whenever your situation changes to be sure it meets your current needs. Some changes that require insurance review might include increased income, getting married, or having a change in family size. Many insurable things are tied to inflation and therefore require periodic increases. Life insurance – Cost of living increases such as food, clothing, and transportation. Property insurance – rising real estate values and cost of replacing materials. Health insurance – Cost increases in physician hospital, and other medical-related items..
Everybody’s Business In addition to homeowners insurance companies offer similar policies to meet the needs of apartment and home renters. Renter’s insurance – Insurance that covers the renter’s personal property and liability. The property owner pays the insurance of the building. Condominium insurance – Insurance that covers the interior walls, wiring, and contents of the condominium. The exterior wall and rood are covered under a separate policy purchased by the condominium association and paid for from the monthly condominium maintenance fees.
Section III, Motor Vehicle Insurance 19-8 Understanding Motor Vehicle Insurance and Calculating Typical Premiums Steps to Calculate Motor Vehicle Insurance Premiums: Step 1. Use Table 19-6 to find the appropriate premiums for bodily injury and property damage. Step 2. Use Table 19-7 to the appropriate base premiums for collision and comprehensive. Step 3. Add all the individual premiums to find the total base premium. Step 4. Multiply the total base premium by the rating factor, if any. Total annual premium = Total base premium x Rating factor
Everybody’s Business Many insurance companies give money saving rating factor discounts to students who have good grade point averages, usually over 3.0 out of 4.0 or safe driving records – without tickets or accidents.
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