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Insurance Your Protection. Risk The chance that something unexpected will occur. Risk Management  Various ways to deal with potential personal or financial.

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1 Insurance Your Protection

2 Risk The chance that something unexpected will occur. Risk Management  Various ways to deal with potential personal or financial loss

3 Insurance Insurance is protection against large-scale financial loss In exchange for a relatively small payment, which is the premium, you’re protected against the chance of big financial losses.

4 Insurance Premiums The payment you make to an insurance company in exchange for its promise of protection and help.

5 Insurance Premiums Premiums can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. In return for the premium, the insurance company protects you against “large losses.”

6 “ Large Losses?” House burning down Spending weeks in a hospital  Medical bills  Lost wages

7 Keeping Your Costs Down Coverage limits  A few thousands of dollars to a few millions of dollars Deductible  The amount of the loss you must pay out of your own pocket before the insurance company begins to reimburse you. $100-$1000 Shop around

8 Auto Insurance Most States you must have auto insurance!!!! (Not WI) Types of coverage  Liability  Medical  Uninsured motorist  Underinsured motorist  Collision

9 Liability Coverage Pays for bodily injury to other people and damages to property If you injure someone in an accident and they sue you, Liability coverage pays the legal bills. If your car damages another car, liability pays to have the other car repaired.

10 Medical Payments Protects you, your family members and anyone riding with you in the car Covers your medical expenses, such as hospital bills, doctor fees, etc.

11 Uninsured Motorist If an uninsured motorist injures you or damages your car, you turn to your own insurance company for help. It’s like carrying an additional coverage on yourself for insurance policies that other drivers should have for themselves.

12 Underinsured Similar to uninsured, you effectively own a policy on yourself that protects you in case another motorist doesn’t have enough coverage.

13 Collision Pays to repair your car if it is damaged in an accident by colliding with another vehicle or an object (tree) After the deductible, your insurance pays for the rest of the cost to fix your vehicle.

14 Dropping Collision? If you drive an older vehicle, you might be able to lower your insurance premium by eliminating the collision coverage on your car.

15 Coverage Minimums Suggested Coverage Type Suggested Minimum Coverage Liability $250,000 per person; $500,000 per accident Medical Payments$5000 per person Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist $250,000 per person; $500,000 per accident

16 Factors that affect Costs Age: Younger you are, the higher the premium. Gender: Males under the age of 25 have significantly higher accident rates than females under age 25. Males pay a higher premium. Marital Status: Single people have more accidents than married couples Type of Car: Sports cars tend to be more accidents than family cars and thefts are higher among sports cars.

17 Factors that affect Costs Cost of repairs  Foreign cars typically cost more to repair, which mean higher premiums. Mileage  The more a car is driven, the greater the possibility of being involved in an accident. Location  Highly populated cities tend to have more accidents.

18 Factors that affect Costs Law Enforcement  Speeding tickets—higher premiums  High speeds are associated with more accidents Driving Record  Drivers without accidents have lower premiums than drivers with multiple accidents

19 Other Types of Insurance Health Insurance  Pays the medical bills in case you or your family members become sick or injured. Property Insurance  Protects your material possessions – your stuff- such as clothes, a stereo, a TV, etc.

20 Other Types of Insurance Life Insurance  Protects people who depend on you financially in the event of your untimely death.  Term – offers pure protection More affordable and will often meet your life insurance needs quite well for a period of many years, especially for a young person  Whole – offers protection and builds up a savings account

21 Other Types of Insurance Disability Insurance  Pays your income from a job if you are sick or physically unable to work for long periods of time  Typically pays 60%-70% of your full-time wage.  Short-term: covers you for periods up to two years  Long-term: disability typically covers you for periods of one year all the way up to retirement

22 Other Types of Insurance Liability Insurance  Protects against costly legal fees and multi-thousand dollar settlements in court cases.  Enhancement of coverage for a homeowner’s policy, called an “umbrella” policy.

23 Insurance How to lower your insurance costs Basic types of auto insurance coverage How differ types of insurance will protect you from risk as your circumstances change over time.

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