If you're over a healthy BMI, you may see higher insurance rates. The companies shouldn't increase them, but you're viewed as a higher risk. Here's a look at why insurance rates put your premiums up for being overweight, but really why they shouldn't.
Show Poor Health
Being overweight, even by a tiny bit, shows that you're more at risk of a poorer quality of health. Insurance companies think you will die sooner due to complications linked to obesity and will increase your premiums to counter this risk.
You knew by law you need at least liability coverage in your auto insurance policy, but you chose to drive without it. The question is—what happens if you happen to be in an auto accident while driving without insurance. Truthfully, it depends on what state you live in and who caused the accident. If you make a habit of driving without insurance, it is certainly worth taking the time to learn more.
Have you been advised to get critical illness insurance? It may have been suggested by a friend or financial advisor, and now you're wondering if it really is worth the money. Everyone wants to keep their monthly outgoings down, but there are certain areas not to scrimp. Is critical illness insurance something you should consider? Here are factors to think about to help you decide.
Are You Self Employed?
If something happens to you that means you can't work, what are you going to do?
One of the more confusing things about health insurance is the deductible. Policies often range from having a deductible that is several hundred dollars to those that are $5,000 or above. Those with a high deductible obviously have lower monthly premiums, but not everyone can get their hands on thousands of dollars when necessary. Your head may spin while you try to decide which type will serve you and your family better.
Getting married is a wonderful, exciting life event. However, you may be so busy planning your special day that you forget about other changes that you need to make, especially changes to your insurance. What changes should you expect? Here is a guide on how your insurance may change after your big day.
1. Auto-insurance savings
Many people don't expect that aspects of their car insurance may change after they get married, but this can happen.