Education: Why You Need Insurance

Why do you need Insurance in 2017?


According to Pacific Insurance Market Report released in 2016, the global insurance appears to be heading in the direction of soft pricing, reflecting insurer capacity, competition, and generally low catastrophe losses. The insurance industry is affected by various factors like global economic, politics, technology, changes in leadership, environmental developments etc. The report further found that, in the Australian market, there have been favorable conditions to the insureds and consequently the global insurers are flocking the Australian market hence putting more pressure on incumbent insurers.

When it comes to the emerging perils and risks, insured in Australia are beginning to explore more fully the 1st party cyber cover and another pandemic risk. According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Motor Vehicle Census (MVC), the numbers of registered vehicles that need to be covered in auto insurance are over 18 million by January 2017. It is important to have an insurance policy cover of your motor vehicle, home, health, business and other things that you own. This will save you from having headaches in case of risks and accidents.

Importance of Various Insurance Policies

Vehicle Insurance

Car insurance is very important in Australia whether for your private or commercial vehicles. Insurance can be a bit more expensive but if you conducted a good research you can get a good deal for your policy. When you are properly covered, no matter any accident that occurs to your vehicle you are well prepared. Every registered motor in Australia is compulsorily required to have a third party insurance. This policy generally caters for any damage or injury caused by your vehicle to other vehicles and people. However, if you sustain injuries or your vehicle is damaged, you have to treat yourself or repair your vehicle.

So that you can cover damage of property and that of others, you need to upgrade the policy to comprehensive insurance policy cover. In this policy, you don’t have to worry about any bodily injury that you may sustain during an accident. The policy will cover your medical bill and any damage on your vehicle even if the accident was your fault. Prices of this policy vary depending on the insurance company and therefore carry out a thorough research before buying one. In addition to a good research, it is crucial to read through the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) so as to know your rights as an insured and no matter how long PDS is, it is worth reading.

Importance of Having Home Insurance

Home insurance is the estimated cost of replacing your property after an occurrence of a loss. These perils can be fire, flood, lightning, hails, wind, snow etc. The estimation of this policy excludes the value of the land. You need to have either sum-insured or total cover insurance. Total cover pays for all expenses that need to be rebuilt and repaired to make your home just as it was before. Sum-insured requires you to calculate the total cost of all the building, fixtures, in-inbuilt fittings and even other improvements like swimming pool, decks etc. When costing a rebuild, it is important that you involve a professional to accurately estimate the value.

Importance of Having Business Insurance

While most of the business men understand the importance of having their business insured many don’t know the best insurance company to run to. That’s why you need to carry out a good research of companies. A typical business insurance package will insure you against fire, storm and any accidental damage. In addition, your employees while in the line of duty in your business may have an accident but this policy covers them.

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