Home Insurance to Tide over Crisis
A man’s home being his castle, you invariably decorate it and fill it with plenty of valuable things. Each item in the house has a certain value, monetary or emotional and you would like to safe guard all of them. They could be in danger of being stolen, or getting lost or even being pilfered. Or they could be in danger of natural calamities like flooding, fire, earthquakes and the like.
Insurance protects your things and helps you emerge from crises which are beyond your control. You can buy life insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, home insurance and many others by paying a much smaller amount as premium regularly. You can choose and select the insurance you want, see what are their terms and rules and regulations, and buy the one that is most appropriate for you.
The insurance policy is a contract with the insurer and the insured whereby the insurer agrees to pay a lump sum of money in the event of a calamity for which the insured person has bought the insurance. Thus, if you have bought insurance to protect your house from fire, and if a fire engulfs your house reducing it to ruins, then the insurance company will pay you the lump sum for which your house was insured, so that you can replace it or build a new one without incurring financial loss for yourself.
If there is a theft and your valuable jewellery or paintings have been stolen, then the insurer will pay you the amount which was agreed in the agreement. You will thus save the money and also replace the lost items.
To buy home insurance you have to make a list of the valuables in your house and insure it for the sum total of the value. In return you have to pay a fixed regular premium which depends on various factors. The premium depends mainly on the amount or face value of the insurance cover. It also depends on other factors. Thus if you are insuring your house against fire, and there is a fire station near your house, naturally the premium decided will be less. If there is a spate of robberies in your neighborhood which consists of anti social elements, then the chances of your house getting burgled are more. The premium will depend on this also.
The premium has to be regularly paid for the stipulated time. And in the event something for which the house was insured against, does take place, then you can stake a claim for the money. The insurer will make inquiries and then settle your claim.