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Seven Tips That Lower Your Insurance Cost in California

Posted at September 17, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | Comments Off on Seven Tips That Lower Your Insurance Cost in California

Insurance provides risk management solutions to help you avoid financial disasters. If you know how to what to look for and how buy good insurance policies, you can definitely save more money.

Not all insurance is equal. Insurance policies may differ depending on the type of coverage they provide and their specific exceptions to this coverage. So it is best to be aware of these things to avoid surprises in the future.

Here are some of the best tips to help you in choosing the insurance that you need and still gain some great savings.

1. Do your homework

To cut back unnecessary expenses on insurance, it is best to learn everything about the insurance policy first. This way, you will know the rate differences based on coverage and the particulars of what is not covered. You need to know your state’s auto insurance requirements, the risk factors for where your house is located, and how various health insurance policies interact in payment of benefits.

If you know your way around all these things, you won’t be tricked into buying unnecessary insurance coverage and ultimately can save yourself a lot of money.

2. Get quotes and compare

To save more money on insurance, it is best to get price quotes first. By using the internet it is now easy to quickly get online insurance quotes for all types of insurance.  However, the internet should be used as a tool to research insurance costs. We recommend contacting a broker, such as Pacific Security Insurance, to help you shop quotes and learn what you’re buying before purchasing any policy. Prices will always vary depending on your particular situation.  Nevertheless, getting multiple quotes can be very helpful in assessing the estimated cost.

3. Get the coverage that you need

It does pay to ensure you and your family’s future by getting the proper insurance.

However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to get every type of protection that is offered. For instance, if you don’t have a loan on your car, it is best not to get comprehensive coverage or at least get a high deducible on your auto insurance.

Statistical reports show that nearly 65% of insurance policy holders are paying more premiums than they really need to be paying. Just imagine how many dollars you can save if when you do the proper research on your insurance coverage.

Getting the insurance coverage that you need can save you thousands of dollars. Paying premiums that you won’t use is a total waste of money.

4. Review your insurance annually

As cars loans are paid off and children complete college, your insurance needs will change. Every year you should contact your broker and evaluate your insurance to adjust based on your current situation.

5. Do not duplicate coverage

Be sure you understand the coverage your employer provides and do not duplicate that in your own purchase of insurance.

6. Identify actions that lower insurance cost

Many insurance companies will give you a discount if you have an alarm system installed in your house or you may find that health insurance cost can be reduced just by losing 5 to 10 pounds or even if you are a member of a gym. In the end, insurance companies love to give you discounts if you reduce their risk.

7. Try to get your insurance from a single company

If your insurance carrier offers multiple types of insurance you can sometimes find significant saving by buying all your insurance from them. By getting your auto, home and health insurance from the same company, they will often times give you their best rates and will eliminate duplicate coverage as discussed above.

Use these tips and lessen the burden of having to pay more than you need to pay. As always contact Pacific Security Insurance Services to discuss your California insurance needs.

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