Insurance

Myths and Auto Insurance

Courtesy of https://www.iii.org/article/8-auto-insurance-myths When purchasing an auto policy, it’s important to understand the factors that affect your policy costs and coverage. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of bad information that passes for “common wisdom”—here, we separate myth from facts about car insurance. Myth 1 – Color determines the price of auto insurance It doesn’t matter whether …

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Insuring Your Student

Courtesy of iii.org With burglaries constituting approximately 50 percent of all on-campus crimes, it’s important for college students and their parents take steps to prevent theft, adhere to safety measures—and review their insurance coverage. Campus coverage basics It’s best to consult your insurance professional for the details of your family’s specific coverage and where you …

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Gap Insurance and You

Courtesy of iii.org How gap insurance works When you buy or lease a new car or truck, the vehicle starts to depreciate in value the moment it leaves the car lot. In fact, most cars lose 20 percent of their value within a year. Standard auto insurance policies cover the depreciated value of a car—in …

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Drunk Driving Holiday Risks

Courtesy of iii.org Alcohol is a major factor in traffic accidents. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there was an alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 51 minutes in 2015. Alcohol-impaired crashes are those that involve at least one driver or a motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol …

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Annuities And Insurance

Courtesy of iii.org Fixed vs. variable annuities In a fixed annuity, the insurance company guarantees the principal and a minimum rate of interest. In other words, as long as the insurance company is financially sound, the money you have in a fixed annuity will grow and will not drop in value. The growth of the …

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