As an adult, a businessperson, or a professional, insurance is a crucial investment to consider. There is no minimum amount of money required to consider insurance. You can get insurance at any point in your life.
However, when selecting an insurance policy, you must exercise caution to ensure that you do not select one that you may come to regret later. This is vital since there are numerous insurance brokers and agents on the streets, both legitimate and fake, who will not waste any time in selling you one of their insurance policies as long as it is beneficial to them. Here are four things to consider before purchasing any insurance policy, no matter how inexpensive it appears to be.
Only insure what needs to be insured.
The purpose of insurance is to provide you with some level of risk protection and to ensure that you do not lose everything in the case of a loss or damage. As a result, it’s critical that you only buy insurance for the things that require it.
Two factors must be considered when evaluating which items require insurance coverage: the dangers involved and the object’s value. If there are few or no risks involved, insurance coverage may not be required. Also, if the item or object has no reasonable value, you might want to reconsider purchasing insurance for it.In the two cases mentioned below, you will be able to better manage the risks on your own. This article will show you how to accomplish it efficiently.
Do your homework
The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is the major regulatory agency in Nigeria for the insurance industry. The commission is doing an excellent job of ensuring that the insurance business in Nigeria is regulated and that customers’ interests are protected in accordance with worldwide best practices.
However, the commission has been chastised in the past for failing to do enough to combat the rise of bogus insurance businesses. As the number of insurance brokers, agents, and firms appears to be growing by the day, you must do your homework before purchasing an insurance policy. Before purchasing insurance, do some research on the agent, broker, or firm. This is to ensure that you do not become a victim of one of the many impostor insurance agents, brokers, or firms that exist.You may find a list of licensed insurance businesses and brokers on the National Insurance Commission’s website, www.naicom.gov.ng. The commission also provides a website where you may check the validity of any insurance coverage you’ve bought.
Ask the Appropriate Questions
You must ask the proper questions when choosing the right insurance coverage. Questions like the terms of the insurance policy, the premium to be paid, and how and who to contact if you need to file a claim can go a long way toward preventing you from having regrets.
Examine And Comprehend The Contract
Before signing a written contract or agreement, the average Nigerian rarely reads it. Consider this: if you went to the bank to open an account and were handed multiple documents to fill out, would you take the time to go through them before filling them out?
An insurance policy comes with a contract that lays out the terms of your coverage and serves as the foundation for any court of law to hear your case if you have a disagreement with your insurance provider.
As a result, you must conduct due diligence and thoroughly review the contract before signing it. When it comes to contracts, keep in mind that a lawyer can assist you see beyond the letters and understand the restrictions.