Protecting yourself from insurance companies
We usually see television commercials that tell us that insurance companies are there to help us and care for us. This may have a tinge of truth in it since they provide a service that is in essence a service that secures and protects but the fact is that they are a business. They do not actually really care about you rather what they care about is that you avail of their services and help them produce their profit. Some insurance companies stop at nothing to prevent you from making them lose their profit.
Some companies create problems for their clients that prevent them from actually getting their money’s worth. Usually it’s some technicality that they overlooked in the process. At other times it may be that some condition may be lacking that prevents them to give out their client’s claim. There are many other ways in which the companies can prevent you from availing of your rightful claims. This leads us to the question, what can you do to protect yourself.
Protecting yourself starts from knowing your policy. Simply put, this means doing your research and understanding the best possible quote that is available for you. Understand your quote including the terms and agreements as well as the specifics of the offered package that you will be availing of. Make sure that this is what you want and need. Do not be influenced by the smooth-talking salesmen. Decide before hand what you need what you are willing to purchase.
Protecting yourself also mean learning the jargon or the terminologies that they use will help protect you from abusive insurance companies. Their power lies in the people’s ignorance of their terminologies. The people’s ignorance of the meanings and implications of their terminologies could lead to their agents tricking and abusing their clients.
If you are no longer happy with the company you are with and you want to switch companies, the easiest way for you to do this is to not pay the company at all. A word of warning though, this may be the easiest way to get policies cancelled; it will come back and haunt you. This is nothing mystical, it’s simply cause and effect. These companies have records. The best approach to solve this problem is the most obvious approach: Ask.
Ask the company for their procedure when it comes to terminating the agreement. If all goes well and good, no one will be inconvenienced and everyone will be happy.