No one knows what the future holds. You may be totally fine and perhaps you even think that you are on top of your game. The question though is how long will your luck last? Like they say, life is like a wheel and you cannot always be on top. There will be times when the wheel will roll over and you will find yourself below. The question is how ready are you for the “low” moments? Have you prepared for it when the time comes? Well, people are now realizing the importance of preparing oneself for those tough times. That is probably why insurance companies are still around and ever growing stronger. That is also why people are holding on to their insurance policy. After all, that is more than just a piece of paper. For most people, that is the assurance that they will be protected in the future.
So what is an insurance policy? Why is it so important? To begin with, a person cannot have one unless he or she has signed a contract with an insurance company. It is fundamentally what assures a person that the terms and conditions that have been agreed upon between the client and the insurance company will be followed and honored. Through it, they can claim the benefits of the insurance that they have invested in for years. The following are some of the things that an insurance policy should have.
First, a policy should contain the details of the two parties who are involved in the agreement. That means that the policy holder should have his or her name, address and the contact details. The same should be true for the insurance company. That is the way to find out who are liable to the policy and who should be following it.
Second, the policy should contain the benefits that the policy holder should have. Those are the things that the insurance company should provide for the person. If it is a health insurance, that means that the company should provide the financial assistance that has been agreed upon should the policy holder be sick and confined to a hospital. If it is a life insurance, that means that the company should also give financial aid to the family member of the policy member should something untoward happen.
Third, the policy should contain the amount that the policy holder should pay at a monthly basis. It is called the monthly premium and it is the responsibility of the client to make sure that the payments are done faithfully.
Most importantly, an insurance policy should contain the signatures of both parties. That means that they agree to everything stated in the piece of paper and that they are lawfully liable should they breech or break any of the stipulations that are written within.