Although we can’t predict the future, we can protect ourselves if something unexpected were to happen. Insurance is meant to safeguard us from fortuitous events financially. Here are some insurance options you’ll want to look into and purchase.
This is considered the most common type of insurance where you pay premiums to receive protection in case you pass away. The greatest benefits of life insurance include the ability to cover your funeral expenses as well as provide for your beneficiaries. Within life insurance, there are multiple types of policies to choose from. The two basic types are traditional whole life and term life. Traditional whole life is used as an income tool and an insurance investment. Term life insurance, on the other hand, is a policy that covers you for a set amount of time.
Health insurance typically pays or helps pay for medical, surgical, and sometimes even dental expenses. This can cover you and your immediate family to be able to pay less on check-ups or in case someone gets hospitalized. The Philippine government actually has universal health coverage, PhilHealth, that Filipinos are entitled to.
As the name suggests, this type of insurance can cover education fees. With the inflation of tuition fees, educational insurance lets you save money in advance. The money you put in will be invested by your policyholder and can be cashed out for tuition payments, school allowances, and other educational expenses. Educational insurance can be started as early as possible to get the best prices.
When buying a car, motorcycle, or any type of vehicle, it’s important to also buy insurance that will cover that investment. This insurance can offer reassurance in case you get into an accident, your vehicle gets stolen, vandalized, or damaged by a natural disaster. There are two types of vehicle insurance you’ll need to consider. Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL), the most basic and least expensive car insurance in the Philippines, is not only government-mandated but also covers the interest of the third party in the event of an accident. Comprehensive Car Insurance (Compre) is not mandatory but is highly recommended because this protects you, your cars, and your passengers.
Property insurance is a broad term for a series of policies needed for property protection coverage. Within property insurance includes policies like renters insurance, flood insurance, and earthquake insurance. This is needed for cases such as fire, floods, earthquakes, and theft. This type of insurance gives you coverage of your house and the furniture inside.
Got the travel bug lately? Well, before you book the ticket or board the plane, don’t forget that there’s insurance for that too. Travel insurance gives you traveling protection locally and abroad. In case you lose your luggage, have a delay in your flight, and run into accidents while traveling, this insurance will come in handy.