The benefits and advantages to buying an insurance policy cannot be explained enough, and it stands to reason that all kinds of insurance policies are designed to protect you from unexpected incidents that might otherwise happen when you least expect or be ready for them. Insurance helps to protect you and your family against personal losses, and to help restore you to your former status if you happen to suffer any eventualities. Insurance helps you to look ahead and to be ready when the unexpected happens, and to remain unshaken if hit by some tragedy. In spite of the fact that you pay monthly or annual premiums to insurance agencies and firms, the compensation you receive on suffering any fatality far outweighs any factors to the contrary.
Now, depending on the kind of insurance policy you buy, the following are some of the benefits of taking up insurance policies:
i. Protection against personal losses: Imagine being involved in a head-on auto collision that leaves your injured, your car damaged, and loss of lives to occupants of the other car. How will you compensate for the loss of lives, cover your medical expenses and get your car restored to its original state before the accident? But with an insurance policy cover in place, you will be financially compensated for the repairs or loss of your vehicle and that of others, have your medical expenses covered and also have casualties in the accident settled. How would you have managed or dealt with the resultant legal tussle without any insurance protection in place?
ii. Gives you peace of mind: Insurance gives you peace of mind that you will be unshaken and bounce back in the case of any business, personal, or auto mishaps. You are assured that the insurance company will undertake all expenses related to any eventualities that might happen, and you are assured that parties involved with any mishap will be take care of if anything happens. Insurance gives you peace of mind that your family and dependants will be well taken care of if you happen to pass on suddenly with or without a will.
iii. Protects your family at your demise: Just as has been hinted above, insurance protects your family and loved ones from financial and life hardships if you happen to suddenly pass on. No one foresees death, and no one is fully ever prepared for it, but with a active life insurance in place, you have a safety net that your family and dependants can fall into at your demise. Life insurance ensures that your spouse is well taken care of financially, your children continue in school, your dependants get catered for, and your estate plunge on in spite of your demise.
iv. Encourages thrifty savings: Life insurance helps you to compulsorily set aside some amount of money monthly or yearly for unexpected events that might happen to you or any members of your family. It also helps you to have a life savings which might be collected or rolled over at the expiration of the life policy. With insurance, you are always forced to put some money aside that would save as a safety net with any life eventualities.
v. Life investment for retirement savings: Many possible consider using insurance as a form of investing into the future. You can use your life insurance policy to receive stipulated annuities for life as a retired civil servant, and you can receive dividend bonus on it for life depending on whether you are in the United States. Meanwhile, in other countries like Nigeria, you can use your life insurance certificate as collateral for bank loans and mortgages, and it can stand for you where other financial documents fail.