How to Buy Insurance?
You’ll soon figure out that you actually have a couple of ways on how you can get insurance of any type and this is through your employer or on your own. In today’s write up, we will be exposing the benefits you can get from each option.
Sometimes, you just don’t have a choice and there are instances to which you don’t know where you can get your insurance. If for instance that your employer is offering a certain type of insurance policy, then for the most part, it’s the only option you have. The fact that it is quite easy to get insurance policy through your employer is a benefit in itself. If ever your employer offers the coverage you like, then you simply need to check the “Yes” box upon enrollment and once then, you are automatically a policyholder.
Actually, this is a great thing as you can get to buy the insurance for a lesser price. The truth is, group insurance is more affordable while other insurance that you opt to get on your own will probably cost you more in the end. So just a quick recap, not only the fact that you will be able to buy insurance for a price that’s more affordable to your budget but also, it can be a deal breaker as it is offering the same benefits you expect from individual insurance. Last but not the least, group insurance can be cheaper in comparison to getting individual coverage.
On the other hand, if you omit of getting insurance through your employer and want to buy it on your own, there are a couple of benefits of making such decision. So to start it with, you are free to get coverage that you specifically need. You don’t have to worry of any employer that will limit you in your decision and for that, even if your employer offers certain amount, it may be integral to look into individual coverage. This way, you know that you and your family protected of whatever could happen.
Second, the insurance policy is yours to keep as long as you’re paying the premium. Do whatever suits you; change jobs, states etc. Given that there is no delays you make on payments, it is impossible to have it taken away from you. Getting the insurance on your own can give you freedom of finding the best policy on the situation you’re in. Meaning, if your employer only offers auto insurance and what you want is health insurance, you won’t be stuck with the former option.
Assuming that you buy the health insurance on your own, disability benefits paid are tax free while the benefits paid from the employer policy will be taxed.