|Nil - 04/06/2012
Source: Financial Chronicle
There are a few assumptions that need to be changed when it comes to the area of insurance. Looking at these details while taking an insurance decision will help in deciding the list of policies to build the required insurance cover, as well as tackle the changing situation over a period of time. Here is a look at some of these areas for a proper decision when required.
Insurance and returns: One of the first things that most people want is some form of return from their insurance policy. This is not necessary as there are different types of policies with different set goals. If there is a savings policy, it will generate some returns, but when it comes to other types of policies like a term plan, there is no question of any returns. Term policies are meant for the general protection of the family members or dependents in case of death of the breadwinner of the family and, hence, there will be a large payout of premium. Thus, the nature of the policy has to be seen to measure the returns.
All goals can be achieved through insurance: There is also a tendency among people to look at objectives and then try and achieve the same by using insurance policies. Think about the fact as to whether you use equities or gold for every goal that you want to achieve, and the answer would be no. Similar should be the condition when it comes to insurance. There is a way in which the insurance policies are structured and positioned, but this does not mean that the individual has to use them in that particular way. What is important is that the person has to see the actual use to which the policies can be put to, and then match what can be done with what is available.
Think long term: Another thing to consider while taking an insurance policy is to look at the long term situation, and not just think about the next three or five years. Once this kind of perspective is available, it would be easier to decide on the insurance policies, for your different needs. This will also help in realising the true benefits of the instrument, and in getting the best out of the situation.