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What to Consider Before Purchasing Insurance

Choosing the right insurance coverage is a crucial step in safeguarding yourself, your family, your business, and your assets (home, cars, recreational vehicles, etc.) against unexpected events. However, navigating the insurance landscape can be complex. 

Spark is here to ensure you make informed decisions, but whether you know exactly what insurance you need or are new to the world of selecting insurance coverage, here are key considerations to keep in mind before purchasing any type of personal or professional insurance.

Assess Your Needs

Before diving into insurance options, assess your specific needs – for you, your family, your home, your car and your business. Identify exactly what you want to protect, such as your health, property, or income. Understanding your priorities and what you can afford will guide you in selecting the right types and amounts of coverage.

Research Types of Insurance

Insurance comes in various forms, including health, life, auto, home, business, and more. Each comes with its own complexities and sometimes carriers don’t make it easy to know what’s best for your situation, which is how Spark can help you. We can help research each type to understand its purpose, coverage limits, and exclusions and explain everything to you so you know exactly what you’re buying and that your insurance portfolio is suited to your specific needs and lifestyle.

Understand Coverage Limits

Every insurance policy has coverage limits, which represent the maximum amount the insurer will pay for a covered loss. We can help guide you and make sure you have all the information you need to make a great decision, but be sure to choose coverage limits that adequately protect your assets without overpaying for unnecessary protection.

Compare Quotes

We don’t settle for the first insurance quote we receive, and neither should you. We work with a number of carriers which allows us to compare quotes from multiple insurers. By “shopping around”, you ultimately get the best coverage at a competitive price that fits your lifestyle. 

Check Policy Exclusions

Carefully read the policy exclusions to understand situations that are not covered by your insurance. Common exclusions may include pre-existing conditions, intentional acts, or certain types of natural disasters. Knowing these exclusions helps manage expectations.

Consider Deductibles

A deductible is the amount you pay out of pocket before your insurance coverage kicks in. Opting for a higher deductible can lower your premium but increase your initial financial responsibility. Let the insurance experts at Spark find a balance that suits your budget and safeguards your assets.

Review Policy Renewal Terms

Understand the terms of policy renewal. Some policies may have automatic renewals, while others may require a reassessment of your situation. Regularly review your coverage to ensure it aligns with your current needs and circumstances.

Bundle Policies for Discounts

Many insurers offer discounts for bundling multiple policies, such as combining home and auto insurance. Bundling can lead to cost savings and simplified management of your insurance coverage. We specialize in this very thing and can ensure you are saving on your policy.

Ask Questions and Seek Clarifications

Don’t hesitate to ask your insurance agent or broker questions. We love helping our clients and pride ourselves on communication, clarity and customer support. Lean on us! Seek clarifications on terms, coverage details, and any aspects of the policy that are unclear. A clear understanding of your coverage is crucial in times of need.

Purchasing insurance requires thoughtful consideration to ensure that you have the right coverage for your unique needs. By assessing your requirements, comparing options, and understanding policy details, you can make informed decisions that provide peace of mind in the face of life’s uncertainties.

We started our business helping Tucson’s with their insurance needs. Formerly Express Insurance and now Spark, we continue to specialize in finding the right insurance for your needs at reasonable prices. Rest easy knowing that our team has your back and that you’re protected from potential financial hardships along the way. It starts with Spark.