Most everyone is exposed to at least some risk, and many people face substantial risks that could result in major financial loss. Personal insurance policies help Massachusetts residents protect themselves from many of the risks they face.
“Personal insurance” isn’t any one kind of insurance policy but rather a broad category of policies. The term distinguishes these policies which are written for individuals from those that businesses get. Policies written for businesses are commonly called “commercial insurance” or “business insurance.”
The vast majority of Massachusetts residents can benefit from an insurance policy’s coverages. Few people are completely risk-free, and most people are exposed to at least a few risks that they could struggle to recover from. Insurance often can mitigate many of these risks.
While most people are exposed to risk, not everyone faces the same set of risks. In fact, people’s risk exposure is about as varied as their lives and situations are. In order to meet the many different risk mitigation needs that people have, insurance companies offer an array of personal policies.
Some of the more common ones are:
In certain situations, other policies that may be helpful include:
An insurance agent who’s familiar with personal policies can help residents determine what personal policies make sense for them. With a knowledgeable background, an agent can make coverage recommendations based on people’s specific situations and suggest policies that provide the recommended coverages.
Insurance companies look at many different factors when setting rates for personal policies. The following are only a few of the items that can influence how much a policy costs:
Significantly, a policyholder’s credit score doesn’t impact what they pay for personal policies. Although many states let insurers look at credit scores or related figures when setting insurance rates, Massachusetts has prohibited this practice.
For a more individualized overview of how much various policies will cost, residents can talk with an independent agent in the state. Unlike captive agents who work with one insurer, independent agents aren’t linked to any one insurance company. As a result, they can request quotes from several insurers and show clients the best available quotes regardless of what company offers them.
Comparing different quotes with an independent agent is one of the best ways to find an affordable insurance policy. There are, however, other discounts that people can often take advantage of. Depending on a person’s insurance needs and situation, they might be able to qualify for discounts like the following:
Precisely what discounts are avaialble depends on what policy is purchased and what company it's obtained from.
For assistance finding insurance policies that are right for you, contact the independent insurance agents at Charles River Insurance. Our agents have helped many Massachusetts residents find policies that meet their needs, and we’re ready to assist you. As experienced and independent agents, we can help with a wide array of personal insurance policies.