Hello from Sycamore,
Insurance is a way to transfer risk from you to a larger group of people through a firm, the insurance company. For example, many people choose to insure against potentially bad outcomes that could be catastrophic like the death of the family earner in the case of life insurance or large unexpected medical expense through medical insurance. On the other hand, you may not choose to have collision or “full coverage” insurance on your $3,000 extra vehicle. Assuming a collision in which you walk away just fine but the car is totaled, the $3,000 loss may be something you can live with.
There are many forms of insurance: life, medical, homeowners, auto, disability, malpractice, and many more. All insurance has a time and a place. For example, we often review what, if any, life insurance you may have during our annual reviews. Life insurance can be a handy tool that you purchase when you need it but at times, we find that there are still policies in force that may not be needed anymore. On the other hand, we sometimes see situations where people are not insured to the extent that possibly they should be in areas like long-term disability or personal liability insurance.
Having the necessary insurance for your individual circumstances can be an integral part of your overall financial plan. It’s important to meet with your insurance agent periodically to review your overall insurance package to see where you may be over or under-insured. Of course, we would be happy to give you some general insurance guidance as well if you have any questions as you review your coverage.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out to our offices at (765) 455-1554 to discuss this.
Thank you for your continued trust and support,
Sycamore Financial Group
***This article is distributed for general informational and educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal, tax, accounting, or investment advice.***