Economic Uncertainty and its Consequences for Insurance
on: December 29, 2008, 6:23 am
Release Author: Alexei
Release Summary: Economic Uncertainty and its Consequences for
Release Body: It’s great when you are confident in safety
of your money in general, and in your insurance company’s
reliability in particular.
the credit crisis affected virtually every sphere of life, and
in times of the financial turmoil, like it is going now, many
began worrying about its consequences for insurance and wonder
to what extent the insurance industry was affected.
are the risks that this financial crisis might pose to the insurance
industry? What if my insurance provider won’t be able to
pay for the claim? Should I switch the insurer, or even quit my
insurance cover? All these questions are very urgent for many
First of all, you should know that there is no
reason to worry if you are satisfied with your insurance
company and the way they work. Have they paid for the claims
in time? Were there any problems with their quick and adequate
respond to your claim? Make sure that you are aware of your insurer's
latest rates, and if they are ok for you, you can rest assured
(whatever it meant).
there are independent sites where you can learn practically every
insurance company’s rating. The rating shows the company’s
stability and reliability from an independent point of view, whether
it will be able to meet its obligations in future, i.e. to pay
for claims. According to the rating you can always decide if you
should “quit” or switch your insurer.
Some more good news for you:
an insurer’s activity is strictly regulated, and in most
cases an insurance company is not involved in those risks which
unregulated industries are vulnerable to; besides, the industry
is now under tight control because of the banking crisis, which
- in case an insurer is in bad financial condition,
it will get aid from the state insurance regulators, for the
purpose of anticipating its bankruptcy, and the state which the
insurer belongs to will take measures to save the company; moreover,
it is a strict obligatory rule for insurance companies to pay
into guaranty funds; so, a policyholder has nothing to worry about
anyway, as he/she is going to get the money even if the insurer
- in some states there is a so
called pre-assessment system,
a kind of a pool for insurers to annually contribute money to,
so as to secure future claim- payments.
you may see, the sphere of insurance is rather protected from
the threats of the world-wide financial crisis. Anyway, if you
still have doubts, just shop around for a good and reliable insurance
company, be careful and stay tuned.
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