Insurance for Dummies: Edition 2

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Now updated — your guide to getting the best insurancepolicy

Are you intimidated by insurance? Have no fear — thiseasy-to-understand guide explains everything you need to know, fromgetting the most coverage at the best price to dealing withadjusters, filing claims, and more. Whether you're looking forpersonal or business insurance, you'll see how to avoid commonpitfalls, lower your costs, and get what you deserve at claimtime.

  • Get to know the basics — understand how to make goodinsurance decisions and reduce the chances of a financial loss inyour life
  • Take your insurance on the road — manage your personalautomobile risks, handle special situations, insure recreationalvehicles, and deal with insurance adjusters

  • Understand homeowner's and renter's insurance — know whatis and isn't covered by typical policies, common exclusions andpitfalls, and how to cover yourself against personal lawsuits

  • Buy the right umbrella policy — discover the advantages,and coordinate your policies to cover the gaps

  • Manage life, health, and disability risks — exploreindividual and group policies, understand Medicare basics, andevaluate long-term disability and long-term-care insurance

Open the book and find:

  • The best life, health, home, and auto policies
  • Strategies for handling the claims process to get what youdeserve

  • Tips on adjusting your deductible to suit your lifestyle

  • How to navigate healthcare policies

  • Ways to reduce your risk and your premiums

  • Common traps and loopholes

  • Considerations for grads, freelancers, and remote workers

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About the author

Jack Hungelmann has more than 2,000 hours of insurance education and has been in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the proprietor of an insurance agency, and he teaches risk management and insurance courses through continuing education programs in Ohio and Minnesota.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
May 4, 2009
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780470530108
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Insurance / General
Political Science / Political Economy
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