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Assurant Life Health Insurance Products

Assurant Life is a nationwide health insurance provider operating in the individual, family and small group marketplace. They are best known for their consumer health coverage. Assurant offers several health packages to choose from with varying benefits, deductibles, and coinsurance options.

Plan Descriptions

Benefits offered will vary depending on the state where the prospective insured resides. In most states, two health savings account plans and three traditional plans are offered.

High deductible, catastrophic plans are very affordable for consumers on a tight budget. Additionally, monthly rates will be locked in for two years when a high deductible plan is selected. The SaveRight PPO HSA and the RightStart PPO are good choices for those who want basic coverage at a competitive price.

The MaxPlan, CoreMed Plan and One Deductible PPO HSA are better options for those who desire more comprehensive coverage. Naturally, these three plans are more expensive, but will offer comprehensive coverage should the insured have a claim. Doctor’s office co-payments and prescription drug coverage are offered with the MaxPlan and CoreMed Plan. Consumers also have several benefit options available including preventive care, dental and vision coverage, first dollar accident benefits, and/or a rx drug discount card.

Maternity Coverage

A competitive niche for Assurant Life is their maternity plans. Consumers can select a maternity specific deductible ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 (with most plans in most states). The deductible will not be subject to the overall health insurance deductible. This way, the insured can tailor the medical coverage to fit their needs.

The waiting period to conceive is only three months in most states. This is very reasonable wait when compared to coverage offered from most other carriers. Like all health insurance companies, this rider cannot be purchased if the proposed insured is already pregnant.

Health Network Options

Assurant is also unique in how the networks are structured. Typically, consumers can select from four or five networks in their state. Some networks are nationwide while others are regional. With several to choose from, it is not difficult to find a network that includes a desired doctor or hospital. Additionally, clients can change networks while the policy is in force. This is advantageous for those who are moving from state to state or need the services of a new doctor or hospital.

In summary, Assurant is a reputable health carrier offering both catastrophic and comprehensive plans to the public. Those who desire maternity coverage and/or robust network options should consider their offerings. Working through an experienced agent, consumers can enroll in a suitable plan for themselves, their family, or their small business.…

Top Five Homeowners Insurance Questions and Answers

Got homeowners insurance questions? Here are the top five homeowners insurance questions complete with answers.

What does homeowners insurance cover?

Homeowners insurance protects your home and your personal possessions from damage due to fire, lightning, burglary, vandalism, and acts of nature. It also protects you against liability lawsuits if someone is hurt in your home and they sue you.

How much insurance do I need?

You need enough homeowners insurance to cover the cost of rebuilding your home if it's destroyed, to replace your personal possessions if they're damaged, and to protect you from liability lawsuits.

To assess how much home coverage you need, get the square-foot building costs in your area from a builder or a realtor, then multiply that figure by your home's square footage. For coverage for your personal possessions, take an inventory on everything you own and use the total value. And for liability insurance, figure enough coverage to protect your assets in the event you're sued.

What about flood and earthquake insurance?

Most standard homeowners policies do not provide flood or earthquake coverage. If you live in a flood or earthquake zone you'll need to get additional insurance.

Where can I get cheap homeowners insurance?

Insurance premiums can vary by hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year from one company to another, so the best way to get cheap homeowners insurance is to comparison shop.

There are now websites that let you compare rates between various insurance companies. All you do is fill out a simple question, wait for your insurance quotes, then choose the cheapest one.

The better comparison sites even have a chat feature that lets you talk with an insurance professional online so you can get answers to all your insurance questions. (See link below.)

How do I find a good insurance company?

Most states maintain a department of insurance website that provides a host of consumer information, including claims that have been filed against insurance companies. If your state does not list consumer information, you can go to California's website (insurance.ca.gov) to get it.

JD Power & Associates rates homeowners insurance companies based on input from customers who own insurance policies with those companies. These ratings give you a good idea of ​​how an insurance company treats its customers and how it pays its claims. …