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Insurance for dummies
Hungelmann, Jack.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2001]

Physical Description:
xx, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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HG8531 .H86 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HG8531 .H86 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HG8531 .H86 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
HG8531 .H86 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Insurance For Dummies introduces readers to the basics - as well as the more complicated issues - of every kind of insurance. Packed with expert advice and step-by-step guidance, it shows you how to find the right amount of protection at the best possible price, for your life, health, car, home, and anything else you can think of.

Thinking about insurance makes many people cringe with fear; this handy guide makes insurance make sense. It demystifies complicated policies and points out all the traps and pitfalls you need to avoid when buying coverage. Whether you're a homeowner or a small business owner or you just need a basic policy for your car, you'll find all the advice you need on:

Managing your risk Reducing your liability Insuring a home business Buying an umbrella policy Dealing with insurers and filing claims Assessing your life insurance needs Decidin g between group and individual policies

Author Jack Hungelmann uses his twenty-five years of experience in the insurance industry to make buying insurance as simple as possible - even for those who've never bought a policy in their lives. Armed with the kind of straightforward, commonsense knowledge and advice you'll find here, you'll be able to handle any insurance question that comes up. Keep it on your reference shelf for quick-and-easy answers for all your insurance-related questions:

Everything you should know about auto insurance Choosing cost-effective deductibles Picking the right property coverage for your home Estimating the value of your assets Insuring valuable portable items and collectibles Special advice on insuring condos and townhouses Getting the most coverage at the best price Filing claims and getting back the most Plus, online insurance resources Knowing what kind of coverage you need for yourself and your possessions is a complicated process. With more competition than ever in the insurance business, finding a great deal on the coverage you need can be a challenge. Insurance For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide that gives you with all the essential knowledge it takes to get the maximum coverage at the minimum price.

Author Notes

Jack Hungelmann, CIC, CPCU, has over 25 years of insurance experience and has taught several classes on personal risk management and insurance.

Table of Contents

Part I Getting Started
Chapter 1 Covering the Basics
Chapter 2 The ARRT of Risk Management
Part II Understanding Automobile Insurance
Chapter 3 Managing Your Personal Automobile Risks
Chapter 4 Dealing with Special Auto Insurance Situations
Part III Understanding Home Insurance
Chapter 5 Understanding the Basics of Homeowners Insurance
Chapter 6 Avoiding Homeowners Personal Property Pitfalls
Chapter 7 Protecting Yourself from Major Homeowners Exclusions
Chapter 8 Managing the Special Risks of Condominium and Town House Owners
Chapter 9 Managing the Risks of Your Home Business
Part IV Buying an Umbrella Policy
Chapter 10 Introducing the Personal Umbrella Policy
Chapter 11 Choosing the Right Umbrella for Your Lifestyle
Part V Dealing with Insurance Companies
Chapter 12 Buying Insurance the Right Way
Chapter 13 Getting What You Deserve for Automobile Claims
Chapter 14 Getting What You Deserve at Property Claim Time
Part VI Managing Life, Health, and Disability Risks
Chapter 15 Understanding Group Health Insurance
Chapter 16 Buying Individual Health Insurance
Chapter 17 Managing the Risk of Long-Term Disability
Chapter 18 Buying Life Insurance
Part VII The Part of Tens
Chapter 19 Ten Strategies for Managing Life's Changes
Chapter 20 Ten Ingredients for a Watertight Insurance Program
Chapter 21 Ten Online Insurance Resources
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