5 occasions to re-assess your life insurance coverage

Life insurance is something which you ought to invest in. However, once you lock into a policy, it doesn’t mean that the same policy will serve you for the rest of your life. Here are 5 instances when should reassess your life insurance policy.

1. You’re buying a house

It’s necessary to look at home insurance if you are building your dream home, or you want to renovate your house. Proper home insurance will provide coverage for the actual house, its belongings and all its occupants.

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2. You’re expecting a baby

Bringing a child into this world is a big responsibility. Expect a significant rise in your household expenses (ie: baby food, clothes, toys etc). This means that there is a lot more at stake for your new family. As a parent, having enough life insurance coverage will give you peace of mind knowing that your family can maintain their standard of living and secure your child’s future. For more information, check out our article about the importance of having child insurance.

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3. You’re getting married

Congratulations! Wedding planning aside, one of the more important considerations for soon-to-be-newlyweds is taking out a life insurance policy. This will secure your spouse’s ability to pay living expenses, medical bills, vehicle payments etc. What better way to kickstart your marriage knowing that your future is well assured!

4. You’re getting a promotion/new job

This one applies for a lot of people, especially young people. We’ve already mentioned why getting a life insurance policy at a young age is beneficial. However, its worth taking a look at that policy as you change jobs or get promoted.

For example, a promotion would mean that you could invest in a decent vehicle, home or purchase other goods and services as you accumulate wealth. In order to keep up with your bills and maintain your lifestyle, you should consider buying more insurance, now that you have the extra money to do so.

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5. Retirees with an Empty Nest

This may be tough for some parents to hear, but you should be ready when the kids leave home. The big advantage is that your life insurance needs are likely to drop as you only need to depend on yourselves. That being said, you need to be aware that your financial & health concerns are managed appropriately. Thus, make it a point to speak to your life insurance advisor.

Even if none of these 5 reasons apply to you, its still smart to review your insurance at least once a year. The advantage is that you can speak to your advisor and find out about new products/covers which will benefit you, which you may not know about if you didn’t take the initiative.

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.

UPDATED: All Things Insurance: Answers to your Top FAQ’s

Like most insurance firms, the call center at HNB Assurance has a lot of questions. Sometimes, the same questions are asked often, such as “What is My Pension?”. We had a chat with our call center team/head of call center dept and have compiled your Frequently Asked Questions and decided to answer them for your convenience.

Updated: March 30th, 2015

Q: What’s your hotline/contact number for HNB Assurance & HNB General Insurance?

A: Since the Insurance industry  split from Jan 1st 2015, all our Life Insurance solutions are under HNB Assurance. You can call the number for HNB Assurance, which is 0114-384-384 for all your life insurance needs. On the other hand, call the HNB General Insurance number on 0114-883-883 for Motor insurance, Home Insurance, Travel insurance and business insurance solutions. 

Q: What should I do in case my vehicle meets with a motor accident?

A: Just dial our 24 hour hotline for HNB General Insurance on 0114-883-883 to report your accident to one of our customer service representatives. They will take your information and reassure you while an assessment officer arrives to inspect your damaged vehicle. After inspection, you will need to produce a repairer estimate (from your vehicle repairer) to go to the next step of your claim.

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Q: OK, I’ve got a Repairer Estimate, what do I do now?

A: Simply forward your repair estimate via e-mail, fax or hand it to your closest HNB General Insurance branch or our Motor Claims Department located at 51A, Dharmapala Mawatha Colombo 03 and we’ll take it from there.

Q: How do I report damage caused to my home, if I have a Home Insurance Policy with HNB General Insurance?

A: Call our hotline on 011 – 4 883-883 to report your loss. One of our team members will be there to help. Once you have provided your details of damages caused to your home, our representative will document this information and send an assessment officer to meet you and inspect the damages caused.

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Q:  I want to get a Motor Insurance Quotation, but I don’t have the time, can you help me?

A: Gone are the days when you had to run around and wait for insurance quotes. The HNB General Insurance ‘Motor Guard’ series gives you the convenience of getting the best vehicle insurance rates instantly by sending a SMS to your mobile phone. Simply Text MQR to 0720 200-200. Here are in depth-instructions in case you get stuck.

Got a question for us? Ask away in the comments section!

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Disclaimer: The views shared in this blog are based on the macro economic conditions & industry status quo as per the time of publishing.