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Accident Forgiveness

THINK Insurance & Financial Services in Pomona, CA is an independent agency that offers automobile insurance advice to meet the needs of its customers.  The standard auto insurance policy includes such types of coverage:  liability, damage to property, collision, comprehensive, Personal Injury Protection which pays for medical, rehabilitation work loss, funeral costs and replacement services and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

One facet of automobile insurance is “accident forgiveness”.  "Accident forgiveness" is a cost-effective device to entice the driving public to purchase an automobile policy.  Other than the true savings on the cost of automobile insurance accident forgiveness most attractive features are the prevention of an insurance premium from rising if the insured is involved in an at-fault accident, preventing insurance premiums to increase and protecting the customers driving record due to an insurance company’s “at-fault” rating system.   However, the accident is still on your driving record.

Generally, accident forgiveness insurance is offered to an insured that has a “clean” driving record.  For instance, if a customer has multiple auto accidents in the past three years or excessive speeding/moving tickets, you will not qualify.  On the other hand, if your carrier does not offer accident forgiveness, it may offer discounts as your driving record improves.

Buying the cheapest insurance premium does not always save cost as a result of an accident because there are higher out of pocket expenses.  The cost of accident forgiveness may result in a slight increase in the premium while overall reducing the costs because of hidden costs associated with a gap in insurance coverage because the bodily injury limits are too low, the limits for property damage are inadequate, higher out-of-pocket deductible expenses and not rental car coverage.

The agents of THINK Insurance & Financial Services in Pomona, CA  will advise you of your auto insurance needs and ways you can increase the value of your policy to reduce any of the hidden costs of being underinsured.  Please call for an appointment!

Tips for Buying From the Health Insurance Marketplace

The health insurance market place is open from November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018. If you are looking to purchase health insurance through the marketplace, you must do so by December 15 or you cannot purchase from here unless you have a qualifying life event. Here at THINK Insurance & Financial Services, serving the greater Pomona, CA area, we are often asked about buying health insurance from the marketplace. Here are a few tips to help guide you through this process. 

Compare Private and Health Insurance Marketplace Prices

If you are looking for health insurance, it is important to compare the prices for policies available within the health insurance marketplace to private policies available outside of the health insurance marketplace. Many people assume that the health insurance marketplace is the most affordable option. While it usually is for those who receive credits or have a pre-existing condition, it may not be for everyone. Always take the time to compare rates. 

Carefully Review Deductible and Maximum Coverage Amounts

Another tip is to carefully review the deductible and maximum coverage amounts when buying a policy. Not every policy is the same on the health insurance marketplace. Some have high deductibles and low maximum coverage amounts, while others may have lower deductibles and higher maximum coverage amounts. Never assume coverage is the same and carefully review it. 

Consider What Plans Your Current Doctors Accept

Lastly, always ask your current doctor what insurance plans they accept. If you want to stick with your current doctor, find a plan that they accept. Many people prefer to stay with their doctors, but don’t select a plan that their doctor accepts, which forces them to have to change providers. 

Are you looking to purchase health insurance in the greater Pomona, CA area? Then let THINK Insurance & Financial Services help you find the right health insurance policy for your needs or for your family’s needs. Contact us today to get started. 

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