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Should I have more life insurance than I receive through my job?

Employees can often acquire life insurance through their employee benefits plan when beginning a new job and during open enrollment periods. That leads many to ask whether the life insurance received through work fully meets their needs. The answer depends on several factors, and the THINK Insurance & Financial Services team, serving the Pomona, CA area, will be happy to review them with you.

Life Insurance Through Work

Companies often subsidize employee life insurance coverage as part of their benefits plans, and the plans have advantages for employees:

  • Cost: Companies often provide some coverage for free with the opportunity to buy more.
  • Guaranteed: Employees are eligible for the policies regardless of medical history.
  • Convenient: Acquiring insurance takes little effort.

While these are good reasons to accept or supplement work-related life insurance, the plans often do not meet a family’s complete needs.

  • Limited Coverage: Policies often fall short of coverage recommendations for limited dollar amounts. 
  • Tied to Job: A job change often means a loss of coverage
  • Term: Most are term policies, leaving no value when the term ends.
  • Spouses: Spouses are seldom eligible for coverage.

While you should take steps to get free coverage through work, your need for additional or individual coverage depends on your age, family makeup, job mobility, medical history, and financial resources. Each influences your recommended coverage amount and need for additional life insurance.

Working with The Insurance Shop USA

If you are in the Pomona, CA area, the THINK Insurance & Financial Services team can determine a life insurance plan to fit your needs. Call or stop in today for a quote, so you can get back to living life knowing your family is adequately protected.

The History of the Motorcycle and Motorcycle Insurance

Curious about the history of motorcycles and motorcycle insurance? We’ve got you covered. However, if you have specific questions about motorcycle insurance policy options, contact THINK Insurance & Financial Services, serving Pomona, CA, and beyond.

A Speedy Look at the Motorcycle and Motorcycle Insurance

The late 19th century was a period of small-shop innovation, with many inventors working on various vehicles to replace horses and buggies. In 1895 Gottlieb Daimler invented the Daimler Reitwagen, which many consider the first petrol-powered motorbike. That same year, Karl Benz (also in Germany) invented what is widely considered to be the first combustion car.

The Reitwagen was a bit impractical, and in 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller’s ‘Motorrad’ hit the market, offering a more modern experience. In 1898, the first production motorcycle in the USA, the Orient-Aster built by Charles Metz, hit the road. Over the next few years, other famed American motorcycle manufacturers, including Indian and Harley Davidson, were founded. Meanwhile, in the UK, Triumph bikes were also being produced.

Driving was initially quite dangerous, however, and if someone was injured in a car accident, they may have had to pay for all the medical bills and property damage out of pocket. In some cases, they might have been able to sue another driver or other liable party in court. However, court cases are a burden, and outcomes are often uncertain.

Fortunately, by 1897 automobile insurance was already available. In the USA, the first policy was issued to Gilbert Loomis in Dayton, Ohio. Policies would expand to cover motorcycles and other motorized vehicles. In 1927, Massachusetts made automobile insurance a state requirement. By the 1970s, most states required vehicle insurance, including for motorcycles.

Are you looking for modern motorcycle insurance options? Visit THINK Insurance & Financial Services, serving Pomona, CA, and other areas.

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