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There are many personal insurance myths floating around, and most of them have been around for years. We want to respond to these myths with clear information, so that you can make educated decisions about your personal insurance purchases. Worthington Insurance is here to help you understand your risks and to provide options.

Myth One

Having two agents is better because they keep each other competitive.

Having two agents duplicates effort and can create coverage gaps and/or duplications. For example, there is certain coverage that can be included under a liability policy as well as under an auto policy. If you have two agents, who coordinates coverage? One agent is better able to manage your entire insurance program.

Myth Two

The lowest premium is the best option.

Premiums are determined by a combination of exposures and coverage. If you select the lowest premium you may be missing needed coverage.  For example, the lower premium may not include replacement cost coverage on buildings and equipment.

Myth Three

Buying from a national company is always better.

Don’t be mislead by entertaining advertising. Most national agents only represent one insurance company. They can’t shop your account to determine the best combination of price and coverage. Regional companies often have a better understanding of risks unique to your area. 

Myth Four

The internet is a great place to get insurance deals.

Low cost internet insurance may allow you to select the coverage and limits you think you need, but in most cases you end up with a limited and inadequate program.  Typically, you may only realize these limitations after you have an uninsured claim.

Myth Five

Umbrella insurance is only for high net worth companies or individuals.

A small electrical contractor was at fault for the total loss of a historic property; a loss that exceeded his general liability policy. The contractor’s umbrella policy paid the loss in excess of $7,000,000. Umbrella or excess coverage is some of the least costly insurance you can buy. Don’t risk a big loss for a small expense.

Worthington Insurance specializing in competitive auto, home, contractor and business insurance as well as insurance in Philadelphia, Yardley, Morrisville, Langhorne, Newtown, Bensalem, Levittown, Bucks County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

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