Let's face it: You are proud of Springfield. It boasts a superior school district -- one that's won numerous awards -- and it's one of the few industrial centers in the Midwest that managed to keep itself vital through the Great Recession of 2008 to 2010. Whether you are a dog walker who regularly strolls through Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, a sophomore at Miami University, or a junior teacher at Stephen Badin High School, you crave answers to burning questions about Springfield, OH insurance policies. After all, your rates right now seem too high, your coverage seems too spare, you feel too exposed, and, perhaps most frustratingly, you feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of information coming at you off the internet. It's like a fire hose.
So what can you do to simplify, streamline, and manage all this information, so that you get balanced coverage -- that simultaneously delivers enough protection against the major dangers you face and respects your budgetary limits?
Obviously, the answers are too broad for the scope of one essay, but hopefully this primer can put you on a right path and also suggest a superior method for collecting and comparing Springfield, OH insurance quotes side by side.
Auto and Health Insurance Concerns -- and Much More
Let's look at two categories of insurance and then assess things from a more global perspective.
Auto insurance -- the National Association of Insurance Commissioners found that Ohio drivers in 2007 paid $628 for their policies -- $167 less than what the average US driver paid ($795). Looking at these numbers in greater detail, we see that Ohio drivers paid $365 for liability, $241 for collision, and just $99 for comprehensive (losing out only to Oregon for lowest comprehensive in the nation). So the average area driver does pretty well, insurance wise. However, you are not the average person -- and your insurer will rate you according to a huge variety of factors, from things as simple as your credit score and driving/claims history to things as complicated as the color of your car and the crime statistics associated with the neighborhood in which you garage your car. All of which is to say, you can't exactly predict what carriers will think about your "riskiness" until you actually start shopping for Springfield, OH insurance quotes.
Health insurance -- obesity and diabetes rates in Ohio have literally gone off the charts. It seems that every decade, you watch your friends and neighbors getting fatter and fatter and more and more diabetic. All of these obesity related health concerns strain the local economy and make it more difficult to find insurance that meets your needs. Consider eliminating or reducing the amount of refined carbohydrates (e.g. white bread, white flour) and sugar (e.g. high fructose corn syrup) in your diet to strive to keep your blood sugar and insulin levels under control. Also, if you have problems getting health insurance -- for instance, if you just lost your COBRA coverage you had from your old job -- talk to an agent about how to make up the difference in your budget by reducing the cost of your other coverages. For instance, raise the deductible for your auto and home to cut those rates.
More generally, begin to think strategically instead of tactically about your Springfield, OH insurance dilemmas. Don't just think about saving money for the next month or a year. Think instead about instituting a system of processes and behaviors to keep your rates down and respond to the dynamic changes in your life (such as a new job, a marriage, the birth of a child).
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