Identity theft insurance can be inexpensive

One day you wake up and you realize that you can’t find your wallet. You eventually recognize that your wallet has been lost and you have to call and cancel all of your bank cards. Then suddenly your heart sinks as you remember that you left your social security card in your wallet because of a doctors appointment you recently had. What do you do? Has anything similar to this scenario been reality to you? Is there anyway you can protect yourself from this?

Many Americans are unaware that there is insurance that can be purchased for identity theft. The other amount of Americans who are aware of this insurance feel as if it isn’t worth the money. However identity insurance, when chosen correctly, is very helpful.

For what it is worth identity theft is inexpensive. Many of the big insurance firms state farm and 21st century in particular offer identity theft insurance. These insurance packages are inexpensive and can be bundled with other insurance sectors, such as home and car.

Some aspects of insurance that you should consider when buying Identity theft insurance are price, amount of coverage, and to determine whether you need the insurance or not. In most cases, if you can afford it, identity theft insurance is so cheap that it would be unpractical to not buy it.

In most cases your home and auto insurance providers offer identity insurance as well. Also in most cases you can just bundle identity insurance with your other insurance services. The price that you pay for the coverage directly determines the amount of coverage your plan offers. For example, State Farm has a basic plan that requires you to pay $25 dollars. However this plan provides up to $25,000 for covered expenses caused by identity fraud. This seems rather cheap and will be extremely helpful if ones identity were to ever get stolen. Some people though feel as if they are sensible and responsible enough that they don’t need insurance; and if you were to ask a financial expert they’d probably agree. On the other hand if that same person isn’t as careful and responsible for one day they would be in jeopardy of having their identity stolen.

Conclusively when trying to determine whether identity theft insurance is right for you,  first think about whether it is necessary to have it or not. Then research the prices and determine if it is cost efficient. Figure out how much and what is covered, and then finally determine whether to buy it.


See also: Is LifeLock Identity Theft Protection Worth Paying For?

Equan Tompkins

Equan Tompkins

Equan Tompkins a Junior at NC State and is currently pursuing a major in Business Administration. Upon graduating in 2013 Equan has plans of attending a technical school to receive a mechanics degree. His ultimate goal in life is to mesh together the two degrees he will receive and start his own automotive business.

Equan has always found economic issues and principles interesting since he was young. At the age of 14 he created a plan for his automotive business, and used tables, charts and actual numbers to configure financial information that he would use to start his business.

From high school to college not much has changed for Equan. He still loves to play basketball and still has aspirations to own his own business and work on cars all day. Not many morals have changed either, but being part of the Wolf Pack nation he can’t help but to yell “GO PACK” at any chance he can get.
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