Resolved: To Review Your Insurance in 2018

More than 40% of us make New Year’s resolutions. But only 8% of us actually achieve our goals, according to a¬†Forbes¬†article.

Perhaps we’re focusing on the wrong things. Rather than another resolution that revolves around diet and exercise, try setting finance-related goals. Specifically, make the following insurance resolutions.

These can help you save money and better prepare for whatever 2018 has in store.

  1. Review your policies. Did you make any changes in 2017? Perhaps you got married, had a baby, bought a new home, or sold your boat. Carefully review all policies to ensure they’re still appropriate. Check that all information about your belongings, and more important, you, is accurate. Ensure adequate coverage is in place for your current lifestyle. Keep an eye out for any potential discounts.
  2. Reduce claims. Take steps to prevent claims this year. Use proper safety precautions in the kitchen. Keep your home and car secure by keeping things well-locked, well-lit, and well-protected. Use safe driving habits. For many, the key to all this is simply slowing down the frantic pace of life a bit. Take the time this year to focus on what you’re doing. Be “intentional.” You’ll have fewer mishaps at home and on the road. And the result will be a year highlighted, not with insurance claims, but with peace of mind.
  3. Visit your agent. With policies and inventory in hand, contact your insurance agent. The start of a new year is a great time to make an appointment so you can review all your coverage at the same time. He or she will help you determine what changes, if any, should be made for the year ahead. As well, your agent can recommend policy changes to save you money, point out discounts available, and make sure you have the right coverage for your current needs.

Keep these resolutions, and prepare for a secure 2018.