Securing your family’s future is an essential component of managing wealth creation. However, reviewing your life insurance policies is vital to your financial planning journey. This is because several factors can impact your financial planning, such as marriage, divorce, additions to your family, changes in employer-provided insurance, career transitions, retirement, and the ageing of children into adulthood.
With all the above moments, the life insurance policy you took years ago may no longer reflect your current living conditions and living standards. In this article, I will share four reasons why you should review your insurance every new year to reflect your changing needs and life circumstances.
- Life Changes
Suppose you have experienced a significant life transition, such as getting married or having a baby. In that case, reviewing your insurance policies to ensure they still meet your needs is essential. For example, you may want to increase your life insurance coverage to protect your family in the unfortunate event of your passing away and /or the demise of your loved ones. Also, if you have elderly parents, you may want to consider purchasing a long-term critical illness insurance policy to cover their healthcare expenses.
- Finances Change
The beginning of the year is an excellent time to review your financial situation and make any necessary changes. This may include reviewing your insurance coverage to ensure it fits your financial goals. For example, suppose you have recently received a promotion or salary increase. In that case, consider increasing your life policy cover or critical illness insurance coverage to protect your income. However, should you perhaps lose your job, you may need to reduce your premiums to keep the policy while you search for a new job, This will ease up on your financing requirements during that period. You must always remember that you can always review your insurance covers to reflect your immediate situation. We urge you to Consider new insurance options: such as Adepa family plan from Hollard Life Assurance ( a comprehensive policy (that offers true value can be your best choice.
- More appropriate policies are now available
Insurance companies often introduce new products and discounts at the beginning of the year. So, it is worth exploring your options to see if any new policies would be suitable for you. For example, you may find a new insurer to handle your motor insurance coverage; the Hollard motor comprehensive policy can be your best and most reliable option since it comes with free roadside assistance and sometimes free fuel coupons.
- Inflation Happens
During times of high inflation, it is vital to review your insurance needs to ensure you have adequate coverage. For example, you should speak with your insurance advisor about escalation or increasing the sum assured on your policy; this can also be for life and indemnity policies.
To keep your wealth management plan on track and UpToDate, you must review and renew your insurance policies regularly to enjoy the peace of mind insurance offers.
Hollard Life and Hollard Insurance Ghana offer a variety of policies that can cover both your business and your Personal lines of insurance in Ghana. To meet your expectations and achieve your financial goals for the new year, do consider purchasing policies such as credit life, mortgage insurance, homeowners, retirement plans, funeral and educational policies.
“You don’t buy life insurance because you are going to die, but because those you love are going to live.” —Anonymous.
“About the writer”
The writer, Freddy Bart-Plange, is the Branch Manager of Ring Road, Hollard Life Assurance. He can be reached on 0242157130.