"Insurance is not for the person who passes away, it is for those who survive,"goes a popular saying that explains the importance of Insurance Planning.
It is extremely important that every person, especially the breadwinner, covers the risks to his life, so that his family's quality of life does not undergo any drastic change in case of an unfortunate eventuality.
Insurance Planning is concerned with ensuring adequate coverage against insurable risks. Calculating the right level of risk cover is a specialized activity, requiring considerable expertise. Proper Insurance Planning can help you look at the possibility of getting a wider coverage for the same amount of premium or the same level of coverage for the same amount amount of premium or the same level of coverage for a reduced premium. Hence, the need for proper insurance planning.
Insurance, simply put, is the cover for the risks that we run during our lives. Insurance enables us to live our lives to the fullest, without worrying about the financial impact of events that could hamper it. In other words, insurance protects us from the contingencies that could affect us.
So what are the risks that we run? To name a few - the risk on our lives that is, the worries of replacement of the incomes that we contribute to the running of the household), the risks of medical contingencies (since they have the capability of depleting our wealth considerably) and risks to assets (since the replacement of these can have tremendous financial implications). If we can imagine a situation where our goals are disturbed by acts beyond our control, we can realize the relevance of insurance in our lives.
Insurance Planning takes into account the risks that surround you and then provides an adequate coverage against those risks. There is no risk not worth insuring yourself against, and insurance should first and foremost be looked as a measure to guard against risks - the risk of your dreams going awry due to events beyond your control.