Item description for Insurance for Dummies by Jack Hungelmann...
Insurance For Dummies introduces readers to the basics --- as well as the more complicated issues --- of every kind of insurance. Packed with expert advice and step-by-step guidance, it shows you how to find the right amount of protection at the best possible price, for your life, health, car, home, and anything else you can think of.
Thinking about insurance makes many people cringe with fear; this handy guide makes insurance make sense. It demystifies complicated policies and points out all the traps and pitfalls you need to avoid when buying coverage. Whether you're a homeowner or a small business owner or you just need a basic policy for your car, you'll find all the advice you need on:
Managing your risk
Reducing your liability
Insuring a home business
Buying an umbrella policy
Dealing with insurers and filing claims
Assessing your life insurance needs
Decidin g between group and individual policies
Author Jack Hungelmann uses his twenty-five years of experience in the insurance industry to make buying insurance as simple as possible --- even for those who've never bought a policy in their lives. Armed with the kind of straightforward, commonsense knowledge and advice you'll find here, you'll be able to handle any insurance question that comes up. Keep it on your reference shelf for quick-and-easy answers for all your insurance-related questions:
Everything you should know about auto insurance
Choosing cost-effective deductibles
Picking the right property coverage for your home
Estimating the value of your assets
Insuring valuable portable items and collectibles
Special advice on insuring condos and townhouses
Getting the most coverage at the best price
Filing claims and getting back the most
Plus, online insurance resources
Knowing what kind of coverage you need for yourself and your possessions is a complicated process. With more competition than ever in the insurance business, finding a great deal on the coverage you need can be a challenge. Insurance For Dummies is the fun and friendly guide that gives you with all the essential knowledge it takes to get the maximum coverage at the minimum price.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.44 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2001
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 0764552945 ISBN13 9780764552946 UPC 785555043923
Availability 0 units.
More About Jack Hungelmann
Jack Hungelmann, CIC, CPCU, has over 25 years of insurance experience and has taught several classes on personal risk management and insurance.
Reviews - What do customers think about Insurance for Dummies?
All Hype and NO Substance Apr 30, 2008
Save your hard-earned dollars. Just because this book was published by Dummies doesn't mean it's any good.
Obviously Dummies will publish anything they know nothing about.
Jack hits a home run! Nov 13, 2007
I am a Public Claims Adjuster, and bought the book to see what Jack would say about insurance in general and claims specifically. Agents and other adjusters are on the side of the insurance companies. Public Adjusters only represent the policyholders, and assist them in calculating and submitting their claims. Characteristically, when a policyholder uses a PA, he collects significantly more money than if he allows the insurance company to calculate the claim for him.
Jack does a masterful job explaining the proper ways of analyzing risk and buying insurance. You can't go wrong with his recommendations on coverage and buying insurance. BUY THIS BOOK!
Russell D. Longcore Executive General Adjuster Marietta, Georgia author of the book, "Insurance Claim Secrets REVEALED!" www.insurance-claim-secrets.com
Essential reading Dec 10, 2006
This book is worth its weight in gold. I originally picked it up while doing research on life insurance options. But after reading the first chapter on auto insurance, we called our agent, raised our libability limits and deductibles, got rid of unnecessary coverage and ended up saving ourselves $250 a year! The author, who has worked in the insurance industry for years, makes things plain and simple and illustrates his points with easy-to-understand charts. Now I feel like we actually have a clue about what we're buying, and I feel much more secure knowing we'll likely be well covered in the event of a catastrophe. This should be on every homeowner's bookshelf.
Invaluable... Nov 26, 2006
I know I'm getting older when I start reading and writing reviews about insurance books.
I'm not a big fan of the "dummies" books for a few reasons: (1) First my ego...I have to admit I don't want a book on my shelf that is a dummy guide for anything, and (2) I don't want to buy another reference book that is going to sit on my shelf and collect dust.
I purchased this book b/c I had big questions about car insurance, life insurance, and umbrella policies. No concerns about house insurance, which seemed to be the biggest complaint about the book.
Quite frankly, it answered all of my questions. Before reading this book, I didn't even know the difference between collision, liability, and comprehensive insurance; and I had no clue how much insurance I should carry for that "break glass in case of emergency" type accident. And like all of the dummy books, the text is informative while remaining engaging , and actually entertaining-even though the subject is insurance.
I actually feel empowered after reading this book. It led me to purchase an inexpensive umbrella policy (if you don' t have one, you need it) that will certainly make me sleep better at night.
This is one of those books that after you read/reference it, you'll wonder how you ever operated in the past without the knowledge it contains.
Don't put too much trust in earthly treasures, but you should certainly protect what you do have!
Not as Good as I Expected Nov 8, 2006
My house was a total loss after a fire. I needed info on home insurance so I got this book. BIG disappointment. No help at all. I then got another book on this site titled "Mold, Fire, Flood & Other Topics: Homeowners Insurance Explained." Great book--I recommend it.