Many sometimes do not give importance of reading the terms and conditions in a contract. Due to the lengthy contents which makes the reader gets bored of reading them through, hence, for some businesses take this chance as a strategy. Terms and conditions refer to a list of general or special rules or provision that forms part in a contract of agreement making the contracting parties bound when there is a breach.
Further, when applying for an insurance plan whether a life, health, or any other kind of insurance, it is indispensable and important to spare reading the Terms and Conditions of the policy. Although, it is possible to any other kind of industrial or commercial Companies, it is necessary that you know the policy you are agreeing for. For insurances, it is essential to read the policy because when something happened, say for example, you insured your life or the life of another person or applied for a health insurance and you make a claim, without having read the terms and conditions and you signed the policy contract, tendency is that the insurance company may deny your claim. Denial of claim is one of the measures which companies do.
Indeed, the first thing to do before applying or signing an insurance policy or contract, request the insurance company to leave you a copy as your perusal. Do not rush in signing because it is always your right to protect yourself from fraudulent schemes, which insurance companies may take advantage of. Your premiums in a life insurance is as important as anything else because assuming it happened unexpectedly, there has to be a guarantee that your beneficiary have something to receive and your money was not put to waste. Anomalous and scrupulous measures are often times applied by some insurance companies as that’s where they make profit from.
Moreover, reading the Terms and Conditions or the whole policy itself is inadequate. You have to understand and digest the contents to check whether the terms are fair, just, and reasonable. If the contract seems to be complicated and then you may consult a lawyer to explain it to you and give you advice or perhaps takes down your questions and ask your insurance agent to clear or enlighten you up. Never hesitate to ask questions as that is a legal right. In instance that they can’t explain it to you, then that is suspicious.
Keeping yourself abreast with the Terms and Conditions of your insurance plans will prevent you from any liability and serves as your protection when the insurance company is at breach.