Regional Insurance Associates offers a full range of personal lines insurance coverage to meet the needs of you and/or your family. Through a multitude of highly reputable insurance carriers, we offer the following coverage's:

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE

Primarily used for accident protection, automobile insurance can be purchased for cars, trucks, snowmobiles, motorcycles, RV’s, etc.
Auto insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy.
Auto insurance provides property, liability and medical coverage:
  • Property coverage pays for damage to or theft of your car.
  • Liability coverage pays for your legal responsibility to others for bodily injury or property damage.
  • Medical coverage pays for the cost of treating injuries, rehabilitation and sometimes lost wages and funeral expenses.
An auto insurance policy is comprised of six different kinds of coverage. Most states require you to buy some, but not all, of these coverages. If you're financing a car, your lender may also have requirements.
Most auto policies are for six months to a year. Your insurance company should notify you by mail when it’s time to renew the policy and to pay your premium.

COLLECTORS INSURANCE

You’ll want to make sure all your valuables are covered, so we suggest mentioning them to us during your free consultation. Sometimes "collection items" aren’t covered under homeowner policies and you may have to take out a separate policy for them. Collector items may include insuring classic cars, wedding rings, stamp collections, antique toys and memorabilia, etc.

FLOOD INSURANCE

Flood insurance is a special policy backed by the federal government, with cooperation from local communities and private insurance companies. Why would someone need flood insurance? When your home is flooded, it can lead to financial ruin if you don't have the proper insurance. And note this: Your basic homeowner’s policy won't cover your flood damage!

HEALTH INSURANCE

Health insurance is one type of insurance you're pretty much guaranteed to use. We all need medical attention from time to time, and some of us need it quite frequently. When care is needed, you want to focus on getting better ¬ not on how you're going to come up with the money to pay your medical bills. A good health insurance plan allows you to focus on what's most important, your physical well being.
There are essentially two kinds of heath insurance: Fee-for-Service and Managed Care. Although these plans differ, they both cover an array of medical, surgical and hospital expenses. Most cover prescription drugs and some also offer dental coverage.
  1. Fee-for-Service These plans generally assume that the medical professional will be paid a fee for each service provided to the patient. Patients are seen by a doctor of their choice and the claim is filed by either the medical provider or the patient.
  2. Managed Care More than half of all Americans have some kind of managed-care plan. Various plans work differently and can include: health maintenance organizations (HM0s), preferred provider organizations (PPOs) and point-of-service (POS) plans. These plans provide comprehensive health services to their members and offer financial incentives to patients who use the providers in the plan.

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

Homeowners insurance provides damage protection for your home/personal property from various events (i.e., storms, fire, etc.). We insurance all types of households, including primary residences, summer homes, waterfront property, apartments, condominiums, and cooperatives.
Homeowners insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it.
Homeowners insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers both damage to your property and your liability or legal responsibility for any injuries and property damage you or members of your family cause to other people. This includes damage caused by household pets.
Damage caused by most disasters is covered but there are exceptions. The most significant are damage caused by floods, earthquakes and poor maintenance. You must buy two separate policies for flood and earthquake coverage. Maintenance-related problems are the homeowners' responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE

If someone depends on you financially, chances are you’ll need life insurance. Life insurance provides cash to your family after your death. This cash (known as the death benefit) replaces your income and can help your family meet many important financial needs like daily living expenses, mortgage payments and college savings. What's more, there is no federal income tax on life insurance benefits.
Why should I buy life insurance?
Many financial experts consider life insurance to be the cornerstone of sound financial planning. It can be an important tool in the following situations:
  1. Replace income for dependents If people depend on your income, life insurance can replace that income for them if you die. The most commonly recognized case of this is parents with young children. However, it can also apply to couples in which the survivor would be financially stricken by the income lost through the death of a partner, and to dependent adults, such as parents, siblings or adult children who continue to rely on you financially. Insurance to replace your income can be especially useful if the government- or employer-sponsored benefits of your surviving spouse or domestic partner will be reduced after your death.
  2. Pay final expenses Life insurance can pay your funeral and burial costs, probate and other estate administration costs, debts and medical expenses not covered by health insurance.
  3. Create an inheritance for your heirs Even if you have no other assets to pass to your heirs, you can create an inheritance by buying a life insurance policy and naming them as beneficiaries.
  4. Pay federal "death" taxes and state "death" taxes Life insurance benefits can pay estate taxes so that your heirs will not have to liquidate other assets or take a smaller inheritance. Changes in the federal "death" tax rules between now and January 1, 2011 will likely lessen the impact of this tax on some people, but some states are offsetting those federal decreases with increases in their state-level "death" taxes.
  5. Make significant charitable contributions By making a charity the beneficiary of your life insurance, you can make a much larger contribution than if you donated the cash equivalent of the policy’s premiums.
  6. Create a source of savings Some types of life insurance create a cash value that, if not paid out as a death benefit, can be borrowed or withdrawn on the owner’s request. Since most people make paying their life insurance policy premiums a high priority, buying a cash-value type policy can create a kind of "forced" savings plan. Furthermore, the interest credited is tax deferred (and tax exempt if the money is paid as a death claim).

PERSONAL UMBRELLAS

We offer high liability limits over and above your homeowners, automobile or watercraft liability policies in order to properly protect your personal assets.

WATERCRAFT

Coverage is available for all types of watercraft from canoes and rowboats, to motor boats, sailboats and yachts. We also have special programs for jet-ski’s and other types of recreational watercraft.
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