We all know that insurance is there for a reason and that the wise, responsible decision is to get insurance for as many things as possible. Yes, it will end up costing you quite a lot of money per year, but that’s nothing compared to how much you’ll have to pay if something goes wrong and you aren’t insured. That being said, many people don’t get insurance immediately when they move abroad. This is understandable – there are a lot of things to focus on when moving abroad, and insurance often falls on the back burner because it’s something that can wait. But can it really? Emergencies can happen at any time, even just after you’ve settled in your new home. That’s why you should get insurance as soon as possible when moving abroad – rather safe than sorry. Still not convinced? We’ll be discussing four reasons why insurance is so important, even (or especially) when moving abroad.
To cover medical expenses
Medical emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. That’s why it’s so important to always be prepared by having global medical insurance. The last thing you want is to arrive in your new country and then have to spend all your hard-earned savings on hospital visits and medication. When it comes to your health, it’s simply not worth the risk. This is perhaps the most important type of insurance out there.
To protect you from financial damage
Many people shy away from insurance because they don’t want to spend money on insurance that will cover something that may or may not happen. Often, we think bad things only happen to other people, and that they will never happen to us. But trust us, the money you spend every month will be worth it if a tragedy happens and you need to claim from insurance. Insurance is a way of investing money in order to prevent possible financial damage in the future. Imagine having something horrible – like a fire or robbery – happen to your house, and having to replace all of your valuable household items with your own money because they weren’t insured. You probably agree that it’s not worth it.
It protects you against the loss of things
While we all know that materialistic things don’t matter as much in the grand scheme of things, we do need a few things in order to go about our daily lives. Things such as furniture, refrigerators, and cars are all items that most people require in order to live a normal life. Imagine being a student and losing the laptop you use to study. It will be heart-breaking, and you’ll likely be unable to continue with your studies without it. But, if you have that laptop insured, you should be able to have it replaced.
Peace of mind
Finally, insurance gives you peace of mind. No more lying awake at night, stressing about the “what ifs”. If you have insurance, you’ll know that if the worst should happen, you will be okay. We have so many things that cause us stress on a daily basis, so why add to that stress when you can get insurance and have complete peace of mind?