Military life is unique, hard, and sometimes filled to the brim with inconvenience. The challenges faced by a soldier and a soldier’s family goes beyond the constant moves and long distance living, however. In fact, it’s seemingly the small, mundane aspects of military life that can sometimes cause the biggest headaches. That’s why it’s so important for military families to find allies in all areas of life affairs. Your insurance carrier is one of them.
Here are a few reasons you need insurance from a company that understands the military life.
Reason 1: Home Insurance When You’re Away From Home
There are several situations that could leave your house vacant for extended periods of time if you’re on active duty. Maybe you are single and on a deployment, or your family went to stay with loved ones while you’re away on a long training exercise. Regardless of the reason, a vacant home could be an uninsured one if you don’t plan ahead, as many homeowners policies don’t cover damage if a home is vacant for a predetermined amount of time. Make sure you know what your policy covers and see if your carrier can extend your coverage on a vacant house.
Reason 2: Suspended Car Insurance
If you’re single or a two-car family, it’s likely your car won’t be in use if you’re away for an extended amount of time. This is a common scenario in the military when soldiers deploy. If this is you, ask your insurance carrier to decrease or suspend your car insurance until you’re home. With one less payment comes A LOT of money saved.
Reason 3: Businesses Insurance
Are you planning on starting your own business after your military service? If so, you’re in good company. In fact, Vets are 45 percent more likely to start their own business than their civilian peers. But with a new venture comes new decisions such as acquiring business insurance. Veteran-owned small businesses face unique challenges that require knowledgeable experts to lead them through the intricacies of a startup. Don’t “do it all” as a new business owner. Hire the military-focused professionals to make sure your entrepreneurial dreams get off to a good, and legal, start.
Since military life sometimes requires special attention, shouldn’t your insurance carrier be able to accommodate? We think so. That’s why MilHousing Network is proud to partner with Armed Forces Insurance, which was “created specifically to protect those who protect our nation.” Contact them today to learn how they can support your unique military lifestyle.