Insurance provides benefits to an individual, family, businessman as well as a society. the main advantages of insurance can be described as follows: -
- Provides economic protections
Insurance provides economic protection to the insured. It provides financial protection to the insured against the unexpected losses in consideration of nominal amount called premium. It provides financial protection to the dependent in case of pre-matured death of insured. The insurance company also covers the loss of properties due to theft, fire, accident and other natural calamities.
- Shares risks
People are exposed to various kinds of risks and uncertainties. It is impossible to eliminate risks and uncertainties altogether. Insurance is a co-operative device, which helps to share the risks among the insured. Thus, the impact of risk can be reduced to the minimum through the distribution of risks among many insured members.
- Maintains standard of living
Insurance has become sure instrument to provide financial protection against an unexpected risk of losses. By this means, people can maintain their living standard too. It is because insurance company provide a safeguard in terms of money to avoid the unfortunate financial crisis.
- Encourages saving
An insured person should compulsorily pay the amount of premium in time as stated in the agreement in order to avoid fine and lapse of an insurance policy. It encourages for developing a saving habit of persons. It helps to reduce unnecessary expenses. Hence, insurance is a means of encouraging saving.
- Eliminates dependency
In the event of the death of breadwinner or destruction of properties, the family suffers from unbearable and non-compensationable losses. The insurance protects against the uncertainties providing adequate financial support. The life insurance policy gives full financial support to the insured in his old age. It also provides financial support to the dependent in case the death of the insured. This provision definitely helps to eliminate the dependency of people.