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Baltimore Insurance Network
(443) 869-6424
1414 Key Highway suite 301
Baltimore , MD
Services
Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Business Insurance, Life Insurance, Car Insurance

TheLifeInsuranceGroup.com
(410) 456-5356
PO Box 26537
Baltimore, MD
Alternate Phone Number
410-456-5356
Services
Life Insurance

Concrete Insurance
(410) 433-0313
5430 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD
 
Reeder Insurance & Financial Services Inc
(410) 256-6101
8817 Belair Rd
Nottingham, MD
 
Ethical Services Group
(301) 606-1190
8167 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
Alternate Phone Number
301-606-1190
Services
Final Expense Insurance

Concrete Insurance
(410) 433-0313
5209 York Road
Baltimore, MD
Services
Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Surety Bonds, Commercial Insurance, Insurance Agency

McQuade Consulting, LLC
(410) 732-7320
2400 Boston St.
Washington, DC
 
Rosasco Insurance
(800) 864-4884
8831 Satyr Hill Road Suite 210
Baltimore, MD
Alternate Phone Number
800 864 4884
Services
auto insurance, insurance, home insurance, motorcycle insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, commercial auto insurance, workers comp insurance, health insurance, life insurance

Farmers AgencyPoint Baltimore
(410) 559-5602
600 Red Brook Blvd
Baltimore, MD
Alternate Phone Number
410-559-5700
Services
Auto, Home, Life, Health Insurance

Rosasco Insurance
(800) 864-4884
8831 Satyr Hill Road Suite 210
Baltimore, MD
Alternate Phone Number
800 864 4884
Services
auto insurance, insurance, home insurance, motorcycle insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, commercial auto insurance, workers comp insurance, health insurance, life insurance

Credit Card Protection Insurance- Should You Get It?

Rebecca Lindsey

When sorting through various files regarding credit cards, many people may happen upon information regarding credit insurance. In fact, many people may be paying for this insurance and not even realize that they have it. Not a good idea—fees can sometimes be as high as $25 to $30 a month.

What is credit insurance?

In a time when credit card debt is at an all-time high—up to $500 billion last year—many people turn to credit card insurance for a little security. Consumer Reports reveals that yearly sales of credit insurance total $6 billion.

Credit insurance is a type of coverage designed to pay off the minimum monthly payment in the event that a credit user cannot make their payments. Credit insurance is offered more and more, so if you haven’t heard of it yet, chances are that you will. It is offered by credit card companies, banks, stores, car dealers…the list goes on.

The average rate of credit insurance is around 75 cents for each $100 of loan coverage per month. This means that if you carry a monthly balance of $3000, the insurance premium would cost you around $22 each month. That may not seem like a lot, but small sums add up: $22 dollars a month costs you $264 a year.

There are several types of credit insurance:

  • Credit disability insurance pays on your credit card bills if you become disabled.
  • Credit involuntary unemployment insurance pays on your credit card bills if you are fired.
  • Credit property insurance pays to fix or replace items bought on credit or used as collateral.
  • Credit life insurance pays off a debt if the borrower dies.

A typical credit insurance policy offers:

  1. Voluntary enrollment
  2. Cancellation at any time
  3. Rates regulated by the state insurance commissioner, regardless of age, gender or health
  4. Premium fee calculated on current monthly balance
  5. Benefit of minimum monthly payment if borrower is disabled or unemployed
  6. Full payment benefit in the event of death or dismemberment, with a cap set typically at $10,000
  7. Personal credit rating maintained in good order in the event of disability or unemployment
  8. The key thing to remember is what most insurance offers don’t eagerly highlight: most coverage pays only the minimum monthly payment each month.

    So is credit insurance worth the fee?

    A strong debate exists regarding credit insurance. Supporters of credit insurance (usually those who offer it) say that it offers great protection for some credit users. For instance, a consumer who carries a large debt and who is in poor health may definitely benefit from the advantages of credit insurance should they become too ill to work.

    Critics argue that it’s a grand money maker for companies that offer the insurance, but a bad deal for consumers. They make a case that a life insurance policy would cost the consumer less and pay out more benefits. Indeed, the Consumer Credit Insurance Association notes that...

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