Accident insurance helps cover any extra, out-of-pocket expenses not covered by health insurance that you might face if you’re injured in an accident.
Critical illness insurance offers similar coverage if you become very ill or suffer a serious medical problem, like a heart attack or stroke.
If you’re hospitalized, hospital indemnity insurance can help cover the costs associated with the stay. This insurance can be especially valuable if your health plan has high deductibles and copays, you’ll need assistance with childcare, or might need to travel far from home to receive medical care.
There are several types of life insurance, but every policy is primarily intended to pay benefits to your beneficiaries in the event of your untimely death. Life insurance can help give you the confidence your loved ones will be financially cared for.
There are two main types of disability insurance: short term and long term. Both types of plans are intended to help replace a portion of your income in case you become too ill or injured to work. Short term disability insurance typically covers benefits for a period of up to three to six months, and long term disability insurance may pay benefits for a period of five, 10, or 20 years — or even until you reach retirement age, depending on the plan.
Dental insurance typically covers some of the costs you pay every time you visit the dentist, such as cleanings or repairing cavities. It can help you pay less for extensive dental work or oral surgery.
Vision insurance helps cover routine visits to the optometrist for eye exams, as well as the cost of glasses and contacts, which may not be covered under a typical health insurance plan. It can help you care for your vision without racking up huge bills.