What will the New Year bring?

What will the New Year bring?

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How your insurance needs may change in 2018
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In the coming year, will you be getting married? Having a baby? Retiring? Congratulations! Take a deep breath, and then contact your insurance agent, because you're going to need to change a few things.

"Any time you have a major life change, your insurance needs are going to change as well, whether it's having a baby or retiring from a job," David Hodge, vice president of insurance for AAA Western and Central New York.

  • Getting married                                                                                                                           

You and your new spouse may be able to save money on your car insurance by merging your policies into one, Hodge said. Combining policies - auto and home, as well as multi-car policies - is just one way to save money on your insurance. And don't forget: Ask your agent if you should add a rider to your home insurance policy to protect your new engagement ring.

  • A new baby

When you have a baby, your life insurance needs to cover both parents' income. "Even if only one parent is working, it's advisable to get life insurance for both parents," Hodge said. "In the event of the death of a spouse who stays at home to provide childcare, future daycare expenses could be offset by the proceeds from a life insurance policy."

  • Retiring 

Without a daily commute, now is a good time to take another look at your car insurance coverage. Be sure to review your life insurance coverage, too - you want to make sure that your loved ones are taken care of when you die.

AAA members get a free policy review

As a benefit of your membership, you are invited to meet with a licensed AAA insurance agent to review our current insurance coverage. This can help you find ways to save money and improve coverage. Stop by one of our local offices or call 1-888-671-7044