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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Insurance Advice

  1. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Like it or not, we all have to deal with insurance (or a lack thereof) at some point or another. What have you learned about selecting, using, going with or without, and switching various types of insurance? Consider sharing the lessons you have learned with the world at large.

    I’ve done some keyword research on this (high revenue) subject and discovered that, while competition for some keywords is really high, there are some niches (many of which are reflected in the titles below) in which you have a real shot at seeing success.

    Even though insurance might not be your favorite subject, I hope you’ll join us in writing about it this week!

    Not sure which insurance issue to address? Looking for a search-friendly title? Make use of this handy-dandy collection I’ve made!
    Car Insurance Advice
    Where to Find Free Insurance Quotes Online
    Best Pet Insurance for Dogs
    What is the Best Pet Insurance?
    What is the Best Insurance Company?
    Small Business Insurance 101
    Life Insurance Quotes Online
    How Much Does Life Insurance Cost?
    Cost of Life Insurance: What to Expect
    Business Car Insurance 101
    Major Insurance Company Ratings
    Insurance for Small Businesses: When is it necessary?
    Car Insurance Quotes Online: The Best Resources
    Insurance Information You Should Always Carry With You
    Auto Insurance Rates: What to Expect
    Business Insurance Cost: What to Expect
    How Much Does Business Liability Insurance Cost?
    Health Insurance for Small Businesses
    Small Business Group Health Insurance
    Commercial Liability Insurance 101
    How to Find Good Commercial Insurance Brokers
    Commercial General Liability Insurance: The Basics
    How Much Does General Liability Insurance Cost?

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. Kaili Bisson profile image95
      Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Simone, I'm working on a Hub entitled "Should I Buy Pet Insurance? I went through this myself last year, so it is still fresh in my memory  :-)

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        HubPagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Fantastic! I was hoping someone would write on that subject. I've really wanted to lean more about it.

        1. Kaili Bisson profile image95
          Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this
          1. Simone Smith profile image91
            Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Quite the good Hub! I didn't know anything about even costs of basic procedures for pets, so it was good to know just WHY one would want pet insurance in the first place. I also like how you included info on lifetime costs- it enables one to see the big picture and make better long-term choices.

            Also- sorry for posting from HubPages' account there! I was updating some LC entries and forgot to log out...

      2. MarleneB profile image95
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You put a lot into this hub. Great "need to know" information about pet insurance.

    2. angela_michelle profile image94
      angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://angela-michelle.hubpages.com/t/307375

      I wrote about Pet Insurance for your dog, because I have a new puppy, and I have been debating whether we should get that. This gave me an opportunity to check out the cost, the plans, and really helped me make my decision.

      1. Kaili Bisson profile image95
        Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Angela this is a great Hub. The one I wrote is more "should I/shouldn't I". You have provided a comparison of different plans and companies, which makes it easy for someone to do their own shopping. Mind if I link to your Hub?

        1. angela_michelle profile image94
          angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Of course not, I will recipricate. (How do you spell recipricate?)

          1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
            EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            reciprocate

            1. angela_michelle profile image94
              angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              haha, thanks!

          2. Kaili Bisson profile image95
            Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Angela...sorry it took me so long but I have now linked to your fabulous Hub :-)

            1. angela_michelle profile image94
              angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

      2. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        This is great- your comparison of the major options in that table, complete with monthly costs and phone numbers, is especially useful!

      3. MarleneB profile image95
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I love the level of research you put into this. The way you presented the informatin makes it easy for someone to jot down the information and make the call.

        1. angela_michelle profile image94
          angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you. I was shooting for that.

      4. dainy665dane profile image59
        dainy665daneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I voted for your hub angela. It was a very nice and informative post about pet insurance.

        1. angela_michelle profile image94
          angela_michelleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you so much!

    3. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I started writing the hub titled Small Business Insurance 101 and discovered that there was so much basic information involved that I had to split the hub in two. So, this week I have Small Business Insurance 101: Basic Information for Your Small Business and Small Business Insurance 102: Finding Buying and Managing Small Business Insurance.

      Here are the links:
      101 -  http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/306d28
      102 - http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/307cf7

      1. Kaili Bisson profile image95
        Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, as a currently self-employed person, I need to read these both.

        1. MarleneB profile image95
          MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Get out the cup of coffee, sit back and stay a while. Both hubs are really long. I probably could have made four hubs out of this one subject. There is so much to know about small business insurance. I only covered the topic from my perspective and what I had to consider as a small corporation. There are tons more that can be written, but I just wanted to cover the basics here.

    4. tammyswallow profile image89
      tammyswallowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Simone! I am going to do a hub for this topic entitled, "What is Legal Insurance and Do I Need It."

      1. tammyswallow profile image89
        tammyswallowposted 4 years ago in reply to this
        1. MarleneB profile image95
          MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hi tammyswallow, your hub is a must read for people who want to see interesting types of insurance policies. What a list!

          1. tammyswallow profile image89
            tammyswallowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks MarleneB!

    5. Judy Mac profile image60
      Judy Macposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I just posted a new hub, the first chapter of a book I'm writing titled (for now) "Property Insurance for those to Whom It's a Mystery".  Meanwhile, can anyone tell me how to contact Google Adsense through HubPages? A link showed up on the bottom of my hub at one time, I followed it and they told me they couldn't sign me up because my profile wasn't finished. I finished my profile, but can't find that link.

    6. TDAPharm profile image82
      TDAPharmposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I had just made a Hub about pharmacy processes for filling prescriptions. What is humourous is that insurance is huge (for anyone thats ever been told that their co-pay is higher than expected or medication not covered will know). I put some advice on how to help yourself in it. If you would like a Hub dedicated towards insurance issues in pharmacy let me know!

      http://tdapharm.hubpages.com/hub/How-ar … a-Pharmacy

  2. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Hey Simone--I left you a message on last week's WTI about car maintenance...still working on THAT one, but I'm pleased...it's going to be awesome!  smile   

    See you later.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, fabulous! We've seen SUCH useful guides coming from that theme! Can't wait to see the finished Hub.

      1. Denise Handlon profile image88
        Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        YaY! it is finished and was posted yesterday.  I'm pretty proud of it and am grateful for the 'expert' advice I received from my mechanic. lol

  3. cclitgirl profile image96
    cclitgirlposted 4 years ago

    Oooh, I think I have a good one regarding insurance for cars.  Heehe.  Yes!

    1. HubPages profile image
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      HubPagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sweet!!! Can't wait to read it. big_smile

  4. shuck72 profile image82
    shuck72posted 4 years ago

    First time writing on the weekly topic so not sure I am following the correct protocol.

    At any rate, here is what I came up with, I was trying to be somewhat informational but mostly humorous.

    http://shuck72.hubpages.com/hub/Car-Insurance-Advice1

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good one.  Enjoyed reading it smile

    2. Kaili Bisson profile image95
      Kaili Bissonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      well done!

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yay! So glad to see you joining in on the WTI fun, shuck72! Absolutely loved the Hub- it's fun, useful, practical, and down to earth.

    4. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You put the fun in funny. I may have been chuckling while reading your hub, but I also learned a thing or two about car insurance. Great hub.

    5. mjkearn profile image60
      mjkearnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Shuck72,
      If you're fun, funny and up for a laugh, then you just aced the protocol. I only crashed here meself last week. ha ha he he. You tried to be humorous, I'm sorry, you failed. You were hilarious!!!!!!! You owe me new sides as mine have split. Love the way you write and had to link to you from my efforts. Look forward to more,
      MJ.

  5. dainy665dane profile image59
    dainy665daneposted 4 years ago

    Some people have queries about car insurance and I wrote a topic regarding what auto insurance and some tips inside.

    I think one of my latest article

    http://dainy665dane.hubpages.com/hub/ch … rance-tips

    hits "Car Insurance Advice" category too. smile

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to see you added your knowledge here.  smile

      1. dainy665dane profile image59
        dainy665daneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Denise!! Yes, I'm happy that I made my way inside the forums big_smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thnaks for the Hub, dainy665dane! I don't own a car and therefore don't know a thing about car insurance, so I learned a bunch from the overview.

      1. dainy665dane profile image59
        dainy665daneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Simone, I'm glad that my hub helped you learn something about car insurance. :-)

    3. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very good hub. The way you present the information makes it easy for readers to understand about car insurance.

      1. dainy665dane profile image59
        dainy665daneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Marlene. :-)
        I was inspired by your comment. I enjoyed reading your hubs too!

  6. Radikum profile image59
    Radikumposted 4 years ago

    I posted this info I had about Life Insurance. Hope it helps. Great forum by the way!
    http://radikum.hubpages.com/hub/Life-In … -and-Donts

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice hub with explanations of the most valuable terms people must consider when looking at life insurance.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent hub, Radikum

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is such a useful Hub! I really appreciate the level-headed overview you've provided.

      Might I recommend using one of the titles I had suggested?

      How Much Does Life Insurance Cost?
      Cost of Life Insurance: What to Expect

      If you add a text capsule on costs, they'll work just fine, plus the Hub will be more likely to be found in search engine results.

  7. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    I've not written a specific article from the topic's Q&A post, because I've already written (about a year ago) 3 articles on the insurance industry as part of my "Corporate Greed" series.

    Here they are, if anyone is interested:

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Corp … nce-Racket

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Corporate-Greed-3

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Corp … cket-Pt-2b

    These articles detail the assorted con games, rip-offs, dirty tricks and false advertising of which the industry at large is guilty.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing, DzyMsLizzy!

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great series here, Lizzy-will read more thoroughly in the next couple of days.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    No one wants to think about death because we are much too interested in life.  But Death happens!  Have you ever thought about who will take care of your funeral arrangements once you are gone?  Burial insurance allows your family and friends to carry out your final wishes.  By putting away funds for your needed burial expenses and choosing the right insurance plan, your family will not be burdened with costs and the stress of funeral planning. Here are some tips to get you thinking.

    http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Bur … -to-Expect

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have a penny saved for burial expenses. Your hub has made me realize how selfish I am by not considering the financial burden I am placing on my family by dying without burial insurance. Thanks Arlene!

      1. Judy Mac profile image60
        Judy Macposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi, MarleneB.  I enjoy your posts and will get around to reading your Hubs. Forums are a great way to get to know fellow Hubbers.
        I can tell you didn't grow up poor.  When I was a child, although we barely had enough money to buy shoes, my parents paid weekly on burial insurance.  We had a man who came around weekly to collect. We were'nt the only ones, either.  Mr. Higgins stopped at almost every house. It's really interesting the choices people make.  I want to be cremated - still less than $1,000 around Atlanta.

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Death totally DOES happen! I hadn't heard of burial insurance before. Fascinating!

    3. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great angle on insurance Arlene.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 4 years ago

    Well, join the club, Marlene!  You certainly aren't being selfish because none of us want to face or even think of death.  I hate buying insurance, anyway.  It's like rolling the dice on whether you're going to use it or not.  Through my retirement, I have about $800 to bury me.  But no matter how much you cut costs, the burial costs are always going up.  Plus, due to modern medicine, we are living longer.  I am not afraid of dying.  I just don't want to leave anyone in debt because of my lack of planning.  I was told by my insurance agent that people easily go in debt by having to pay for weddings or funerals.

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good point, Arlene.

  10. JPhillipi profile image60
    JPhillipiposted 4 years ago

    This article is about automobile liability insurance. It explains the different states requirements and gives some good ideas on how to find cheap insurance.

    http://jphillipi.hubpages.com/hub/gener … e-for-cars

    1. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The table you included makes for a great reference tool! Thanks for the helpful introduction. big_smile

    2. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I like the comparison chart a lot and your explanations helped me gain a full understanding of the concept of liability insurance.

  11. CyberShelley profile image88
    CyberShelleyposted 4 years ago

    I love the weekly Topic Inspirations.  I wrote about Business Liability Insurance, as I feel it is very important to protect yourself against the unexpected.  Here is the link (I hope I have done this correctly and not broken any rules)
    http://cybershelley.hubpages.com/hub/LI … INESS?done

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent job on your hub. Your examples are quite helpful in showing people what they can do to help reduce mishaps.

    2. Judy Mac profile image60
      Judy Macposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, CyberShelley.  I, too, love the weekly topic inspirations; at least this one during the one week I've been active!  I have not read your Hub yet,  I am slowly working my way through all the ones mentioned on this thread.  I'll comment there afterr reading your hub.

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yay, I'm so glad you're a WTI fan, CyberShelley!
      You've created a great overview of a bunch of different types of liability insurance to consider. Yeesh, there are so many!

  12. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 4 years ago

    A few Long-Term Care Insurance Tips
    http://k9keystrokes.hubpages.com/t/30867c
    Happy Hubbing! smile

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great hub with wonderful resources to point us in the right direction.

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi K9-good to see your contribution here.  I was wondering if someone was going to hit this side of insurance.

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Geez, I had never even heard of long-term insurance before. I'm learning so much from this theme!

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    kelleywardposted 4 years ago

    Hi everyone! I just published my hub in this topic! As a former insurance agent I think it's important to assess insurance company ratings and Comdex Scores. Here is what I wrote on the subject of "What is the Best Insurance Company?" http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/_3u47dtk … ny-Ratings

    1. MarleneB profile image95
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! You covered a lot. It's one more thing we can do to protect ourselves when hiring an insurance company.

    2. Judy Mac profile image60
      Judy Macposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Kelleyward, I just posted on your new Hub after taking the time to read it carefully, not just scan it.  I'm so impressed!  The info is great and the presentation is excellent.

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        kelleywardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks MarleneB and Judy Mac for reading this hub! I glad you found it helpful!

    3. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is a SUPER useful answer to that question. Better than just saying "It is X," it really helps to empower people to make the best decision based on their unique needs.

  14. mjkearn profile image60
    mjkearnposted 4 years ago

    Hi all,

    Yep, back again. Went a little mad last week so I will slow it down this week, just a little mind.

    I am easy to get rid of, just pick anything not related to vehicles and I'm gone or just say, "Yo MJ, go away". My partner has taught me well and she deserves more than medals.

    Absolutely loved Shuck72's hub, a must read for all. Still falling over meself and I've watched the video six times now. Neons, BMW's and Trees, great combination. Well what can I say, I'm a Jaguar fan.

    Oops already published hubs, forgot this bit, ah well,

    MJ.

  15. mjkearn profile image60
    mjkearnposted 4 years ago

    Back again,

    I'll get the hang of this yet and put things in their right place, honest. Ok another couple of offerings,

    Why do we need Auto Isurance?
    http://mjkearn.hubpages.com/hub/why-do- … -insurance

    and

    Auto Isurance: A True Story and No Happy Ending!
    http://mjkearn.hubpages.com/hub/auto-in … ppy-ending

    Can't think who the guy in the first pic of "A True Story" is, maybe he wanted an auditon for that TV show CHiPs,

    MJ.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting hubs.  smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image91
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow MJ, you sure have had some intense experiences with insurance!

  16. teyeger82 profile image78
    teyeger82posted 4 years ago

    If you need to learn more about commercial liability insurance check out the following hub by teyeger82....
    The Basics of Commercial General Liability Insurance

  17. Simone Smith profile image91
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the fabulous insurance tips, everyone! Today's theme is home appliances. I hope you'll stop by and share your tips on air conditioners, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, and more!

  18. cclitgirl profile image96
    cclitgirlposted 4 years ago

    All right-y - mine's a little late in being published, but here goes.  smile
    http://cclitgirl.hubpages.com/_39zesnd5 … y-car?done

 
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