With 2020 behind us (thankfully), and as we head into 2021, it is clear that we will not be settling back into a normal way of life any time soon. Be that as it may, if we look for the silver lining, it’s that 2020 taught us to be adaptive and to be prepared. And in a time of such uncertainty, insurance is a powerful financial tool providing you with protection from the often-costly impact of the unexpected.
So as you plan and prepare for the year ahead, here are 5 insurance policies that will help in keeping you covered against a range of risks in the new normal we find ourselves in.
Extended Warranty for your car:
If your manufacturers warranty has come to an end (or is coming to an end), then that’s usually a sure indication that things are about to start going wrong with your car! And the last thing you need in this time is to wind up with R30 000 bill to replace your vehicle engine. Thankfully with a Bidvest Insurance Extended Warranty you can rest assured that you’re covered against these often crippling bills. (Click here to find out more)
2020 threw us into the digital age of working from home, connecting with friends and family on social media and zoom calls, shopping online and…well…doing almost everything online! The flip side of this digital success story was the rampant rise in cybercrime, cyber-attacks and cyber bullying. And the scariest part of all, is that cyber criminals turned their attention to targeting individuals. With this trend showing no sign of slowing down, personal Cyber Insurance is sure to become the norm in the new normal and with cybercrime instances costing the individual an average of over R9000, having a Cyber Rescue policy from Bidvest Insurance is an incredibly good idea! (Click here to find out more)
Another knock-on effect from a year that will go down in living human history, was the spike in legal disputes arising from a range of impacts such a job losses, rental disputes and increased numbers in divorce – to name a few. It’s now more important than ever to have access to legal professionals and the great news is that with Legal Angel, it no longer needs to break the bank. (Click here to find out more)
Smash & Grabs, vehicle theft and hijackings are all daily occurrences on our roads. In fact, 50 cars are stolen everyday in South Africa! And a concerning trend that was picked up over 2020 was that as our lockdowns ease and traffic increased, we saw major increases in these types of criminal activities. Theftbuster Plus is a hijacking insurance policy covering you against the financial and emotional impacts of hijackings, smash & grabs and vehicle theft. It is an extremely powerful insurance policy and with it’s far reaching benefits, it is a must have for all South African vehicle owners. (Click here to find out more)
No body likes spending their valuable time in long queues to renew their vehicle license or to pay their traffic fines. And in a time where social distancing is the name of the game, it’s great to know that with Driver Assist, you can carry out this type of vehicle admin from the comfort of your home! Driver Assist is a fantastic policy from our sister company, Bidvest Insurance Brokers, that offers a bespoke set of services built to take the frustration out of vehicle ownership, with benefits that include online portals for vehicle license renewals and traffic fines assistance (even going as far as negotiating discounts on your behalf), take me home services, legal assistance in road accident fund claims, airport shuttle services and license renewal reminders to keep you legal! So if you are looking to reduce stress and use your time more efficiently in 2021 (and beyond), then Driver Assist is going to be your new best friend! (Click here to find out more)
Do something today that your future will thank you for
As the saying goes ‘Do something today that your future will thank you for’ and with the right insurance policies on your side, you can do just that, by taking control of the unexpected, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re financially covered for what-ever might be around the corner!