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Denise
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0 posted 02-01-2003 10:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I received my auto renewal policy in the mail yesterday. It contained yet an additional exclusion where the insurer would not be responsible for payment to the insured...nuclear and/or radiocative contamination, accidental or intentional, related explosions, fallout, etc.

ummm....if someone's car is destroyed/contaminated by a nuclear explosion, wouldn't it be a safe assumption that their car would be the least of their concerns?

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1 posted 02-01-2003 11:07 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

But you never know....

Just kidding, Denise, I agree with you! P.S. Hi!!!

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Our agricultural policy stated outright "terrorist activities"...

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3 posted 02-02-2003 08:38 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Sad, isn't it? Sad that the insurance industry has to do this?... Can you just imagine what would happen to the industry if they had to cover such expenses?  It would effectively nullify their existance...
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4 posted 02-02-2003 09:25 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Denise,

Well the title caught me and drew me in! This is kind of like when they show t.v. commercials about medicine, and ALL OF THOSE SIDE EFFECTS!!

Love, Cerenity
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5 posted 02-02-2003 10:16 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Another reason not to buy into the so-called "insurance" philosphy. Too bad I am forced to pay those thieves in order to drive a car or even keep breathing. There are more exclusions than inclusions.
Most policies aren't worth the ragweed they are written on, and I wouldn't count on any of them to pay a dime when you really need the help. Best for you to pray or chant to a higher power and keep your cash in your own pocket.
Cynical? No, I've just seen too many people burned by 'insurance' policies.
A good write, Denise.
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6 posted 02-02-2003 12:14 PM       View Profile for winston   Email winston   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for winston

What a bizzare coincidence! You know Denise, in the last several weeks I've encountered quite a few life insurance people on the streets of New York. Some of them try to use 9/11 as a "good reason" for it. Can you believe that?

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7 posted 02-02-2003 01:48 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hi Elizabeth!

Karilea, I admire their forthrightness, unlike these politicized "city slickers" in the East, who are quite adept at dancing around a subject and never actually come out and say what they really mean.

Nan, It is a shame indeed. In a worst case scenario though, I don't think there would be anyone around actually able to file any claims, or in a "milder" scenario most folks would be dead by the time their claims would be processed, if there weren't the exclusion.

Cerenity, I haven't seen one of those commercials yet where the possible side effects were not a hundred times worse than the reason for taking the medication in the first place.  What are these people thinking?!

Midnitesun, yep, we need insurance here too in order to get a car registered and keep it registered and legal. I wouldn't have it either if I didn't have to. I've never filed a claim, probably never will. I still remember the days when it was voluntary. I never had it then. Hmmmm...I wonder what came first, frivilous lawsuits or litigation lawyers?!

Winston, yep, I can believe just about anything.

Most life insurance companies have an exclusion for "acts of war", which is what I'm sure they would call another 9/11 incident after all the money they had to fork over following that tragedy. I'd definitely read the fine print!

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8 posted 02-02-2003 01:59 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

It is sad.  I wonder what will be next.  Makes me worry not so much about my future, but our "children's" future.
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9 posted 02-04-2003 12:07 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I want to learn to drive, so I found a small car with a 950CC engine (about as small as you can get). It was priced at around 50 and suited my purpose, something which I could learn in that was cheap, I rang the insurance companies and the cheapest quote I could find was 500, thats ten times the value of the car, but that policy basically had too many clauses in, the most reasonable policy was 800 but it gets worse... I was told by one company that it would cost 1000 to insure me on my 50 car... daylight robbery I believe

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10 posted 02-04-2003 06:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Andrew, dude, that insurance is CHEAP.  I know that's not your point, but still... I'm assuming you were asking about insurance for 12 months?  If you were, try asking about a three or four month policy. That's how I do it, and although it comes out to the same amount in the end, it's easier on my non-existant pocketbook.

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