Insurance is a contract, represented by a policy, in which an individual or entity receives financial protection or reimbursement against losses from an insurance company. The company pools clients’ risks to make payments more affordable for the insured. Insurance policies are used to hedge against the risk of financial losses, both big and small, that may result from damage to the insured or her property, or from liability for damage or injury caused to a third party. Insurance helps provide a secure financial option to you in case something goes wrong or an unfortunate event takes place that puts a massive financial burden on you that you cannot bear by yourself. Your insurer will then cover the costs for you for which you have been paying him premiums up to the date of the event. Insurance is important as it helps you shed your worries and stress as any untoward incidence is already covered by your insurer and anything that can happen will not hamper your lifestyle or severely impact your financial situation.