Updated: Jul 19
We’re already halfway through January, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to make changes to your church’s insurance this year. In fact, it’s never a bad time to review your current insurance coverages and see if there are better options available. Below, we’ll cover two big reasons you should be reconsidering your church insurance.
Two big reasons to reconsider your church’s insurance
Your rates could go down
Over the past year we’ve seen the prices of nearly everything increase, and whether your church is large or small, it’s likely to have been affected in some way by these rising prices. The insurance industry can also see prices fluctuate, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t potential savings to be found. In fact, shopping your insurance is one of the best ways to search for savings for your church.
Your needs may have changed
Uncertainty and change may have been the theme of the past two years, and your ministry may look different than it did before. Some churches downsized their staff or property. Others took the opportunity to expand with new construction or purchases. If your church has experienced any changes, now could be the right time to review your coverage to make sure it’s adequately covering your people and property. By reviewing your coverage, you can also make sure you’re not paying for insurance you no longer need, which could result in more savings for your ministry.
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