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Having a Baby!: Insurance Tips to Get Ready

by | Feb 10, 2022

Congratulations on expecting a new baby! This is an exciting and joyful time for your family. As you prepare for your little one’s arrival, planning for their future, including considering your insurance needs, is essential. This blog post will guide you through crucial insurance tips to protect and secure your growing family.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is crucial for new parents. It provides financial security for your family in the unfortunate event of your passing. There are two main types of life insurance: term and whole life. Term life insurance covers a specific period, while whole life insurance offers lifetime coverage with additional investment options.

To determine the right amount of coverage, consider factors such as income replacement, outstanding debts, and future expenses like college tuition. When choosing a life insurance policy, consider the premiums, coverage amount, and the insurer’s financial strength.

Statistics show that 1 in 3 families would face financial hardship within a month of a primary earner’s death. This highlights the importance of having life insurance to protect your family’s financial well-being.

Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is another essential consideration for new parents. It provides income protection in case you become disabled and unable to work. There are short-term and long-term disability insurance options, which cover disabilities lasting a few months to several years or more.

Factors affecting the cost of disability insurance include your age, health, occupation, and the length of the coverage period. For working parents, disability insurance is vital, as it ensures financial stability during challenging times.

According to the Social Security Administration, more than 25% of 20-year-olds will experience a disability before retirement. This statistic underscores the importance of having disability insurance in place.

Health Insurance

Adding your baby to your health insurance plan is a crucial step. Be sure to understand your policy’s maternity and newborn coverage, as well as any necessary changes that need to be made. Review your current health insurance plan and evaluate if any adjustments are required to accommodate your growing family.

Homeowners’ or Renter’s Insurance

As you set up your baby’s nursery and purchase essential items, assess your homeowners or renters insurance policy to ensure adequate coverage for your baby’s belongings. Additionally, consider making safety improvements to your home, such as installing smoke detectors, securing furniture, and baby-proofing electrical outlets.

Auto Insurance

Update your auto insurance policy to reflect changes, such as purchasing a family-friendly vehicle. Familiarize yourself with car seat safety and installation to protect your baby during car rides.

We’re Here For You

Proactively planning insurance is essential for your growing family’s financial security. By following these tips, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are protected. At Page Insurance, we understand the importance of safeguarding your family’s future. Contact our team to help you navigate the insurance needs for your new baby and ensure that you’re prepared for this exciting new chapter in your life.

Insurance Checklist for Expecting Parents:

  1. Review and update your life insurance policy.
  2. Evaluate your disability insurance needs and options.
  3. Add your baby to your health insurance plan.
  4. Assess your homeowners or renters insurance policy for adequate coverage of your baby’s belongings.
  5. Make safety improvements to your home.
  6. Update your auto insurance policy and familiarize yourself with car seat safety.

This checklist can help you stay organized and ensure you have considered all essential aspects of insurance planning for your growing family.


John Page, President of Page Insurance, has been a driving force in the insurance industry since 1999. As a licensed agent in Property & Casualty, Life, and Health insurance, John has won numerous awards for agency management and works tirelessly to improve agency operations with the client in mind. He is passionate about building and investing in the Page team of experts, ensuring they deliver top-notch service to clients. In his free time, John enjoys snowmobiling, gaming, reading, traveling with his wife and three kids, and cheering on the local Idaho Falls hockey team.