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When choosing proper insurance coverage, there isn’t really a one size fits all plan. Each situation is unique.
For instance, these questions could help you determine if your insurance needs might need professional guidance.
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Understanding the coverages of insurance helps when choosing the right coverages and the correct deductibles and limits. Insurance terms can be impossible to understand and coverage can change by endorsement.
Collision coverages – Collision insurance will pay to fix damage to your New Beetle resulting from a collision with another car or object. A deductible applies and then insurance will cover the remainder.
Collision can pay for things like rolling your car, sideswiping another vehicle, backing into a parked car, damaging your car on a curb and sustaining damage from a pot hole. Paying for collision coverage can be pricey, so analyze the benefit of dropping coverage from vehicles that are older. Another option is to bump up the deductible in order to get cheaper collision rates.
Liability car insurance – This coverage can cover damage or injury you incur to people or other property that is your fault. It protects you against other people’s claims. Liability doesn’t cover your own vehicle damage or injuries.
Liability coverage has three limits: per person bodily injury, per accident bodily injury, and a property damage limit. Your policy might show limits of 100/300/100 which means a $100,000 limit per person for injuries, a per accident bodily injury limit of $300,000, and $100,000 of coverage for damaged propery.
Liability coverage pays for claims such as emergency aid, structural damage and funeral expenses. How much liability coverage do you need? That is up to you, but you should buy as much as you can afford.
Comprehensive or Other Than Collision – This pays to fix your vehicle from damage that is not covered by collision coverage. A deductible will apply and the remainder of the damage will be paid by comprehensive coverage.
Comprehensive can pay for things like damage from flooding, hitting a deer, hail damage, a tree branch falling on your vehicle and fire damage. The maximum payout a insurance company will pay at claim time is the cash value of the vehicle, so if it’s not worth much more than your deductible it’s probably time to drop comprehensive insurance.
Medical costs insurance – Coverage for medical payments and/or PIP pay for short-term medical expenses like doctor visits, hospital visits, pain medications and nursing services. They can be used to cover expenses not covered by your health insurance policy or if you are not covered by health insurance. Coverage applies to all vehicle occupants as well as any family member struck as a pedestrian. PIP is not an option in every state but it provides additional coverages not offered by medical payments coverage
UM/UIM Coverage – This protects you and your vehicle when other motorists do not carry enough liability coverage. It can pay for medical payments for you and your occupants and also any damage incurred to your 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle.
Due to the fact that many drivers carry very low liability coverage limits, it only takes a small accident to exceed their coverage. For this reason, having high UM/UIM coverages is very important.