If your vacation plans require a rental car, knowing what your existing insurance policies cover could save you money.
The next time you rent a car and the agent asks whether you want the optional coverages, should you say yes or no? Buying them will add substantially to your car rental costs—if you buy all the additional coverages offered, you’ll add at least $18 to the rental charges per day. Are these coverages worth it? Read on for more information.
CDW or LDW
The collision damage waiver (CDW) or loss damage waiver (LDW) cost the most of any of the optional coverages, about $10-$25 a day. Although the CDW and LDW are not insurance, they will waive your financial responsibility if a car you rent is damaged or stolen.
When you sign a rental car agreement, you agree to become responsible for any damage to the car. Continue reading “Should You Buy Rental Car Coverage?”
In some states, policy on marijuana has turned a full 180 from the “reefer madness” scares of the 1950s and 1960s. But have your insurance coverages kept up? Now 23 states, plus the District of Columbia and Guam, allow the medical use of marijuana. Four states, plus the District of Columbia, allow recreational use by adults. Continue reading “Marijuana and Your Insurance”
The following suggestions can help you avoid costly auto accidents among your employees who drive for work.
Driving—something that most adults do every day—is one of the most dangerous tasks you can assign a worker. Continue reading “Driver Safety for Employees”
Uninsured drivers cost every insured driver $14 annually, according to the Insurance Research Council (IRC). If you are unlucky enough to encounter an uninsured driver, your costs could be much higher…unless you have the right insurance coverage. Continue reading “Why You Need Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorist Coverage”
With the recession of the past few years, many individuals’ credit scores have taken a hit. In addition to affecting your ability to get a mortgage, loan or credit card, your credit score can also affect how much you’ll pay for your insurance. Continue reading “How Your Credit Score Affects Your Insurance Costs”
Personal risk management includes knowing your policies and what they cover. The following article will help you understand the various parts of your personal auto policy (PAP) and what to look for.
When you buy auto insurance, you enter into a legal contract with your insurer. Continue reading “Auto Insurance: How to Know What You Are Buying”
We hope it never happens, but when you suffer a loss, you’ll have to file a claim to receive payment from your insurer. Here’s how the process works, and how to handle it to your best advantage. Continue reading “How To Handle a Claim”
Many newer cars have automated driving safety devices ranging from back-up cameras to automated parking systems. Google has been testing driverless cars on public highways, and soon most cars will include event data recorders, similar to the “black boxes” in aircraft. What will these developments mean for your auto insurance? Continue reading “Safety Devices Will Change Auto Insurance as We Know It”
Shopping for auto insurance can be difficult if you’re lucky enough to have a fancy sports car in the garage — or unlucky enough to have an accident or speeding ticket on your driving record. Continue reading “High-Risk Drivers Have Many Insurance Options”