Auto Insurance Buyers Guide

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Auto Insurance Buyers Guide"

Transcription

1 Auto Insurance Buyers Guide

2 Table of Contents Understand Your Rights as a Consumer...1 Introduction Why You Need Auto Insurance When to Shop for a New Auto Insurance Policy.. 4 How to Shop for an Auto Insurance Policy.. 5 What Can Influence the Cost of Your Auto Insurance Premium... 6 The Language of Car Insurance Policies...7

3 Understand Your Rights as a Consumer As a consumer, many states have enacted laws to protect consumers from unscrupulous practices. There are also industry groups that have developed best practices. When working with an insurance company or an independent agency, look for affiliations or memberships in these industry groups, such as Trusted Choice. Here are some best practices you can expect: Look for agents, brokers and companies that: Inform you of your coverage options when applying for a new policy, or at any time upon your request. Show you how each choice in coverage may affect what you pay and what the benefit would be in the event of an accident. You can shop for a new policy at any time not just when your policy is up for renewal. And, if you find a policy with a better price, you can cancel a policy at any time and obtain a refund for the unused portion of your premium. You can change your coverages and policy limits at any time, even if it is not near your renewal date. Review the policy before you sign it. Make sure that all of the coverage you agreed to is included in your insurance policy. Ask any questions that you may have. Remember to cancel your old policy when the new one goes into effect. Make sure to always have proof of insurance policy in your car or in your wallet at all times. If you are stopped by police they will ask for proof of insurance. Have it in the glove compartment of your car so you will never forget where it is. 1

4 Introduction If you own a car, most states require that you carry auto insurance to protect your car, yourself, your passengers and other drivers in the event of an accident. There are many decisions and options to consider when buying auto insurance including: The types of coverage you need What optional coverage should you consider How the cost is determined The payment options Selecting the insurance company How to save money on your policy Whether you are buying a new car or renewing an existing policy the following will help guide you through the conversation you should have with your insurance agent when shopping for your car insurance. 2

5 Why You Need Auto Insurance If you do not have auto insurance and you were responsible for the accident, you become personally liable for all of the costs associated with: Repairing the vehicles involved. Repairing or restoring any property damaged from the accident. Paying any medical bills required for you and victims. These costs can be substantial. Most states require every vehicle owner to carry a comprehensive automobile insurance policy to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers in the event of an accident. 3

6 When to Shop for a New Auto Insurance Policy There are several events that can trigger a need to consider shopping for a new car insurance policy or new insurance policy carrier including: Purchasing a new car Moving to a new city or state Notice of a rate increase from your current auto insurance company Notice of a change of coverage from your auto insurance carrier Change in the number of eligible drivers in your household Major change in your driving habits or use of the vehicles When your insurance company decides not to renew your policy When the vehicle being insured is getting older and replacement value of the vehicle is well below the value of the coverage you are purchasing 4

7 How to Shop for an Auto Insurance Policy The internet gives consumers the option to search for auto insurance companies online. You can compare brands, pricing, types of coverage, right? Well, it is a little more complicated than that. Not all insurance companies are created equal. Some offer better customer service than others. Some are more flexible with payment options. Some are more competitive with their rates. Some allow bundling of car insurance with your home owner s policy and other policies to lower your premiums. Each insurance company has their own risk profile for underwriting. A great way to shop for a car insurance policy is to work with an independent insurance agency who: Knows the local market. Can match your driving history with the right carrier. Can include all the rate varying aspects into the quote. Knows how to match your personal risk profile (based on your driving record) with the risk profile of insurance companies to select the most competitive company for you. 5

8 What Can Influence the Cost of Your Auto Insurance Premium? Because insurance companies use statistics to determine the prices each person pays for coverage, what you pay can vary greatly. In addition to these statistics, the amount of risk each insurance company is willing to take also varies widely, adding yet another variable in the competitive landscape of car insurance. Here are several factors that typically affect your car insurance rate: Age of Driver: The younger you are, the higher your car insurance premium. Driving Record: A good driving record will lower your car insurance rate. A poor driving record can increase your rate. Miles Driven Annually: How many miles you drive your car each year and if you use your car for personal, business, or both can be a factor. Number of Drivers: How many drivers there are in the household to be included in the policy. Number of Cars: The number of cars in the household to be included in the policy. Vehicle Attributes: The type of car, and the make and model of your car or cars to be included in the policy. Deductible: All policies come with a deductible which will affect your premium rate. Ownership: If the car is owned by a leasing company, they may require some additional coverage. 6

9 The Language of Car Insurance Policies Insurance policies have a language all their own using terms you may not be familiar with. Typically your auto insurance policy is divided up into different coverages based on the type of claim that will be paid to you or other individuals. Here is a description of the common coverages you can expect to see on your auto insurance policy: Bodily Injury Liability Coverage: Pays for claims and lawsuits by people who are injured as a result of an accident you cause. Property Damage Liability Coverage: Pays for claims and lawsuits by people whose property is damaged as a result of an accident you cause. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Pays for property or bodily injury if you are in an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist. Comprehensive Coverage: Pays for damage to your vehicle that is not a result of a collision; such as theft of your car, vandalism, flooding, fire or a broken windshield. Collision Coverage: Pays for damage to your vehicle as the result of a collision with another car or object. First Party Benefits: Provides coverage for medical, wage loss, funeral benefits and accidental death to you and your resident relatives. Tort Options - Limited Tort: Limits your right and the right of members of your household to seek financial compensation for injuries caused by other drivers. Recovery for medical and out of pocket expenses may be sought, but not for pain and suffering or other nonmonetary damages unless the injuries suffered fall within the definition of a serious injury. Tort Option - Full Tort: You and the members of your household maintain an unrestricted right to see financial compensation for injuries caused by other drivers.

10 Our insurance professionals will work with you to provide a comprehensive auto policy that meets your insurance needs at a competitive price. Call us today to request a quote for an auto insurance policy from the Shevland Group Shevland Group

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE. Chris Christie Governor. Kim Guadagno Lt. Governor. Commissioner

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE. Chris Christie Governor. Kim Guadagno Lt. Governor. Commissioner NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE Chris Christie Governor Kim Guadagno Lt. Governor Commissioner WHERE DO I START?... 1 UNDERSTANDING YOUR POLICY... 2-6 Types of Coverages Standard and Basic Policies

More information

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP

WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP WHERE TO GET MORE INFORMATION AND HELP This Buyer's Guide is intended to provide general information to help you make coverage choices. It is not a substitute for the policy language, which governs. Additional

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO SUPPLEMENT

NEW JERSEY AUTO SUPPLEMENT AGENCY AGENCY CUSTOMER ID: NEW JERSEY AUTO SUPPLEMENT NAMED INSURED(S) POLICY NUMBER EFFECTIVE DATE CARRIER NAIC CODE NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER'S GUIDE New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

More information

COMMERCIAL PPA EDITION

COMMERCIAL PPA EDITION NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE COMMERCIAL PPA EDITION For Individually Owned Private Passenger Automobiles Written on Commercial Insurance Policies WHAT S INSIDE WHERE DO I START?...PAGE 2 UNDERSTANDING

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE *C00179480010000001* PL-50074 (03-12) Page 1 of 9 000001/00000 S1347I03 7668 07/23/12

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE *C00179480010000001* PL-50074 (03-12) Page 1 of 9 000001/00000 S1347I03 7668 07/23/12 NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE *C00179480010000001* 000001/00000 S1347I03 7668 07/23/12 PL-50074 (03-12) Page 1 of 9 WHAT S INSIDE WHERE DO I START?... UNDERSTANDING YOUR POLICY... Types of Coverage

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE, BUYER S GUIDE

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE, BUYER S GUIDE NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE, BUYER S GUIDE BG-NJ (1/14) WHAT'S INSIDE WHEREDOISTART?...1 UNDERSTANDING YOUR POLICY...2 Types of Coverages Standard and Basic Policies What are Limits and Deductibles? UNDERSTANDING

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE. Jon S. Corzine Governor. Steven M. Goldman Commissioner

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE. Jon S. Corzine Governor. Steven M. Goldman Commissioner NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE Jon S. Corzine Governor Steven M. Goldman Commissioner WHERE DO I START?... 1 UNDERSTANDING YOUR POLICY... 2-6 Types of Coverages Standard and Basic Policies What

More information

New Jersey AUTO INSURANCE

New Jersey AUTO INSURANCE New Jersey AUTO INSURANCE Buyer s Guide Chris Christie Governor Kim Guadagno Lt. Governor Ken Kobylowski Commissioner NJM Insurance Group offers personal auto insurance in the voluntary market through

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE Chris Christie Governor Kim Guadagno Lt. Governor Richard J. Badolato Acting Commissioner NJM Insurance Group offers personal auto insurance in the voluntary market

More information

Automobile Insurance Guide

Automobile Insurance Guide Automobile Insurance Guide Page 1 Simply stated, automobile insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company that protects you against financial loss if you are in an accident. Auto policies

More information

Arkansas. Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. Mike Beebe Governor. Jay Bradford Commissioner

Arkansas. Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. Mike Beebe Governor. Jay Bradford Commissioner Arkansas Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Mike Beebe Governor Jay Bradford Commissioner A Message From The Commissioner The Arkansas Insurance Department takes very seriously its mission of consumer

More information

CONSUMER S GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE

CONSUMER S GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE CONSUMER S GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE The Colorado Division of Insurance prepares this booklet to assist you in shopping for auto insurance and to help you understand your Personal Auto Policy. When shopping

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE

NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER S GUIDE AD9460ARR-0704 American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida 11222 Quail Roost Drive, Miami, FL 33157-6596 NEW JERSEY

More information

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit 6 Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure. Unit 6 - Insurance: Protecting What You Have

NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Unit 6 Your Money: Keeping it Safe and Secure. Unit 6 - Insurance: Protecting What You Have Unit 6 - Insurance: Protecting What You Have Common Exposures to Loss Exposure Risk Potential Loss Accident or Illness Loss of income from inability to work; uninsured medical bills; death UNLIMITED Property

More information

Your Guide to Auto Insurance Premiums

Your Guide to Auto Insurance Premiums INSURANCE FACTS for Pennsylvania Consumers Your Guide to Auto Insurance Premiums 1-877-881-6388 Toll-free Automated Consumer Line www.insurance.state.pa.us Pennsylvnaia Insurance Department Website Required

More information

SASKATCHEWAN PRESTIGE AUTO INSURANCE

SASKATCHEWAN PRESTIGE AUTO INSURANCE Licence Plate Insurance... 2 Why Plate Insurance Isn t Enough... 3 Added Liability Protection... 4 Family Protection Coverage... 4 Vehicle Damage Deductible... 5 Accident Benefits... 5 Non-Owned Driver

More information

Auto. The Instant Insurance Guide: What To Do If You re In An Accident. Info and tips for buying automobile and motorcycle insurance in Delaware

Auto. The Instant Insurance Guide: What To Do If You re In An Accident. Info and tips for buying automobile and motorcycle insurance in Delaware What To Do If You re In An Accident Stop and keep calm. Do not drive away from an accident. Do not argue with the other driver over the cause. Call an ambulance, if needed. Do what you can to provide first

More information

Auto. The Instant Insurance Guide: Info and tips for buying automobile and motorcycle insurance in Delaware. www.delawareinsurance.

Auto. The Instant Insurance Guide: Info and tips for buying automobile and motorcycle insurance in Delaware. www.delawareinsurance. The Instant Insurance Guide: Auto Info and tips for buying automobile and motorcycle insurance in Delaware From Karen Weldin Stewart, CIR-ML Delaware s Insurance Commissioner 1-800-282-8611 www.delawareinsurance.gov

More information

Arkansas. Arkansas. Insurance Department. Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. For more information contact: Allen Kerr Commissioner

Arkansas. Arkansas. Insurance Department. Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. For more information contact: Allen Kerr Commissioner For more information contact: Arkansas Insurance Department Arkansas Insurance Department AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE Asa Hutchinson Governor Allen Kerr Commissioner Consumer Services Division 1200 W. Third Street,

More information

What is a definition of insurance?

What is a definition of insurance? What is a definition of insurance? A system of protection against loss in which a number of individuals agree to pay certain sums for a guarantee that they will be compensated for a specific loss. Every

More information

1-800-927-4357. www.insurance.ca.gov. Automobile. Insurance. California Department of Insurance

1-800-927-4357. www.insurance.ca.gov. Automobile. Insurance. California Department of Insurance 1-800-927-4357 www.insurance.ca.gov Automobile Insurance California Department of Insurance Table of Contents Page 2 Introduction to Auto Insurance 4 Auto Insurance Costs 6 Liability Coverage and California

More information

UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER'S GUIDE

UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER'S GUIDE UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION NEW JERSEY AUTO INSURANCE BUYER'S GUIDE New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance 999NJ(31) Rev. 6-04 Page 1 of 10 WHAT'S INSIDE WHERE DO I START? PAGE 2 UNDERSTANDING

More information

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE. Consumer s Guide to. Auto. Auto Insurance. James J. Donelon, Commissioner of Insurance

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE. Consumer s Guide to. Auto. Auto Insurance. James J. Donelon, Commissioner of Insurance LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE Consumer s Guide to Auto Auto Insurance Insurance James J. Donelon, Commissioner of Insurance A message from Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon Some of us spend up

More information

a consumers guide to No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Michigan

a consumers guide to No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Michigan a consumers guide to No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Michigan No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Michigan The Michigan no-fault system was adopted in 1973 to increase the level of benefits paid to injured

More information

A Consumer s Guide to Personal Auto Insurance

A Consumer s Guide to Personal Auto Insurance Maine Bureau of Insurance 34 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0034 A Consumer s Guide to Personal Auto Insurance A Publication of the Maine Bureau of Insurance June 2015 Paul R. LePage Governor Eric

More information

MANITOBA PRESTIGE AUTO INSURANCE

MANITOBA PRESTIGE AUTO INSURANCE Page License Plate Insurance... 2 Why Plate Insurance Isn t Enough... 2 Added Liability Protection... 3 Family Protection Coverage... 3 Vehicle Damage Deductible... 3 Seasonal Lay-Up Coverage... 3 Non-Owned

More information

General Insurance Definitions:

General Insurance Definitions: General Insurance Definitions: Accidental Death Coverage Accidental death coverage is sometimes a part of your auto insurance policy's Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or may be offered as a separate Accidental

More information

Insurance Primer. Collector Car Insurance

Insurance Primer. Collector Car Insurance Insurance Primer A Crash Course in Collector Car Insurance Finally, you own the vehicle you ve spent a lifetime dreaming about. Now what? The next step is to protect your investment. Auto policies covering

More information

NAIC Consumer Shopping Tool for Auto Insurance

NAIC Consumer Shopping Tool for Auto Insurance NAIC Consumer Shopping Tool for Auto Insurance Need Auto Insurance? Here is What You Need to Know. Whether you are buying auto insurance for the first time, or shopping to be sure you are getting the best

More information

Auto Insurance for New Mexico s Young Drivers

Auto Insurance for New Mexico s Young Drivers Auto Insurance for New Mexico s Young Drivers Prepared for New Mexico s Young Drivers and Their Parents by: One of the major events in many people s lives is earning the privilege of driving a motor vehicle.

More information

Policy Number (If Not New Business) PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE

Policy Number (If Not New Business) PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE SUPPLEMENTARY AUTOMOBILE APPLICATION - PENNSYLVANIA (To be completed by the Named Insured or Applicant) Name abc Policy Number (If Not New Business) Address PENNSYLVANIA NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE Insurance

More information

Home and Automobile Insurance Guide

Home and Automobile Insurance Guide Home and Automobile Insurance Guide General Information Finding the best insurance policies to suit your needs can be a complex and confusing business. To help you, we have addressed questions and defined

More information

SASKATCHEWAN AUTO INSURANCE

SASKATCHEWAN AUTO INSURANCE Accident Benefits... 5 Added Liability Protection... 4 Affordable Premiums... 7 Coverage Summary Charts Commercial Vehicles... 9 Private Passenger Vehicles... 8 Family Protection Coverage... 4 Licence

More information

INSURANCE. Automobile GUIDE

INSURANCE. Automobile GUIDE Automobile INSURANCE GUIDE The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is here to help you understand automobile insurance. In the next few pages you will learn about auto insurance, types of coverage available,

More information

The Michigan Auto Insurance Report

The Michigan Auto Insurance Report The Michigan Auto Insurance Report The Inside Secrets To Buying Auto Insurance" By: Daniel L. Buckfire Michigan s No-Fault Insurance Lawyer Call Toll Free: (800) 606-1717 www.buckfirelaw.com www.freeautoinsurancereport.com

More information

Automobile Insurance in Pennsylvania a supplement to the Automobile Insurance Guide

Automobile Insurance in Pennsylvania a supplement to the Automobile Insurance Guide and answers about Automobile Insurance in Pennsylvania a supplement to the Automobile Insurance Guide My automobile policy was canceled because I did not pay my premium on time. Is this legal? Yes. If

More information

A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE. from YOUR North Carolina Department of Insurance CONSUMER'SGUIDE

A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE. from YOUR North Carolina Department of Insurance CONSUMER'SGUIDE A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO MOTORCYCLE INSURANCE from YOUR North Carolina Department of Insurance CONSUMER'SGUIDE A MESSAGE FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Greetings, The North Carolina Department of Insurance

More information

ST. PAUL PROTECTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY Hartford, CT NEW JERSEY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM

ST. PAUL PROTECTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY Hartford, CT NEW JERSEY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM ST. PAUL PROTECTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY Hartford, CT NEW JERSEY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM Name: Policy #: This Coverage Selection Form is for a STANDARD POLICY. See Buyer

More information

Automobile Insurance 1

Automobile Insurance 1 FCS7020 Automobile Insurance 1 Nayda I. Torres and Josephine Turner 2 An automobile is often the most expensive property that people own, next to a home. As a result, protection against loss of an automobile

More information

insurance auto insurance

insurance auto insurance insurance auto insurance our mission The mission of The USAA Educational Foundation is to help consumers make informed decisions by providing information on financial management, safety concerns and significant

More information

A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide

A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide Financial Institutions Environment and Labour A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide 2nd edition Auto insurance is a mandatory product for all drivers in Nova Scotia. However, understanding this complex product

More information

A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide

A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide Financial Institutions Environment and Labour A Consumer s Auto Insurance Guide 2nd edition Auto insurance is a mandatory product for all drivers in Nova Scotia. However, understanding this complex product

More information

Economic Education for Consumers Chapter 14 Study Guide Automobile and Home Insurance: Sharing the Risk

Economic Education for Consumers Chapter 14 Study Guide Automobile and Home Insurance: Sharing the Risk Economic Education for Consumers Chapter 14 Study Guide Automobile and Home Insurance: Sharing the Risk Section 14-1 Insurance Basics Define Risk Management. Define Shared Risk. How do insurance companies

More information

All About Auto Insurance

All About Auto Insurance All About Auto Insurance The legal responsibility involved when you are in a car accident is extraordinary. Basically, if you hurt someone else while driving, there s no limit to the amount he or she can

More information

ZacharLawFirm.com (602) 494-4800 Page 1

ZacharLawFirm.com (602) 494-4800 Page 1 There are countless drivers across the state of Arizona that are uninsured or underinsured. In fact, it is estimated that one (1) out of every five (5) drivers on the road is driving without insurance.

More information

Auto Insurance. Consumer Decision Making Contest. 2001-2002 Study Guide

Auto Insurance. Consumer Decision Making Contest. 2001-2002 Study Guide Consumer Decision Making Contest 2001-2002 Study Guide Auto Insurance (Editor s Note: The terms, auto insurance and car will be used throughout the guide and apply to all types of motor vehicles: cars,

More information

A Shopping Tool for. Automobile Insurance. Mississippi Insurance Department

A Shopping Tool for. Automobile Insurance. Mississippi Insurance Department Automobile Insurance Mississippi Insurance Department 1 2014 National Association of Insurance Commissioners All rights reserved. National Association of Insurance Commissioners Insurance Products & Services

More information

STRATFORD INSURANCE COMPANY OFFER OF OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

STRATFORD INSURANCE COMPANY OFFER OF OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE STRATFORD INSURANCE COMPANY OFFER OF OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE Automobile liability insurance coverage pays other motor vehicle drivers

More information

Automobile Insurance

Automobile Insurance 1.16.1.L1 Note taking guide Automobile Insurance Total Points Earned 41 Total Points Possible Percentage Risk Name Date Class Consumer Automobile insurance Insurance company Deductible Policy Premium LIABILITY

More information

Wayne Howell, PLLC A GUIDE TO ARIZONA AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERAGE

Wayne Howell, PLLC A GUIDE TO ARIZONA AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERAGE Wayne Howell, PLLC If A GUIDE TO ARIZONA AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COVERAGE you think you have "Full Coverage", you may be at risk without knowing it. "Full Coverage" means different things to different people;

More information

Guide to Knowing Your Auto

Guide to Knowing Your Auto Guide to Knowing Your Auto & Homeowners Insurance Options Presented by: 1 When it comes to insurance, you can never know too much. What type of insurance is available and how much coverage you need? And

More information

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: THE MINNESOTA NO-FAULT AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE LAW

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: THE MINNESOTA NO-FAULT AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE LAW This document is made available electronically by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library as part of an ongoing digital archiving project. http://www.leg.state.mn.us/lrl/lrl.asp.~l' ''''d:.,j i.;'~\;

More information

FIS-PUB 0077 (6/13) Number of copies printed: 10,000 / Legal authorization to print: PA 145 of 1979 / Printed on recycled paper

FIS-PUB 0077 (6/13) Number of copies printed: 10,000 / Legal authorization to print: PA 145 of 1979 / Printed on recycled paper DIFS is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. FIS-PUB 0077 (6/13) Number of copies

More information

Frequently Asked Questions Auto Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions Auto Insurance STATE OF WISCONSIN Frequently Asked Questions Auto Insurance OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE PI-233 (C 03/2015) The Automobile Insurance Policy (page 1) Wisconsin's Financial Responsibility Law

More information

made simple Auto Insurance What s included:

made simple Auto Insurance What s included: Auto Insurance made simple What s included: How to read your Allstate Auto Policy Declarations Understanding auto insurance: Coverages Deductibles Coverage limits What to do in case of an accident Frequently

More information

SOUTH CAROLINA AUTO SUPPLEMENT

SOUTH CAROLINA AUTO SUPPLEMENT AGENCY AGENCY CUSTOMER ID: SOUTH CAROLINA AUTO SUPPLEMENT APPLICANT/NAMED INSURED POLICY NUMBER CARRIER NAIC CODE. OFFER OF ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE

More information

AUTO INSURANCE PROTECTION WHILE YOU RE ON THE ROAD

AUTO INSURANCE PROTECTION WHILE YOU RE ON THE ROAD AUTO INSURANCE PROTECTION WHILE YOU RE ON THE ROAD PROTECTION WHILE YOU ARE ON THE ROAD TO YOUR DREAMS LIABILITY COVERAGE What is Auto Insurance Coverage? An auto insurance policy is a package of several

More information

CHAPTER 28 Insurance

CHAPTER 28 Insurance CHAPTER 28 Insurance Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to describe types of automobile insurance coverage. explain the importance of health insurance as a fringe benefit

More information

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFER OF ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE

SOUTH CAROLINA OFFER OF ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS COVERAGE IL U 007 01 07 SOUTH CAROLINA OFFER OF ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTISTS COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTISTS COVERAGE Policy Number: Policy Effective Date: Company: Producer: Applicant/Named Insured:

More information

A Shopping Tool for. Automobile Insurance. Mississippi Insurance Department

A Shopping Tool for. Automobile Insurance. Mississippi Insurance Department A Shopping Tool for Automobile Insurance Mississippi Insurance Department 1 A Shopping Tool for 2014 National Association of Insurance Commissioners All rights reserved. National Association of Insurance

More information

Auto insurance basics

Auto insurance basics Auto insurance basics By Nicholas Schidowka, President Insurance Cleveland Agency, LLC As an automobile owner and driver, most states require you to purchase car insurance. When buying a car insurance

More information

COVERAGE SELECTION FORM - STANDARD POLICY

COVERAGE SELECTION FORM - STANDARD POLICY Policy Number: COVERAGE SELECTION FORM - STANDARD POLICY This Coverage Selection Form is for a STANDARD POLICY, see Buyer s Guide, page 5. A BASIC POLICY with the minimum of required coverages is also

More information

Presentation Slides. Lesson Eight. Cars and Loans 04/09

Presentation Slides. Lesson Eight. Cars and Loans 04/09 Presentation Slides $ Lesson Eight Cars and Loans 04/09 the costs of owning and operating a car Ownership (fixed) costs: Purchase price Sales tax Registration fee, title, and license Financing costs Insurance

More information

INSURANCE BASICS (DON T RISK IT)

INSURANCE BASICS (DON T RISK IT) INSURANCE BASICS (DON T RISK IT) WHAT IS INSURANCE? Risk management tool that limits financial loss due to illness, injury or damage in exchange for a premium Shared Risk- Insurance company collects premiums

More information

BUSINESS INSURANCE FAQ

BUSINESS INSURANCE FAQ BUSINESS INSURANCE FAQ Q: What is Business Insurance? A: We strive to understand your risk tolerance and financial ability to withstand the spectrum of potential losses and develop insurance programs to

More information

The point of this essay is to learn how to assess risk and put an economic value on it!

The point of this essay is to learn how to assess risk and put an economic value on it! Essay 4 1) Write an auto insurance policy for a relative. a)detail the risks involved and how they determine 1) the amount of coverage, and the premium. b) Spread the risk/cost over a larger customer base.

More information

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SCDOI FORM NUMBER 2006 [REVISED JANUARY 1, 2007]

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SCDOI FORM NUMBER 2006 [REVISED JANUARY 1, 2007] STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE SCDOI FORM NUMBER 2006 [REVISED JANUARY 1, 2007] OFFER OF ADDITIONAL UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE AND OPTIONAL UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE Automobile liability

More information

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE PRESENTED TO YOU THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION INSURANCE DIVISION 1511 PONTIAC AVENUE, BLDG 69-2

CONSUMERS GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE PRESENTED TO YOU THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION INSURANCE DIVISION 1511 PONTIAC AVENUE, BLDG 69-2 CONSUMERS GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE PRESENTED TO YOU BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION INSURANCE DIVISION 1511 PONTIAC AVENUE, BLDG 69-2 CRANSTON, RI 02920 TELEPHONE 401-462-9520 www.dbr.ri.gov Joseph

More information

INSURANCE BASICS101 TM %*'9 [[[ EPXEREJGY SVK

INSURANCE BASICS101 TM %*'9 [[[ EPXEREJGY SVK INSURANCE BASICS101 TM This book is intended as a general guide to the topics discussed, and it does not deliver accounting, personal finance, or legal advice. It is not intended, and should not be used,

More information

Call on AAA with confidence. Have a question? Need a quote? Simply contact your nearest AAA Agent: Auto. Insurance 5451-41922-19

Call on AAA with confidence. Have a question? Need a quote? Simply contact your nearest AAA Agent: Auto. Insurance 5451-41922-19 Call on AAA with confidence. Have a question? Need a quote? Simply contact your nearest AAA Agent: Auto Insurance 5451-41922-19 Q U A L I T Y Day or night. You re covered, with AAA. Whatever you drive,

More information

2) If using the Manual Entry Fields you must enter the original cost of the vehicle in the OCN (Original Cost New) field.

2) If using the Manual Entry Fields you must enter the original cost of the vehicle in the OCN (Original Cost New) field. PAGE - VEHICLES 7 8 9 0 ) Select the Year, Make and Model of your vehicle. If not listed, enter the Make, Model and Body type (i.e. car, truck, SUV, etc.) into the Manual Entry Fields. ) If using the Manual

More information

Before we delve into the basic types of insurance, there are several general principles you should understand concerning insurance:

Before we delve into the basic types of insurance, there are several general principles you should understand concerning insurance: Week Six Tuesday Overview: Insurance Read the Property and Auto Insurance section (No video this session) In today s world, insurance is a necessary part of life. It is used to protect your property, future

More information

NEW JERSEY AUTO STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM

NEW JERSEY AUTO STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM IL U 051 11 10 NEW JERSEY AUTO STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM Policy Number: Policy Effective Date: Company: Producer: Applicant/Named Insured: This Coverage Selection Form is for a STANDARD POLICY,

More information

Presentation Slides. Lesson Nine. Cars and Loans 04/09

Presentation Slides. Lesson Nine. Cars and Loans 04/09 Presentation Slides $ Lesson Nine Cars and Loans 04/09 costs of owning and operating a motor vehicle ownership (fixed) costs: Depreciation (based on purchase price) Interest on loan (if buying on credit)

More information

Auto Insurance. » Make sure you have sufficient liability insurance in the event that someone decides to sue you for everything and then some.

Auto Insurance. » Make sure you have sufficient liability insurance in the event that someone decides to sue you for everything and then some. Auto Insurance What it is and why it is important Beyond being a prerequisite to legally drive a car, auto insurance is essential to protecting your assets if they re threatened by an accident, natural

More information

1. What s the difference between Limited Tort and Full Tort Auto Insurance Policies?

1. What s the difference between Limited Tort and Full Tort Auto Insurance Policies? Auto 1. What s the difference between Limited Tort and Full Tort Auto Insurance Policies? Limited Tort and Full Tort refer to different types of coverage under a auto insurance policy and what compensation

More information

AUTO INSURANCE A RATE COMPARISON GUIDE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE 941 O STREET, SUITE 400 PO BOX 82089 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68501-2089

AUTO INSURANCE A RATE COMPARISON GUIDE NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE 941 O STREET, SUITE 400 PO BOX 82089 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68501-2089 A RATE COMPARISON GUIDE 2015 RATES AUTO INSURANCE COMPILED BY DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE 941 O STREET, SUITE 400 PO BOX 82089 LINCOLN, 68501-2089 402-471-2201 TOLL-FREE: 1-877-564-7323 TDD: 1-800-833-7352

More information

Financial Responsibility. Costs of Owning a Vehicle Trip Planning

Financial Responsibility. Costs of Owning a Vehicle Trip Planning Mod 10 Financial Responsibility Buying a Used Vehicle Costs of Owning a Vehicle Trip Planning Financial Responsibility Law $ Minimum liability coverage $ $500 Uninsured motorist fee Virginia Auto Insurance

More information

Automobile Insurance Grade Level 9-12

Automobile Insurance Grade Level 9-12 Automobile Insurance Grade Level 9-12 Take Charge of Your Finances Materials provided by: Cynthia Barnes, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Beaverhead County High School, Dillon, Montana Time to complete:

More information

Educational Guide to Automobile Insurance

Educational Guide to Automobile Insurance Educational Guide to Automobile Insurance Who needs auto insurance? Suppose you have an auto accident and you hurt or kill someone, damage someone else s property or damage your own car. If you are found

More information

Florida Department of Financial Services 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236) www.myfloridacfo.com

Florida Department of Financial Services 1-877-MY-FL-CFO (1-877-693-5236) www.myfloridacfo.com Automobile Insurance TOOLKIT Insurance coverage is an integral part of a solid financial foundation. Insurance can help us recover financially after illness, accidents, natural disasters or even the death

More information

THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER THE TOP 10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER? Introduction After six straight years of decline, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) reports that auto accidents, injuries

More information

AUTO Insurance. Survival Guide. A guide to helping you choose the RIGHT insurance at the RIGHT price. Brought to you by Empire Region Insurance Agency

AUTO Insurance. Survival Guide. A guide to helping you choose the RIGHT insurance at the RIGHT price. Brought to you by Empire Region Insurance Agency AUTO Insurance Survival Guide A guide to helping you choose the RIGHT insurance at the RIGHT price. Brought to you by Empire Region Insurance Agency 4 Avis Drive Suite 108 Latham, NY 12110 www.empireregioninsurance.com

More information

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO I NEED?

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO I NEED? HM 680 April 1991 $ $$ Southern Selection AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO I NEED? You may not realize how much you rely on your car until something happens and you are unable to use it. You cannot

More information

lesson nine cars and loans overheads

lesson nine cars and loans overheads lesson nine cars and loans overheads the cost of owning and operating a motor vehicle ownership (fixed) costs: Depreciation (based on purchase price) Interest on loan (if buying on credit) Insurance Registration

More information

Auto Insurance? Why do I need automobile insurance? Questions piling up on. What does my auto policy cover? Here's help

Auto Insurance? Why do I need automobile insurance? Questions piling up on. What does my auto policy cover? Here's help Questions piling up on Auto Insurance? Why do I need automobile insurance? First, it s the law. Illinois law requires all motor vehicle owners to have certain auto insurance coverages. There may be others

More information

A Consumer s Guide to: Auto Insurance. Choosing and using your auto insurance coverage. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner

A Consumer s Guide to: Auto Insurance. Choosing and using your auto insurance coverage. Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner A Consumer s Guide to: Auto Insurance Choosing and using your auto insurance coverage Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Washington State www.insurance.wa.gov Office of the Insurance

More information

The Game of Life Purchasing Auto Insurance Updated: 2016-02-10

The Game of Life Purchasing Auto Insurance Updated: 2016-02-10 The Game of Life Purchasing Auto Insurance Updated: 2016-02-10 One of the most common experiences young adults encounter can be one of the most mysterious: purchasing auto insurance. It might not seem

More information

21st Century Pinnacle Insurance Company STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM

21st Century Pinnacle Insurance Company STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM 21st Century Pinnacle Insurance Company STANDARD POLICY COVERAGE SELECTION FORM Name: Quote/Policy number: This Coverage Selection Form is for a STANDARD POLICY, see Buyer's Guide, page 3. A BASIC POLICY

More information

A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN MARYLAND 1. Peter J. Basile, Shareholder Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A.

A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN MARYLAND 1. Peter J. Basile, Shareholder Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A. A CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN MARYLAND 1 Introduction Peter J. Basile, Shareholder Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A. 2011 We represent many clients who have been involved in car accidents,

More information

Drive confidently. Protecting that investment with a Stillwater Auto policy helps you do those things confidently.

Drive confidently. Protecting that investment with a Stillwater Auto policy helps you do those things confidently. AUTO INSURANCE Drive confidently With the exception of your home, your car is probably the most valuable thing you own. It s an investment one you rely on every day to commute, shuttle the kids, run errands

More information

Vehicle Registration and Insurance. Vehicle Registration and Insurance

Vehicle Registration and Insurance. Vehicle Registration and Insurance Vehicle 7 Vehicle 165 7 Vehicle This chapter contains information on vehicle ownership and registrations. 166 Before you operate a vehicle on a highway in Nova Scotia, your vehicle must meet a number of

More information

A CONSUMER GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION

A CONSUMER GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION A CONSUMER GUIDE TO AUTO INSURANCE INSURANCE ADMINISTRATION TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...1 How to Shop for Auto Insurance....1 What Factors Impact Rates?...6 What Discounts are Available?....8 Basic

More information

RV Coverage Breakdown

RV Coverage Breakdown RV Coverage Breakdown Collision and Comprehensive Collision and Comprehensive (Other than Collision) coverage are without a doubt two of the more important types of RV insurance coverage, and are also

More information

Table of Contents. A Message From Attorney Edgar Snyder 1. In a Snapshot: Pennsylvania s Automobile 3 Insurance Coverage

Table of Contents. A Message From Attorney Edgar Snyder 1. In a Snapshot: Pennsylvania s Automobile 3 Insurance Coverage pg. 1 Table of Contents A Message From Attorney Edgar Snyder 1 In a Snapshot: Pennsylvania s Automobile 3 Insurance Coverage PA Insurance Quick Reference Chart 5 Why We Recommend What We Do 7 Limited Tort

More information

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. LEGALEase. If You Have An Auto Accident SAMPLE

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. LEGALEase. If You Have An Auto Accident SAMPLE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION LEGALEase If You Have An Auto Accident If You Have An Auto Accident What should you do if you re involved in an automobile accident in New York? STOP! By law, you are required

More information

Business Auto Insurance. made simple

Business Auto Insurance. made simple Business Auto Insurance made simple What s inside: How to read an Allstate Business Auto Policy Declarations Understanding business auto insurance: Deductibles Coverage limits Frequently asked questions

More information

Motorcycle Insurance. made simple

Motorcycle Insurance. made simple Motorcycle Insurance made simple What s inside: How to read your Allstate Motorcycle Policy Declarations Understanding motorcycle insurance: Coverages Deductibles Coverage limits What to do in case of

More information

AUTO INSURANCE OUR MISSION IS YOU. AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. www.afi.org

AUTO INSURANCE OUR MISSION IS YOU. AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. www.afi.org AUTO INSURANCE OUR MISSION IS YOU. AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE www.afi.org Our Mission Like those who serve our nation, AFI is dedicated to delivering protection and peace of mind. Our unwavering commitment to

More information