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Looking for General Insurance Services can be a confusing process. There is a bunch of jargon that gets thrown around that’s specific to the insurance industry. Some of these words may be unfamiliar. Below, we list and define some of the most common terms you’ll encounter when looking for General Insurance Liability coverage.
Additional Interest Insured- the company or person who can be liable for an accident that involves an insured person or vehicle
Anti-Theft Device- a device used to prevent auto theft (including low jack, clubs, kill switches, etc.)
Bodily Injury Liability Coverage (BI)- pays for injuries/death to people involved in the accident other than the insured driver. BI also pays for legal defense costs if you are sued
Comprehensive Coverage- covers damage to your vehicle caused by something other than an accident
Collision Coverage- covers damage caused by a collision
Continuously Insured- means your insurance coverage was in effect at all times without a break or lapse in coverage for any reason
Declarations Page (Dec Page)- this page is provided by your insurance company and lists the following:
- Types of coverage you have elected
- Limit for each coverage
- Cost for each coverage
- Specified vehicles covered by the policy
- Types of coverage for each vehicle covered by the policy
- Other information applicable to the policy
Deductible- the amount you agree to pay out of pocket for damage resulting from a specific loss or accident
Driver Status- people can be added to policies with the following types of driver status:
- Rated – Actively drive vehicles on the policy
- Excluded – Not allowed to drive vehicles on the policy and will not be covered under your policy in the event of an accident
- Listed – Residents of the household who do not drive the vehicles on the policy (such as a roommate)
Full Coverage- often implies that the policy has more than just Liability coverage
Limits- the most an insurance company will pay for damages or injuries that apply to the coverage
Life Insurance- a financial safety net for your family if you pass away,
Loan/Lease Payoff Coverage- pays the difference between what you owe on your vehicle and what your insurance pays if your vehicle is declared a total loss or stolen and not recovered
Medical Payments (MedPay) Coverage- optional insurance coverage that pays for reasonable and necessary medical and funeral expenses for covered persons.
Named Insured- the first person in whose name the insurance policy is issued
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage- a coverage in which the auto insurance company pays the medical, hospital and funeral expenses of the insured person, people in the insured vehicle and pedestrians struck by the insured vehicle
Policy Term- the length of time your policy is active and in force is your policy term
Premium- the amount of money paid to an insurance company in return for insurance protection
Primary Use- how you mainly use your vehicle
Property Damage Liability Coverage (PD)- pays for damage to others’ property resulting from the accident. PD also pays for legal defense costs if you are sued
Rental Reimbursement Coverage- provides rental car coverage if you have a claim that is covered under Comprehensive or Collision coverage
SR-22- a document required by the court that demonstrates proof of financial responsibility for persons convicted of certain traffic violations
Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)- if a driver or owner of a vehicle does not have insurance and is legally liable for an accident, you can use UM coverage for injuries, including death, that you, your resident relatives, and occupants of your insured vehicle sustain
Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM)- if a driver or owner of a vehicle is legally liable for an accident but does not have enough insurance, you can use UIM coverage for injuries, including death, that you, your resident relatives, and occupants of your insured vehicle sustain, up to the limits you select.
By knowing these General Insurance terms, you’ll be extra prepared when it’s time to look for insurance. So give us a call or go online and request a free General Insurance quote now!