Can an auto insurance carrier designate their med payments coverage secondary to any other health insurance in CA as a result of an auto loss?

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This is sticky, not sure what you mean by 'designate' secondary. Assume you are saying your health insurance has to pay first and med pay picks up what's left? Yes, in some states that is the practice/allowed. Some states allow ''double dipping'' meaning you can collect from both. Contact the Dept. of Insurance for your state, (should be an 800 number) they will be able to tell you. Also look in your policy it will also tell you for sure.
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What is the relationship between auto insurance and health insurance?

It depends on which state you are in. If you are in a no-fault state, the medical provider will typically bill the no-fault (PIP) insurance provider directly. Even in states without no-fault laws, if your injuries arose from a motor vehicle accident and you have personal injury protection or medical payment coverage, your health insurer may refuse to pay your claim until your automobile insurance coverage is exhausted and subrogation (a claim against the at-fault party or their insurer) has been explored. It is not necessarily true, despite the answer below, that no medical provider is going to bill an auto insurance carrier. I think the responder was generalizing their experience to all 50 states, which just isn't the case. This is not accurate information. Because the billing will be generated by the medical provider, they are going to bill the most likely source of reimbursement. That will be your health insurance. They (health insurance carriers) are bound by a contract with the insured (usually via an employer) to provide coverage for a wide variety of treatment in a wide variety of venues. The providers don't care much what coverage you have beyond this health insurance and it is NOT their problem or responsibility. They will simply bill the most obvious source. They are in the business of providing medical treatment and not collections. If you don't provide or have health insurance, they will simply bill you. If you DO have coverage somewhere, they still will not bill coverages/policies OTHER THAN HEALTH INSURERS. The health insurance will likely send you a questionairre about this accident (if the information isn't readily available in what the provider submits to them.) The questions will include where and HOW the accident happened and which law enforcement agency, if any, responded and made a report. IT WILL SPECIFICALLY ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR OWN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE AND WILL ASK IF YOU CARRY PIP OR MEDPAY ON YOUR POLICY. If you do, they will immediately send a Notice of Subrogation rights to the carrier. . note that in true no-fault states, this process is quite different; the majority of states are NOT no-fault states and I am responding for those states.**** If you do NOT have Medpay or PIP coverage, then the Health Insurance carrier will send a notice of subrogation rights to the carrier of the at-fault party or the at fault party themselves if they are uninsured. Your questionairre will also ask if you are represented by an attorney for your injuries. If you are, the health ins carrier will also send a Notice of Subrogation rights to your attorney. Treatment for injuries in an auto accident will be covered by the auto policy first and health insurance would start paying for amounts above the auto policy limits. Other than that, there's no relationship. You have the option of choosing whether to have your health insurance carrier pay as the primary carrier for medical treatment from an auto accident. (This would apply to injuries to you or your covered dependents, that is. Non-family member passengers would be covered under your usual auto policy limitations or the at fault driver's insurance.) If you want your own health insurance to pay as primary for your or your dependent's medical treatment due to an auto accident, you must specify this provision to your auto insurance agent (they won't ususally offer this, because they lose out on some of the premium). If you have a stable employment and good health insurance coverage history, it makes sense to choose health insurance primary because you save money, and your health insurance is usally easier to deal with when it comes to getting claims paid. Wow, this is a wide-open question. Auto insurance can be the insurance of the injured party whether at fault or not, or the insurance of the at-fault party. Here's a possible scenario. JohnDriver has an accident, for which he is clearly not liable. There is no dispute about liability between his insurance company and the other driver or the other driver's insurance company. John is injured and treats with a chiropractor. He has good health insurance and he provides the chiropractor's office with the health insurance information. But John's health insurance company notes that this was an automobile accident, when they receive his bill and treatment notes from the chiropractor. They then send John a questionnaire. They want to know the following: Who insures his vehicle; company name and policy number. >> They will then send John's insurance company a notice of subrogation, stating they intend to recover their costs under John's policy. Johns auto insurance company will indeed reimburse them IF John had first party medical coverage on his policy: PIP or Medical Payments coverage. Who was at fault and, if not John, who insures that person? >> At this point, the health insurance carrier won't really get into who is at fault/liable; they really don't care. They are simply also putting this insurance company on notice that they are going to pay for John's medical treatment, but reserve their right to 'subrogate' (recover damages/$$) from them, the carrier of the at-fault driver. So, the HEALTH insurance carrier will initially pay for medical treatment, BECAUSE they have a contract to do so. But they will subrogate in the above order, going FIRST to John's carrier, because that is not dependent on who is at fault; the coverage is there and will be available when John is injured in, on, alighting from, his vehicle NEXT, they will go to the at-fault driver's carrier. (If John himself is at fault, they obviously can't take this step, BUT, they will still put this company on notice.) Any medical costs that exceed the coverage available on John's policy will be presented to this company. If John's medical costs exceed the policy limits of the at fault driver, they will put the at fault driver on notice as well AND they will determine if John has any UM/UIM coverage on HIS policy (Uninsured Motorist/UNDERinsured Motorist). They can also recover the excess from that coverage on John's policy. They will also be conducting an investigation and determining liability, to determine who they will PURSUE. Remember, initially, they are just putting everyone on notice. Now, in the interim, John's Auto Insurancecompany will also be putting everyone on notice for the monies they are paying out under the MedPay coverage. They will attempt recovery from Driver2's Auto Carrier AND from Driver2 himself, if damages exceed Driver2's policy limits.... WOW, are you sorry you asked??? :)

If you are carrying medical insurance is it necessary or wise to also get medical payments coverage as part of your auto insurance?

It is not required. Please keep in mind medical insurance on an auto policy only pays in the excess of what your work med doesnt pay. . It is a good idea to have the medical payments on your policy because it will also cover any passengers that are in your vehicle if they don't have health insurance. It will also pay bills right away. You never know if you are going to lose your job or have something else happen. It is good to cover all your basis.

Can you designate the primary and secondary insurance coverage yourself?

Primary and Secondary Coverage It may depend on your local regulations but typically which policy is primary is dictated by law and by the terms of your insuring contracts. The default is as follows. Exact Same coverages on both policies / Duplicate coverage The policy with the earliest effective date is Primary unless the second policy was intended to replace the first. Policies with different coverages. The Policy which has the broadest coverage will be considered primary. ___________________________________________________________ Designating Primary and Secondary Insurance Coverage Here are opinions and answers from Wiki s Contributors: . Since it was court ordered for their mother to provide health insurance, I believe that that insurance would be considered primary...yours would be secondary. I had a similar problem before and a few people told me the same...so sorry their mother's health insurance would become their primary coverage. . Would your ex-wife be willing to pay for the kids' coverage directly to your insurance company? By paying directly to the company, this avoids "power plays," and she might not feel as resentful about the situation. Plus, you could let her know that you would pick up a rider policy that she can use when she has the kids. That way, you both have 100% coverage on your children. If the insurance is paid through your employer, talk to your lawyer first and see what creative options he/she's seen done in these type of cases. If you're going to pay for insurance regardless of her converage, maybe she can pay you a slightly higher child support payment (assuming she has to make one) and you would then be responsible for insurance as long as you are capable of working. In my personal experience, all it takes is an addendum page drawn up by your lawyer, and then submitted to both her and the courts. The courts will accept almost any agreement within reason as long as it is beneficial for all parties including and especially the children. I wouldn't give up on this especially if both of you are making insurance payments. If your ex-wife is able to speak coherently to you at all, you should be able to resolve this by using the reasoning that you are trying to get the most coverage for the children while maintaining current, established medical relationships with their medical personnel, namely their pediatricians and their staffs. If she can understand that a divorce is hard enough without adding one more change, she will be willing to work something out especially if you are willing to pay for insurance regardless of what she does. That shows her that you are serious about this and that it's not a power play. Good luck to you. I know how hard divorce can be on everyone. Luckily with time, it does get better and easier. . If you are married, both have medical insurance and have children, you would follow the "birthday rule". The parent with the birthday that falls earliest in the calender year (no matter what the birthyear is) would be the primary insurance. For example. Mrs. Smith was born May 3, 1945 and has Blue Cross that she has carried for 15 years. Mr. Smith was born June 10, 1939 and has had Aetna for 20 years. The primary insurance would be Mrs. Smith's policy as she was born on May 3rd which comes before June 10th. If both parents have the same birthday (it does happen), then you defer to the policy that has been in place the longest. So, if Mr. And Mrs. Smith had the same birthday month and day, then Mr. Smith who has had insurance for 5 more years than Mrs. Smith, would have the primary insurance policy. . The birthday rule above does exist, but court orders supercede the birthday rule. Only use the birthday rule if there is not a court order involved, like a current husband and wife both cover their children under their employer's insurance. The idea about dropping one of the insurances and just having her pay the cost is a good one. Most court orders just say who has to pay for the insurance, not how it is provided. . No. Here's the rules from Delta Dental's Web site: What is dual coverage? If you're fortunate enough to be covered by two dental plans, you have what is called dual coverage. Dual coverage doesn't mean that your benefits are doubled. What it does mean is that you will likely enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs for your dental care. Dual coverage works the same way whether you are covered by two Delta Dental plans or by Delta and another carrier. Delta Dental simply works with the other dental carrier to coordinate your benefits. Who is the primary carrier? The first or primary carrier is the one that covers you as a primary enrollee (e.g., your employer rather than your spouse's employer). If you have two jobs, the plan that has covered you longer is considered primary. For your children's coverage, the primary carrier is generally determined by the birthday rule: coverage of the parent whose birthday (month and day, not year) comes first in the year is considered to be your children's primary coverage. The birthday rule may be superseded by a divorce agreement or other court ruling. How does dual coverage work? Suppose, for example, that both of your plans provide two cleanings a year, each with 80 percent coverage. The primary carrier pays 80 percent, and the secondary carrier usually covers up to the remaining 20 percent that you would have had to pay out-of-pocket if covered by only one plan. You would not, however, be entitled to four cleanings per year. Why not twice as many benefits? Why don't you receive double the benefits when you have two dental programs, especially if your dentist recommends that you receive more than two cleanings per year? Dual coverage limitations, like all other program limitations, are built into your group's contract and into the rates your group pays for your coverage. These contracts are set up to provide affordable dental care to a maximum number of people. Given the choice between doubling one individual's benefits or providing a greater scope of benefits to more people in the group, most group purchasers choose to spread their benefit dollars more evenly. What if you have non-duplication of benefits? For groups with a non-duplication of benefits rule in their plan, the secondary carrier pays only the difference between what the primary carrier actually paid and what the secondary carrier would have paid if it had been the primary carrier. For example, if the primary carrier paid 80 percent and the secondary carrier normally covers 80 percent as well, the secondary carrier would not make any additional payment. However, if the primary carrier had only paid 50 percent, the secondary carrier would pay up to the remaining 30 percent. Dual coverage saves money for you and your group by sharing the total cost of dental benefits between two carriers. Containing costs is an important part of Delta's plan to keep you smiling. Sample coordination of benefits: Procedure Primary carrier pays 80%, Cleaning $80 $64 $16 $0. . When it comes to children, it falls under the "Birthday Rule". The parent whose birthday comes first is primary. For example if mom is January 1,1952 and dad is February 2, 1951, then mom would be primary. The primary plan is responsible for paying covered expenses up to the limits of the policy. If any unpaid costs are left over, the secondary coverage kicks in. The birthday rule is often used to determine which plan is primary and which is secondary. Under this rule, the plan of the parent whose birthday occurs first in the calendar year is designated as primary. The date of birth is the determining factor-not the year-so it doesn't matter which spouse is older. Like most rules, the birthday rule has exceptions: If both parents share the same birthday, the parent who has been covered by his or her plan longest provides the primary coverage for the children; If one spouse is currently employed and has health insurance through a current employer, and the other spouse has coverage through a former employer (e.g., through COBRA), the plan belonging to the currently employed spouse would be primary; and In the event of divorce or separation, the plan of the parent with custody generally provides primary coverage. If the custodial parent remarries, the new spouse's coverage becomes secondary. And finally, the non-custodial parent's plan would provide a third layer of insurance protection. This order of payment can be altered by a court-issued divorce decree or by agreement, but the insurance companies must be notified. Keep in mind that these practices are common among insurance companies, but they are not governed by law. Practices may vary from one insurer to another. Read your policy carefully to make sure you understand how your insurance company handles dual coverage. If the policy language is unclear, ask for help from your employer's benefit specialist or your insurer's customer service department. . Here's the 43 page booklet from Medicare http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/02179.pdf. . The answer simply put is no. the order of liability is determined by general rules (such as the birthday rule) or by a court order. In the case of dual coverage through a single individual (someone with two jobs) the effective date determines which is primary - I've never come across a situation where someone could choose themselves. . The question is not specific enough. Coverage for yourself or for your children? This can get really tricky and no you cannot designate coverage - it's dictated by the insurance coordination of benefits rule written in the employer's contract when they sign up for coverage. Here are a few scenarios: 1. If you are the insured and have coverage through 2 different employers rule is the employer that you have been with the longest will be primary. 2. If you have coverage through your work and your spouse's work then yours will be primary - ALWAYS...NO EXCEPTION. 3. If you have government coverage like Medicare or Medicaid and also have private insurance from work then again your work insurance will be primary and government insurance secondary. 4. If children have coverage through both parents and they are not divorced the birthday rule takes effect. Whoever birthday comes first that's primary. 5. If children have coverage through both divorced parents then primary is the parent with whom they reside. If they have 50/50 custody then the birthday rule applies again. These terms are usually dictated in the contract between the insured and the specific insurance company. Hope it helps.

If your auto is hit the other driver's auto insurance pays all medical expenses and so does your health insurance must you reimburse your company?

You do not have to reimburse your insurance company if the accident is the fault of the other driver and the claim is made on their insurance. If the accident is the fault of the other driver and their insurance does not cover everything and you make a claim on your insurance for reimbursement, your insurance will subrogate (collect back) from the other company.

What is full coverage Auto insurance?

Full coverage auto insurance is a policy which covers first party and third party injury to the body or damage to car. It covers physical damages to the car if it has been leased at the time of accident, death or physical injury to the body of people involved in the accident, also property damages caused by the insured person's car to someone's property,

What is a full coverage auto insurance?

Their is no such thing as full coverage in legal terms. What people refer to when they say that is Physical Damage Coverage for a vehicle. What physical damage coverage breaks down into 2 parts. Collision Coverage: Does include a deductible, covers the vehicle from damage resulting in a person being at-fault in an accident, and damage has occurred to the vehicle in which it has to be repaired or replaced. This does also protect the vehicle if an accident or damage results from a uninsured motorists or under insured motorists Comprehensive Coverage:(also known as other then collision) Does include a deductible, covers the vehicle from damages due to vehicle that are out of control of the insured. This would be from weather, vandalism, theft, hitting an animal, and etc. Remember, insurance company's insure vehicles of the actual cash amount at that time. If you have a collector car, you would to get collector car insurance, in which their is a stated amount.

How can you locate a person's auto insurance carrier?

Answer . If it's pursuant to an auto accident, your local police department might be able to assist you, so long as you have information on the person such as a license plate or license number. Your own insurance company should also be able to find the carrier, so long as it's to submit an accident claim.

What is the cheapest minimum coverage auto insurance?

Answer . All states have required minimums on the different required liabilty coverages, but remember that isn't always the smartest thing.. For example in MO, the minium property damage coverage is 10k, (this pays for the damage to the property of others that you are responsible/liable for), you can't get a used car for 10k anymore, so if you total another vehicle that is worth 17k and only have this min. of 10k, you are on the hook for the additional 7k...see?

Full coverage auto insurance?

"Full coverage" doesn't actually exist-but there are lots of auto insurance options you can choose from to help you feel well protected. When people say full coverage it usually means that they have a combination of insurance types that result in you being covered in almost every situation. This could include liability insurance, comprehensive insurance, uninsured motorist insurance, bodily injury protection and many others.

What are the auto insurance limits for CA?

There are no limits to insurance but there are MINIMUMS you must carry and they are:. $15,000 for Bodily Injury Per Person. $30,000 Maximum Total For Bodily Injury Accident Per Accident. $5,000 Property Damage

When would you not carry full coverage auto insurance?

If you own a car outright and have paid off loans used to buy it, you are no longer required to have full coverage insurance for it. At this point, it a personal choice. If your car has worth that you cannot afford to lose in the case of an at-fault collision or theft. On the other hand, if the vehicle is older or not worth so much, it may not be worth it to pay for full coverage insurance.

What is the benefit of having uninsured motorist coverage and medical payments on your auto insurance policy?

The benefit of having uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage is that almost 20% of us drive around with no insurance. There's also a good percentage of high risk drivers with minimum coverage running around. That's quite a pool of drivers we're up against every day. You want to be able to cover your losses if you are involved in an accident with someone like that.. As far as having medical payments--this protects you and whoever you have in your car for medical coverage. If you don't have health coverage, it's a biggie. Medical coverage also protects you if you are walking and get hit by a car.

What is liability coverage on auto insurance?

This means that if the accident was your fault, your insurance will pay(up to an amount that is on your policy) for the other property and persons involved in the accident. Liability insurance does NOT cover your vehicle damage..

If a neighbor's tree falls on my car and I don't have auto insurance to cover damage does he have any responsibility or does my homeowner's insurance provide any coverage?

Fortunately, In the United States at least, no one is held liable for acts of nature. It does not matter whether the tree fell from your yard, your neighbors yard or was blown in from from some national forest down the street or some other yard due to a natural occurrence . In almost all cases in the U.S. barring some proven negligence, it is our own responsibility. The average homeowner is not expected to be an expert on trees. With respect to your own home insurance, there would be no coverage for your un-insured vehicle. Homeowners insurance does not cover automobiles. That's what Auto Insurance is for. Answer If your neighbor's tree is dead and they did not remove it, it may fall under their insurance. If it is living, then it would fall under your auto policy. If you don't have coverage, then you would have to cover the loss out of pocket.

Do you have to have med pay auto insurance in Virginia?

No, Virginia statute gives policy holders the option of buying or declining this coverage. See Virginia Code section 38.2-2201. However, an insurance company MUST atleast offer this coverage to all of its Virginia policy holders in writing. See section 2202. For more information about this topic go to www.serpefirm.com and check the FAQ and resource page.

What are auto insurance coverage requirements?

It varies by state to state. It also depends on if your state laws are at-fualt or no fault. In Colorado we're a at-fault state, which means you only required to carry liability. These limits are 25/50/15. That means 25k per person and 50k for the total accident. That covers hospital bills, if they were to sue you(attorney fee's and court fees, etc), and lost wages and whatever else you might be held responsible for. 15k total property damage. Remember liability only covers damages to a 3rd party. (for example: the person you hit and you were at fault). All other coverages are optional. Such as Medical Payment's, or also known as P.I.P. or personal injury protection. Physical damage coverage for the vehicle is also optional along with towing and rental car reimbursement.

Do Auto Mechanics get health insurance?

The answer depends upon whether the mechanic is self-employed, employed by a third-party, and other factors pertaining to their work situation. A self-employed mechanic is not, by virtue of the type of work, precluded from buying health insurance for him/herself if he/she is otherwise insurable and can afford it. Likewise, if the mechanic works for someone else, the answer will depend upon whether the employer offers it as a benefit of employment. Additionally, depending upon the state in which the employer is located and often, the number of employees, he/she/it may be required to maintain workers compensation insurance. This provides health insurance-like coverage for employees who are injured or who become ill for reasons that are "within the course and scope of" their employment.

How much medical payment auto insurance coverage is right?

This question is very tough to answer well. I know in PA medical from auto insurance is the first source used to cover a medical expense. If you have a decent health insurance plan this can provide coverage over top of the medical from your auto.. However,as the deductibles on health care are increasing and many policies have lifetime limits, I would suggest getting a fairly high limit if you are able to afford it, in this category.. Anyone who needs assistance with insurance in PA is welcome to contact me, I work for an independent agency in York PA www.ekmcconkey.com

In an auto accident in California do you bill your auto insurance as the primary insurance or your health insurance?

If you have both medical insurance and auto insurance, the primary company billed will depend on the situation. If your injuries and medical costs were caused by an auto accident and you carry Medical Payments coverage, you will bill your auto insurance provider. If you do not carry Med Pay insurance coverage, as it is optional in the state of California, the circumstances will depend on who is deemed at fault for the accident. If the other party is at fault, you will bill their insurance company and will advise your claims adjuster as well. If you are deemed at fault and do not carry Med Pay, the only insurance you can bill is your medical insurance provider. Be sure your medical insurance provider does not exclude injuries caused in an automobile accident before approving chiropractic care.

How do you check your auto insurance coverages?

The best way to review your coverages is to contact your Insurance Agent. Your agent can go over the terms and scope of your Insurance Policy with you and answer any question you may have. Answer: You can find your insurance coverage after determining your damage. You must also be familiar with your entitled insurance coverage mean what are the things that are included in you insurance coverage. You can determince your insurance coverage by completing the docs required for the insurance claim. A detailed procedure link for determining and claiming of insurance is submitted in "Related Link".

What if I have health insurance but no auto insurance?

The 2 types of insurance serve different purposes, although in one respect, there is some overlap. At its most basic, health insurance is intended to pay to or on behalf of the insured sums of money for medical bills incurred because of sickness or injury. Auto insurance includes several different coverages. The one most closely like health insurance is frequently referred to as "no fault coverage". It pays a percentage of the insured's medical expenses and lost wages if he/she was injured as a result of an auto collision. Benefits are paid irrespective of who caused the collision. Health insurance is not currently required by law. In contrast, anyone who wishes to register a vehicle is required to comply with the state's "financial responsibility law" which requires the registrant to have and to maintain certain types and amounts of auto insurance.

Do you have to have full coverage auto insurance?

No, "full coverage" auto insurance is not required by law. All states require some level of car insurance that covers costs if you are responsible for an accident. That would be called liability insurance and the state minimum coverages dictate how much of it you need to buy. That said, "full coverage" does not actually exist and the phrase generally refers to buying a combination of several insurance types to ensure the most protection.

What are the coverage characteristics of auto insurance?

Auto insurance usually has several components. Not all coverages are purchased by every applicant, but the basic coverages are as follows: Liability insurance provides coverage to the named insured and others who are identified by name or by relationship to the named insured in the policy for negligent acts or omissions while operating the insured vehicle. Stated otherwise, if a covered person is legally liable for causing damage to another in the operation of the insured car, the insurer will pay those damages. Because the damages are payable to a third party, liability insurance is often referred to as "third-party coverage". Liability insurance may be for bodily injury or for property damage, and the policy will specify the amount of coverage that is available for each type of damage. Some policies of commercial auto insurance have "combined single limits", which meld bodily injury and property damage coverage into a total available limit. Medical Payments / Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a form of "first party" coverage because it pays expenses incurred by the insured. Specifically, it pays a portion of the medical expenses and lost wages insured by the insured and others specified in the policy and/or by statute without regard to fault for the collision. The payments may be subject to a deductible. Under-insured / Uninsured (UM) is designed to compensate the named insured or others designated in the policy by name or by their relation to the insured, for bodily injury, and the effects thereof, if the at-fault party did not have bodily injury liability coverage. Because it effectively takes the place of the adverse party's liability coverage, the damages recoverable by the insured or other person to whom the coverage applies may be reduced or eliminated according to the rules of comparative or contributory negligence to which the jurisdiction adheres.

What are coverage characteristics of auto insurance?

Auto insurance usually has several components. Liability insurance is the limit of how much the insurer will pay on your behalf to someone you injure while driving. Property damage is the limit of how much the insurer will pay on your behalf to someone on account of damage to their property you cause while driving. Medical Payments / Personal Injury Protection (PIP) pay medical bills up to the limit of the insurance. Fault is not considered. Underinsured / Uninsured (UM) insurance is there for the benefit and protection of the insured in case someone else is at fault and causes injury to the insured. This is very important insurance.

What is personal coverage auto insurance?

The personal coverage of the insurance depends on the companies. Some companies they cover financial security in case of vehicular accident, which you can use to pay for hospital bills. It is best to be insured, one company that has affordable rates and best rates auto insurance is the insurance60 visit them now.

Does full coverage auto insurance cover auto repairs?

yes full coverage insurance covers auto repairs. It also covers maintinance and gas costs. Thats right fuktard, full coverage insurance is the only expense you will incure while driving. In some cases they will even pay speeding tickets for you!

Is it worthwhile to have Med Pay on auto insurance?

Med Pay coverage pays medical expenses no matter who is at fault in the accident. If you do not have health insurance or if anyone who rides in your car may not have health insurance this coverage will help. Med Pay is usually not very expensive and pays for emergency room charges or more depending on what limits you choose.

Can I use the auto insurance coverage on my for rental car insurance?

Absolutely, your personal insurance can transfer the coverage you have on your personal policy to the rental car thus saving you a good bit of money by not purchasing the coverage from the rental company. But before you do this speak with your agent and make sure your policy will transfer coverage to the rental car and that it has comprehensive and collission coverage to transfer. Many company offer transfer of coverage to the rental car but also there are many policies that do not provide this transfer of coverage. Make sure you have the correct kind. If there is any question, please go ahead and purchase the coverage offered by the rental company. I hope this is of assistance.

Where can one apply for full auto insurance coverage in Dallas?

You'll find a large variety of auto insurance sellers in Dallas, Texas. Nationwide companies like Allstate and State Farm have offices here, as well as smaller companies like Amador and Acom. Shop around to determine which auto insurer is right for you, your vehicle, and your family.

How does Geico Auto insurance compare to other auto insurances?

Comparing one insurance company to another can be a matter of personal preference or subjective opinions. I will give you my opinion and you can take it for what it is worth. I do not like GEICO Auto Insurance Company. They have extremely high employee turnover because of the high pressure sales techniques they use. Sales employees are not truly licensed agents in most cases like other experienced agents are. They are timed and allowed so many seconds to close a sale or get off the phone. I have many employees insured with my agency because they do not want to have to deal with the claims department of the company they work for. This all tells me something about the company. You also don't have a personal representative or agent and will never talk to the same person twice.

What is included in comprehensive auto insurance coverage?

Comprehensive auto insurance coverage covers the different types of events or accidents cause by falling objects, animals, extreme weather, theft, vandalism or riots. But it does not apply to any types of accidents with other cars.

What auto insurance coverage do you not need?

All coverages offered in an auto insurance policy have a place and needs for some people. This is certainly not to say that everyone needs every coverage. What you need is a good agent that can explain the available insurance coverages and can help you decide which ones you need an which ones you can do without. You can sit down and evaluate the costs involved and the benefit to you if something happened so that you can decide on an educated basis what is best for you and your family.

Does auto insurance cover loss of earning?

There are many different optional coverages under an automobile policy. A minimum liability policy will pay for loss of earnings if you are the party who is hit by the other driver. In this situation the other party's insurance policy will be responsible for your losses as far as damages and injuries up to the policy limits or actual loss whichever is less. If you have a policy which is liability only and you hit someone or something then no, your policy will not pay for your liability coverage will not pay for your losses or injuries nor that of your passengers. You can purchase optional coverage that will pay for many different situations including work loss. I hope this has helped answer your question.