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Monthly Archives: March 2017

About Chip Van Insurance

Breakdown cover: while this is not essential, you may want to consider it as the downtime can cost you a good deal of money.

Third Party: Actually, this is the minimum as far as the law goes and it covers damage that may occur to the third parties.

Fire and Theft: just like the third party, this cover includes coverage for the damage that may result from fire or theft.

Comprehensive: it will provide coverage for third party theft, fire and any damage to your vehicles.

Tips to Cut Down on your Monthly or yearly Insurance Premium

Add to the Excess

In case you don’t know, the Excess is the amount of money that you can be held liable for if you get involved in an accident. What you need to do is add to this amount. By doing so, you will take additional responsibility and hold yourself accountable for a bigger sum if an accident happens. The majority of brokers will look at it as an indicator of lower risk. As a result, you will get a lower quote. Therefore, increasing the Excess amount is a great idea.

Limit the Miles:

In this scenario, if you don’t travel long distances on a daily basis, you can let your broker know about it and he may lower the insurance premium that you will pay. This is because you may be less likely to have an accident. So, the insurance provider will have a lower chances of receiving a claim. So, this will be a win-win situation for both you and your insurer.

Security:

When your van is not in use, you can add more security for keeping you more secure. However, make sure that the added security is approved by the insurance industry of your area prior to the purchase and installation.

Ensure Travel Insurance Claims Approval

Make sure all the information on all your forms is correct and complete

Inaccurate information – a wrong year of birth, even a missing middle initial – can cause problems when it comes to making claims on your single trip travel insurance. But nothing can cause more problems than not fully disclosing health issues with the insurer.

For instance, if you have a pre-existing condition, such as hypertension or a heart condition that was not disclosed, you may not be able to claim emergency medical expenses on your trip – even if that was for a sudden bout of stomach flu.

Always check the inclusions on your policy

Another one of the most common reasons for denial of claims, whether it’s for single trip travel insurance or annual cover, is that simply, the expenses being claimed are for events that aren’t covered. The time to check what’s included in your coverage is before you need it, so always make sure you read your policy carefully before signing. If you’re getting it through a travel agent, make sure it is sufficiently explained, and if you’re getting it online, be sure to read through it carefully. Make comparisons before you buy, and remember, the least expensive isn’t always the best option.

Always get pre-approval prior to medical treatment

One of the most important things to remember is the assistance phone number for your insurers. This is often a toll-free number marked in big bold type on the envelope your policy is in- some even provide bookmarks and stickers you can put alongside your tickets so you can find them easily. Should you need to get medical treatment or service, this is the number to call so you can be directed to a pre-approved facility or doctor. You’ll then be assured of easy reimbursement- or in some cases, not need to outlay any cash.

Truck Insurance Coverage

First off, physical damage coverage is used to protect your truck and your trailer in the event of an accident. The premium that you would pay for this protection primarily depends on the value of your equipment. This cost, in fact, is usually a percentage of the total value of your equipment. Federal and state law does not require physical damage coverage for you to legally be on the road, but if your equipment is financed, then your lien holder most likely will require it. If you do purchase this coverage, it is smart to only acquire enough protection to cover the value of your equipment. Purchasing less coverage could leave you with significant out-of-pocket expenses, and purchasing too much is the same as throwing your money away since truck insurance companies will only pay you the amount that your truck is valued at in the case of an accident.

The next term to be aware of is primary auto liability coverage. This type of truck insurance is required by federal and state regulations. Primary auto liability coverage protects you in the event that a third party is injured in an accident that you and your vehicle are involved in. Along with primary auto liability is general liability protection. This coverage protects you against the cost of any property damage or bodily injury that might occur which does not involve your rig. Some examples of incidents that are covered by general liability protection are slips and falls at a place of business, property damage or injury caused by faulty advertising, and contractual exposure that you might assume as an owner operator or even as a driver for a company.

Other important types of liability coverage that you may consider are non-trucking liability, non-owned trailer liability, and trailer interchange liability. Non-trucking liability, also called deadhead coverage, pays for an accident that occurs while the driver or the rig is not under dispatch or in the process of making a delivery. Non-owned trailer liability protects the trailer that you are pulling if another party owns it. This type of coverage is essential for owner-operators that carry the trailers of various companies at any given time. $20,000.00 is a standard protection amount for this type of coverage. Trailer interchange liability, on the other hand, is used when there is an interchange agreement being observed between two parties. An example of this would be a partnership with a steamship line.

Information of Personal Accident Policies

What is personal accident insurance you ask? Like most other insurance policies it is an agreement that is reached by two parties, the insurer and the insured, where the insurance provider or insurer, agrees to provide the insured or his family with financial compensation. In the case of accidental insurance, this recompense is offered in case the eventuality that the insured passes away or is permanently disabled due to an accident by external and visible means.

There are different kinds of personal accident policies that are offered by a number of financial institutions and insurance firms. One type of policy is to provide the insured with cash to cover the expense of medical treatments caused by an accident. In some the cases it may even cover the cost of the period you are unable to go to work, thus allowing a normal environment at home. A number of policies also cover death caused by accident. This means that in the event that the accident causes the death of the insured, his beneficiaries would receive the pre-arranged sum. The third and final policy available is for disability caused by an accident. Here, if the insured is rendered unable to continue a job due to a disability caused by an accident, then the policy will provide him with a certain amount of his insurance amount every month as a kind of income.

As always, there are terms and conditions that need to be read before applying for and beginning to pay the premiums. What must be kept in mind is that while everyone applies for life insurance and health insurance, they do not consider the fact that there are certain accidents and events that these policies will not cover. So, take a look at your current situation and see if there are any eventualities that you need to protect yourself and your family from. You can check policy as per you and your family needs and then only select a particular plan.