Chase Sapphire Preferred does not offer cell phone insurance. It’s not a common benefit, but it’s a valuable perk on credit cards that do offer it. Some cards will reimburse cardholders up to $1,000 if a covered cell phone is lost or damaged. The caveat is that you must charge your cell phone bill to your Sapphire Preferred card every month.
The only Chase card that provides cell phone insurance is the Ink Business Preferred card. It reimburses cardholders up to $600 per claim with a $100 deductible. Cardholders are limited to 3 claims per year.
Cell phone insurance isn’t commonly offered by major credit cards, but it’s certainly a welcome perk. Cell phones don’t come cheap, and some credit cards offer up to $1,000 in reimbursement for a stolen or damaged phone.… read full answer
Just remember that all credit cards with cell phone protection have the same rule: You must continuously pay your cell phone bill with the credit card, or else your phone won’t get coverage. To make sure your phone is covered, it’s best to set up automatic monthly phone-bill payments with your card as the payment method.
Here are some good credit cards with cell phone protection:
Citi Prestige: Cell phone protection up to $1,000 per claim or $1,500 per year; limit of 2 claims per year; $50 deductible.
IHG Premier: Cell phone protection up to $800 per claim or $1,000 per year; limit of 2 claims per year; $50 deductible.
None of these credit cards cover phones that are lost, as opposed to stolen. Some cards also have specific stipulations for what is and is not covered. So, make sure you’re up to speed on your card’s specific rules.
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