Yes, American Family has glass coverage for customers with comprehensive insurance. American Family customers can file a glass claim under their comprehensive coverage if their windshield was damaged due to something besides an accident, such as an animal, a weather event, or vandalism. If the windshield was damaged in a crash, drivers can file a claim with their collision insurance if they were at fault or with the at-fault driver’s liability coverage.
Fixing a cracked or chipped windshield is important for safety reasons, since damaged windshields can obstruct a driver’s vision and weaken the car’s frame. But if the damage is minor, you might be able to have your windshield repaired rather than replaced. A general rule of thumb is that windshields can be repaired if there is a chip smaller than a quarter or a crack smaller than a dollar bill.
To encourage customers to drive safely, American Family waives the comprehensive deductible for windshield repairs. Several states also have specific laws about car insurance deductibles for windshield repairs and replacement.
State Laws on Deductibles for Glass Coverage
- Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina require companies to waive the deductible for both windshield repair and replacement.
- Kentucky and South Carolina require companies to waive the deductible for all auto glass that you can see out of, not just the windshield.
- Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York require insurers to offer customers the option of a $0 glass deductible plan. This option is often referred to as full glass coverage.
If you don’t live in one of these states, you will likely have to pay your comprehensive deductible in order for your windshield to be completely replaced. You can check with American Family if you’re unclear about your policy details or your state’s laws. For more information, check out WalletHub’s guides to comprehensive and windshield insurance.
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