Here’s How Much Car Insurance Drivers Need in Florida:
Minimum Coverage Limit
Property Damage Liability
Personal Injury Protection
If you lease or finance your car, you may be required to carry coverage types that are not mandatory under Florida law. Lenders usually require comprehensive and collision insurance. Collision insurance covers repairs to your car when you hit another car or object. If the damage to your vehicle was caused by something other than a collision—like a natural disaster, vandalism, falling objects, or animals—it is most likely covered by comprehensive insurance. Lenders may also require gap insurance, which covers the difference between what you owe on your loan or lease and what the vehicle was worth if it gets stolen or totaled.
The cheapest states for car insurance are Iowa, Vermont and Nebraska, according to WalletHub's Cheap Car Insurance Study. They are the cheapest states for auto insurance in large part because they have low population density and relatively few uninsured motorists. In contrast, New York, Florida and New Jersey are the most expensive states for car insurance.
Population and uninsured motorists are the two main reasons for variations in policy costs from state to state. After all, fewer people...
You should drop full coverage insurance on your car when the cost of the insurance equals or exceeds the potential payout, should a covered event occur. You may also want to drop full coverage if you are willing to pay for repairs out of pocket, or if you would prefer to replace your vehicle if it’s damaged.
For example, an older car with high mileage may not be worth costly repairs, and you might want...
The 12 states that require PIP insurance, also known as personal injury protection, are Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, and Utah. Eleven of these states are “no-fault” states.
In addition, Pennsylvania law requires drivers to purchase $5,000 in medical benefits, but does not mention PIP specifically. PIP coverage is also available, but optional, in seven additional states, plus the District of Columbia.
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