You can get personal injury protection (PIP) without a job if you live in a state that requires PIP insurance or offers it as an optional type of coverage. PIP is a type of insurance that pays for the policyholder’s medical expenses after an accident, regardless of who was at-fault.
PIP is required in 12 states and offered as an optional type of coverage in seven states and the District of Columbia. Personal injury protection deductibles can range from as low as $100 up to $2,500.
The best way to find cheap PIP insurance is to shop around and compare quotes from several insurers in your state. The personal risk factors that can affect how much you pay for PIP (personal injury protection) are the same ones that affect the pricing of any type of auto insurance. These include your claims history, credit history, location, driving record, age, and gender. As with all types of insurance, different insurance companies weigh each factor differently, resulting in a range of prices. That’s why you need to compare quotes to find cheap PIP insurance for your situation.… read full answer
However, the primary factors that can make PIP expensive are beyond your control. State law sets minimum and maximum coverage limits for PIP in your location, and that’s a huge part of determining premiums. For example, PIP will naturally be more expensive in a state that requires unlimited coverage for lifetime medical costs related to an accident than in one with low mandatory limits.
Another key factor that affects the cost of PIP insurance in some states is the prevalence of fraud. PIP is a common target of fraud, with people often faking accidents or falsifying medical claims to get payouts they don’t deserve. In states with a large amount of PIP fraud, like Florida and Michigan, the costs associated with that fraud get passed on to policyholders in the form of higher premiums.
Personal injury protection (PIP) covers the policyholder and their passengers regardless of who was responsible. Named drivers will also be covered under PIP if they are injured by a car as a passenger, pedestrian, or cyclist. PIP applies to things like medical expenses and lost wages for covered individuals.
Passengers in the car if a named driver is at the wheel
Named drivers who are injured in a car accident, even if they weren’t driving
No-fault states generally require drivers to have PIP so that they can file minor medical claims with their own insurance company after an accident, even if they were not at fault. PIP is available in some at-fault states, as well, because it’s an inexpensive way to protect against medical bills down the road.
Personal injury protection (PIP) insurance covers medical expenses, lost wages, and household expenses after a covered driver or their passengers are injured in a car accident. PIP is a versatile type of insurance because it covers both medical bills and indirect costs stemming from injuries sustained in a car accident. PIP stands for personal injury protection, and it can be used after any crash, regardless of who was at-fault.… read full answer
What PIP Insurance Covers
Child care and household expenses
Survivors’ loss for dependents
Named drivers on the policy and their passengers
The exact details of PIP coverage may vary depending on the state and policy. For instance, some states may require you to have a deductible, and other states require specific PIP limits for funeral expenses, rehab expenses, or loss of income.
For more information and to see if PIP is required in your state, check out WalletHub’s complete guide to personal injury protection.
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