No, USAA does not offer a military discount to its customers because they must already be affiliated with the military to qualify for coverage. USAA is exclusively available to veterans, servicemembers and their families, so all of its rates are specifically curated for the military community.
Yes. USAA offers rental car insurance. USAA rental car insurance is usually included in a driver’s personal car insurance policy if the driver carries liability, comprehensive, or collision coverage and is driving in the U.S.
Each policy is unique, though, and there may be certain exclusions based on your specific situation. It’s very important to confirm the details of your policy by calling customer service at 1 (800) 531-8722 before declining additional coverage at the rental counter.… read full answer
USAA Rental Car Insurance Coverage Limits
The same USAA coverage limits that apply to your personal vehicle will also apply to a rental car. If you only carry liability insurance, USAA will pay for the other driver’s injuries and property damage after an at-fault accident—but not physical damage to the rental. You need a full-coverage policy to have damage to the rental car covered by your insurer.
If you rent a car similar in value to your personal vehicle, you probably have enough insurance. But if your personal vehicle is a 15-year-old sedan and you decide to rent a 2021 luxury car, you should look into extra coverage. That’s because the limits you’ve chosen for your personal policy may not be sufficient to cover damage to a more expensive rental car.
One option to make up for insufficient coverage when renting a car is to get a collision damage waiver (CDW) from the rental counter, which leaves the rental company responsible if the car is damaged, vandalized, or stolen. In addition to a CDW, rental car companies offer a few other types of insurance if you don’t have enough coverage with your USAA policy. These include supplemental liability protection, personal accident insurance, and personal effects coverage.
USAA Rental Car Reimbursement
USAA also offers rental car reimbursement, which helps pay for the cost of a rental car while your personal vehicle is being repaired for a covered claim. If you add rental reimbursement to your policy, your insurance company will pay a fixed amount per day toward the cost of your rental, up to a maximum per-claim limit.
For example, if you choose $25 per day/$600 per loss as your rental reimbursement limits, USAA will pay up to $25 per day, but no more than $600 per claim for your rental. Rental reimbursement coverage costs between $2 and $15 per month, on average, but you’ll need to call customer service to get a personalized quote and add this coverage to your policy.
The insurance offered by the rental company often duplicates coverage drivers already have through health, life, and auto insurance. You may also have rental insurance from your credit card company, which is nullified if you purchase the rental company’s coverage.
USAA car insurance costs an average of $80 per month, according to WalletHub data. The cost of USAA car insurance varies due to several factors, including a driver%s record, location, and age, but USAA insurance rates tend to be among the cheapest available. In WalletHub%s Cheap Car Insurance Study, which compared 18 major car insurance companies, USAA ranked second, only behind Geico.… read full answer
There are three types of car insurance discounts for teachers: discounts from standard insurance companies, discounted rates from companies that specialize in covering teachers and other public-service occupations, and discounts for members of an association or union for educators. Teachers are often eligible for car insurance discounts because they are considered a low-risk group.… read full answer
Liberty Mutual is one of the largest insurers to offer teacher discounts. Although Liberty Mutual does not disclose exact discount amounts, teachers can get a quote over the phone and see the discount for their individual circumstances. Liberty Mutual Teachers’ Auto Insurance also provides specific features and protections for educators. For instance, in every state except Pennsylvania, teachers will be charged a $0 deductible for collisions that take place while on school business and vandalism that happens on school grounds. You can check out some other notable options below, too.
Car Insurance Companies with Teacher Policies
Plymouth Rock Assurance (New Jersey)
Educators Insurance (Massachusetts)
Meemic (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia)
Metlife (for members of teachers’ unions)
Car Insurance Affiliation Discounts for Teachers
Geico and Farmers offer discounts to members of certain professional and educational associations, which can help teachers save money. Geico provides savings for members of the Association of American Educators and the American Library Association, along with hundreds of other groups. Farmers, on the other hand, includes a discount of approximately 4% for customers who mark their occupation as teacher when getting a quote.
Certain state-wide educator associations have connections to specific insurance companies as well. For example, members of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and their immediate family can receive up to a 10% discount from Educators Insurance. Other insurance companies like Travelers use similar affinity programs, too. However, these companies do not publish the lists of organizations for which they provide discounts, so when in doubt, check with your insurance company to see if your association qualifies. You can also contact your association or union to ask about affiliations with insurance carriers.
Like any other driver, teachers should compare quotes to find the best insurance company for their needs. Teachers should also look for unrelated discounts – like safe driver, multi policy, and customer loyalty discounts – to maximize their savings.
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