Yes, USAA offers rental car insurance. If you already have a personal auto policy with USAA that includes liability, comprehensive, and collision coverage, this insurance will likely extend to cover your rental car. If you only have liability insurance with USAA, physical damage to the rental vehicle will not be covered.… read full answer
You can talk to a USAA customer service representative at 1 (800) 531-8722 to see if your personal policy will extend to your rental car. If you do not have sufficient coverage through USAA to cover your rental car, you can purchase insurance from your rental car company, or see if it is offered by your credit card company.
USAA Rental Car Coverage
Liability Insurance. USAA liability insurance will usually extend to your rental as long as you are driving in the U.S. Your personal liability insurance will pay for others’ medical expenses and repairs to others’ property resulting from an accident you caused in your rental vehicle.
Collision and Comprehensive Insurance. If you have collision and comprehensive insurance with USAA, this will typically cover any damage that occurs to the rental vehicle itself during your rental period. However, your USAA collision and comprehensive coverage limits may not be high enough if you are renting a car with a much higher value than your personal vehicle and the car gets totaled.
Personal Injury Protection or MedPay. If you have personal injury protection (PIP) or MedPay through your personal auto policy, medical expenses for you and your passengers will be covered even after a rental car accident. If you do not have either type of coverage, you can purchase personal accident insurance through the rental car company.
USAA also offers rental car reimbursement coverage, 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, USAA will pay dependent on the rental vehicle toward the cost of your rental, up to 30 days or $900 per claim. You select specific rental car reimbursement limits when you purchase the add-on. 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. You're covered for a rental when your vehicle repairs are started, or immediately if your vehicle isn't drivable.
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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