Category: Personal Auto

Time to Make Government Action Exclusions More Equitable?

If your car is stolen and not recovered for months or longer, your auto policy likely pays for the ACV of your vehicle. However, if the thief commits a crime and your auto is confiscated for the months or longer required to try the case, your loss is excluded. Property policies have similar “government action” exclusions. Is it time for a change?

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Parental Liability for Auto Accidents

An attorney or financial planner recommends that a child or other resident family member be removed from the parents’ auto policy and insured under their own policy. One reason is that, for example, a child had little or no assets or income to attach in a liability lawsuit. Another reason is that, absent a parental liability statute, the parents have little or no liability for the family member. This is VERY bad advice.

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Couldn’t Happen To Me

Why do people fail to purchase insurance or cancel or suspend their coverage? Probably the motivation beyond the monetary is that they don’t believe a loss will ever happen to them. Here are a couple of real-life examples of why pennywise and pound foolish is a poor risk management tactic.

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