Extra PIP Or Cheap Auto Insurance?

by Joseph Welusz

What’s Extra PIP coverage? When you are trying to get cheap auto insurance do you need it? You first need to know what you PIP stands for; the acronym PIP means Personal Injury Protection. In your auto insurance policy it’s the coverage that pays your medical costs if you become injured in an accident you caused.

Ok that was simple enough to understand. Medical coverage is provided under my auto insurance if I am hurt in an auto accident.

So, what is Extra PIP (Personal Injury Protection)? It may be confusing because it doesn’t actually pay any medical bills at all. It gives you coverage under your auto insurance for costs you have that are from you being injured in an auto accident.

There are four coverage’s that make up your additional personal injury protection; Income Continuation, Essential Services, Death Benefit and Funeral Expenses. Let take a closer look to see what is really covered under each so when it becomes time to get free auto insurance quotes you will have a better understanding of the coverage’s included.

Income Continuation will pay a selected amount of money per week if you become disabled. You can select coverage ranging from $100 to $700 per week. The coverage can either be available for two years or up until the age of 65. This coverage is offer after your short term disability from the state has ended or is under 60% of your regular pay.

Essential Services will cover you for services you can no longer perform because you are injured. Things like cutting your grass or cleaning your gutters in the fall would be covered under this option. There are daily and total limit options ranging from $12 to $20 per day for a total benefit from $4,380 to $14,600 depending on the coverage’s you choose.

Death Benefits are available in case you pass away due to a car accident. This benefit will pay either $5,200 or $10,000 pending which option you select.

Funeral Expenses are paid in the event that you pass away due to an auto accident. This benefit will pay either $1,000 or $2,000 depending on the option you decide on.

In total there are 17 Extra Personal Injury Protections options available that combine all the coverage’s listed above and they are not offered ala carte they come as package options. Extra Personal Injury Protection coverage may not be available in every state. When it becomes time to search for discount auto insurance if Personal Injury Protection is available select the option that fits you best.

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