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Managing Your Personal Finance. UNIT 2: GETTING YOUR FIRST CAR Topic: CAR INSURANCE. Students will be able to understand the components and costs of car insurance. Students will create a poster that illustrates these components. Goals of the day:. Premium Auto Insurance Coverage
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Managing Your Personal Finance UNIT 2: GETTING YOUR FIRST CARTopic: CAR INSURANCEStudents will be able to understand the components and costs of car insurance.
  • Students will create a poster that illustrates these components.
  • Goals of the day:Premium
  • Auto Insurance Coverage
  • Liability
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Collision
  • Deductible
  • Policyholder
  • Uninsured/Underinsured
  • Key terms:A policy purchased by vehicle owners to cover costs associated with getting into an auto accident or theft of the vehicle. What is auto insurance coverage?Instead of paying for auto accidents, people pay annual premiums to an auto insurance company; the company then pays all or most of the costs associated with an auto accident or other vehicle damage. What is auto insurance coverage?Auto Liability Coverage:
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Medical Payments
  • Collision
  • Comprehensive
  • Cont.
  • MOST COMMON TYPES OF AUTO COVERAGE:Uninsured Motorist
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Rental Reimbursement
  • Emergency Road Service
  • MOST COMMON TYPES OF AUTO COVERAGE cont.:Auto Liability Coverage: pays for the damage if you are legally responsible for accidently injuring someone, or for damaging another vehicle or other property in an auto accident. Cont.Auto Liability Coverage:Bodily injury liability: covers medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other special damages.
  • Property damage: covers damaged property and may include loss of use.
  • Cont. 
  • Auto Liability Coverage:Also pays for legal defense and court costs. State laws usually dictate the minimum amounts of auto liability insurance required, but higher amounts are available.Auto Liability Coverage:This auto insurance coverage pays the reasonable and necessary medical expenses for covered person for treatment due to an auto accident. Cont. Personal Injury Protection (PIP):It may also pay for:
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost earnings
  • Replacement of services (if child or parent is disabled)
  • Funeral expenses
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP):This coverage pays reasonable and necessary medical and funeral expenses for covered persons when those expenses are related to an auto accident.Medical Payments:This coverage helps pay for damage to a covered vehicle by:
  • Collision with another vehicle
  • Collision with an object
  • A vehicle rollover
  • A deductible is required.
  • Collision:This coverage helps pay for loss or of damage to an insured vehicle, not caused by a collision or vehicle rollover. Cont. Comprehensive Insurance:Examples of comprehensive damage or loss include:Fire, wind, hail, flood, vandalism, theft, and hitting an animal.A deductible may apply.Comprehensive Insurance (cont.):This coverage pays for damages when a covered person is injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who does not have Liability Insurance. (This coverage varies by state and depends upon your policy.)Uninsured MotoristThis coverage pays for damages when a covered person is injured in an auto accident caused by a driver who has insufficient Liability Insurance. (This coverage varies by state and depends upon your policy.)Underinsured MotoristThis coverage pays for renting a car when your auto is disabled due to an auto accident. (Daily allowances or limits varies by state and depends upon your policy.)Rental ReimbursementThis coverage pays for having your auto towed due to a breakdown. (Towing limits varies by state and depends upon your policy.)Emergency Road ServiceTypically covers:
  • Policyholder (and spouse)
  • Relatives who live in your home
  • Other licensed drivers who have permission from the policyholder
  • Who is covered by a policy?Deductible is part of a covered loss that you have agreed to pay with your own money.
  • If you file a claim against your insurance, you pay only the amount of your deductible (the insurance pays up to your coverage.)
  • Cont. 
  • What is an auto insurance deductible?DO NOW:Insurance Connect Four(see handout)Typically, higher deductiblesmean lower auto insurance policy premiums.What is an auto insurance deductible?Insurance companies look at the following to determine your auto insurance premium:
  • What you buy:
  • How many coverages you buy
  • The deductibles
  • Cont. 
  • What affects car insurance price?What kind of car you drive
  • How many policy coverages you include
  • The deductibles
  • (Generally, the more expensive the car, the higher the auto insurance price.)
  • Cont. 
  • What affects car insurance price?Where you drive?Generally, due to higher rates of vandalism theft and accident, urban (city) drivers pay a higher premium than those in small towns or rural areas.Cont. What affects car insurance price?How much you drive?Generally, people who use their car for business and long-distance commuting normally pay a higher insurance premium than those who drive less. Cont. What affects car insurance price?Your age, sex and marital status.Accident rates are higher for all drivers under age 25 (especially young and single males.) Car insurance prices vary between states.What affects car insurance price?Your driving record.Drivers who cause accidents generally must pay higher car insurance premiums than those who are accident-free for several years.What affects car insurance price?Your credit history.Many insurance companies consider credit characteristics in addition to other factors when determining an individual’s premium.What affects car insurance price?When shopping for a car, consider how your choice will affect car insurance premium. (Some companies increase premiums for cars more susceptible to damage or occupant injury.) Cont. What can you do to save money on your auto insurance premium?Drive Carefully!Cont. What can you do to save money on your auto insurance premium?Always ask the insurance agent about available discounts. (For example, some companies provide a discount for students with good academic standing.) What can you do to save money on your auto insurance premium?Question #1. How high should the coverage be on my insurance?To consider: how much can you afford to pay for damages exceeding your coverage limits. Cont. How much coverage do I need?Question #2. How high/low should my collision and comprehensive be?To consider: how much can you afford to pay on short notice in order to save on your premium. Cont. How much coverage do I need?Question #3. Should my coverage include collision and comprehensive?To consider: What amounts are you required to carry if your vehicle is leased or financed? Would the savings offset the risk?How much coverage do I need?Exit Ticket
  • Please list 3 ways to save money on your car insurance:
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