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Rental Car Insurance: Do Travel Insurance Policies Have It?

Rental Car Insurance: Do Travel Insurance Policies Have It?

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One of the best aspects of travel insurance is its comprehensive coverage. Most policies include coverage for cancellations, medical emergencies, travel delays, and lost or delayed luggage. However, there are additional benefits that can be included. For example, some travelers taking road trips or driving long distances during their trip, or just those planning to rent a car to get from the airport to their hotel, are also interested in rental car insurance.

What does rental car insurance cover?

The Rental Car Damage benefit is included within some travel insurance, and can provide reimbursement for damage to, or theft of, a rental vehicle during a covered trip. Depending on the policy, this benefit generally covers between $25,000 and $50,000 in damages. This benefit, however, does not include liability coverage for injuries caused to other drivers.

How much does rental car coverage cost in a travel insurance policy?

Rental Car Damage is an optional upgrade that can be added to select travel insurance policies. The cost of adding this benefit varies by policy, but typically starts at about $30. This additional cost can increase by policy based on the length of a traveler’s trip.

Other options

Squaremouth recommends travelers who are interested in rental car insurance compare their options. One option is through the company a traveler is renting the vehicle with. They will typically offer insurance that can be added to the cost of the rental.

Another option is through the credit card a traveler uses to pay for the rental vehicle. Many popular travel cards have added benefits to offer comprehensive coverage for travelers, and this often includes rental car benefits.

To find travel insurance policies with rental car coverage, visit Squaremouth’s search page to compare policies from every major provider in the industry.