Northeast Underwriters Auto Insurance protects you against financial loss if you have an accident. It is a contract between you and the insurance company. You agree to pay the premium and the insurance company agrees to pay your losses as defined in your policy.
Auto Insurance provides property, liability, and medical coverage:
- Property coverage pays for damage to, or theft of, your car.
- Liability coverage pays for your legal responsibility to others for bodily injury or property damage.
- Medical coverage pays for the cost of treating injuries, rehabilitation, and sometimes lost wages and funeral expenses.
The State of Florida requires all drivers to have at least $10,000 coverage in both Property Damage Liability and Personal Injury Protection. If you have previously been involved in a major crash or have been convicted of a certain offense, you may also be required to carry Bodily Injury coverage. Also, if you are financing a car, your lender may have specific requirements on the types of auto insurance coverage you purchase.
Comprehensive coverage helps pay to repair or replace your vehicle if it’s damaged from an incident like hitting an animal, fire or flooding, glass damage and hail. It’s often required if you’re leasing or financing your car.
Example: A tree branch falls on your parked car and causes $3,000 in damage. After you pay your $1,000 deductible, your policy typically covers the remaining $2,000.
Comprehensive Insurance typically covers damage such as that incurred by falling objects, weather events such as hail and hurricanes, theft and vandalism, fire and explosions, flood, or hitting a deer or other animal.
Comprehensive does not cover general wear and tear, theft of belongings inside your car, collisions with stationary objects and other vehicles, or hitting a pothole.
Collision coverage helps pay for damages to your vehicle from an incident related to driving, such as collisions with stationary objects and collisions with other vehicles. It doesn’t matter who caused the accident. Whether you rear-end someone, back into a pole, or someone without enough insurance hits your car, your collision coverage may help pay for the damages (minus your deductible). Collision coverage is often required if you’re leasing or financing your car.
Here’s an example: You hit a pole backing out of a tight space in a parking garage. The damage to your car costs $1,500 to repair. After you pay your $500 deductible, your policy typically covers the remaining $1,000.
These are the types of things typically covered by your Collision policy:
- Hitting a pole, fence, tree, or other object
- Hitting a pothole
- Collisions with other vehicles
Your Collison policy will not cover weather events such as hail and tornadoes, medical bills, damage to another person’s vehicle, or theft, vandalism, and other incidents unrelated to driving.
How deductibles work
A business auto policy is like a personal auto policy in that it covers property damage, legal bills, and medical expenses. A business auto policy typically has higher limits of coverage and can include coverage for hired, non-owned, borrowed or rented vehicles.
Business Auto Coverages
- Auto Liability – Protects the business by paying for bodily injury, or property damage you become liable for because of a covered automobile accident.
- Medical Payments – Pays medical expenses, up to your coverage limit, for you, your employees and your passengers arising from a motor vehicle accident, regardless of who is at fault.
- Comprehensive – Pays for damage to your vehicle from something other than another vehicle like vandalism, theft, weather events and accidents involving animals.
- Collison – Pays for damage to your vehicle from another vehicle whether you hit another vehicle or object, another vehicle hits you, or your vehicle rolls over, regardless of who is at fault.
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist – Pays for medical expenses, loss of income and other damages owed to you, your employees (expenses not covered by workers’ compensation) or your passengers when an accident is caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.
- Hired Auto – Provides liability coverage for rented, hired, or borrow vehicles the company does not own.
- Non-Owned Auto – Provides liability coverage for autos the business does not own, lease, or hire.
- Drive Other Car – (DOC) Provides non-owned auto coverage like a personal auto policy when an officer or executive does not carry a personal auto policy.
Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage
This coverage may pay for injuries to you and your passengers, as well as property damage, from an accident caused by a driver with little or no insurance. In most states it could also help if you’re in an accident with a hit-and-run driver.
Example: You’re hit by another driver on the way to work, but the other driver is uninsured. If the cost to repair your vehicle is $15,000 and you have a coverage limit of $25,000, you’re usually covered after you pay your deductible.
Losses that are covered by your Uninsured/Underinsured policy include damage and injuries caused by a hit-and-run driver, damage and injuries caused by a driver with no liability insurance, and damage and injuries caused by a driver without enough insurance. Your Uninsured/Underinsured policy will not cover damage and injuries you’re legally responsible for or damage caused by vandalism and theft.
This feature pays for a rental car (up to the class you choose) while your vehicle is being repaired due to a covered insurance claim.
If you’re stranded, this helps to get you back on the road or tow your vehicle. It also includes services to unlock your vehicle, deliver gas or change a tire
Ways you can save on Auto Insurance premium
Full coverage could help save you thousands after a covered accident, but it can be more expensive because you’re paying for extra protection. Here are a few ways you can lower your premium.
- Raise your deductible. The more you agree to pay out of pocket for covered damages, the lower your premium will be.
- The vehicle you choose to drive affects the cost of your coverage. If you are shopping for a new vehicle, consider a one that is less costly to repair.
- Anti-theft devices are recognized for their theft risk reduction. If you also have comprehensive coverage, having an anti-theft device installed in your car may help lower your car insurance premium.
Motorhome or Travel Trailers Insurance
Northeast Underwriters can offer you an RV Insurance to protect your motorhome or travel trailer
Whether you use your recreational vehicle for fun or as a full-time residence—the best RV insurance coverage protects your unique needs. We can quote your RV insurance, in as little as five minutes, we’ll help you build a custom policy that covers your motorhome or travel trailer in almost any situation. Get started now and hit the road with confidence.
Choose the travel trailer and motorhome insurance that best fits your ride
From state-of-the-art Class A motorhomes to pop-up campers, NEU insures all types of recreational vehicles—even travel and utility trailers. These are the types of RVs we typically insure:
- Class A Motorhomes
- The largest type of motorhome, ranging from 21-40 feet in length
- Class B Motorhomes
- The smallest type of motorhome, commonly known as “camper vans”
- Class C Motorhomes
- Mid-sized RVs ranging from 20-33 feet in length
- Cargo & Horse Trailers
- Large, enclosed trailers used for transporting horses, vehicles, and other cargo
Standard RV coverages
Comprehensive and collision
Comprehensive covers your RV for events beyond your control: theft, vandalism, fire, glass breakage, weather-related incidents, and collisions with animals. Collision will repair or replace your RV if damaged in an accident with an object or another vehicle, regardless of fault. A deductible applies for both comprehensive and collision.
Example: Your travel trailer is damaged by hail while parked at a campsite. Comprehensive pays for the repairs, minus your deductible.
Pays for damages and/or injuries you cause. Liability coverage is required by law if you drive your motorhome. However, when insuring a travel trailer, you won’t have the option to select liability coverage because your trailer is pulled by a motor vehicle. Just make sure you have liability coverage on the vehicle that tows your travel trailer.
Example: You cause an accident while driving your motorhome, damaging another vehicle, and injuring the driver. RV liability insurance pays for the driver’s medical bills and vehicle repairs, up to your policy’s limits.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM)
If you’re hit by a motorist with no insurance or not enough insurance, UM/UIM can pay for your injuries, damages to your RV, and lost wages if you can’t work.
Example: You’re rear-ended by a driver with no insurance. Your motorhome is damaged and one of your passengers is injured. UM/UIM covers, up to your policy’s limits, the repairs to your RV and your passenger’s medical bills.
Covers medical bills for you and your passengers if you’re in an accident with your motorhome, regardless of fault. Note that medical payments don’t apply to travel trailer policies.
Example: Your spouse is injured in a fender bender while traveling in your motorhome. Medical payments will pay for your spouse’s hospital bills, even if the accident was your fault.
Extra RV coverages
If your motorhome or travel trailer is disabled within 100 feet of a road or highway, your Roadside Assistance pays to tow you to the nearest repair facility. It also covers fuel delivery, mechanical breakdowns, flat tires, and dead battery replacement.
Total Loss Replacement
If your motorhome or travel trailer is totaled in an accident, TLR pays for a brand new one. That means if you paid $55,000 for your RV last year and it’s only worth $45,000 today, you’ll be able to get a new RV of the same model year or later and the same trim level or better—even if it costs more than what you originally paid. If you decide not to replace the vehicle, TLR will reimburse you for the original purchase price. Keep in mind, if your RV is more than five years old, Northeast Underwriters will cover the amount specified on your policy. A deductible applies in either scenario.
Replacement cost/personal effects
Get coverage up to a specified amount for personal items inside your RV such as your smartphone, computer, or camera equipment.
If someone is hurt in or around your RV while you’re on vacation, you’ll have liability coverage up to $10,000. For a minimal cost increase, you can upgrade to $500,000 in coverage.
Full timer’s liability
You’re covered up to a specified limit if you’re liable for injuries in and around your RV. Full timer’s liability is meant for those who use their RV as a permanent residence.
NEU provides policies that will cover any fees or charges from your RV association, up to $5,000. For instance, your RV association may mandate that members help pay for damages to shared areas caused by a storm.
Emergency expense coverage
Get up to $750 for transportation and hotel costs if you’re on vacation and your RV is disabled in a covered incident more than 50 miles away from your home. For an extra cost, you can upgrade to $2,000 in coverage.
Pet injury coverage
If your dog or cat is injured in an accident while riding in your RV, NEU pays up to $1,000 to cover their vet bills. No deductible applies.
Roof Protection coverage can pay to repair or replace the damaged roof of your motorhome or non-stationary travel trailer. Wear and tear to the roof of your RV is also included, as well as damage to your vehicle caused by the roof’s malfunction. This coverage can be purchased for motor homes and travel trailers less than six years old. A $250 deductible applies.
Pest damage protection
If your motorhome or non-stationary travel trailer is damaged by a non-domesticated animal, such as a bird, rodent, or mouse, pest damage protection can pay for the repairs. Your RV must be less than six years old to be eligible for coverage and a $250 deductible applies.
Got questions about travel trailer vs. motorhome insurance coverage? Call NEU and speak with one of our licensed representatives.
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Bodily injury and property damage liability (BI/PD)
Pays for damages to other vehicles and injuries to others if you’re liable in a motorcycle accident, as well as legal expenses if you’re sued. Bodily injury coverage is mandatory in almost every state.
Example: You’re at fault in an accident with another motorcycle, injuring the rider and damaging their bike. We’ll pay for both the rider’s injuries and damages to their bike up to your policy’s limits.
Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM)
What happens if someone who doesn’t have insurance hits you? Sometimes, they’ll pay out of pocket for damages. But if they can’t, UM/UIM pays for your medical bills, damages to your motorcycle, and lost wages if you can’t work.
Example: You’re blindsided by a driver with no insurance and no way to pay for the injuries they’ve caused. UM/UIM coverage will pay for your injuries up to the limits of your policy.
Comprehensive and collision
Comprehensive pays to repair or replace your motorcycle if it’s stolen, vandalized or damaged in a fire or collision with an animal. Collision coverage pays to repair or replace your bike if it’s damaged in an accident. You’ll be able to choose your deductible amount for comprehensive and collision.
Example: You’re in a collision with a deer and your motorcycle is totaled. Comprehensive coverage will pay for the actual cash value of the bike, minus any deductible.
Pays for you and your passengers’ medical bills if you’re in an accident, regardless of fault.
Example: You fall off your bike and break your arm. Unfortunately, you don’t have health insurance, but your policy’s medical payments will cover your medical bill up to specified limits.
Extra coverages for motorcycles
Best explained as optional motorcycle insurance coverages but popular with our customers:
Total loss coverage for a new motorcycle
Available if your bike is no more than one model year old on a new policy, and two model years old during a renewal of a total loss coverage policy. If your bike is totaled, we’ll give you the full manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a brand-new bike, minus the deductible on your policy.
Let’s say that you bought a motorcycle for $15,000, and it’s now only worth $10,000. If it’s totaled, and the latest model costs over $15,000, we’ll give you that amount. If your motorcycle is no longer eligible for total loss coverage at renewal, your policy will still cover the actual cash value of your bike.
Roadside assistance and trip interruption
If your bike is disabled anywhere in the United States or Canada, our roadside assistance program will tow your bike to the nearest repair shop for free. You can also add trip interruption to pay for food, hotel, or transportation up to $500 if you’re away from home.
Covers personal belongings that you carry on your bike if they’re damaged, stolen, or lost, including phones, camping equipment and hunting gear.
We’ll take 25% off your deductible for every claim-free motorcycle policy you have…all the way down to $0. If you have a claim, the deductible returns to its original amount at the next renewal.
Enhanced injury protection
If you’re injured and can’t work, we’ll pay you up to $250 every week for two straight years. We’ll also add death benefits to this, so if you’re in a fatal accident, we’ll pay your beneficiaries $25,000.
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Florida does not require boaters to carry insurance on their watercraft before taking it out on the water, but it is a wise decision to carry it if there is an accident, or something happens to your boat. Boat and watercraft insurance is a relatively affordable, small addition to your other monthly coverages. With insurance, you can be rest assured that your watercraft is protected from bow to stern.
Common Types of Boats and Personal Watercraft we insure
- Powerboats – Powerboats are the most common type of insured boat and are typically used for fishing, cruising, pleasure activities, water sports, etc.
- Sailboats – A boat that uses at least one sail for power but may also have a motor as an additional or back up power source. Having a motor on your sailboat may increase your premium.
- Houseboats – These are usually much larger boats that are designed for slower movement and have full kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and other common areas. Houseboats used as a primary residence cannot be insured on a boat policy, but rather are insured with a Homeowners’ or Renters insurance policy.
- Bass and fishing boats – These boats are specifically insured to include coverage for their modifications or special features designed for fishing, such as trolling motors, power poles, fish finders, etc.
- Pontoon boats – These boats are built on hollow metal cylinders with flat surfaces to walk or sit on and are typically designed for slow movement on inland lakes and rivers.
- Personal watercraft – Personal Watercraft (PWC) include jet skis, sea doos, wave runners or similar vessels that are built for carrying one to three people.
Types of Boat or Watercraft Insurance Coverage
- Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability – This coverage pays for damages to other’s property you cause while on your boat or watercraft. This includes damage to things other than their watercraft, and injuries to the other boater and their passengers. This will also pay for legal expenses if you are sued.
- Comprehensive & Collision – This coverage pays for the repairs if your boat is damaged in an accident, storm, fire, or other covered event, minus your selected deductible. This coverage also protects against theft. Some carriers also include pet coverage, so if your four-legged friend is on board, they will be protected against injuries too.
- Uninsured/Underinsured Boater Insurance – This coverage works the same for boats and watercraft as it does for vehicles. If you are in an accident with another boat or watercraft and they do not have any insurance (or not enough coverage), this coverage will help pay for your repairs.
- Medical Payments – This will help pay for the medical costs incurred by you or your passengers from injuries sustained in an accident while on your boat or watercraft.
Add-On Coverages for More Boat Protection
- Total Loss Replacement – This coverage is designed for newly purchased boats under a year old. If it is totaled within 5 model years, you will either be paid the original value of your boat or enough to purchase a new, similar model. If you are outside the 5-model year window, you can still receive the original purchase price of your boat, not the depreciated value.
- Water Towing – This includes coverage for on-water towing, jump starts, soft un-groundings, and fuel delivery if your boat becomes disabled on the water.
- Full Coverage for Fishing Equipment and Carry-On Items – This covers up to $10,000 for the full replacement value of fishing equipment and up to $5,000 coverage for the full replacement value of personal items brought on board, such as your cell phone, scuba gear, coolers, or other belongings that are lost or stolen.
- Mechanical Breakdown Coverage – This coverage is to repair or replace the lower unit of an outboard motor, or the upper and lower units of an inboard/outboard motor if you have any type of mechanical breakdown, including from general wear and tear.
- Trailer Trip Interruption – With this coverage, your day won’t be ruined. Should your trailer or towing vehicle break down, and you are more than 100 miles from home, you will be reimbursed up to $500 for your hotel stay, meals, and other transportation costs.
- Small Accident Forgiveness – Your premium won’t increase after a claim of $500 or less.
- Large Accident Forgiveness – Your premium won’t increase after a claim of $501 or more. Additional conditions may need to be met, depending on the carrier, in order to qualify for coverage.
- Fuel Spill – This coverage option will pay the cost of cleaning up a fuel spill caused by your boat or watercraft.
- Wreckage Removal – Accidents can happen, and if your boat sinks, the cost of removing your boat from the water (if removal is legally required) is covered under this insurance add-on.
- Roadside Assistance – If your trailer or towing vehicle becomes disabled, getting towed to the nearest repair shop is covered.
- Water Sports Coverage – This provides coverage for injuries or damages to property for which the boat owner is liable while tubing, knee boarding, wake boarding, wake surfing, or other similar activities. Excluded activities include parasailing, kite boarding, or other activities in which someone is pulled through the air.
An umbrella insurance policy gives extra protection if you’re sued for the things you own, as well as your savings, investments, and in some states, your future wages. It can also help pay for legal defense costs.
It doesn’t matter how much money you make or how old you are — anyone can be hit with a lawsuit. Something as simple as posting a negative online review or crashing into an expensive sports car could trigger a costly lawsuit that takes away everything you’ve worked so hard for.
What an Umbrella Insurance policy covers
A personal umbrella insurance policy picks up where your homeowners or auto liability insurance leaves off. It helps you pay for the remainder of a claim that exceeds their limits.
If your dog bites a mail carrier or your child’s friend seriously injures himself in your pool, your homeowner’s insurance may not pay out enough to cover the resulting bills.
In Your Car
If you injure someone in a car accident and are held responsible for injuries and medical bills, your auto insurance may not be enough to cover all their expenses.
In each case, an umbrella insurance policy would help you to protect your assets and your wages