After taking a closer look at our first-party benefits, I realized that thanks to benefits from my husband’s employer, we were already covered in these areas.
I called our health insurance company to confirm that the HMO would pick up where our car insurance company left off, with regard to medical expenses. Since that’s how they do it, we’re able to take the minimum $5,000 medical expense coverage on the car.
We determined that we won’t need car insurance coverage for lost wages, accidental death or funeral expenses, as we are already insured in those areas.
So, lowering that aspect of our car insurance will save us $34.40 over six months.
I feel silly–I wish I understood our car insurance policy when we bought it six months ago! I could have saved even more. Oh well. Better late than never!
Next, we decided to increase our property damage liability insurance to the maximum $500,000. The likelihood that I drive into someone’s house is small (I hope!), but if I do, having a half million in coverage is nice to have. Increasing our policy in that area adds about $8 to the six-month premium. Not bad.
In a comment on my last post, Cromely mentioned looking into umbrella insurance to add more liability coverage for about the same price. I’m gunna check that out. Thanks for the tip!
I’m shopping around for better rates, but I doubt any company can come close to our current quote of less than $400 for six months. We’ll see.