General Insurance

Do I have to list my spouse on my policy even if we are separated?

Depending on the state you live in, some carriers will ask that you list a legal spouse on the policy, even if you are separated. Others will allow you to exclude a spouse from your policy completely.

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Coverage & Claims

Is my excluded boyfriend covered if he's hit by another driver?

Sorry to hear about the accident. If the other person is at-fault they should cover all damages regardless of who was driving your car.

General Insurance

Can I buy an insurance policy on a car I own and exclude myself as a driver?

Both you and your driver need to be listed on your insurance policy in this case. Since you own the vehicle, you should be listed as an additional interest since you have a financial stake in the car.

Coverage & Claims

I was rear-ended, but I'm an excluded driver. Will the damages still be covered?

Typically, when you are hit from behind the other driver is at fault. In this case, their insurance company would be responsible for the damages.

Coverage & Claims

Are excluded drivers covered if they're not at fault for the accident?

If the excluded driver was driving but another party hits them, the at-fault party is still responsible for paying for the damages. Had the accident been caused by an excluded driver, the insurance company is under no obligation to honor that claim.

Coverage & Claims

If my husband is excluded from his sister's policy, is he still covered as a passenger?

Sorry to hear about your situation. The big question here is this: who was driving the car?

General Insurance

Why did my insurance company automatically add my daughter to my policy when she has her own insurance?

If your daughter lives with you and you two share an address, your insurance company is probably assuming that she may sometimes drive your vehicle, at which point she would need to be a named driver on your policy. If she has her own car — and doesn't drive yours — it could be possible for you to have her excluded from your policy.

General Insurance

Do I need to put everyone in my household on my policy?

It's usually recommended to add everyone who lives in the household on the same policy if it's likely they will be driving the insured car, and insurance companies generally require everyone in the household of driving age to be listed on the policy. But if the others in the household already have their own insurance and vehicles, this would be unnecessary.

Eligibility

I'm listed as the primary driver instead of my wife, but I've never driven or had license in 71 years. Should I be charged as a driver on the policy?

Hello, Your wife should most definitely be listed as the primary insured on the policy since she is the primary driver. Since you do not drive, you can be excluded.

Motorcycle Insurance

Do I have to be under my wife's auto policy if I have my own motorcycle insurance?

Hello, Put short, yes, you must be listed on your spouse's insurance policy. However, if you never drive her vehicle (and see yourself doing so in the future), it's likely that you can have yourself excluded from her policy.

General Insurance

Do I have to list my spouse as a driver?

You do have to list your spouse on the policy but many companies will allow you to exclude your spouse as a driver. Keep in mind that unless your spouse has a poor driving history, bad credit, or an expensive car, it's usually a sensible decision to add them since most insurance companies offer a discount on a joint policy.
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