Homeowners Insurance

Can I keep the contents of my house after insurance paid out for them?

Your insurance company is likely going to pay for debris removal. Removing certain things while doing so may come with additional cost and typically insurance is not going to allow that.

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Coverage & Claims

Why is it fair that I have to pay the deductible when someone else hit my vehicle and ran?

Unless you had uninsured motorist coverage, paying the deductible to fix the vehicle is probably the only option in the event of a hit-and-run. So what your insurer is telling you sounds correct.

Coverage & Claims

Do I need a police report to file a claim with insurance if I damaged my own vehicle?

You do not need a police report to open a claim. Since it was a single-vehicle accident, you will be charged as at-fault if the claim is paid, which would result in a higher premium.

Coverage & Claims

I have full coverage and a non-owner hit a deer. Will insurance cover the damage?

As long as the driver is covered by the policy — they don't necessarily need to be listed — insurance should cover the damage. Most policies would cover a driver, who does not reside with you, borrowing the car.

Coverage & Claims

My car was keyed 4 months ago. Is it too late to file a claim with my insurance company?

The statute of limitations on property damage and injury claims in Ohio is two years — so you are well within the time frame to file a claim. The car being keyed would count as an act of vandalism, so your comprehensive coverage should cover the damage.

General Insurance

How do I insure a car that I'm driving but the title and financing isn't in my name?

Since the car is kept at your home, you would need to insure the car in your name and address. You will also need to list your mother as a driver on the policy since she is the owner, and as an additional interest on the policy since she has a financial claim to the car.

General Insurance

What is the minimum coverage I should keep on an old car that I am selling that isn’t worth much?

In Ohio, the state minimum liability requirements are 25/50/25 — comprehensive and collision are optional. If you're looking for the lowest coverage and the cheapest rate, that's the best option though this decision is completely up to you and what you're comfortable paying.

Car Insurance Costs

My fiancé is legally blind and has to drive with bioptic glasses. His car insurance rates have always been ridiculous. Any suggestions please?

Insurance rates are based on the risk of someone getting into an accident. Since your fiance is legally blind and has a speeding ticket, his rates are going to be higher because of the elevated risk that he would get into an accident.

Coverage & Claims

Do I need to maintain an SR-22 even if I'm outside the United States for a few months?

Hello, If you continue to pay your insurance premium, your insurance and SR-22 will not be in jeopardy because you are abroad. However, if you don't pay your bill and let your policy expire, your coverage will be cancelled along with with your SR-22.

Coverage & Claims

Am I still covered on my ex-husband's car if he took my name off the insurance?

Unfortunately, if you are not listed on the policy and drive the car on a regular basis, it's not likely that you would be covered. Permissive use usually extends to those who drive someone else's car, but that is usually capped at no more than one use per month.

Eligibility

Is a social security number required to buy car insurance?

If you have a state ID, you can get insurance. However, most companies require you to get a license within a specific time frame, but not all.
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