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Power point oct 2010

  1. 1. Automobile Insurance Managing the Risk
  2. 2. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 2 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Did You Know?  There are 35 million automobile accidents annually!  Insurance Information Institute http://www.iii.org/  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in the United States!  Consumer Education & Economics
  3. 3. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona What is Risk?  Risk –  Uncertainty about a situation’s outcome  Unpredictable events which can lead to loss or damage
  4. 4. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona What is automobile Insurance?  Automobile Insurance  Arrangement between an individual (consumer) and an insurer (insurance company)  Protects individuals against risk from automobile accidents
  5. 5. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 5 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Purpose of Automobile Insurance  To help individuals limit financial loss when an automobile accident occurs  When people buy automobile insurance, they transfer part of the financial risk to the insurance company
  6. 6. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona What About Your Insurance?  This video clip from YouTube discusses the following:  How teen drivers can stay safe on the road  What effect teen drives have on insurance policies  What teenagers can do to help keep insurance costs low  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rjz8Rp9sLo
  7. 7. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona What is a Policy?  Policy - Contract between the individual and insurer specifying terms of the insurance including:  Premium – fee paid to the insurance company to be covered under the specified terms  Deductible – amount paid by the policy holder (consumer) for the initial portion of a loss before the insurance coverage begins
  8. 8. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Four Types of Coverage 1. Liability Insurance 2. Medical Payment Insurance 3. Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Insurance 4. Physical Damage Insurance  Comprehensive  Collision
  9. 9. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 9 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Liability Insurance  Liability Insurance  Covers injuries or damage caused to other people or their property  Two types of liability occur from owning and operating a vehicle: 1. Bodily Injury – driver or car owner is held legally responsible for injuries suffered by another person 2. Property Damage – driver or car owner is held legally responsible for damaging another’s property
  10. 10. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Liability Insurance continued  Liability insurance is the minimum amount of insurance required by law  Does not cover losses suffered by the insured or property damage to that driver’s car if he or she caused the accident  Must have at least the state minimum for liability insurance
  11. 11. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Liability Insurance continued  Policy limits for liability are usually quoted with three figures such as 25/50/10  Each figure represents a multiple of $1,000  25 = $25,000  Per-person bodily injury limit  $25,000 is the most which will be paid for any one person’s bodily injury liability losses from an accident
  12. 12. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 12 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Liability Insurance continued  50 = $50,000  Per-accident bodily injury limit  $50,000 is the most which will be paid for all bodily injury losses from an accident  10 = $10,000  Per-accident property damage liability limit  $10,000 is the most which will be paid in property damage liability from an accident
  13. 13. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Medical Payment Insurance  Medical Payment Insurance  Covers injuries sustained by the driver of the insured vehicle or any passenger regardless of fault  Covers insured family members injured as passengers in a car or injured while on foot or bicycle  Pays for hospital and medical bills  Some pay for funeral expenses  Not required in all states
  14. 14. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 14 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Insurance  Uninsured/Underinsured (MO or KS)  Covers injury to the driver and/or passengers who are hit by a driver who caused the accident with insufficient insurance (but no coverage for damage to the vehicle)  Situations where this is needed:  Hit-and-run accidents (unidentified driver)  Accident with an uninsured driver  Accident with someone with insufficient insurance to cover the losses  Not required in all states
  15. 15. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 15 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Physical Damage Insurance  Physical Damage Insurance  Provides protection for damages caused to the vehicle  Two types of coverage are available: 1. Comprehensive Coverage – includes all physical damage losses except collision and other specified losses. Usually includes deductible. Losses covered include:  Theft, vandalism  Fire, ice, windstorm, or hail  Glass breakage  Contact with animal
  16. 16. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 16 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Physical Damage Insurance continued 2. Collision Coverage – covers a collision with another object, car, or from a rollover  Paid regardless of fault  Generally covered when driving someone else’s car with their permission
  17. 17. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 17 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Optional Protection  Towing Coverage  Pays the cost of having a vehicle towed to receive repairs  Rental Reimbursement  Provides a rental car when the insured’s vehicle is being repaired after an accident or if the vehicle was stolen  May provide only part of the funds
  18. 18. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 18 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Insurance Rate Influences  Insurance rates are determined for each individual:  Age  People under age 25 pay higher premiums  Gender  Men have more accidents, rates may be higher  Marital status  Married drivers have fewer accidents, so rates are lower
  19. 19. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 19 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Influences continued  Driving record  Safe drivers have lower rates  Number and type of tickets will increase rates  Number and severity of accidents will increase rates  Type and age of vehicle  Newer, more expensive, and higher repair cost vehicles have higher rates  Frequently stolen vehicles have higher rates  Color of vehicle does not matter
  20. 20. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 20 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Influences continued  Vehicle use  Rates are usually higher when driving more than 7,500 miles a year  The more one drives, the greater the chance of an accident  Place of Residence  Rates vary among states  People in large cities usually pay more than in rural or suburban areas  Weather conditions may affect rates
  21. 21. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 21 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Influences continued  Number of drivers on the policy  Additional drivers raise the premium  It costs a driver under the age of 25 less to be added to his/her parents’ policy than to purchase a separate policy  Driver training  May receive a discount for having taken a driver’s education course
  22. 22. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 22 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Influences continued  Good student discount  May receive a discount for good grades in school  Multiple car discount  May receive a discount for having two or more vehicles on the same policy  Anti-theft systems  May receive a discount for anti-theft devices such as car alarms
  23. 23. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 23 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Influences continued  Multiple policies with the same company  Having both automobile and home insurance  Long-time customers  Some companies might offer discounts to long- time customers
  24. 24. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 24 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Save Money on automobile Insurance  Shop around  Select appropriate coverage and limits  Avoid expensive or high-performance vehicles  Take advantage of discounts
  25. 25. 1.16.1.G1 © Family Economics & Financial Education – Revised February 2009– Transportation Unit – Automobile Insurance – Slide 25 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona Conclusion  Break into groups of 2-3  Each participant will be provided with a Review Token 1.16.1.H2  As a small group, read your token, share your response with the group, and allow other group members to then also respond  Reference your Automobile Insurance Information Sheet 1.16.1.F1 to ensure one another’s responses are correct  If time allows, small groups will report their discussion to the entire class

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