A comprehensive deductible is an amount you agree to pay out-of-pocket before your insurance company covers any expenses related to a comprehensive insurance claim. It provides coverage for events other than collisions, such as theft, vandalism, and natural disasters.
How does it work?
When you choose a comprehensive deductible, you decide on the amount you’ll be responsible for paying if you file a comprehensive claim. For example, if your comprehensive deductible is $500 and you have a claim worth $2,000, you would pay the first $500, and your insurance company would cover the remaining $1,500.
Choosing the right deductible
It’s important to consider your financial situation and risk tolerance when selecting a comprehensive deductible. A higher deductible will result in lower monthly premiums, but you will need to pay more out-of-pocket if you file a claim. Conversely, a lower deductible means higher premiums but less financial burden if you need to make a claim.
On a final note
A comprehensive deductible is not a one-time payment. It applies each time you make a claim for covered damages under your comprehensive coverage. If you have multiple claims within a policy period, you will be responsible for paying the deductible amount for each claim.