A vehicle insurance policy is the document which clearly spells out all aspects of your insurance coverage. We will discuss this policy, what it contains and what it does.
A vehicle insurance policy is typically a fairly long document. It contains a great deal of information. Some of the information which it contains can include the following:
Policy holder information (name, address, etc.); description of the vehicle(s) including manufacturer, model, model year, color, body type, etc; drive information including license information; coverage including a brief description of the type and limits.
The policy will also include information pertaining to the cost of the coverage. In general it will be broken down into sections and will be assigned to each vehicle covered.
The policy contains extensive information about the insurance company including address, contact information, etc. There is extensive information which describes the different kinds of insurance coverage.
The policy will indicate in as much detail as possible what will be covered and what will not. It will set procedures for how different things are handled. For example it may set out procedures to be followed if the car is damaged as a result of an accident.
It may specify that the vehicle has to inspected by a company representative and describe how the process needs to be followed.
Again there is usually a great deal of information which tells the policy holder what coverage is included in the policy and how it will be taken care of.
If you read the policy you should understand very clearly all aspects of it. It may also reference state requirements which can apply to the policy. The state documents may be included in the policy or it may be referenced so that it can be looked at separately.
The policy also spells out fairly clearly how claims will be handled and what happens when there are issues or conflicts. In many cases it sets up a process where disputed claims can be reviewed and hopefully rectified quickly and easily.
The policy also provides detail pertaining to payment of premiums and what happens if the premium is not paid as agreed. It will also include payment location and how payments are to be made.
In most cases what is the most important part of a vehicle insurance policy is the policy declaration page. This is usually a one or two page document which specifies many details about the policy including the listed drivers, vehicle information and coverage information.
If you review the policy documents at all, make certain you do a thorough review of the declarations page to make certain if covers what you intend it for.