What is Personal Watercraft Insurance?

Outdoor enthusiasts will tell you that watercrafts are a fun and great way to enjoy the outdoors. Boats, Sea Doos, Wave Runners and other watercraft are enjoyed by many people. However, statistics show that the use of these recreational vehicles leads to thousands of injuries each year. Because of the risk of injury, acquiring personal watercraft insurance is essential to anyone using these devices.

Personal watercrafts are not usually covered by a homeowner or vehicle insurance policy. People will usually have to purchase a special insurance policy. The insurance you purchase should cover an injury to you or a third party, property damage, passenger liability, medical costs, and theft. The least expensive choice is liability only coverage. This is much like a car liability policy that covers another person in the event of an accident or injury.

Insurance policies can vary among providers but usually covers a set maximum limit payment for an injury to another person and damage to your own or another person’s property. There will also be a set deductible for medical coverage and theft that is determined by the provider. There are also providers who offer water sports liability, which covers risks related with recreational activities such as waterskiing. If you want to ensure that you are completely protected, there are liability packages available that will cover up to $1 000,000 and can cost about $300 per year. There are also insurance policies that will offer discounts if you insure more than one watercraft.

There are two main types of watercraft insurance overage. The insurance can either provide coverage based on the Actual Cash Value of the property, or on the Agreed Amount Value. Policies based on the Actual Cash Value rely on the current value of the equipment at the time of loss or damage. It will be based on the market value found in watercraft pricing guides. The Agreed Amount Value covers policies that are based on the set amount agreed by the client and the insurer. If a watercraft is damaged or completely destroyed, the purchaser will be compensated for the amount that was agreed on at the time of signing the policy. If there is a fractional loss that does not result in depreciation of the watercraft, you may be able to replace the watercraft. For an additional cost you can insure your personal watercraft with extra options such as coverage for sinking, towing and assistance, damaged vehicle removal, and pollution liability coverage.

Eligibility and costs for watercraft insurance is based on a number of factors that can include, but may not be limited to, the following: the operator and owner must be over 16 years old and hold a valid driver’s license, there must be no previous major driving violations for a specified number of years, and there must not be a history of repeat claims.

Personal watercrafts are a great way to enjoy the water. Unfortunately, many people think they are covered under their homeowner’s policy until there is an accident. Before you hit the water, make sure you have personal watercraft insurance. There are many personal watercraft insures on the market, so it pays to shop around to get the best coverage at the best rate. Make sure that you talk to the insurance provider about your specific requirements to make sure you are completely covered. You never know when a serious accident will happen. With the right insurance coverage, you will be able to have a fantastic time on your watercraft knowing you are protected.

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Vision Insurance – Do You Need It?

Although it is unquestionably imperative to have good vision, it may or may not be critical to have vision insurance. Many consumers overvalue this coverage and pay too much for it.

To know whether you get what you paid for when you purchase vision coverage, it is imperative to know what eye coverage covers and what it doesn’t include. Having knowledge of the limitations of vision coverage is necessary to determine whether you should pay extra for the coverage.

You should know what the extra coverage will include. Vision coverage covers expenses that are associated with prescription eye glasses or contacts. Typically vision or eye insurance will cover an eye examination. It may also cover part of the cost of prescription lenses.

You should also know what it doesn’t cover. Vision insurance does not cover the expenses associated with eye trauma or diseases that impact the eye. Medical insurance will usually cover these health care costs.

Neither your optical insurance nor your medical coverage is likely to include coverage for laser eye surgery. Surgery to improve vision is usually specifically excluded by medical coverage policies. This is different from surgery to restore vision.

The standard health care insurance policy will exclude coverage for corrective lenses. Typical health care insurance policies don’t cover for the eye exams necessary to get corrective lenses. Corrective lenses can be either prescription contacts or prescription eyeglasses.

Medical expenses associated with eye injuries and diseases that affect sight are still paid for as part of the health benefit. A separate eye or vision coverage rider is not necessary to have eye injuries covered. Many consumers pay extra for vision or eye coverage because they believe that their medical policy will not cover anything associated with sight.

When comparing medical coverage policies that include vision or eye insurance, be sure to see how extensive their coverage is. Since some eye care insurance policies will only cover the cost of the examination, those policies are less valuable than insurance plans that will not only cover the exam but will also pay towards glasses.

Another issue to consider is the availability of eye care professionals. Most vision plans will limit the places you can go to have your eye exam to network providers. You should make sure that there are optometrists or optometrists near you and that you will feel comfortable using those optometrists or optometrists.

It is a waste of money to pay for eye care coverage only to find that none of the in network eye doctors are ones you can or want to visit. Often consumers will routinely check to make sure that their physicians are in the network, but will forget to check for dentists and optometrists.

Knowing the value of the added coverage is essential if you are going to make the right choice. If the eye or vision insurance only includes an annual exam, you should call an optometrist and ask what a vision examination costs. If the policy also pays something toward glasses you should add that to the cost of the exam. Multiply the cost by the number of family members that will be covered. Then divide that cost by 12 of your policy premiums are being paid monthly. This will allow you to properly compare the extra cost of having eye or vision coverage with the additional cost for the coverage.

Eye insurance is often worth the additional costs, but sometimes it won’t be. Frequently people will compare different plans that are otherwise the same and choose the one that has eye care coverage without the properly weighing the costs and benefits. Now you know how to look at the costs and benefits and only pay extra if the additional coverage is worth the additional price.

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