Insurance 101- What is Property Damage in your car's comprehensive insurance?

With my last topic on Bodily Injury with comprehensive Insurance, i made an example of you ramming to a Stop Light and injuring an MMDA officer. Now, what happens to the stop light? The government will surely wont let you go without paying for it. This is where PD or Property Damage comes in.

Property Damage Liability
This coverage pays for damage you (or someone driving the car with your
permission) may cause to someone else's property. Usually, this means
damage to someone else's car, but it also includes damage to lamp
posts, telephone poles, fences, buildings or other structures your car

There are 2 standard prices for Excess BI, one for Private Cars and another for Commercial Vehicles.

Coverage                    Private Cars            Commercial Vehicles

100,000                         730                                 780

150,000                          780                                830

200,000                          830                               880

250,000                          880                            


300,000                          930                               990

400,000                          1010                              1050

500,000                          1090                              1120

750,000                          1260                               1400

1,000,000                      1490                               1690

These are Tariff Rates from the Insurance Commission.  In a comprehensive insurance, you have the option of choosing the BIPD coverage,however, it should be a tandem in terms of coverage. It is not possible for you to choose 100,000 for EXBI and 200,000 for PD. Gets?

You might think that you are a good driver and felt that you don't need a comprehensive insurance just to save a few thousands. Ill have to disagree with you, car insurance is not a savings nor expenses, it is a premium that will really save you when the unexpected happens! It saves you from law suits, third

party damages and most of all it saves you money, lots of money, when that “unexpected” happens. Its better to be insured now than be sorry later.

If you have questions on car insurance, please comment here. Next Topic will be additional coverages on Car insurannce.