While every state has its own mandated coverage minimums for auto insurance, New Jersey’s laws are unique. The state allows for residents to have one of two different kinds of insurance policies. These are the basic policy and the standard policy. This can make it a bit more complicated to choose your auto insurance policy, but you can talk to an insurance agent about the choice. Just give us a call at E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ.
The Basic Policy
If you choose a basic policy, it will have smaller minimums than the standard policy. With a basic policy, you don’t have any bodily injury liability coverage, but there is some available if you want to add it to the policy. The basic policy has a small amount for property damage liability, paying for the damage you to do other people’s property. With a basic policy, you can’t add anything to this amount. There is a set amount in a basic policy for personal injury protection. This is payment for any injuries that you receive in an accident. This amount can’t be added to. Uninsured motorist coverage is not available with the basic policy. There is also no collision or comprehensive coverage, though it’s possible to get this added to the policy.
The Standard Policy
One of the biggest differences between a basic policy and a standard policy is that the standard policy allows you to add coverage onto the state-mandated minimums. A standard policy has bodily injury liability coverage for one person who is injured in an accident and a higher amount available for all those who are injured. You can add to this coverage as much as you see fit. Standard policies also have a small amount of property damage liability, and you can add to that as well. Uninsured motorist coverage isn’t required, but it is available if you want it. Comprehensive and collision coverage are also not required but available.
Cover Your Vehicle
To get your auto policy, call us at E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ.