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What Is an Out-of-Country Exclusion?

Insurance companies work by creating a wide pool of funds from member contributions, which they use to settle some valid claims. To remain solvent and mitigate losses, insurers create provisions that limit the items covered in the policy and the circumstances under which they are obligated to pay you. Some of these policy provisions cover all types of insurance, while others are industry specific. For example, the foreign country exclusion is common for car insurance.

What are exclusions?

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According to Bankrate, insurance exclusions are certain types of risks or events that are not covered by the policy. Insurance exclusions can be a basis for whether or not your claim is denied. Therefore, you should read the contents of the policy to ensure that it provides the coverage you need.

Insurers will only pay for what is covered in the policy and exclude risks or accidents covered elsewhere. These types of exclusions are called coverage-based exclusions. For example, a comprehensive policy will cover car theft but will not provide for third-party liability or collision coverage.

Medpay insurance exclusions mean that your cover will cover the medical bills but will not repair the damage to your vehicle or get you a new one. Similarly, liability insurance will cover your financial obligations to third parties when you are at fault in the accident, but will not provide for injuries and damages that apply directly to you.

Some car insurance companies may exclude themselves from covering disasters such as earthquakes and floods. This protects these companies from paying for claims for high-cost widespread events. However, you can get this coverage from specific comprehensive car insurance policies.

Insurance firms also tend not to pay claims on damages that the insured intentionally caused. For example, if you cause a collision intentionally, you will not earn payments from your insurer.

What is a foreign country exclusion?

Foreign travel as a passenger pushes luggage through Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan
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Car insurance obtained in the US is only valid within the country’s borders. This means the cover will not be valid if you decide to drive outside the country. Insurance companies do this to avoid the expense and effort involved in investigating such claims. However, some insurance companies may offer temporary coverage if you plan to drive to neighboring countries, such as from the US to Canada or Mexico.

How temporary coverage offsets an out-of-state exclusion

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Temporary cover is insurance that is valid for a limited period of time. Temporary car insurance is especially applicable if you are not a car owner or do not need a permanent policy. You can get it when you rent a car, borrow someone’s car temporarily for a period of time, or when you have bought a car and intend to resell it quickly.

If you’re traveling to another country and plan to drive while you’re there, temporary car insurance can help you fill the coverage gap caused by being excluded from the country. The length of your stay will determine the longevity of the policy.

When getting temporary car insurance, it is important to consider the cost and what is covered. You may want liability insurance that protects you from third parties and collision coverage that repairs or replaces your vehicle when you are involved in an accident. Also ask about exclusions, as you don’t want to pay for coverage you might not get should the risk materialize.

Also remember to check if there is a cancellation fee involved if you cancel your cover because you have to leave early or no longer need it. Refunds for unused prepaid premium amounts are also something you should inquire about. Regular six-month policies that you can cancel when you no longer need them are convenient if you plan to be out of the country for a while.

READ: Will your insurance cover an accident if someone else is driving the car?

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