Coverage and Policy Options for Auto Insurance in Connecticut – Plymouth Rock

Selecting the right insurance coverages for your needs is one of the most important parts of buying car insurance. And because not all insurance policies are the same, you’ll need to be sure your policy satisfies minimum levels of auto insurance coverage in Connecticut – and includes any additional types of coverage to give you the level of protection you want.

Whether you’ve just moved, are buying your first policy or are simply switching from another carrier to Plymouth Rock Assurance, there are several insurance requirements that you’ll want to note. Plymouth Rock also offers optional coverages that you’ll likely want to consider to make sure you have the right level of protection.

But don’t worry, our auto insurance company makes selecting coverage and policy options and understanding discounts easy for customers. And we’re here to help, along with your independent agent, if you have a question or want more information.  

Drivers must carry at least the following insurance coverages and limits:

Compulsory Coverage

There are three types of compulsory insurance that you are required to purchase under state law. Compulsory insurance is the minimum amount of coverage required. These three compulsory coverages are:

  • Bodily Injury to Others protects you against legal liability for the accidental injury or death of others (but not your passengers) caused by the operation of your car. Minimum legal requirement: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident.
  • Bodily Injury Caused by an Uninsured/Underinsured Auto protects you, anyone you let drive your car, household members and passengers (unless covered by another policy with similar coverage) against losses caused by an uninsured or unidentified (“hit and run”) driver. Minimum legal requirement: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident.
  • Property Damage Liability pays for damage to another person’s property when you, a household member or another authorized driver cause an accident. Minimum legal requirement: $25,000.

Optional Coverage

Accidents can often result in damage that exceeds the state required coverage limits. Depending on your individual needs, you might want to purchase increased limits on required coverages like Optional Bodily Injury to Others, Bodily Injury Caused by an Uninsured Auto, Damage to Someone Else’s Property, or consider additional types of coverages.

Here are some examples of optional coverages that Plymouth Rock offers:

  • Medical Payments pays for reasonable expenses for necessary medical and funeral services incurred by certain individuals as a result of an accident up to the coverage limits you select.
  • Collision pays for any direct and accidental damage to your car if the accident is a collision between your car and another physical object (like another car).
  • Other Than Collision (sometimes also known as “Comprehensive”) pays for damage to your car caused by events such as fire, theft or vandalism; in other words, damage caused by something other than a collision.
  • Transportation Expenses (sometimes also known as “Rental Reimbursement”) pays for temporary transportation expenses if you have a claim that is covered under Comprehensive or Collision coverage. Reimbursement amounts are subject to the per-day-limit and number of days limit purchased.
  • Towing and Labor pays the cost of towing your car to a repair shop when it cannot be driven and covers up to the limits you have selected per disablement.

This is just a brief summary of these coverages. Additional terms and exclusions apply. Actual coverage is subject to the language of the policy as issued. Please refer to your policy for more information or contact a local Plymouth Rock agent.

Plymouth Rock is here to help with your insurance needs.  If you are interested in learning more about helpful information for when you’re on the road, you can read about tips for new drivers and information about rideshare options.  For can also read here for more information about the coverage you need when you have a learner's permit. Find out more details about if car insurance covers windshield replacements.  For additional information, we are happy to help answer any of your specific questions.

Get your free online quote or find a local agent to save on auto insurance coverage in Connecticut. Call 855-993-4470 or contact us for additional information.