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When it comes to making sure that your home and family are safe and sound, few things are as important as choosing the right insurance plan. About six months ago, my home burned to the ground, and without the right insurance plan, we would have been toast financially. Fortunately, because we had prepared properly, we didn't have any problems when it came to making sure that we could rebuild our place. This website is here to help anyone who might be struggling with which insurance policy to choose. Check out this blog for great information on finding the perfect policy.


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2 Interesting Reasons A Driver May Be Required To Get Nonstandard Auto Insurance Coverage

by Jason Prescott

Auto insurance companies assess drivers' risks to determine whether to extend a standard policy to them. High-risk drivers might find it difficult to get standard policies. However, they are legally required to have insurance. These individuals will likely have to opt for a nonstandard policy if they cannot find a company that will extend a standard policy. There are a variety of scenarios that can result in a nonstandard policy being required. Surprisingly, not all of them are related to drivers' driving records. The following points highlight two situations when a nonstandard insurance policy may be required.

Foreign Country License

Individuals who visit the United States with intentions of staying for an extended period of time and driving will need to get a special license permit. The permit is referred to as an international driving permit. It is relatively easy to obtain and allows them to legally operate a motor vehicle. However, auto insurance companies may consider it a high risk to insure individuals with the permit even if they have proof of having a license in their home country. This is because there is no way to get access to the driving history of the foreign licensee. 

Type of Vehicle or Condition

Drivers must provide information about the type of vehicle(s) they want to insure. Auto insurance companies may deem certain vehicles as high risk for accidents and only insure them under nonstandard policies. Vehicles that have been deemed totaled out or have a title that is classified as salvage fall into this category even if repair work has been done on them. It is important to note that some insurance companies will insure rebuilt vehicles but only at the liability level of coverage.

Some car fanatics enjoy making upgrades to their vehicles. However, some of these upgrades could be viewed as high risk for vehicle operation and require nonstandard insurance. Customizations to engines and other modifications to make vehicles travel faster may be viewed as high risk.

An auto insurance agent is a good resource to use to learn more about nonstandard auto insurance policies. They can also assist with insurance requirements such as SR22 insurance that some drivers are court-ordered to have. It can be disheartening to have to pay more for insurance because of risk factors. However, drivers should keep in mind that being a safe driver going forward can improve rates over time and potentially qualify them to get standard insurance policies. It is also a good idea to inquire with the agent about bundling nonstandard policies with other types of insurance for potential savings. 

Contact an auto insurance agent for more information.