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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 4th Aug 14, 10:39 AM
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    MSE News: Had RAC or Budget insurance? Check you're not paying for unwanted cover
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    • 4th Aug 14, 10:39 AM
    MSE News: Had RAC or Budget insurance? Check you're not paying for unwanted cover 4th Aug 14 at 10:39 AM
    "RAC and Budget insurance policyholders may be paying almost £50 a year for unwanted personal accident cover"...

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    • jorok
    • By jorok 4th Aug 14, 11:33 AM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 11:33 AM
    Ticked or not?
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    • 4th Aug 14, 11:33 AM
    Pre-ticked boxed may have been banned by the EU in June, but there are also un-ticked boxed that you have to tick for an opt-out. Have these been banned too?
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 4th Aug 14, 4:24 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 4:24 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 4:24 PM
    Regardless of whether it's a tick or untick option, I thought the whole point of a comprehensive insurance policy is that you are covered for medical bills, and some pay-out like £20k for losing an eye.
    • rs65
    • By rs65 4th Aug 14, 5:22 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:22 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:22 PM
    Regardless of whether it's a tick or untick option, I thought the whole point of a comprehensive insurance policy is that you are covered for medical bills, and some pay-out like £20k for losing an eye.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    Comp insurance covers the car comprehensively. Mine includes medical expenses following injury but not lump sums like that.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 4th Aug 14, 5:54 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:54 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:54 PM
    This is from Churchill

    Summary of benefits

    With a comprehensive car insurance policy, you can enjoy all this cover as standard:
    • 24 hour accident recovery
    • Repairs guaranteed for 5 years when you use an approved repairer
    • If you have 4 years or more No Claim Discount, then you can choose to protect it
    • New for old cover on cars under 12 months old
    • Personal accident cover for policyholder and spouse or partner
    • Medical expenses following an accident
    • Cover for personal belongings in the car


    I am probably mixing Travel Insurance with Car Insurance.


    So if I lose a leg, I have to use Legal Cover to pursue the other party for compensation. I always thought £10k for a limb was way too low anyway.
    • rs65
    • By rs65 4th Aug 14, 5:59 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:59 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 5:59 PM
    So if I lose a leg, I have to use Legal Cover to pursue the other party for compensation. I always thought £10k for a limb was way too low anyway.
    Originally posted by Pincher
    If there is an other party. If not, you use the personal accident benefit on your own policy. I would never buy PA cover as an add-on. If I wanted it, I would buy 24 hour cover as a standalone product.
  • weejonnie
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    • 4th Aug 14, 7:21 PM
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    • 4th Aug 14, 7:21 PM
    And of course there is the MIB untraced drivers insurance scheme to obtain compensation if it's non fault and the other driver does a runner.
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