How much is the common insurance deductible?

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For automobiles, $500 is often the deductible for collision coverage, and $100 and $250 are usual deductibles for comprehensive coverage. Generally, collision coverage is more expensive than comprehensive, and a lower deductible for comprehensive does not add that much to the cost of the premium. These amounts typically increase when the covered vehicle is a high-end automobile. People who can afford such automobiles can usually afford to pay a higher deductible.

For homes (homeowners coverage), the amount can vary depending on where you live and the type of coverage(s) you have. In most areas, for fire and theft, a frequent deductible is $500 - $1000. Wind damage policies can be very expensive if you live in high-risk areas for hurricanes. Therefore, in order to make a policy affordable, deductibles of $1000 or more are common. In fact, some insurers require deductibles to be some percentage of the damage, sort of like a co-payment in health insurance. Deductibles are similar for flood insurance. If you live in a high-risk flood plain, deductibles in the $1000 or more range may be required to keep a policy affordable. Flood insurance is a little out of the norm, however, because it is not universally available in the private market, so sometimes a government program is the only option. In that event, the available deductible(s) are limited to what the government program provides.

For health insurance, deductibles can range quite a bit depending on the type of plan. Deductibles ranging from $250 - $500 per individual, $500 - $1000 are common. Some catastrophic plans offer very affordable plans (in terms of monthly premiums), but have deductibles in the range of $1000 or more per individual and $2000 or more per family.

When evaluating insurance plans of any sort, and the deductibles that attend them, it is important to make sure that you understand whether the deductible is calculated on a per year or per occurrence basis.

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Yes. Most insurance companies do have a deductible for this kind of insurance. Most deductibles are 500. This can be a normal charge for a deductible.

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When you have a deductible in your plan, before your insurance starts paying for the coverage, you have to meet the deductible after which the insurance starts paying its portion.

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What kind of insurance is tax deductible?

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What should your Deductible for car insurance be?

Well the higher your deductible, the lower your insurance premium will be. However, your deductible should be something you can afford in case of a loss.

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A low deductible insurance policy simply means that, a low deductible, possibly $200 as compared to $2,000 which would be a high deductible. Often you are also given the option of choosing 80, 90 or 100% co-insurance. Co-insurance is the amount that the insurance company pays (after deductible) up to whatever is the maximum out of pocket amount.

How does your deductible work in home insurance?

The amount of a policy deductible on a homeowners insurance policy is chosen by the policyholder. Your policy deductible is the amount you are responsible for paying before the insurance company will payout for a claim. If you experience a loss to your dwelling or your personal property, your homeowners insurance policy deductible applies. The deductible does not apply to other coverages on the policy. If you experience a loss under your deductible, you will not be eligible for a payout. If your loss exceeds your deductible, your deductible will be deducted from your claims payout check.

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Your premium is pretty much your monthly bill, after deciding what type of deductible you plan on choosing. The higher deductible the lower your premium will be.

What is an example of a deductible?

A deductible is your "skin in the game" so to speak. A way of reducing insurance premiums is to increase you're deductible, thereby reducing the risk of the insurance company. If you had an insured loss of $1000 and you had a deductible of $250, you would be paid $750 by your insurance carrier.