Cover the excess on a year's worth of car rentals
Hiring cars around the world? Avoid paying for your car hire excess insurance each time at the rental desk with our Annual Worldwide car hire excess insurance. This policy can be purchased as early as 364 days in advance, right up until before you collect your car.
If your hire car is damaged or stolen - and you need to make a claim with your car rental company - simply pay the excess and then claim it back with insurance4carhire.
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Below is a summary of the key features and benefits of our car hire excess policy.
For full details, please see the policy wording.
Below are some of the key exclusions you need to be aware of.
Full details can be found in the policy wording.
Our Annual Worldwide policy is a multi-trip car hire excess insurance policy designed to cover your car rentals worldwide. Note that this excludes driving in: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the region of Crimea, Sudan and Syria.
Annual Worldwide car hire excess insurance could save you money if you have an accident and damage your hire car. Car rental companies often include a high excess if you need to make a claim. An annual car hire excess policy will reimburse you for this excess for as many car rentals as you make within the year, up to £6,500.
If the lead driver is an insurance4carhire policy holder, you will be covered. If the lead driver is not a policy holder, you will not be covered, even if you yourself are a policy holder. To be covered by insurance4carhire, the lead driver must always be a policy holder.
A 'Joint' policy, formerly known as a 'Family and Partners' policy, is an add-on available with the Annual Worldwide and Annual Europe car hire excess policies which gives lead driver status to two people. It is essentially no different to a discount for buying two policies for two people living at the same address*. You will be given the option to select this cover during the quote and buy journey.
*The two Joint policy policyholders must be related in one of the following ways: by marriage, civil partnership, engagement, parent-child, child-in-law, parent-in-law, sibling, sibling-in-law.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not included in our Worldwide Excess policy. If you require CDW, we offer an annual product which includes three covers under one policy: car hire excess insurance, CDW and Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI). Please visit our Worldwide Plus CDW & SLI page to find out more.
There is no need to add them to your insurance4carhire policy. All our policies automatically allow you to cover up to seven additional drivers per rental, as long as each driver is named as an additional driver on your rental agreement.
The lead driver on the rental agreement must be the insurance4carhire policy holder. The lead driver and each additional driver must be aged between 21 and 84 at the time of purchase and a resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, the Republic of Ireland or Sweden.
No, additional drivers cannot hire a car on their own. The policy holder on the Insurance4carhire policy always must be the person named as the lead driver / car club member on any rental agreement. The policy holder can include up to seven additional insured drivers as long as each additional driver is named on the rental agreement.
If you require two family members to be a lead driver so they can hire two separate vehicles simultaneously or hire cars separately, you will need to purchase our joint policy. This policy is available to family members related in the following ways: by marriage, civil partnership, engagement, parent-child, child-in-law, parent-in-law, sibling, sibling-in-law. Our joint policy option is available with our Annual Europe and Annual Worldwide car hire excess policies.
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