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TulaneUVA
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Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?

If you already have very good medical insurance through another provider? Seems like lagniappe to get it through my auto insurance


samson73103
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Only if you want to further enrich insurance companies.


Paul Allen
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
No, it's not necessary.


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TulaneUVA
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
I am feeling awfully generous tonight


Paul Allen
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Baton Rouge, LA
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
It's unnecessary, but it never hurts to have it. Is it that much more premium with this coverage?


TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21271 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
No, its like $12 extra a month...but every little bit helps


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Mung
LSU Fan
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Member since Aug 2007
6347 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
The 25% of drivers who are uninsured, and the other 60% with minimum limits. Cheap way to cover yourself for all the idiots out there.


Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
9806 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Some jackass hits you without insurance, puts you in the hospital and out of work for a while, it would be nice to be compensated


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tigerpimpbot
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Yeah, it protects you in case some jackass hits you that doesn't have insurance. Get as much as you can afford. I would carry at least $100k/$300k.


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Motorboat
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Member since Oct 2007
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Absolutely get um. This is the single most important advice I give on a daily basis. Health insurance does not pay pain and suffering. Um is cheap. There's lots of uninsured/underinsured drivers out there.


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mups
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
I have it and if I remember correctly, that is what covered the hit and run on my car.


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TortiousTiger
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
it also covers your passengers.


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Tbobby
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2006
3682 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Everyone who says yes does not know what UMBI is.

If you have health insurance, do NOT get UMBI.


Spankum
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Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
35018 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
basic uninsured motorist is not a bad idea, as there are a ton of uninsured folks in the south...as for uninsured motorist medical, I think the only reason to use that would be if you had someone in your car who did not have insurnace and you were hit by an uninsured motorist...possible, but not likely IMO...

honestly, I have always kinda had the same questions about any kind of medical insurance rider tacked onto vehicle insurance...never gotten a straight answer on why I needed it, either...


Festus
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
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Everyone who says yes does not know what UMBI is.

If you have health insurance, do NOT get UMBI.

You are wrong.

Health insurance does not cover "pain and suffering". Many, many people in LA want to make a claim for this, including plaintiff attorneys, that's just a fact. UMBI opens up that door.


Tbobby
USA Fan
Member since Dec 2006
3682 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
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You are wrong.

Health insurance does not cover "pain and suffering". Many, many people in LA want to make a claim for this, including plaintiff attorneys, that's just a fact. UMBI opens up that door.


I am right. You are wrong.


TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21271 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
Thay what I am thinking. I have VERY good health insurance.

Only thing I see it buying is coverage of ny passengers who may not have good health insurance. It sounds selfish but I would not be on the hook for them because it would be the uninsured persons fault. If it was my fault, my basic bodily injury coverage should be enough (25/50)....right?
This post was edited on 12/3 at 9:07 pm


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DEG
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
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Everyone who says yes does not know what UMBI is. If you have health insurance, do NOT get UMBI.


Wrong. Umbi covers pain, suffering, loss of income, and other noneconomic damages. It's a must have coverage.

Please don't give insurance advice if you don't know insurance.


Festus
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With Skillet
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
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I am right. You are wrong.

nawwwww....


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TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
21271 posts

re: Is there any reason to get uninsured motorist bodily injury insurance?
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basic uninsured motorist is not a bad idea,


That's what collision is for right? If uninsured motorist hits me, I pay 500 deductible and get paid. No biggie


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