If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, you may think of renting a car in Denver, CO and driving across the border. Your U.S. auto insurance company may have written policy information indicating you are covered for any incidents occurring in Mexico.
This is not true. The only insurance coverage acceptable in Mexico is Mexican insurance. Some car rental companies offer Mexican insurance and others don’t. How far do you intend to drive into Mexico? You will need a temporary import permit for the rental car if you plan to drive farther than the Border Zone. The Border Zone extends about 20 miles into Mexico. The import permit will be issued for the same amount of time as your tourist permit. You will also find slightly different rules for the states of Baja California and Sonora.
You can purchase temporary Mexican auto insurance for your rental car. You will need to take proof of insurance with you when renting the car. Keep the insurance policy with your other required documents at all times while driving in Mexico. Types of insurance coverage that can be included in a Mexican rental car insurance policy include third-party liability, excess liability, medical expenses, and legal aid and bond coverage. You may also want coverage in case of vehicle theft and physical damage to the car.
Before renting a car for a trip to Mexico, check with our AFI Insurance agents serving Denver, CO. They understand Mexican insurance and legal requirements. They will be glad to explain the differences in U.S. and Mexican insurance. They will help you to meet your insurance needs when driving a rental car across the border.
If you are in Denver, CO or the surrounding areas and own a business, you are putting the longevity of your company at risk if you are not covered by a commercial insurance policy. A commercial insurance policy will limit your liability and risks for potential lawsuits, injuries, advertisement claims and much more.
Workers compensation insurance is mandatory in Colorado for all employers that have a minimum of one employee, whether the employee(s) works part or full-time. A commercial insurance policy- while not mandatory by law- is highly recommended to protect your business. AFI Insurance agents can help answer questions you may have about purchasing a commercial policy for your business.
What Should my Commercial Policy Cover?
A considerable risk is involved in owning a business. The following should be covered under an ideal commercial insurance policy:
- Legal fees and medical expenses from a lawsuit
- Injuries that occurred at your place of business, or as a result of your business, and injury claims
- Property damage
- Legal settlements and judgments
- Legal fees associated with advertising claims
- Legal fees associated with company investigations
- Products that have caused damage or injury to a customer or employee
Those basic factors are usually sufficient for a small business. However, there are limitations to policy coverage amounts. If your company is large with a high number of employees or revenue, additional coverage may be appropriate to extend beyond the financial caps of your commercial policy. This is also true if you want to add other coverage, like property damage as the result of a natural disaster.
AFI Insurance agents in Denver, CO are experienced, professional and can define the right commercial insurance policy to fit your business needs. Contact an agent today to learn more.