A deductible is the amount that you agree to pay (out of pocket) for claims-related expenses before your insurance company pays for the remaining costs.
Let’s say you have an accident and the total approved cost to repair damages is $5,000. If you chose a $500 deductible when you purchased your policy, you would need to pay for the first $500 worth of expenses, and we would cover the remaining $4,500.
Although this is how a deductible applies on most policies, we will waive the deductible for Premier policies with a loss that exceeds $50,000 or 10 times the deductible amount you’ve chosen.
TIP: Choosing a higher deductible will lower your insurance premium. Just be prepared to pay for any costs up to that deductible amount when you need to make a claim.