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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insurance...

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Reviewed by Leslie Kasperowicz
Farmers Insurance CSR 4 Years

UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019

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Important facts to know...

  • The numbers located on your declaration page refer to the limits on your insurance policy
  • Each state mandates a minimum amount of insurance that each driver must carry
  • If your car insurance limits are lower than your state’s insurance requirements, you will want to find a new policy by entering your information into a car insurance comparison tool

When you get into a car accident, your insurance coverage covers the damages up to a certain amount.

The cap to the amount is called a policy limit, and it is denoted by a set of three numbers on the declarations page of your auto insurance policy information pamphlet.

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30/50/25: What do those numbers mean?

When you look at your declarations page, you will see three numbers. For example, your declarations page may state 30/50/20. Those numbers are the maximum payout amounts for certain types of damage in accordance with your liability coverage.

  • Bodily Injury for One Person – If one person in the other car is injured, your insurance company will pay up to $30,000 for their medical care.
  • Bodily Injury for More than One Person – If there are two or more people injured in the other car, your insurance company will pay out a maximum of $50,000 for all of the combined medical bills.
  • Property Damage – The last number is the maximum amount that your insurance company will pay to remedy damage you caused to another person’s property while driving your vehicle. In the example, the maximum amount would be $25,000.

When you purchase a car insurance policy, you can usually stipulate the maximum coverage amounts as long as they do not go below your state’s minimum insurance requirements.

However, it is important to understand that buying a minimum insurance policy may leave you underinsured. To find a policy that provides you with adequate insurance amounts at a price you can afford, you can use a comparison tool.

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Additional Coverages that May Be on Your Policy

Some states mandate additional coverages, including uninsured and underinsured coverage. This amount typically corresponds to the last number on your insurance policy, but it may be stated elsewhere on your declarations page.

  • Underinsured – The underinsured section of your car insurance, if you have it, pays the remainder of your accident-related expenses if the other driver does not have enough coverage to cover all of the expenses.
  • Uninsured – The uninsured section of your car insurance pays your accident-related expenses if the other driver does not have car insurance.

If you do not have uninsured or underinsured motorists coverage, it may be in your best interest to locate a policy with those types of coverages by using a comparison tool.

The Insurance Information Institute estimates that 12 percent of drivers across the US are uninsured.

What to Do if You Want to Raise Your Policy Limits

If you look at your declarations page and feel that your coverage limits are too low, you can quickly and easily find an affordable insurance policy with higher limits by taking advantage of an auto insurance comparison tool.

Car insurance comparison tools contain a regularly updated database of all the car insurance policies in your area.

When you enter your information and click the submit button, the tool quickly finds all of the policies in your local area that match your criteria.

This allows you to quickly sift through the information and premium amounts to find a policy that you can afford and provides you with adequate car insurance coverage.

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