All drivers in the state must have car insurance, with coverage of at least 25/50/25. That means their policies must have liability limits of at least:
- $25,000 for bodily injury per person
- $50,000 for bodily injury per accident
- $25,000 for property damage per accident.
In addition, all policies must include uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage with limits of at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. Drivers can reject this coverage in writing, but it is in their best interests to keep it. It provides protection if they are injured by a driver who does not have insurance – or who does not have enough.
Drivers should also consider buying policies that have higher liability limits, as damages in an accident can easily exceed the minimum.
There are also optional types of coverage that can provide further protection for drivers. These include:
- Medical payments coverage (MedPay) – This pays for medical expenses for treating injuries you suffer in an accident.
- Personal Injury Protection (PIP) – This coverage can be used to pay for medical expenses, as well, but also lost wages and other costs.
- Collision – This pays for vehicle damage caused by the accident.
- Comprehensive – This pays for vehicle damage caused by non-collision events, such as theft, vandalism, or natural disasters.