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Deciphering the additonal coverage on your policy

Additional coverage on your policy, also known as policy endorsements or Ontario Policy Change. Forms (OPCF), are special agreements that allow you to change, add or reduce the amount of coverage for certain situations.

The six most common policy endorsements are:

Rented or Leased Vehicles (OPCF 5):​
This endorsement extends coverage to a vehicle that you drive, but that is owned by a leasing company.

Loss of Vehicle Use (OPCF 20):​
This coverage covers the cost of a rental vehicle while your vehicle is being replaced or repaired, if the damage or loss is caused by a peril for which you are insured.

Liability for Damage to Non-Owned Automobile(s)(OPCF 27):​
This endorsement provides physical damage coverage to vehicles that you may operate but do not personally own – such as a vehicle that you have rented or borrowed – subject to a deductible.

Removing Depreciation Deduction (OPCF 43):​
This coverage removes the insurer’s right to deduct depreciation from the value of your vehicle when settling a claim for loss or damage caused by a peril for which you are insured.

Family Protection Coverage (OPCF 44R):​
This coverage protects you, or an eligible member of your family, to the same limits as your Third-Party Liability coverage if you are involved in an automobile accident where you are not at fault, with someone who carries less insurance, no insurance, or is an unidentified driver (e.g., hit and run).

Added Coverage to Offset Tort Deductibles (OPCF 48):​
This endorsement reduces the deductible associated with court awarded compensation for pain and suffering to $20,000 from $30,000, and for Family Law Act claims to $10,000 from $15,000.​

Please keep in mind that these are only some of the many policy endorsements available for purchase. Ask your broker, agent or insurance company which policy endorsements would benefit you.

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