Single Car Stacking - Mystery Finally Solved

Jul 14, 2016

  1. insurance1822
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    So we have a UM claim coming through & the attorney for the carrier requested all the sign down forms (fortunately we had them from 3 years ago.) I got to talking & here's the scoop.

    1.) Insured has 1 car & ends up living with a relative & has a claim. If they're a resident relative they can technically collect on the relative's auto insurance for UM/UIM in addition to their own. This is where the stacking (of essentially two separate policies & limits would apply.)

    2.) Insured inherits a car within the grace period of notifying the carrier. Ends up having a claim. Without rejection of stacking you'd be screwed.
     
  2. abkclauren
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    Going through this now with an insured! We were confused when the claim came in because it wasn't her car nor was she driving. First time I've dealt with it.
     
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