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Old Jun 6, 19, 1:08 am
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Qwkynuf
 
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Originally Posted by dzdang View Post
Ah, I think that is the case for me as well. I think that would mean my credit card would not be able to cover it since it was paid at a discounted rate.
No, your credit card should cover, because it covers *you*. It is assuming your personal liability.

Try this:
  • You rent a car on university business
  • Scenario 1: You run a stop sign and total someone's 1992 Geo Metro (thankfully, no one hurt)
    • The rental company's basic liability covers the full cost of the damage to the Geo
    • Your credit card doesn't get involved because it is "secondary" insurance and only comes into play if the rentals company's maxes out.
    • You are on the hook for any damage to the rental that you are driving, unless your university's agreement includes CDW or you have paid separately for it.
  • Scenario 2: You run a stop sign and total someone's 2019 Porsche Carerra (thankfully, no one hurt)
    • The rental company's basic liability covers the cost of the damage to the Porsche, up to their liability limit.
    • Your credit card is "secondary" insurance and pays any excess damage costs up to their own liability limit.
    • If your credit card insurance maxes out and there is still damage to pay for, your personal auto liability would cover (if you have it)
    • If you don't have personal liability insurance, you are on the hook for any remaining costs
    • You are on the hook for any damage to the rental that you are driving, unless your university's agreement includes CDW or you have paid separately for it.
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