Broad Form & Non Owners Coverages Explained

My name is Alexandra and I am the newest agent with A Plus Insurance. I have recently learned a lot about different coverage options when it comes to auto insurance. This page will cover two specific types: Broad Form & Non Owners.

These are not typical coverages people have but may be a great fit for some people depending on their individual circumstances and requirements for auto insurance.

Both broad form and non owners are types of liability coverages. Liability is coverage that protects you from being held financially responsible for the cost of damage to someone else’s property or if they are injured, due to an accident that was your fault.

Think of it this way…. Imagine there is a bubble around your car, liability covers everything outside of that bubble.

What is Broad Form Insurance?

Broad form insurance is a type of liability coverage that meets the state’s minimum liability requirements for a single driver (named insured) while they are driving a vehicle they own or have permission to use. It does not cover a vehicle they are driving for business or commercial use.

Unlike typical liability insurance policies, broad form only covers one person and does not allow for additional drivers to be added. It is also worth mentioning if the insured is driving a vehicle that has coverage, the broad form policy will become secondary insurance if they are in an accident.

Broad form insurance is not available in all states. There are only 11 states where this is an option for coverage.

States that offer broad form insurance

Colorado
Delaware
Idaho
Iowa
Maryland
Mississippi
Nebraska
Nevada
Ohio
Tennessee
Washington

**Something to note that A Plus Insurance currently only offers broad form policies in Colorado.**

More on Broad Form Insurance

Broad form insurance is a good option for those who don’t drive very often, don’t have passengers typically, own multiple vehicles, or own a low value vehicle.

Broad form insurance does not allow for additional liability coverage to be added. You can also not add comprehensive, collision, rental, or roadside to the policy.

The only 2 additional things you may add to a broad form policy are personal injury protection and uninsured motorist coverage.

Personal injury protection would help cover the cost of medical expenses for you or your passengers in case of an accident.

While uninsured coverage would help cover the cost of damage to your vehicle and medical expenses if you were hit by an uninsured vehicle and were not at fault.

What is Non Owners Insurance?

Non owners insurance is another form of liability coverage that is carried by a driver who does not own a vehicle but is required to carry liability insurance. It also meets the state minimum requirements for liability.

Non Owners policies are available in most states. Not just the 11 mentioned above for broad form insurance.

Please reach out to one of our very knowledgeable agents to find out more on non owners in your state!

Reasons for Choosing a Non Owners Policy

There are several reasons why a non owners policy might be the best fit for you and your situation.

  1. You don’t own a vehicle but are required to have insurance (with or without an SR22)
  2. You frequently rent vehicles.
  3. You sold your vehicle but don’t want to have a lapse insurance.
  4. You borrow other peoples cars often but never the same car consistently.

What Vehicles Can You Drive with a Non Owners Policy?

Non owners insurance policies allow you to drive any vehicle that is not owned by you.

However it is important to note that with a non owners policy any vehicle that is owned by another household member is excluded by this type of policy.

That means any vehicle that a roommate or relative owns, is not covered by this type of policy.

Average Cost of Broad Form Insurance in Colorado

You can use this chart to see what some of our recent customers are paying for broad form insurance in Colorado.

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Companies That Offer Broad Form Insurance

Below are the companies that A Plus Insurance offers broad form insurance through.

The only carrier that allows us to list a specific vehicle on a broad form insurance policy is Dairyland.

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Companies That Offer Non Owners Insurance

Below are the insurance carriers that A Plus Insurance offers Non Owners Insurance policies.

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Progressive Non Owners Insurance
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Mendota Non Owners Insurance
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Dairyland Non Owners Insurance
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Falcon Non Owners Insurance
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Gainsco Non Owners Insurance
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Bristol West Non Owners Insurance
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National General Non Owners Insurance
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