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American Express is changing up its car rental collision damage coverage, spotted by the Travel with Grant blog, and for the most part, there are improvements.
In recent years, Amex cards had more country and vehicle restrictions than comparable cards from Chase and Citi.
Now, it’s improving toward their level of coverage.
Effective September 1st, changes to coverage for rentals paid with an eligible American Express card include…
And coverage is still secondary, so you’ll have to file a claim with your own insurance provider first, unlike with the Chase Sapphire cards.
Australia has lots of damage from off road usage and hitting wildlife around sunset, while New Zealand has narrow, treacherous country roads, and Italy gets a mix of lots of damage from narrow streets and general theft.
Cards from some other issuers like Chase and Citi don’t have a specific exclusion for these countries, though they qualify it by saying if it’s prohibited by local law, you might not be covered. So you should always call the number on the back of your card to check your specific rental situation before relying on the coverage.
You can often request a ‘proof of coverage’ document to be emailed for your upcoming rental, which is handy to preempt disputes at the rental car counter.
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