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There are no Credit Cards that will cover Liability.
Visa, Amex, MasterCard and Discover will cover Loss Damage Waiver / Collision (CDW/LDW)

Cards that cover CDW/LDW in Israel:
Chase: Sapphire Preferred ($95 annual fee)
American Express Gold $195AF
Discover (accepted in Israel as Diners' Club): More, Open Road, Miles, Motiva (none have annual fees)   Policy link

You must present at the time of rental a copy of your policy or a document from the CC company stating that the insurance coverage applies to Israel . You will still have to purchase 3rd Party Liability, but you will save some shekels and have no deductible for damages.

Visa phone number : 800-VISA-911

Visa does NOT cover:
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Mercedes GL series (they do cover GLK)
  • Mercedes E class
  • Corvettes
  • Camaro ZL1

AMEX premium will charge $24.95 per rental and they cover:
  • Up to $100K for damage or theft and accidental death or dismemberment coverage ($250,000 for California residents), up to $15,000 for excess medical expenses per person, and up to $5,000 for excess personal property coverage ($15,000 for Florida residents)
  • Any car from Mercedes, pickup trucks, Porsche and 15 passenger vans.
  • There's no need to pay for the full amount with money, even if it's with points or coupon rental and you pay just $2 fees they will still cover you.


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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1240 on: August 01, 2021, 09:59:55 AM »
Amex rental insurance T&C states that no insurance is provided for vans with a seating capacity over 8 passengers.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1241 on: August 01, 2021, 12:27:49 PM »
Amex rental insurance T&C states that no insurance is provided for vans with a seating capacity over 8 passengers.
Even with amex premium coverage?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1242 on: August 01, 2021, 12:46:50 PM »
Even with amex premium coverage?

You might be right. I can't find any exclusionary logic regarding number of passengers at this site: https://feeservices.americanexpress.com/premium/car-rental-insurance-coverage/home.do

Maybe the T&C I was looking at earlier was for the coverage that comes automatically with the Platinum card

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1243 on: August 20, 2021, 05:03:26 AM »
Rented a minivan with Avis using my Chase Saffire Reserve card. The minivan was totaled and Boruch Hashem no one was hurt. Can someone with experience pm me with wjat my next step should be? Currently getting to a hotel off the highway in Cali with my family and pretty overwhelmed.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1244 on: September 27, 2021, 12:48:13 PM »
Is a AU covered for a rental car with the CSP?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1245 on: November 12, 2021, 10:43:57 AM »
Any card that offers insurance more then 30-40 days? what do you do for a long term rental? 

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1246 on: November 12, 2021, 06:35:53 PM »
Any card that offers insurance more then 30-40 days? what do you do for a long term rental? 
Close it and reopen it every six weeks.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1247 on: November 13, 2021, 07:10:53 PM »
Close it and reopen it every six weeks.
I don't understand how that's done?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #1248 on: November 16, 2021, 05:09:06 PM »
I don't understand how that's done?

I think he might be saying to return the rental every 6 weeks and begin a new rental...certainly a bit of a hassle for you but might be worth it depending on how far you are from a rental location