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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 #615 on: December 14, 2015, 08:49:19 PM »
Can't you pay with your card and than get reimbursed?

They pay for it directly..

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #616 on: December 14, 2015, 08:55:40 PM »
They pay for it directly..

Right. No way they will "pay"for coverage from another company.

(unfortunately) needed this twice. They never even asked for a CC (though they did try to upsell of course)

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #617 on: December 14, 2015, 09:55:20 PM »
Chase united mileage plus explorer and obviously club.
Does Hyatt cover also?  Chase Explorer also Primary in Israel and no foreign exchange fee?  Does it cover authorized users too or only primary?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #618 on: December 15, 2015, 06:42:33 PM »
Chase united mileage plus explorer and obviously club.

Guess I will have to settle for secondary insurance.  Thanks.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #619 on: December 15, 2015, 06:54:44 PM »
You can pay $29 for Amex premium insurance if you use their cards. Covers any car and is primary. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #620 on: December 15, 2015, 06:57:41 PM »
You can pay $29 for Amex premium insurance if you use their cards. Covers any car and is primary. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
It's $20 or $25, depending on which level of coverage you choose, and you usually don't have to pay it, if you know what you're doing.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #621 on: December 15, 2015, 06:58:48 PM »
It's $20 or $25, depending on which level of coverage you choose, and you usually don't have to pay it, if you know what you're doing.
Meaning, if you buy it and pay in the end with a different card if all is all right?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #622 on: December 15, 2015, 07:03:14 PM »
Meaning, if you buy it and pay in the end with a different card if all is all right?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #623 on: December 15, 2015, 07:04:32 PM »
Do I need to delete my post in the sake of keeping this alive? :)

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #624 on: December 15, 2015, 07:06:05 PM »
Do I need to delete my post in the sake of keeping this alive? :)
No, this is old news. It's not so easily killed.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #625 on: December 15, 2015, 07:09:02 PM »
No, this is old news. It's not so easily killed.
Ye it's been posted dozens of times....
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #626 on: December 16, 2015, 08:42:34 AM »
1) Does Hyatt cover also? 
2) Chase Explorer also Primary in Israel and no foreign exchange fee? 
3) Does it cover authorized users too or only primary?
1) Cover? Yes. Primary coverage? No.
2) Yes. (Your -American- insurance doesn't cover you in Israel so it's always primary)
3) Authorized users too.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #627 on: December 19, 2015, 06:25:49 PM »
Any reason to use csp rather than umpe for car rental?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #628 on: December 19, 2015, 06:27:26 PM »
Any reason to use csp rather than umpe for car rental?
2x points.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #629 on: December 19, 2015, 06:29:07 PM »
2x points.
No difference for insurance?