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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 #735 on: April 18, 2016, 12:03:59 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #736 on: April 20, 2016, 06:47:46 PM »
Breaking: Citi Cards benefits program will be administered by a new company (Virginia Surety) effective May 15 and will provide CDW coverage in Israel beginning on that date.
? They already cover Israel now

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #737 on: May 03, 2016, 07:39:00 PM »
Anyone have experience using a CC for insurance for a camper/RV rental?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #738 on: May 05, 2016, 11:08:05 AM »
Anyone have experience using a CC for insurance for a camper/RV rental?
How classic. According to a Chase benefits rep, "cargo vans" are not covered and a camper would fall under the cargo van category. According to an Amex benefits rep, "cargo vans" are covered, but "campers" have their own category and are not covered. The search continues...

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #739 on: May 05, 2016, 11:26:04 AM »
And it could be that Citi will be the winner... Per rep, "If it has at least 4 wheels and is intended to be driven on public roads, it will be covered." Nothing I saw online from them specified the types of vehicles covered (as opposed to every other bank that listed types of cars excluded). Now just trying to get that in writing.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #740 on: May 05, 2016, 02:39:58 PM »
Thanks for the update.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #741 on: May 05, 2016, 09:14:40 PM »
Don't rent cars too often -  Best card to use for rental these days?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #742 on: May 08, 2016, 09:52:55 AM »
I am a nervous wreck when renting cars
is the $25 amex premium car rental protection
the best option?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #743 on: May 08, 2016, 10:32:25 AM »
Don't rent cars too often -  Best card to use for rental these days?
Sapphire preferred.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #744 on: May 08, 2016, 01:40:02 PM »
Sapphire preferred.
What about United Club?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #745 on: May 08, 2016, 01:42:35 PM »
What about United Club?
Same thing.
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #746 on: May 08, 2016, 01:43:08 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #747 on: May 11, 2016, 06:52:45 PM »
Does regular amex Plat insurance (not premium) cover if using free day vouchers? (just paying airport fees).

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #748 on: May 11, 2016, 10:19:29 PM »
Does regular amex Plat insurance (not premium) cover if using free day vouchers? (just paying airport fees).
what about if i don't hand in the vouchers (hertz) but i reserved with them?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #749 on: May 16, 2016, 12:25:31 AM »
I am planning to rent a car in Israel for about 2 weeks. Is Chase Sapphire still the best car for covering the minivan (or similar car for 7-8 people)? Or any Citi/AMEX cards are better card to use?
Any additional insurance needs to be purchased with rental or CreditCard coverage (CDW/LDW) is all I need?

Thank you