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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 #300 on: May 06, 2014, 12:10:41 PM »
When renting a car internationally, do most people just use one of the CCs that offer CDW/LDW or do you also buy liability?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #301 on: May 06, 2014, 12:56:57 PM »
When renting a car internationally, do most people just use one of the CCs that offer CDW/LDW or do you also buy liability?
I used the sapphire and it was the best decision I made. The car I rented had gotten damage I was charged and I simply used the SP benefits through Chase and a few weeks later I had a check in my pocket to reimburse me. Free protection is great.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #302 on: May 06, 2014, 01:15:33 PM »
I used the sapphire and it was the best decision I made. The car I rented had gotten damage I was charged and I simply used the SP benefits through Chase and a few weeks later I had a check in my pocket to reimburse me. Free protection is great.
Sweet! Just seems like "liability" is not covered by the card. I'm curious what that means exactly.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #303 on: May 06, 2014, 01:49:42 PM »
Sweet! Just seems like "liability" is not covered by the card. I'm curious what that means exactly.
Call up card benefits services theyre great IME and will answer any and all questions you may have

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #304 on: May 06, 2014, 03:17:51 PM »
Does anyone have a direct number to mastercard car rental insurance
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #305 on: May 06, 2014, 03:21:30 PM »
Does anyone have a direct number to mastercard car rental insurance
1-800-MC-ASSIST

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #306 on: May 06, 2014, 03:22:56 PM »
1-800-MC-ASSIST
Is there no direct number?
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #307 on: May 06, 2014, 06:53:34 PM »
Is there no direct number?
Dont think anything more direct than that number

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #308 on: May 08, 2014, 11:40:39 AM »
The AmericanAirlines Citi Mastercard said that they cover CDW in Israel

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #309 on: May 08, 2014, 12:49:26 PM »
The AmericanAirlines Citi Mastercard said that they cover CDW in Israel
Yup. It's a world Master Card.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #310 on: May 21, 2014, 10:47:01 PM »
Has anyone used Amex premium rental insurance? My rental car was recently broken into and a laptop bag stolen. I no longer have access to the receipt of any items in the bag (it's over 5 years old). Anyone have experience dealing with this? Will I need the receipts and what is their verification process?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #311 on: May 23, 2014, 02:20:58 PM »
amex dosent cover theft from cars i had an ipad stolen from my car and amex didnt cover it

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #312 on: May 23, 2014, 02:25:26 PM »
Did you have premium car rental insurance? They supposedly cover $5k of personal items stolen in the vehicle...

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #313 on: May 23, 2014, 02:43:12 PM »
Sweet! Just seems like "liability" is not covered by the card. I'm curious what that means exactly.
No cards cover liability AFAIK

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Credit card car rental insurance
« Reply #314 on: June 06, 2014, 02:59:26 PM »
I rent cars quite often. Over the past few years, I've rented all different types of cars (including SUVs  minivans & pick-up trucks) using my credit card for insurance. This summer I plan on driving a 24ft budget moving truck cross country, so I was trying to find out if my credit cards would cover my truck. I read the fine prints and spoke to agents on the phone for both my amex gold and my citi executive advantage mastercard. They all say that it does not cover any SUVs minivans pickups vans trucks or any vehicle valued over $50,000. Has anyone rented anything larger than a full size car?? Did you pay for insurance?