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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 #375 on: August 13, 2014, 02:21:19 AM »
I started reading from the first page and realized that info no longer applies (like CO OnePass doesn't exist anymore)

(Flying in from California) I'm planning to rent a car in Calgary this weekend and possibly again to drive to Vancouver about 10 days later...
What's the best card to use so that I don't have to worry about insurance?

Thank you!

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #376 on: August 13, 2014, 09:18:05 AM »
Read the wiki. But the Sapphire Preferred is prob. the best card to use for rantels

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #377 on: August 14, 2014, 01:20:46 PM »
So the Barclay's Arrival website says the following about insurance "when you pay for the entire rental transaction with your card".
If a voucher is used and you put the entire final cost (i.e. taxes) on the card, will they still cover it?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #378 on: August 17, 2014, 02:20:57 AM »
Should I have any problem with renting a car in Puerto Rico using SP for insurance coverage?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #379 on: August 17, 2014, 03:10:00 AM »
Does sapphire preffered cover liability??

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #380 on: August 17, 2014, 09:03:36 AM »
Does sapphire preffered cover liability??
No.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #381 on: August 17, 2014, 11:24:39 AM »
Tnx

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #382 on: August 17, 2014, 11:29:07 AM »
Does sapphire preffered cover liability??
Read the Wiki..
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #383 on: August 18, 2014, 03:12:02 PM »
I am renting a car tomorrow from hertz Israel, if anyone can please help me with some info...
When getting cdw insurance from chase (united) card-
1) is wife covered automatically ?
(Can she drive without being on contract?)
2) is secondary driver covered?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #384 on: August 18, 2014, 03:19:33 PM »

I am renting a car tomorrow from hertz Israel, if anyone can please help me with some info...
When getting cdw insurance from chase (united) card-
1) is wife covered automatically ?
(Can she drive without being on contract?)
2) is secondary driver covered?

Thanks!
In Israel second driver always must be on the contract with giving his/her passport.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #385 on: August 18, 2014, 03:35:50 PM »
In Israel second driver always must be on the contract with giving his/her passport.
Thanks!
So then he will be covered - even if he is not a au on card?

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #386 on: August 18, 2014, 03:40:42 PM »

Thanks!
So then he will be covered - even if he is not a au on card?
I believe so.

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #387 on: August 18, 2014, 03:48:29 PM »

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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #388 on: August 19, 2014, 03:57:16 PM »
Made a reservation by Enterprise in Vienna, Austria (they actually use there some third party called "mega drive") and they didn't want to accept CDW from my MC CC only when I bring a letter of proof, they will waive me the CDW fee.. as by them it's mandatory.

Does it make sense??

I called up MC andd they just sent me an email saying that I'm covered, is it enough? Didn't get any "letter"!
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Re: Credit Card Car Rental Insurance
« Reply #389 on: August 19, 2014, 04:09:46 PM »
Made a reservation by Enterprise in Vienna, Austria (they actually use there some third party called "mega drive") and they didn't want to accept CDW from my MC CC only when I bring a letter of proof, they will waive me the CDW fee.. as by them it's mandatory.

Does it make sense??

I called up MC andd they just sent me an email saying that I'm covered, is it enough? Didn't get any "letter"!
 :o :o
Does it have the last 4 digits of the credit card? Does it clearly state you're covered in Austria? If so, then press "ctrl P" and you have a letter.
Yes it makes sense, it's also required in Israel.
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