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Medical Payments (MedPay) auto insurance coverage

The financial support you need if you’re injured in a car accident.

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What is Medical Payments coverage?

Also known as MedPay, Medical Payments coverage is used if you or a passenger are injured in a car accident and have hospital bills to pay because of the injury. We know medical expenses can get expensive. That’s why MedPay is such a valuable coverage to add to your Root auto policy.

What does MedPay cover?

MedPay helps to cover expenses resulting from an injury accident, such as:

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Hospital bills

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Ambulance fees

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X-rays and surgery

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Health insurance deductibles

MedPay does NOT cover:

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Lost wages if you’re unable to work

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Injuries to others who weren’t in your vehicle

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Personal injuries unrelated to a car accident

MedPay coverage vs. Liability coverage

Liability coverage is used when you’re at fault for an accident and injure other people. MedPay helps with injuries to other people when they are passengers in your vehicle, as well as your own injuries.

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MedPay vs. Personal Injury Protection coverage

Personal Injury Protection (also known as PIP) goes hand-in-hand with MedPay. While it provides most of the same coverage as MedPay (typically with higher limits), PIP covers lost wages. You would use PIP when you’re injured and can’t work (in cases where not working means not getting paid). If you’re in a no-fault state, PIP is usually available to add to your auto policy.  Sorry, Texans. You can’t have MedPay and PIP on the same policy (it’s the law).

MedPay insurance vs. health insurance

If you have health insurance, MedPay may be a great backup for your current plan. We hope it never happens, but if you’re involved in a serious accident, you may need more financial support to meet your health insurance deductibles and to pay your medical bills. It’s possible that you could go over your maximum health insurance limits in more serious accidents. In some cases, your health insurance may not cover injuries from auto accidents. Make sure you review your health insurance plan to see your deductibles, limits, and coverages.

Is MedPay required in my state?

Medical payments coverage is an option you can add to your auto insurance policy in most states.

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With Root, you can see how much your insurance rate will be based on how much coverage you have—before you buy a policy. We base your rate primarily on your driving habits, meaning the better you drive, the more you could save.  Check out all of Root’s coverage options.

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