The Dollar-a-Day policy is a program that helps make
automobile insurance available to drivers who are likely to go uninsured because of limited financial resources.
The Special Automobile Insurance Policy (SAIP), also known as Dollar a Day, is a new initiative to help
make limited auto insurance coverage available to drivers who are eligible for New Jersey Medicaid with
hospitalization. Such drivers can obtain a medical coverage-only policy at a cost of $365 a year.
What is the Dollar-a-Day policy?
The Dollar-a-Day policy is a new initiative
to help make auto insurance available to drivers who are likely to go uninsured because of limited financial resources.
Who is eligible to get the policy?
People who are currently enrolled in New
Jersey MEDICAID WITH HOSPITALIZATION are eligible for the Dollar a Day policy. Verication of the CNN number
is required. This office can determine if you are eligible from the number on your Medicaid ID card.
How do I get the policy?
Only certified produces can offer this policy. The Dollar
a Day policy can be obtained at Parsippany Insurance Agency 973-402-7200
What does it cost?
The policy currently
costs a dollar a day, or $365 per year.
Do I pay for this insurance all at once, or can
I make payments?
The policy costs $360 if you pay up front or $365 in two installments. The first installment deposit is
$185 and the balance will be billed in about 3 months directly by the insurance carrier.
What does it cover?
immediately following an accident and treatment of serious brain and spinal cord injuries up to $250,000. It also provides
a $10,000 death benefit.
What doesn't it cover?
such as doctors' visits covered by Medicaid, damage you may cause to other persons or property (liability coverage), or damages
to your own car (collision and comprehensive coverages).
Will my policy be cancelled if my Medicaid benefits
The applicant must demonstrate enrollment in Medicaid when the policy is first written and at each
renewal. If the insured is no longer enrolled in Medicaid during the policy term the policy will not cancel, but the insured
will receive only the limited benefits of the policy.
If more than one driver in the house is on Medicaid,
can they all get the Dollar a Day policy?
The policy only covers those enrolled in Medicaid. If there is one car and
several people in the household enrolled in Medicaid, they can all be covered by the same policy. However, there can only
be one car per policy.
Can I get a policy if I have a bad driving record?
you can get a policy no matter what your driving record is like. It's still a dollar a day. However you cannot get a policy
if your driver's license or registration is revoked or suspended.
What do I need to bring when I apply for this policy?
addition to driver's licenses for all operators of the vehicle to be insured and the vehicle's registration, you need to bring
a Medicaid identification card that shows that all persons to be covered under the policy are enrolled in Medicaid.
Any person who includes any false or misleading information
on an application for an insurance policy is subject to criminal and civil penalties.
For more info contact the NJ Department of Banking & Insurance
click here for the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance site