If my uninsured motorist property damage doesn't cover a hit-and-run, then what does offer coverage?

"I was going over my policy for renewal and saw that my uninsured motorist property damage doesn't cover hit-and-run accidents. I was with the same carrier two years ago and my car was damaged in a hit-and-run.

My insurance paid for the damage and I'm not sure what part of my policy covered it. I do have full coverage on my vehicle."

Answer
“If your policy’s uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage doesn’t cover hit-and-run damage, then your collision coverage would have covered it two years ago.
If you paid a deductible, then you can assume it was most likely a collision claim. If you didn’t pay a deductible, your car insurance carrier might have changed their coverages since the accident.
It is common for carriers to update rates and coverages, depending on the claims their policyholders are submitting. At the time of the accident, they might have covered hit-and-runs under uninsured motorist property damage.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on May 10, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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