You pay for it on your auto insurance, so what is it and who does it cover?
Uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage is a part of everyone's auto policy. This coverage is for YOU. Because sooner or later, that guy that forgot to pay his insurance bill for 2 months or who has no regard for anyone's safety will get into an accident. You will say, it wasn't my fault so why do I have to pay for it? He has nothing to back him up and you are the one stuck with a totaled car and a broken arm. Thank goodness you were smart and chose higher UIM limits.
Check out the video that sums it up.
Learn More from the Rest of our Auto Insurance Coverage Series
Part 1 - What is Bodily Injury Liability?
Part 3 - What is Comprehensive Coverage?
Part 4 - What is Collision Coverage?
Part 5 - What is Loan or Lease Gap Coverage?