An innovative auto insurance program for Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association members, launched this month, provides AOPA-certified automobile insurance with aviation-related enhancements.
The new program is underwritten by member companies of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), the leading U.S.-based international insurance and financial services organization.
It includes waiver of up to $250 of the deductible if the pilot's automobile is damaged in the airport parking lot while he or she is piloting an aircraft. And should the pilot's aircraft malfunction while on a trip, the AIG policy will pay up to $900 in ground or air transportation expenses necessary for a return home.
In addition to the aviation-specific features, the new program offers discounts for safe vehicles, airbags, anti-theft devices, anti-lock brakes, and multiple vehicles insured under the same policy.
"And don't forget the low rates," said AOPA Senior Vice President for Products and Services Karen Detert, who previewed the program for members at AOPA Expo 2000. "AIG member companies recognize that pilots understand the importance of safety. That means AOPA members are a 'better risk' and therefore deserve special rates and services."
"Preferred" AOPA member rates are a feature of the program, with average annual savings estimated at nearly $350. AIG says service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a toll-free number.
For additional information on the AOPA-Certified Auto Insurance Program with special aviation enhancements, visit the AOPA Web site, or call the AOPA Member Quote Hotline toll-free at 877/659-2446, extension 4430.
The program is one of the many AOPA Certified Services that return a royalty to AOPA at no additional cost to the buyer. These royalties help keep AOPA dues low and provide additional support for programs such as the AOPA Airport Support Network.