Supplemental Liability Insurance | Budget Car Rental

If you elect to purchase SLI, coverage will be provided to you and any authorized driver under an excess automobile policy issued to Budget. SLI provides protection for third party automobile claims for the difference between the minimum financial responsibility limits provided under paragraph 22 above and a maximum combined single limit of liability of $1,000,000 or $2,000,000 depending on the jurisdiction of rental and vehicle class for bodily injury, death or property damage for each accident. This coverage is provided under a policy of excess liability insurance more fully described in the available brochure and is subject to all of the conditions and limitations described in paragraph 22 above, except that notwithstanding anything contained in the Agreement, the terms of the policy will at all times control. SLI does not apply to liability for bodily injury or property damage arising out of any "prohibited use of the car" as described in paragraph 15 of the Agreement, all of which are exclusions to SLI. Other exclusions to SLI are listed in the SLI policy. You understand that you will be charged the rate per day for a full day even if you don’t have the car for the entire day.Disclosures Regarding Supplemental Liability Insurance In the State of Florida

What is Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI)?

Budget has Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) available at most US locations.  SLI is a special optional service offered by Budget when you rent a car from Budget. It’s an "Excess Automobile Liability Insurance Policy" that provides additional liability insurance, within specified limits, above the limits provided in the Agreement.  SLI insures you, and authorized operators as defined in the Agreement against claims made by third parties against you, the customer, for bodily injury/death and property damage caused by the use or operation of a Budget rental car as permitted in the Agreement.  SLI is a separate insurance policy issued to Budget by ACE American Insurance Company.

If you elect to accept SLI, you will pay an additional daily charge as shown on the Agreement.  The purchase of SLI is not required in order to rent a car from Budget. 

What are the coverage limits provided by SLI?

The SLI coverage limits equal the difference between the SLI maximum $1,000,000 combined single limit ($2,000,000 combined single limit in the following jurisdictions: California, Florida, Hawaii and New York) and the liability protection limits provided under the Budget rental agreement. Note, in all states we only offer $1,000,000 combined single limit on 10, 12, and 15 passenger vans.

When and where does SLI coverage apply?

You and authorized operators are covered while driving the rental car within the United States and Canada, but only if the car is rented and returned in the United States.  Coverage does not apply in Mexico.

How do I report a claim?

If you are involved in an accident, you must complete an accident report and deliver it to the Budget rental location.  In order to make a claim or give notice of a claim, send written notice to:

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc.

Attn: Claims

P.O. Box 61247

Virginia Beach, VA 23466



How does SLI affect the application of your automobile or umbrella insurance policy?

Your personal insurance policy providing coverage on an owned automobile, or other personal policy, may provide additional coverage, and to that extent, SLI may provide a duplication of coverage. Whether, at what point and to what extent your own policies apply can only be determined by checking the terms of the policies themselves as these terms frequently vary. However, the protection afforded by SLI (if SLI is accepted), like the Budget rental agreement limits of protection, is primary to your own policies. This means that before your own policies would apply to pay a claim, the $1,000,000 protection (or $2,000,000 combined single limit in the following jurisdictions: California, Florida, Hawaii and New York) afforded by the combination SLI and the Budget rental agreement limits would have to be exhausted.

Note, in all states we only offer $1,000,000 combined single limit on 10,12, and 15 passenger vans.

What exclusions apply to SLI?

The following highlights some of the exclusions that would preclude SLI.  It is important that you read the rental document and the policy carefully for all exclusions.

• Any Prohibited Use of the Car as described in paragraph 15 of the Agreement

• Bodily injury to or Property Damage to any Insured; nor, to the extent permitted by law in the state where the rental document is signed at time of rental/where the car is rented, to Bodily Injury or Property Damage to any person who is related to any Insured by blood, marriage or adoption and residing in the same household. 

• "Uninsured Motorist"/"Underinsured Motorist" coverage are not provided by the policy except in states where mandated by law up to maximum amount of $100,000 ($1MM in FL and NH) or in such amounts as mandated by law

• "No Fault" and other supplemental or optional coverages are not provided by the policy

• Punitive or exemplary damages to the extent permitted by law

Are there any special restrictions on the purchase of SLI?

In Florida, SLI may not be purchased if the term of the rental document is for more than 30 days, coverage may not be provided for more than 30 consecutive days; and if the rental document is extended beyond 30 days, the coverage may be extended for one time only, for a period not to exceed 30 days.

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This is a summary only of SLI. The specific terms, conditions and exclusions thereof are subject to all provisions, limitations and exclusions contained in the rental document and the SLI policy issued by ACE American Insurance Company, one of the U.S.-based subsidiaries of ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE) "ACE" and the ACE logo are service marks of the ACE Group, which is comprised of ACE Limited and its subsidiaries.

This summary is not intended to provide a complete description of the policy’s terms, conditions and exclusions. For additional details, we invite you to examine a copy of the policy, which is available for your inspection, upon request, at the Budget location at which you are renting.

Budget employees, agents, or endorsees are not qualified to evaluate the adequacy of the renter’s existing coverage.

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