An insured is anyone covered under an insurance policy. Many of us already know that. However, there is a small difference between the insureds depending on how they are listed on a policy.
When you receive your auto policy in the mail, one of the first pages is usually the Declarations page. On the Declarations page there is usually a block that list the named insureds. There is a separate section listing all of the drivers on the policy. This brings up the question, does it matter who is listed as the First Named Insured?
Insureds – Named, First Named, Additional
- A Named Insured is anyone specifically named on the declarations page.
- First Named Insured is the first person listed on the Dec page. This person represents all insureds on the policy and has the main responsibility of paying premiums, making changes, and cancelling the policy. They would also be the ones accepting any returned premiums.
- An Additional Insured is someone not named on the Dec page but has been added to the policy through an endorsement. Thus they have coverage as well.
Review Your Insurance Policy
The next time you receive your new insurance policy make sure to look it over. Whoever is the First Named Insured will be acting as a legal agent for all named insureds. So make sure it is someone responsible and reliable. If you have any further questions regarding your insurance policy give Barrick Insurance a call at (717) 632-7270.