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FAQ Section > Car Hire Insurance Frequently Asked Questions > Car Hire Insurance - Named Drivers

Are other people travelling with me covered?

We explain exactly who is covered to drive your hire car.

The answer is yes - providing:

  1. The Car Hire Insurance Policyholder is the lead driver on the car rental agreement.

  2. If required to do so you have named the individuals on the policy (some companies do not require you to do this, although most do), and they must be named on the actual car hire agreement. The car hire company may charge extra to have additional drivers named.

There are also policies available through the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance service which allow the option of having additional 'lead' drivers. This allows other drivers to hire cars independently - i.e. the policyholder does not need to be present at the time of hiring. Some companies restrict this to family members, others allow a wider spectrum of additional drivers to be added.

After you have run a quote with MoneyMaxim, the number of named drivers allowed on a policy is shown when you click on the relevant 'Details' button on your results page. Please make sure they have a valid licence and comply with the named driver residency rules.

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If you have any queries do call a member of the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance team.

This content was last reviewed on 09/10/2023

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