Medical payments coverage (abbreviated as MedPay or MEDPM) takes care of some necessary medical or funeral expenses when the policyholder and other people nominated in the policy are injured or killed in a car crash. MedPay applies regardless of who was at fault in the accident.
The parties covered by a Medical Payments insurance may differ from one state to another and be subject to the insurer’s terms. Most frequently they are:
A MedPay policy covers less than PIP. MedPay deals with immediate and stringent needs – like hospitalization, surgical fees, medication, x-rays, nursing services and funerals. PIP also provides psychiatric and psychological assistance, occupational therapy and rehabilitation, covers lost wages and offers some death benefits to heirs. If you have any form of health insurance you won’t, most likely, need MedPay, but PIP might pay up.