• What's covered

    • Excess Protection up to £6,000 Sum Insured
      Up to £100,000 Collision/Loss Damage Waiver cover for damage and theft to your rental vehicle
      Road Rage, Restitution and Drop off charges offered as standard.
      Protection against Fire, Theft and Vandalism included
      Covers Bodywork, Tyres, Roof, Windscreen and Undercarriage
      Covers Towing*, Breakdown and Missfuelling excess costs.
      Up to 65 days continuous cover on any one rental agreement
      Book ANNUAL policies up to 180 days in advance
      9 additional drivers covered as standard when named on rental agreement.
      CDW/LDW cover not available in European territories

      *Towing and breakdown costs not covered if the vehicle breaks down due to a mechanical fault as these remain the rental company's responsibility.

  • What's not covered

    • Mechanical breakdown due to wear and tear or malfunction
      Accidental damage to the vehicle’s interior
      Vehicles with more than 9 seats
      Charges relating to fines and driving infractions
      Rentals that commence before a policy has incepted
      Competitive, performance and offroad driving
      Local 'in country' cover to residents of Non EEA territories.

Worldwide Plus FAQs

  • removeWhy would I need the Worldwide Plus policy?
    • The Worldwide Plus policy is ideal if you are renting a car in the USA or Canada where insurance is required but not included in the standard car rental agreement (you must buy them separately), as well as countries where you are liable to pay an 'excess' in the event of a claim (e.g. in Europe and most countries worldwide).

      iCarhireinsurance's Worldwide Plus policy gives you comprehensive damage and theft insurance cover and helps you to avoid the expensive insurance cover offered at the car rental counter when you pick up your car. Our insurance policy includes the CDW/LDW cover required for driving in the USA and Canada and raises your level of insurance, to include the roof, windows, undercarriage and tyres of your rental car which are usually still excluded by rental companies' insurance policies. It also protects you against excess costs in all worldwide territories. That means you won't have to pay a penny (up to the value of £6,000) in the event of damage, fire, theft or vandalism. (See table above for details.)

      This policy may be ideal for comprehensive cover if you are driving a rental car through more than one Worldwide territory, including the USA and/or Canada.

  • removeWhich countries can I drive in with the Worldwide Plus policy?
    • iCarhire Excess Worldwide Plus policy covers all types of rental cars travelling in all countries covered by our Europe Excess, USA and Canada and Worldwide Excess policies.(See individual sections for details).

      Collision/Loss Damage Waiver cover is not available in European territories, however excess insurance is covered in all territories including Europe.

      If you would like to check whether the region you are travelling in is covered by our policies, just send an email to customerservice@icarhireinsurance.com or fill out our online contact form

  • removeWhat are the Features of the Worldwide Plus Policy?
    • It has the same features as all iCarhireinsurance’s other policies, but combined into one policy, enabling you to have peace of mind wherever you are in the world.

  • removeWhat cover is provided by the ‘Worldwide Plus’ Product?
    • This policy covers CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) and LDW (Loss Damage Waiver) in countries where car rental insurance is not included in the rental price (including in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean). It covers Excess charges in the countries where CDW/LDW is included in the rental price but Excess is charged, including the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and most parts of the Far East and Asia.

      Please note that this policy covers damage and theft to the rental vehicle. It does not provide any additional 3rd party liability protection (often referred to as SLI) which is offered at some rental locations to top up the level of statutory liability cover that is provided with your rental vehicle.

  • removeCan't I get Worldwide insurance cover from my car rental Agency?
    • Your car rental company will usually give you the option to buy CDW/LDW and SLI cover for the USA and Canada, as well as excess insurance cover when you collect your hire car. But since these are 'last minute' purchases you will end up paying more than you need to for insurance cover - and the roof, windows, undercarriage and tyres may still not be included in the price. iCarhireinsurance's Worldwide Plus annual cover starts from only £99.99, and can be great value even if you only hire a car once in the entire year. It replaces the CDW/LDW and Super CDW policies that you will be offered by your rental company, but does not replace the separate Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) that you will also be offered at the collection point. If you feel that you need additional 3rd party liability protection you should check the local arrangements with your rental company

      Excess Insurance Cover - Worldwide Plus Daily Cover Annual Cover
      Car rental counter £20-£30 per day Not Offered
      iCarhireinsurance (Worldwide Plus) from only £99.99

Travel Tips and Guides

Man inspecting damage on a written-off car

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) can be difficult to get your head around. To find out how they differ

Read more

driving etiquette around the world infographic

Learn about laws and unwritten rules that make driving around European countries so unique, with some of the wackiest from the

Read more

Driving in a lit tunnel

Many Brits are scared to drive abroad, especially in right-hand drive countries. If you're nervous about driving in a foreign

Read more

Policy information

IPID front page

Insurance Product Information Document

Download to read the Insurance Product Information Document (IPID) highlighting key information and benefits of our car hire insurance policy.


IPID front page

Policy wording

Important information you can download about the terms and conditions of our car hire insurance policy.


LogoPowered by StripePowered by Halo