We are pleased to announce that Focus on
Mexico has partnered with Mariners Insurance to put together a Focus Insurance
plan for our clients, whether living in Lake Chapala or any location in Mexico.
This includes Private Health Insurance, Vehicle Insurance and Home Insurance.
We invite you to join the Focus Plan! Be sure to tell Mariners when you
contact them that you want the Focus Plan.
you are visiting Mexico, Tourist Vehicle insurance is available for your
American or Canadian vehicle. Residency Auto insurance is available once you
become a resident and own a Mexico-registered vehicle.
Caution: Don’t buy your vehicle
insurance at the border or you will pay too much.
If you will be driving an Auto in Mexico, you need to know that
the vehicle insurance coverage you rely on daily at home does not protect you
once you cross the international border. As the US State Department advises
on its web site:
U.S. automobile liability insurance is not valid in
Mexico, nor is most collision and comprehensive coverage issued by U.S.
companies. Motor vehicle insurance is considered invalid in Mexico if the
driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Policy features for personal-use vehicles registered outside
traveling in Mexico:
Note: for motorhomes and RV's, only liability coverage is available
Features of our auto
insurance for Mexico–registered vehicles
These features, backed by these insurance
companies, along with their English language service and your policy in
English, make their car insurance package the best vehicle insurance available
for Mexico–resident Americans and Canadians.
Note: We compared the cost of car insurance for a
new 2012 BMW with Mexican plates:
Chapala company: $21,000 pesos
· Mariners Agency: $12,600 pesos
Taken from Mariners Website:
“We pioneered delivery of service and policies in English for home
insurance in Mexico. An easy to read English language policy translation
provides peace of mind. We did not stop there. Mariners
Insurance Mexico has
negotiated the following unique features for your home located anywhere in
The Mariners Mexico™ Homeowners Program offers the only
insurance product that protects the buyer's investment and lender's interest in
the event of total loss. Mariners Mexico™ homeowner's policies are underwritten
by GMX Seguros.
This coverage is available anywhere in Mexico only for solidly
constructed buildings, not for homes with wood ceilings or walls.”