The minimum limit for no-fault personal injury protection benefits is $10,000 per person for loss sustained as a result of bodily injury, sickness, or disease ($5,000-death) arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of a motor vehicle.
PIP pays 80 percent of medical benefits for all reasonable expenses for medically necessary medical, surgical, X-ray, dental, and rehabilitative services, including prosthetic devices, wheelchairs, crutches, slings, neck braces and splints. Medically necessary ambulance, hospital and nursing services are covered, and benefits also are paid for necessary remedial treatment and services recognized and permitted under the laws of the state for an injured person who relies solely upon spiritual means through prayer for healing because of religious beliefs.
Note: if you have medical payments coverage through your auto insurance policy, then the medical payments coverage will be secondary to PIP coverage. The excess medical expenses, the 20 percent not covered by PIP, and the deductible may or may not be covered by the additional medical payments coverage depending on your particular policy.
PIP pays 60 percent of disability benefits for any loss of gross income and loss of earning capacity from inability to work because of an injury sustained in an accident. Disability benefits also cover all expenses reasonably incurred for household services that, if not for injury, the injured person would have performed. Benefits must be paid not less than every two weeks.
PIP pays up to $5,000 of available benefits per individual in death benefits. The insurer may pay such benefits to the executor or administrator of the deceased, to any of the deceased’s relatives, including those related by marriage, or to any person appearing to the insurer to be equitably entitled to the payment.