Did you know that as a school district or municipality you are a political subdivision of the state and can take advantage of a variety of contracts the State of Alaska has negotiated? AS 36.30.700 allows the State of Alaska to make a number of procurement contracts available to political subdivisions and local public procurement units. Qualified public entities include cities, boroughs, and school districts. You can find a list of these purchase contracts on the State of Alaska Division of General services website at: http://doa.alaska.gov/dgs/polisubs/index.html. While you may find a variety of these contracts valuable to you, APEI would like to call your attention to the in-state vehicle rental contract available to you.
While renting a car in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, or Juneau, the State has negotiated a contract with Budget Rent a Car. The contract has fixed rental price for a variety of vehicle types, including rates as low as $28.00 per day for a Compact Car and $40.00 for a Mini Van. If the rates alone are not attractive enough, this contract also affords you the Loss Damage Waiver Supplemental Liability insurance at no additional charge. There is a similar nationwide rental contract available through Enterprise, National, and Hertz.
Loss damage waiver is a non-insurance agreement in which the renter is not responsible for the costs of any damage to the vehicle during the rental or for any of the associated administrative or loss of use charges that the rental company adds when a vehicle is damaged. APEI sees many rental car damage claims each year. Often times the renter doesn’t recall damage occurring during the rental period, but these claims can be difficult to dispute. By taking advantage of this rental contract, you can save a deductible for each of these claims, and avoid having the claim on your loss record.
Please remember to always promptly report any claims, including car rental damage claims to APEI. Many times we can assist you in the settlement and reduction of charges for rental car claims. The sooner you report, the sooner we can help!