What if I have health insurance but no auto insurance?

The 2 types of insurance serve different purposes, although in one respect, there is some overlap.

At its most basic, health insurance is intended to pay to or on behalf of the insured sums of money for medical bills incurred because of sickness or injury.

Auto insurance includes several different coverages. The one most closely like health insurance is frequently referred to as "no fault coverage". It pays a percentage of the insured's medical expenses and lost wages if he/she was injured as a result of an auto collision. Benefits are paid irrespective of who caused the collision.

Health insurance is not currently required by law. In contrast, anyone who wishes to register a vehicle is required to comply with the state's "financial responsibility law" which requires the registrant to have and to maintain certain types and amounts of auto insurance.