Hi, I am an Australian requiring a rental car for July 2013 from Boston airport (or if it is cheaper to hire from a town nearby that is fine) for 18 days. I can seem to get a good rate for the rental but the cost of insurance is same price as the rental of car per day? Does anyone know of good car rental company that will charge a fair price for insurance. I only need a compact small car and am 60 years old with good driving record. I have tried to contact car rental companies direct, I was told by one car company that insurance was not compulsory, Is this correct? If I want insurance with this company it is over $25 a day, it seems so expensive for just a little compact car. Any help would be appreciated.